The culture experience at Lake Constance
Each summer, in the middle of an enchanting landscape in the westernmost Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg, the Bregenz Festival presents high-calibre opera al fresco with the theatre on the lake. In addition, the festival attracts approximately 200,000 visitors to the border triangle between the Alps and Lake Constance with unforgettable debut opera performances and concertante treasures in the Festival House, unheard material as part of “Kunst aus der Zeit” at the studio theatre, as well as touching gems of operatic literature at the Theater am Kornmarkt in the months of July and August, with more than 80 performances in total.
Bregenz, the state capital by Lake Constance, offers a range of tourist attractions. Historic buildings, traditional landmarks and modern architecture show Bregenz in all its facets.
The Bregenz Event Calendar contains all events in Bregenz and informs you about all the music, sport and cultural events so that you do not miss any further dates.
A culinary festival with music
Each year in August, the port of Bregenz becomes a summer boulevard of enjoyment. Before the familiar Bregenz skyline with the yellow post office building from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Bregenz Art House, the State Theatre and the vorarlberg museum, a varied culinary and musical programme is offered. A sea breeze, the choicest food and good entertainment are guaranteed.
Joie de vivre and holiday feeling
The Hypo BeachBar Bregenz presents itself as a summer scene meeting point.
Anyone who has travelled in their life knows that wherever the journey goes, no matter how beautiful the city, the place or the landscape may be – a stay in a place, whether for professional or private pursuits, is perfect only when the local gastronomy plays ball as well.
The Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis was built in 1848 and since 1953 it has been the headquarters of the Professional Union of Vorarlberg’s Fine Artists.
Monthly changing exhibitions, an international programme and summer exhibitions of the Bregenz Art Association within stylish walls of a villa from the period of promoterism characterise the artistic happenings in and around the Palais Thurn und Taxis. The villa is surrounded by the most beautiful park in the city, with an exotic and local tree population.
Discover history in an exciting environment and in an innovative manner!
Located between the lake and the city centre, in direct proximity to the Art House and the State Theatre, the architectural masterpiece of the new vorarlberg museum forms the end of the culture boulevard. The main point of attraction is the more than 150,000 artefacts from art, history, folklore and archaeology that deal with the history and present of Austria’s westernmost federal state from a wide range of perspectives.
Theater am Kornmarkt
The State Theatre in Bregenz plays a significant role in the cultural happenings of Vorarlberg’s state capital. The repertoire ranges from classics to debut performances. The theatre, as a place of imagination, stories and emotions, focuses consciously on traditional and contemporary theatre art, thus finding its recognition in the cultural landscape of the Lake Constance region.
An important component that refines Bregenz city life is the weekly markets. Guests experience the markets as places of encounters that invite one to discover a variety of culinary delights and specialities. Locals, too, take advantage of the appealing opportunity to find tasteful, high-quality products for kitchen and household. Hospitableness and down-to-earthness characterise the city’s market bustle. An inspiring wealth of culinary art vivifies the streets and squares, which invite one on a delightful journey of discovery.
You can find the current weather for Bregenz by Lake Constance, a 3-day forecast, temperatures and fog and storm probabilities, etc., here, clearly presented.
The Art House stands in the light of Lake Constance. Its structure is built from glass plates, steel and a stone mass of cast concrete that forms structure and space in the interior of the building. Viewed from outside, the building gives the impression of an illuminant.
In Bregenz, locals and visitors alike enjoy the interplay of contrasts:
On one side Lake Constance, on the other side the mountains; the relaxed rhythm of a small city with 28,000 inhabitants here, the lively range of cultural opportunities of international rank there. This mix, this special flair, characterises Vorarlberg’s state capital. It offers its guests the best views – not just at the lake stage – and a setting that leaves one wanting more: cycling, hiking, bathing, a boat trip, a shopping stroll, concerts, museums, galleries, etc. – simply put, the plus by the lake.