In Bregenz you will find a series of exciting trip destinations for the whole family. Hikes, cycling trips as well as activities on and around Lake Constance make a trip to Bregenz something special.
Those who want to explore the banks of Lake Constance are best to combine it with a cycling tour around Lake Constance. The outstandingly developed cycle paths, which, with a total length of 268 km, are largely flat, promise atmospheric views and breathtaking landscapes along the beaches.
From small round hikes to extended hikes: a well-developed and signposted network of paths awaits you.
The uniqueness of Vorarlberg’s state capital is characterised above all by the landscape combination of lake and mountain. The local mountain of the residents of Bregenz, the Pfänder, presents itself as an ideal opportunity to include hikes in one’s leisure pursuits.
When the hecticness of the everyday routine gains the upper hand again, the residents of Bregenz have a miracle cure – their 1,064-metre-high local mountain. With this view from the summit onto Lake Constance, the city and the Alps, one’s thoughts are calmed and the stress is put into perspective. Each of the two cabins comfortably offers space for 80 people. Silently and in an environmentally friendly manner, you glide towards the mountain.
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.
The mediaeval castles ruins on the Gebhardsberg, a charming restaurant with an impressive dining hall and a baroque chapel that is worth seeing can be reached on foot in less than an hour from the centre via romantic forest paths, in 10 minutes by car. A breathtaking panoramic view of the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance make a visit to the Gebhardsberg worthwhile.
The Bregenz lakeside area includes one of Vorarlberg’s nicest miniature golf courses. While playing, the players can repeatedly look at Lake Constance and enjoy the picturesque landscape. Particularly in summer, the old tree population of the lakeside area grants the necessary shade so that nothing stands in the way of a jovial miniature golf round.
In the summer months, the pleasantly invigorating water of Lake Constance offers a refreshing change from a city trip. Not far from the centre of the city of Bregenz, the bathing fun in the outdoor pools and on the beaches is very close to the urban goings-on and yet far removed from the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life. Locals also take advantage of the qualities of Lake Constance to take a little time out.
Particularly in the winter months, the Bregenz indoor swimming pool and its varied wellness area, the vitalium, invite visitors to enjoy relaxing hours in a cosy atmosphere. Finnish saunas, steam rooms and steam baths contribute to a perfect wellness day and ensure a holistic indulgence programme. From the jacuzzi, the guests let their gazes wander to Lake Constance. They enjoy indulging baths, relaxing massages and stimulating dip tank and forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a moment.
The world on the lake
In addition to the daily commercial traffic between the start of April and mid-October, there are very special themed cruises for friends of Lake Constance. Whether sightseeing, culinary delights or celebrations – the choice is diverse.
In the gondola port, between the fisherman’s footbridge and the Festival House, there is the chance to hire electric boats, pedal boats and rowing boats at the Feurstein boat rental service. As your own captain, you have the opportunity to explore Lake Constance, or simply to let yourself be driven by the waves. Additionally: trips and tours for up to seven people with the “lake taxi”, a 175-hp-strong Bayliner motorboat.