Top Choice Gallery in Bregenz


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 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 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 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…
Top Choice Museum in Bregenzerwald

Angelika Kauffmann Museum

This ultramodern museum houses a permanent collection in winter and rotating exhibitions in summer of Swiss-Austrian neoclassical painter Angelika Kauffmann’s works. The artist had strong connections to the village …
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…
Landmark in Bregenz


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…
Tower in Bregenz


Not far past Martinstor is this baroque tower, topped by the largest onion dome in Central Europe. It’s worth seeing the 14th-century frescoes in the chapel before climbing up to the small military museum for fine v…
Church in Bludenz

St Laurentiuskirche

Climb the covered staircase to this Gothic parish church, dominated by an octagonal onion-domed spire. There are stellar views over the town’s rooftops to the Alps beyond from up here.
Museum in Bludenz


This museum houses a small display on folk art and prehistoric finds.