Long slide, wild water channel and air bubbles are only three of the many reasons for taking a trip to Lustenau.
Long slide, wild water channel and air bubbles are only three of the many reasons for taking a trip to Lustenau.
The Stadtmuseum Dornbirn is housed in a 200-year-old patrician house building directly on the market square, with a collection on display that focuses on the history of Dornbirn. Selected items from everyday life are presented over three storeys, and are supplemented by special exhibitions on cultural history and contemporary urban topics. One thematic focus in the museum’s collection is the internationally important textile sample archive, with over 300,000 items.
Franz Schubert and great performers of his works are elucidated in the historically interesting buildings around Marktstraße in Hohenems. Exhibits pertaining to the life, work and reception history of the composer worth viewing are located here. The collection of the legendary singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and her husband, the English record producer Walter Legge, provides insights into the world of music surrounding Karajan, Furtwängler and Callas.
A panoramic view of the Swiss mountains, the Rhine valley and Lake Constance – the cable car takes visitors from Dornbirn to the top of the Karren and the starting point for several splendid hikes. Once at the top, it’s not only possible to enjoy the impressive panoramic view on the glass edge but also take photos for souvenirs. The panoramic restaurant, located at an altitude of 976 metres, also serves refreshing drinks and delicious regional dishes.
Ice-skating on Hard’s lakeshore – it is hard to imagine a more lovely backdrop for the spirited laps on the shiny surface. The covered ice rink in Hard has become a popular meeting place for young and old.
The Vorarlberg museum world brings seven museums together under one roof on more than 2500 square metres: the electrical museum, the state fire brigade museum, the Vorarlberg hunting museum, the rescue museum, the tobacco museum, the „grammophonicum“ and the museum cinema. The photography and film museum is going to open in autumn 2020. There is guaranteed to be something of interest for everyone to discover on the more than 2500 square metres of exhibition space.
Spacious nudist beach in a lovely nature reserve on Lake Constance, close to Hard. Table tennis, beach volleyball court, boccia lanes, playground, self-service restaurant, barbecue sites.
The open-air mill museum documents 2,000 years of milling technology through to the modern era.
The clear water of the natural lake, diving tower, sandy beach, a 40-metre long zip wire, slacklines – there is something for all ages here.
One of the largest pools on Lake Constance, featuring Grander water in the outdoor pool, slides, playground, beach volleyball and much more. It rents out boats – take your own journey of discovery in the tranquillity of the lake.
There’s no quicker way to conquer the Pfänder than with the Pfänderbahn cable car, which takes just six minutes to get its passengers up Bregenz’s local mountain, from where they may enjoy a view that already graces countless numbers of souvenir photos. Even the trip there in the panorama cabin is spectacular and an experience for both young and old.
The Mohrenbrauerei (brewery) in Dornbirn has been dominating beer culture in Vorarlberg since 1834. Exhibits from the Huber family, which owns it, are presented on an area of 700m² spread over four storeys. The exhibits include the chance to admire the restored brewing equipment from an old craft brewery in the region.
A climbing net in the water, a stream for playing in, bubbles from the bottom and flood shower: you are not likely to get bored in Frutzau pool!
The culture of the state has been preserved, explored and made available to the public for over 150 years. Since opening its doors in 2013, the structural extension also expresses the conceptional reorientation which has completely blown away any trace of outmodedness and boredom evoked by the name “regional museum”.
Crazy golf with a view of the lake – the course with international dimensions has already hosted two European Championships and one World Championship.
The KUB is one of the most important venues for exhibitions in Europe. That’s due to its award-winning architecture, on the one hand, and to its top-class exhibitions of contemporary art, on the other. Constantly changing presentations of works by outstanding artists are staged behind the translucent glass façade, which at night acts like a beacon. It provides artists with the unique opportunity to stage their works in an entire building, which is why many works are created specifically for the KUB and why the venue draws admirers from all over the world.
Bregenz’s landmark, located within the old town walls, has a baroque onion dome and houses a small museum.
The brick building was formerly used as an assembly hall. After the company was closed down, an urban recreational landscape was created around the turn of the millennium with the inatura Erlebnis Naturschau and the Kunstraum Dornbirn im Stadtgarten (Art Space Dornbirn in the City Park). The preserved assembly hall of the former Rüschwerke (Rüsch Turbine Works) has been transformed into a space where current trends in international art are presented in three to four exhibitions every year.
Stand-up paddling, windsurfing, SUP yoga – Surfmax at the Hard's inner basin has it all. Alex and his team will not only provide training, tours and equipment for hire but will also create the appropriate ambience at their small stand on Lake Constance.
