Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Bregenz

Vorarlberg Museum

Following a three-year, €34 million makeover, the Vorarlberg Museum reopened in June 2013 to much acclaim. Its striking new home is a white cuboid emblazoned with what appears to 16,656 flowers (actually PET bottle …
Top Choice Gallery in Bregenz

Kunsthaus

Designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, this giant glass and steel cube is said to resemble a lamp, reflecting the changing light of the sky and lake. The stark, open-plan interior is perfect for rotating exhibit…
Top Choice Cable Car in Bregenz

Pfänder Cable Car

A cable car whizzes to the 1064m peak of the Pfänder, a wooded mountain rearing above Bregenz and affording a breathtaking panorama of the Bodensee and the snowcapped summits of the not-so-distant Alps. At the top i…
Austrian in Bregenz

Goldener Hirschen

Austrian through and through, this restaurant in the Weisses Kreuz has bags of rustic charm, with its high beamed ceilings and jovial crowd of locals. The kitchen rolls out well-prepared classics such as Carinthian …
Festival in Bregenz

Bregenzer Festspiele

The Bregenzer Festspiele is the city’s premier cultural festival. World-class operas, orchestral works and other highly imaginative productions are staged on the open-air Seebühne, a floating stage on the lake, in t…
Nature Reserve in Bregenz

Rheindelta

Easily explored on foot or by bike, this nature reserve sits 5km south of Bregenz, where the River Rhine flows into the Bodensee. The mossy marshes, reeds and mixed woodlands attract more than 300 bird species, incl…
Bar in Bregenz

Beach Bar Bregenz

Cool cocktails, palm trees, chilled DJ beats – it’s the Costa del Bodensee every summer at this lakefront beach bar. Work your relaxed look in a Strandkörbe (wicker basket chair). It also stages occasional events, s…
Austrian in Bregenz

Kornmesser

Dine on local favourites in the vaulted interior or chestnut-shaded beer garden of this 18th-century baroque Gasthaus. These include pork knuckle with bread dumplings and potato salad, roast local trout with parsley…
Landmark in Bregenz

Festspielhaus

Even if you can’t bag tickets for the Bregenzer Festspiele, the Festival Hall is a must-see. All tinted glass, smooth concrete and sharp angles, this is one of Bregenz’ most visible icons. Many festival performances…
Deli in Bregenz

Buongustiao

For an authentic Italian lunch or picnic goodies, drop by this deli-restaurant.The split-level, open-plan interior is a sociable setting for homemade pasta or a glass of prosecco with antipasti. The €24.90 Saturday …