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.
Experience the high-calibre performances of Bregenzer Meisterkonzerte and let yourself be carried off into the world of classical music.
Maximum level, enthralling interpretations and captivating virtuosity – that is what you experience as a visitor to the Bregenzer Meisterkonzerte.
Reading in the City
Ready, set, read! StadtLesen transforms the Lake Promenade of Bregenz into a cosy oasis for reading, with more than 3,000 books of all genres along with comfortable furniture perfect for curling up in. With free entry, endless browsing pleasure awaits you in the open air…
The landmark of the city
Visit the exhibitions in St. Martin’s Tower and enjoy a picturesque, beautiful panorama over Bregenz and the Upper Town, the Pfänder, Bregenz’s local hill, the Swiss mountains and of course Lake Constance from the window gallery. Bregenz’s landmark is in truth unique. A warehouse from the time of the city’s foundation c. 1250 originally stood there, which was barely higher than the city wall.
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 KOSMOS: an “established secret tip” for young writers
Those who walk off the beaten track quickly and unexpectedly encounter exciting, unchartered territory; hidden secret tips, undiscovered terrain – and some horizon-expanding surprises. Theatre managers Augustin Jagg and Hubert Dragaschnig step onto such unexplored paths each morning.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to present to you season 2016/17 of the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra. I have been and continue to be repeatedly told by concert attendees, subscribers and friends what great development the orchestra has experienced in the last few years with regard to musical quality. In an effort to continue this aim towards constant development, we have decided to expand our subscription cycle with a 6th concert starting in the 16/17 season.
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.
Bildraum Bodensee enriches the art scene
With the opening of Bildraum Bodensee in summer 2015 in Bregenz, the lively art scene around Lake Constance received a further impetus thanks to a new art space for contemporary, interdisciplinary art. The new exhibition space in the old post office building initiated by Bildrecht GmbH – in direct proximity to the Art House and the vorarlberg museum – primarily serves artists and creative artists from the region as an attractive platform for contemporary, innovative and experimental art.
International, diverse, inspiring
Courage to take risks, enjoyment of the unusual and the all-surpassing commitment to quality: with spectacular art events, large exhibitions and themed group exhibitions, the Bregenz galleries provide innovative splashes of colour in the local and international culture scene.
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.