Attractions

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 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 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 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 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 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–…
Lake in Montafon

Silvretta Stausee

Glittering at a giddy 2030m above sea level, this startlingly aquamarine reservoir mirrors the snowcapped diamond of 3312m Piz Buin on bright mornings. The lake is the start and end point of the fabulous but challen…
Area in Montafon

Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse

The 23km-long Silvretta High Alpine Rd twists and turns beneath peaks rising to well over 2500m before climbing over the 2036m Bielerhöhe Pass via 34 knuckle-whiteningly tight switchbacks. At the top of the pass is …
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…
Museum in Dornbirn

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems

Housed in the Rosenthal villa in Hohenems, 6km south of Dornbirn, this museum zooms in on Hohenems’ long-defunct Jewish community with photos, documents and religious artefacts. The Rosenthals built up a considerabl…