BregenzAustria

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Medieval monuments, art galleries, jaw-dropping scenery and a superb summer music festival await in this exciting city in Austria’s westernmost corner.

Bregenz is the jewel in the crown of Austria’s affluent and mountainous Vorarlberg province. This 2,000-year-old city occupies a prime location on the banks of Lake Constance (Bodensee) and the Austrian Alps. Here, art, medieval history, opera and unbeatable views create a chic travel destination and popular summer retreat.

The easygoing streets of Bregenz’ Oberstadt (Upper Town) and Understadt (Lower Town) are great for exploring on foot. Start by admiring the medieval landmarks framing the cobblestone alleys of the once-walled Oberstadt. Most notable is the imposing Baroque-style St. Martin’s Tower. The Deuringschlösschen palace and Herz-Jesu-Kirche are other architecturally impressive highlights.

Discover a contemporary flair in the Understadt. At its heart is Kornmarktplatz, a square surrounded by bars, cafés and restaurants with outdoor terraces that are ideal for people-watching. Glimpse centuries of provincial history at the Vorarlberg Museum and browse exhibitions of modern art at the Kunsthaus. Attend comedies, musicals, plays and operas at Vorarlberg Landstheater.

Participate in a popular local pastime by enjoying lake and mountain views while strolling along Bregenz Promenade. Enhance your tan on a warm summer day and swim in the crystal clear water at the city beach, Strandbad Bregenz. Catch a boat to the pretty Lindau island village and Mainau island botanical garden, both located in Germany.

Ride the Pfänderbahn cable car to the summit of Pfänder mountain. Hike along marked trails, bike on rugged terrain, gaze over the countryside of three countries and spot up to 240 peaks. Winter snowfall turns the Pfänder area into an alpine resort for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.

Bregenz is accessible via train from Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich, Switzerland. Visit in summer for the Bregenz Festival, which puts on music events at an opera house and on a floating stage. Venture out of the city and enjoy a culinary journey on the Bregenzwald Cheese Trail, an association of alpine dairy farmers, cheesemakers, museums and restaurants.

Top hotels in Bregenz

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
4 out of 5
Platz Der Wiener Symphoniker 2, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
£85
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in Bregenz, this hotel is steps away from Casino Bregenz and Seebühne Bregenz. Bregenz Beach and Arthouse Gallery are also within 10 minutes. Bregenz ...

3.9/5Good! (308 reviews)
Nice rooms but a bit noisy.

"Convenient location. Rooms are nice and very clean. the noise proofing between the rooms in unfortunately not very good. We were able to overhear conversations and the TV from the room next door throughout the night."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
ibis Bregenz
ibis Bregenz
3 out of 5
Sankt Anna Strasse 11, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
£67
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Located in the heart of Bregenz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arthouse Gallery, GWL Shopping Centre and K12 Gallery. Casino Bregenz and Lisi Haemmerle ...

3.9/5Very Good! (390 reviews)

"Basic facilities but great location .. clean, functional, well located."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

ibis Bregenz
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
4 out of 5
Römerstraße 5, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
£103
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

This family-friendly Bregenz hotel is located in the business district, steps away from Arthouse Gallery, GWL Shopping Centre and K12 Gallery. Lisi Haemmerle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (110 reviews)
Aloha in bregenz

"Nice hotel. Public parking located across the street. Staff was friendly and helpful. Walking distance to all the tourist sights. Centrally located."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Hotel Weisses Kreuz

Popular things to do in Bregenz

Seebühne Bregenz
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Seebühne Bregenz

Get tickets for a show at Seebühne Bregenz, a theatre with a story to tell in Bregenz. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Hohenbregenz Castle
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Hohenbregenz Castle

You can learn about the history of Bregenz with a visit to Hohenbregenz Castle. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Martin's Tower
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Martin's Tower

You can learn about the history of Bregenz when you stop by Martin's Tower. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Top activities in Bregenz

Bregenz Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide
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Bregenz Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

£21

During this walking tour, you will get to see some of the most popular tourist attractions of Bregenz along with a local- professional guide who will be exclusively with you. The walking tour would last for about two hours and can be customized accordingly to your taste and preferences.

Island of Mainau with Highlights on Lake Constance
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Island of Mainau with Highlights on Lake Constance

£162

Full Day Trip to the Flower Island of Mainau from/to any Hotel around Lake Constance including guided walk as well as free time in Meersburg From Meersburg we will take the Cruising boat to the Island of Mainau and back Time for visiting t the flower Island of Mainau and explore with your Guide the Highlights like the butterflky house On the way back we can make a stop in Constance or in Friedrichshafen and visiting the Zeppelin Hanger or Dornier Museum We can make stops on our way .

Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island Lake Constance
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Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island Lake Constance

£13

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Stadtmuseum Lindau, Marktplatz 6, 88131, Lindau, Bavaria Germany Sightseeing Pass By: Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, Seepromenade, 88131, Lindau, Bavaria Germany Landmark Pass B

Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island
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Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island

£16

Sightseeing Tour Lindau Island with your private guide Lindau is a very unique and bueatiful little town .. In the middle of the lake Constance , surrounded by a luscious green environment and snow-covered mountains, lies the historic island of Lindau with its unique charm.

Culinary city stroll through St.Gallen
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Culinary city stroll through St.Gallen

£65

One course in three different restaurants with creative and regional menus and a city tour to the highlights of St.Gallen: a culinary stroll through St.Gallen. The first course is served at the Restaurant Dreilinden near the Drei Weieren recreation area.

1 Hour Private Walk of St. Gallen
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1 Hour Private Walk of St. Gallen

£21

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Einstein St.Gallen, Berneggstrasse 2, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland Discover the origins of the best hotel in the city. Pass By: Roter Platz, Raiffeisenpl. 4, 9000 St.

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Aug 15, 2019

Nice place but very busy and noisy at night.