A city with profile…
For walking and running enthusiasts, Bregenz offers numerous stretches that promise a unique experience especially when it comes to landscape along Lake Constance. The well-developed paths are excellent for activities such as jogging and Nordic walking. In addition, regular runs and the unique three-country marathon starting in Lindau and ending in Bregenz take place here, which attract sport friends in particular to our state capital.
She goes running three to four times a week. The fact that she has so much fun doing so and has so much staying power is due in no small part to the good training conditions in Bregenz. She lives not far from the Bregenzerach – and thus near to her favourite stretch. She “brutally enjoys” doing her ten-kilometre rounds along the Ach, between Harder and Kennelbach Bridge. “The stretch is relatively flat, not tarred much and always runs along the water.” And anyone who prefers a shorter distance can simply turn off at an earlier bridge.
Speaking of water, the routes by Lake Constance, of course, do not get the short end of the stick in her training plan. At weekends, she regularly meets up with her colleagues from the TS Bregenz-Stadt for an approximately 16 kilometre-long “Bregenz tour”, from the Harder Bridge to the Wocherhafen, the Festival House and the port to Melanie’s ice cream parlour along the lake bank. Then a little bit up over the main road, on the rear side of the Neue Seeschanze to the Walter-Rhomberg-Weg and Belruptstraße. From the Upper Town on to the Waldorfkindergarten and through the forest to the state library. The route leads back to the Ach via the Möth wine tavern.
For the last four years, Bettina Lork has regularly travelled from Sauerland to Bregenz. She always packs her Nordic walking sticks. She mostly rents a holiday flat in Merbodgasse. One thing she likes about this central location is the quick access to the walking routes. She is at the marina, Mehrerau Abbey and the nature reserve in no time. “It is a quiet route not frequented by many tourists,” says the 52-year-old social worker. If it is to be something more high-profile, she goes to the Bergisel and to the Trimm-Dich-Pfad. What distinguishes Bregenz for her in sporting terms is the opportunity to experience both lake and mountain in one round: “Visually, that is always a delight.”