The largest Rolls-Royce Museum in the world displays around 70 of the most significant Rolls-Royces ever, situated in a historical industrial building. In addition to Phantoms from the 1920s and 1930s, you will find the parade car belonging to the Queen Mum, the touring cars belonging to King George V, Prince of Wales King Edward VIII and vehicles owned by Lawrence of Arabia, Aly Khan, Malcolm Campbell, General Franco and many more.
The inatura is an interactive exhibition as well as a documentation centre and research facility. The modern museum concept, interesting architecture and child-oriented, interactive presentation of the objects make this revitalised industrial building into an attractive outing.
The former moated castle presents examples of textile printing over three floors along with the techniques to create form stitching and printing. A wealth of text and images at the Textildruckmuseum Mittelweiherburg documents social upheavals shortly before and after 1900.
The Lochauer Strandbad (public bathing beach) is one of the most beautiful places to swim at Lake Constance. The family-friendly facility is easily accessible and delights guests time and again. Deck chairs with sun canopies, sunshades, permanent cabins and storage lockers are available for a fee. There are also, of course, enough changing rooms available. A volleyball and table tennis court is also open for sports enthusiasts to use.
Everything a water lover’s heart desires: sports pool, adventure pool, sports, shady meadows.
The private museum housed in an interesting new building exhibits a permanent collection of works by artists from Vorarlberg, from the 17th century through to the present.
Accompanied by a competent guide, gain new insights rambling through a small yet important historic centre of humanistic history. The guided tours of Feldkirch town centre with a licensed “austriaguides” guide last around 1,5 hours and impart sound knowledge in short tours.
Wolfgang Flatz, the actionist artist from Dornbirn, has had a museum dedicated to him during his lifetime which enables the examination of artistic stimuli of our time.
On hot summer days, the best place to cool off is the forest pool, which enjoys a shady location next to the cooler mountain water of the Dornbirn Ach. Open-air forest swimming pool, 50 m sports pool, children’s pool, slide, playground, diving platform, beach volleyball courts – this pool is also worth a visit!
The indoor swimming pool in Dornbirn offers something for everyone, with a sports and multi-purpose pool, children’s area and slide, as well as a wellness and sauna area.
The River Rhine played an essential role in the life of our forefathers – its flooding brought not only bountiful harvests but also a lot of suffering. It is the focus of the exhibition. Models, presentations, film sequences and exhibition objects show history, present and future of the Rhine Valley. You can take a ride through the diverse landscape of the nature reserve on a nostalgic steam engine.
Even if the car park looks full: once you are in, there is a suitable place for everyone on the spacious area right on the bank of the Old Rhine.
It is Vorarlberg’s oldest preserved swimming pool (one pool). Built and opened in 1903, these days it is solar-heated and uses Grander water.
The nostalgic ‘Schnifner Bähnle’ (Schnifis cable car), as it’s widely known, takes its passengers up to an altitude of 1,334 metres and an area that presents fantastic views. A special feature of the cable car at Schnifis are the two tiny cabins that are able to accommodate just five people each at the same time. The Henslerstüble at the mountain station is famous for regional cuisine and its magnificent sun terrace that invites visitors to enjoy the panoramic views. The Henslerstüble opens when the cable car is in operation.
The home of the legendary VEU Feldkirch offers a massive space for all ice-skating fans – whatever the weather. Freely move between the indoor and outdoor rink, do your laps beneath the shiny stars: if the temperatures allow it, the popular Stellafeld is open from October for all types of fun on blades. The ice rink offers protection against bad weather.
The Jewish Museum Hohenems, at home in the former Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, documents the history of the Jewish community which lived in Hohenems for more than three centuries until it was wiped out during the Nazi era. It also addresses Jewishness in Europe today, the diaspora and Israel, as well as issues pertaining to the future of the European immigrant society. It has already achieved international popularity thanks to its events and activities.
Stand-up paddles are available to hire from Surfkultur at Seecamping in Bregenz where it's also possible to do some windsurfing and kayaking. Visitors may either take part in courses and trips or simply hire the equipment they need. Surfkultur is not only a great way to be active in your leisure time but also to get to know Lake Constance and Bregenz from a completely new point of view!
A collection from all over the world displays nativity scenes and figures providing various interpretations of the Holy Night. The 400 m2 full of exhibits include a particularly large piece which shows the sufferings of Christ, with over 90 figures around a passion scene. The collection is always worth a visit, even from a non-religious point of view.
The presentation at the Rolls-Royce Automobilmuseum was built on the collection of cars put together by Franz and Hilde Vonier. It represents one of the most important collections of Rolls-Royce Phantoms from the 1920s and 1930s. Besides vehicles, original components and accessories are also presented in temporary exhibitions. The in-house restoration workshop offers insights into the sometimes already forgotten craftsmanship that characterised automotive manufacturing in the past.