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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…
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…
Cafe in Bregenz


Tiny Cafesito does the best bagels, brownies and smoothies in town. Bright-hued, art-plastered walls create a boho-cool backdrop for a light lunch or cup of fair-trade coffee.
Austrian in Bregenz

Wirtshaus am See

Snag a table on the lakefront terrace at this mock half-timbered villa, dishing up local specialities such as buttery Bodensee whitefish and venison ragout. Vegetarian options are abundant. It’s also a relaxed spot …