The brainchild of much-lauded Pritzker Prize–winning architect Peter Zumthor, the slickly minimalist Werkraum, with its low-rise, timber-and-concrete, glass-fronted facade mirroring the landscape, is worth a peek for its design alone. Inside, it represents a major showcase for the one-of-a-kind heritage of craftsmanship and design in the Bregenzerwald, with rotating exhibitions of the members' work.

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1. Käse-Molke Metzler


This architecturally innovative dairy churns out fresh Wälderkäsle ('forest cheese') among others, arranges farm tours and tastings (adult/child €19.50/10…

2. Angelika Kauffmann Museum

1.98 MILES

This ultramodern museum houses rotating exhibitions in summer of Swiss-Austrian neoclassical painter Angelika Kauffmann’s works. The artist had strong…

3. Käsekeller Lingenau

2.67 MILES

Step into the foyer of this modern cheese-maturation cellar to glimpse robots attending to wagon wheel–sized cheeses through a glass wall. It's famous for…

4. Rolls-Royce Museum

5.62 MILES

Situated at the bottom of Rappenlochschlucht and ensconced in a 19th-century cotton mill, this museum harbours the world’s largest collection of Rolls…

5. Altstadt


Dornbirn’s compact old town centres on the Marktplatz¸ where your gaze is drawn to the crooked, 17th-century Rotes Haus, which owes its intense red hue to…

6. Inatura

7.25 MILES

Dornbirn’s biggest draw is this hands-on museum. It’s a wonderland for kids who can pet (stuffed) foxes and handle (real) spiders, whip up tornadoes,…

7. Bergkäserei Schoppernau

8.96 MILES

Discover cheese-making secrets (including why Emmentaler is holey) at this show dairy, famous for its award-winning tangy Bergkäse, matured for up to 12…

8. Oberstadt


Slung high above the lake is the Oberstadt, Bregenz’ tiny old town of winding streets, candy-coloured houses and flowery gardens. It’s still enclosed by…