Bregenz

Panoramic view of Lake Constance from the Pfänder

Bregenz, capital of the Vorarlberg, combines art enjoyment, hospitality, zest for life and a unique symbiosis between the lake and the mountains like no other city. The city is characterised by its natural beauty, the rich and varied artistic attractions, the charming atmosphere and the extensive range of experiences on offer. Nowhere else on Lake Constance do history and modernity come together quite so harmoniously as in Bregenz. Architecture, pleasure and the art of living are all familiar features of the region.

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Bregenz - Modernity and tradition

With the broad spectrum of art, architecture, culture and nature activities, modernity and tradition combine in a unique manner. Bregenz stands for popular values, Bregenz is urbane and, together with its inhabitants, is open to the world and its guests. Bregenz is a city of encounters. The streets of the city centre encourage visitors to linger in the wonderful restaurants and cafés. Since 2013, the heart of Bregenz is once again the Kornmarktplatz, the centre of social life. An urban space with a modern design which fits in with the contemporary architectural landscape.
 

A cultural stronghold

Renowned for the annual Bregenzer Festspiele which presents spectacular musical works on the world's largest floating stage, this cultural city serves up a wide range of art and cultural events. From the Bregenzer Stadtfest and the Bregenzer Jazz Festival to the Erlebnisstadt, cultural life is actively designed, experienced and shaped.
 

Landscape

Cultural life is complemented by a breathtakingly impressive landscape between the Pfänder, Bregenz's emblematic mountain, and Lake Constance.

Must-dos in Bregenz

  • enjoy the breathtaking view from the Pfänder over Lake Constance
  • be seduced by the “Spiel auf dem See” on the world's largest floating stage
  • stroll through the city centre and get to know the social life of the city's inhabitants
  • treat yourself to an ice cream while enjoying a walk along the lakeside promenade
  • experience an unforgettable sunset from the “Fischsteg” and the Sunset steps

 

The right place at any time of year:

  • Spring tip: 
    dance through the “Lange Nächte der Musik”
     
  • Summer tip: 
    watch the performances on the floating stage during the Bregenzer Festspiele
     
  • Autumn tip: 
    enjoy the last warm rays of the sun shining through the glowing forests on the slopes of the Pfänder as you take a stroll
     
  • Winter tip:
    visit the new Bregenz Christmas market on the lovingly designed Kornmarktplatz

Experiences in Bregenz

Kunsthaus Bregenz at Lake Constance

Kunsthaus Bregenz

The Kunsthaus Bregenz, was designed by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. A recipient of numerous honors, the building ranks among the most important contemporary museum structures in the world....

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

vorarlberg museum at Lake Constance

vorarlberg museum

The impressive vorarlberg museum provides extraordinary exhibitions and architecture. These include a huge picture window offering a fantastic view over Lake Constance, a spacious foyer with a museum...

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique views over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 Alpine peaks, the Pfänder (1,064m) is the most famous vantage point in the area. Whether you are exploring the Alpine...

Events in Bregenz

Top event

Bregenz Festival

18. July until 19. August

The famous opera festival on the world's largest floating stage is held every year during the summer. The actors and audience turn the city into a multicultural meeting point. The floating stage is...

Advent markets in Vorarlberg

17. November until 24. December

Culinary delicacies, handicrafts and a home-made nativity scene await you in Bregenz in the Chapel of St. Nepomuk. On three weekends, the traditional crafts market also attracts visitors to the upper...

Tours including Bregenz

Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days

Contact

Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH, Rathausstrasse 35a, 6900 Bregenz, Austria