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Top Choice Cathedral in Feldkirch

Domkirche St Nikolaus

Identified by a slender spire, Feldkirch’s cathedral has a large, forbidding interior complemented by late-Gothic features and dazzling stained glass. The painting on the side altar is by local lad Wolf Huber (1480–…
Top Choice Castle in Feldkirch

Schloss Schattenburg

This 13th-century hilltop castle is storybook stuff with its red turrets and creeping vines. It’s a steep climb up to the ramparts, which command far-reaching views over Feldkirch’s rooftops. Once the seat of the co…
Top Choice Cafe in Feldkirch


Bright flower pots and upside-down watering cans guide the way to this wholesomely hip and wonderfully laid-back cafe. Bag a spot on one of the sofas or on the pocket-sized terrace for a latte adorned with flowers o…
Top Choice Austrian in Feldkirch


In fine weather, head to Gutwinski's delightful tree-shaded terrace to dine on classics such as Wiener schnitzel with parsley potatoes and cranberry compote, or brighter, more inventive dishes such as mango-basil so…
International in Feldkirch


This slinky lounge bar–restaurant hybrid has a popular terrace for alfresco dining and imbibing. The menu has Mediterranean overtones, with antipasti, summery salads (try the curried chicken kikeriki), pasta, steaks…
Cafe in Feldkirch

Rauch Cafe

This vaulted cafe-restaurant opens onto a buzzy terrace. Breakfasts get you off to a cracking start, with dark bread, fresh juice and local cheeses and hams. The menu is a medley of Austrian staples, homemade pasta …
Austrian in Feldkirch

Wirtschaft Zum Schützenhaus

Schiessen und Geniessen (shoot and enjoy!) is the motto at this half-timbered tavern, where Lederhosen-clad staff bring humungous schnitzels to the table. The tree-shaded beer garden has prime views of the castle an…
Tower in Feldkirch


The towers surviving from the old fortifications include the step-gabled Churertor, once the gateway to the bridge that was used to transport salt across the Ill River to Switzerland.
Tower in Feldkirch


Part of the original town fortifications, the 40m-high Katzenturm, built in 1507, is where Vorarlberg’s biggest bell, weighing 7500kg, still dongs.
Tower in Feldkirch


The Mühletor is also known as the Sautor, where the pig market was held in the Middle Ages