The interesting location of Bregenz by Lake Constance, adjacent to the Vorarlberg Rhine Valley, is inviting for trips into the surrounding area of Vorarlberg’s state capital. In addition to other beautiful small towns in Vorarlberg, the Bregenz Forest and the Montafon, there is also a large number of leisure activities to experience in neighbouring Germany.
Escape the daily grind with the Karren cable car!
Wonderful hiking routes, beautiful view of the Rhine Valley – including in the evening, when the sea of lights sparkles far below.
The Karren is a popular meeting point in the region. For one thing, beautiful hiking routes have their starting point here; for another, life is easy at the panoramic restaurant at 976 metres above sea level.
Experience the dream of flying
The dream of flying comes true – on a journey through 100 years of history of aviation and space travel! Huge flying boats, nostalgic passenger aircraft and exciting space travel exhibits make a visit to the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen by Lake Constance a unique experience for the whole family.
Dornbirn’s “inatura” presents itself as a special type of museum.
“Feel free to touch”
In its exhibition, inatura shows topics related to nature, humans and technology.
The museum includes interactive games and video projections as well as live small animals and stuffed animals that one may touch.
Adventure, play and action
Ravensburger Spieleland has stood for adventure, play and action for the whole family since 1998. The taking-part concept of the leisure park invites children between two and 12 years of age to experience, learn while playing and have a lot of fun, together with their parents.
The Bregenz Forest KäseStrasse is more than a route on which one can buy cheese.
It is a brand for a rural region, a network of producers and marketers, a philosophy of the harmony of the high-quality farming product and modern marketing, an ecologically thought-through and economically interesting adventure realm for guests and locals.
The location is unique. A crystal-clear lake, snow-covered mountains in the background, sapgreen surroundings and a historic island with incomparable charm in the middle.
Lindau’s Old Town is located on an approximately 70 ha-large island in Lake Constance. With its centuries-old buildings, lively squares and picturesque lanes, it emits an almost Mediterranean flair. The impressive panorama of the Alps and Lake Constance opens up behind the widely-known port entry with the Bavarian lion and the white lighthouse.
Awesome! The new Zeppelin Museum
Are you interested in finding out how Count Zeppelin had his airships built? Do you want to know more about the pioneers of airship travel? What the biggest successes were – and how the most horrific disasters occurred?
St. Gallen-Lake Constance region
Located before the imposing setting of the Alpstein massif with the Säntis, in the hilly pre-Alpine landscape, is the St.-Gallen-Lake Constance region.
A picture book region that is diverse like hardly any other. The city of St. Gallen, with its abbey, which has been elevated to World Heritage Site status, its idyllic lanes, cosy cafés and well-known museums, forms the heart of the region.
The Lüner reservoir railway in the Brandnertal brings you directly to the Lüner reservoir at 1,979 m above sea level.
Even the ascent, which lasts 5 minutes, is an experience. Once you have reached the top, you will be fascinated by the beauty of the Lüner reservoir and the surrounding mountains. The nature reserve around the lake is a paradise for hikers, mountaineers and leisure fishers and it enchants with its magnificent Alpine flora and the impressive panorama.
The dream route of the Alps for aficionados
The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße connects the municipalities of Galtür (1,584 m) in Paznaun and Gaschurn/Partenen (1,051 m) in Montafon. With 34 changes of direction, it leads over the Bielerhöhe Pass (2,032 m), past the power stations and reservoirs of Vorarlberger Illwerke AG.
Architecture and residents
The Villa Heimann-Rosenthal receives the visitors with the pleasant atmosphere of a middle-class residential house from the 19th century. Built in 1864 according to plans of Swiss architect Felix Wilhelm Kubly, the villa is named after Clara Heimann-Rosenthal, the daughter of the builder, textile manufacturer Anton Rosenthal.
A museum, expanded and redesigned only in 2010, is housed in the widely known Schattenburg in Feldkirch. The Schattenburg was built approximately 750 years ago. In modern times, the Schattenburg has served as barracks and later as a slum.
Winter pleasure in all variants: skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
Lech Zürs am Arlberg is among the pioneers of winter sports. For more than 100 years it has been one of the top winter sports destinations in the Alps. Perfect touristic infrastructure combined with warm hospitality in the middle of a paradisiac landscape – that is Lech Zürs.