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BregenzAustria

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
¥11,767
per night
May 1 - May 2

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

3.9/5Good! (316 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 Oct 30, 2019

Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
Hotel Messmer
Hotel Messmer
4 out of 5
Kornmarktstrasse 16, Bregenz
¥13,879
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Located in the heart of Bregenz, this hotel is steps from Port of Bregenz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, and Vorarlberg Museum. Lisi Haemmerle Gallery and GWL Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (169 reviews)

"Property is in a great location. We would have love to explore more but arrived in the evening and gone in the morning. Breakfast was AMAZING! Beds were good. Staff was friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Hotel Messmer
JUFA Hotel Bregenz
JUFA Hotel Bregenz
2 out of 5
Mehrerauerstrasse 5, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
¥8,798
per night
May 3 - May 4

This family-friendly Bregenz hostel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Seebühne Bregenz and Port of Bregenz. Pfander and Bad Schachen Ferry Port ...

3.9/5Good! (210 reviews)

"Besides ordering a room for 3 and having towels for 2, having no AC in a 30+ degrees Celsius - location for Bregenz festival goers is absolutely perfect - 5 minutes walk from the concert hall an seebhune, breakfast was good and the environment is very quiet. One more thing to improve - moskito nets. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

JUFA Hotel Bregenz

Popular things to do in Bregenz

Seebühne Bregenz
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Seebühne Bregenz

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Seebühne Bregenz, a theater 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 stop at 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

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

¥45,041
Per adult
Bregenz Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide
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Bregenz Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

¥24,891
Per adult
Discover St. Gallen in 60 minutes with a Local
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Discover St. Gallen in 60 minutes with a Local

¥5,854
Per adult
Culinary hike "From Course to Course"
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Culinary hike "From Course to Course"

¥7,767
Per adult
Art and Culture in St. Gallen with a Local
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Art and Culture in St. Gallen with a Local

¥6,529
Per adult
Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island Lake Constance
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Private Sightseeing Tour 1,5 hours Lindau Island Lake Constance

¥15,471
Per adult

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