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Bregenz
Travel Guide

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.

Pension Sonne Bed & Breakfast
Pension Sonne Bed & Breakfast
2 out of 5
Kaiserstraße 8, Bregenz
The price is ¥12,161 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of GWL Shopping Centre and Seebühne Bregenz. K12 Gallery and Lisi Haemmerle Gallery ...

3.9/5Good! (98 reviews)

"I liked the price. Great breakfast. Great location. Close to many different stores. Location is favorable to pedestrians."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Pension Sonne Bed & Breakfast
Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
4 out of 5
Platz Der Wiener Symphoniker 2, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥14,003 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Casino Bregenz and Seebühne Bregenz. Lake Constance and Bregenz Beach are also within 5 minutes. Bregenz Station ...

3.9/5Very Good! (363 reviews)

"Amazing breakfast!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Grand Hotel Bregenz MGallery
ibis Bregenz
ibis Bregenz
3 out of 5
Sankt Anna Strasse 11, Bregenz, Vorarlberg
The price is ¥9,593 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

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

3.9/5Very Good! (423 reviews)

"Rooms are old but very clean-it was a businnes trip, we stayed 7 hours. Coffe at Entrance a joke and very expensive. They should offer at least free coffe."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

ibis Bregenz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Haus am See
Haus am See
2.5 out of 5
Mehrerauerstrasse 9d, Bregenz, Vorarlberg

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Bregenz and Seebühne Bregenz. Bregenz Beach and Lake Constance are also ...

2.4/5 (143 reviews)

"The apartment is very old, very unclean, in the refrigerator, we found old food in the coffee machine was stil old brewed coffee. It was full of dust everywhere. This is only for logging to sanitary inspection . We were very disappointed."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Haus am See
Quiet small apartment for 2-3 people near the city with lake view
Quiet small apartment for 2-3 people near the city with lake view
Bregenz, Vorarlberg

Located in the heart of Bregenz, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Herz-Jesu Church and Seebühne Bregenz. Martin's Tower and GWL Shopping Centre ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung in Zentrumsnähe

"Großzügige, komfortable Ferienwohnung, ruhig gelegen und nur wenige Gehminuten vom Zentrum entfernt. Eine kleine Terasse mit Blick auf Bregenz steht zur Verfügung und ein Parkplatz direkt neben dem Haus ist vorhanden, Sehr freundliche Vermieter, deren gepflegter Garten man von der Terasse aus genießen ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Quiet small apartment for 2-3 people near the city with lake view
Bright Holiday Apartment Ferienwohnung Bregenz 6 Top 4 in Central Location Close to Lake Constance With Wi-fi, Terrace & Garden
Bright Holiday Apartment Ferienwohnung Bregenz 6 Top 4 in Central Location Close to Lake Constance With Wi-fi, Terrace & Garden
Bregenz, Vorarlberg

This family-friendly Bregenz vacation home is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Bregenz and Seebühne Bregenz. Bregenz Beach and GWL Shopping ...

Bright Holiday Apartment Ferienwohnung Bregenz 6 Top 4 in Central Location Close to Lake Constance With Wi-fi, Terrace & Garden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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