Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Panoramic view of the bay of Bregenz at Lake Constance

Exciting. Inspiring. Lake Constance-Vorarlberg!

Vibrantly provincial in charming natural surroundings. With the cities of Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems and Feldkirch, the Lake Constance-Vorarlberg region is renowned for its cultural festivals. There is so much to admire: numerous surprisingly modern buildings, attractive museums and exhibitions and fascinating views from the easily-accessible peaks. Bon vivants enjoy the much-appreciated and distinctly regional cuisine.

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Must-dos in the Lake Constance-Vorarlberg region:

  • take in a lake performance at the Bregenzer Festspiele
  • take an architectural tour of the Kunsthaus Bregenz
  • enjoy the Lake Constance scenery from the “Display room” in the Vorarlberg Museum
  • enjoy a “Sundowner” in the bathhouse on the Kaiserstrand in Lochau
  • marvel at the noble Rolls-Royce in the museum in Dornbirn
  • wander through the medieval town of Feldkirch
  • enjoy a gourmet  or musical trip on the historic paddle steamer Hohentwiel
  • visit the Saturday market on the town square in Dornbirn
  • enjoy the view over Lake Constance from the panoramic mountains of Pfänder (Bregenz) and Karren (Dornbirn)
  • explore the shore of Lake Constance by bike

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch dance performances at the Bregenzer Frühlings festival.

  • Summer tip:
    visit the Bregenzer Festspiele. On the programme: grand opera on the floating stage and in the Festspielhaus, concerts and theatre.

  • Autumn tip:
    take part in the 3-country marathon at the beginning of October with a view over Lake Constance.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the atmospheric Advent's markets in Bregenz, Dornbirn and Feldkirch.

Selected experiences in Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Dornbirn municipal museum

The Dornbirn municipal museum ist located in a 200-year-old patrician house directly on the market square. Spread across­ three­ floors,­ select­ artefacts­ tell­ the city’s story through the...

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique views over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 Alpine peaks, the Pfänder (1,064m) is the most famous vantage point in the area. Whether you are exploring the Alpine...

Kunsthaus Bregenz

The Kunsthaus Bregenz was designed by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. A recipient of numerous honours, the building ranks among the most important contemporary museum structures in the world....

Selected events in Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Christmas Markets in Vorarlberg | © Magdalena Türtscher

Christmas Markets in Vorarlberg

15. November until 24. December

Vorarlberg has a large varitety of Christmas markets where culinary delights and craftsmanship await visitors in Bregenz, Dornbirn and Feldkirch.

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Festspielhaus Bregenz | © Kongresskultur Bregenz

Bregenz Spring Festival

01. March until 30. June

Since the 90s the dance festival "Bregenzer Frühling" has been a magnet for an international audience. Various world-famous ensembles and unique choreographies inspire a large audience every year....

Austria Christmas Ship | © Photo: Curt Huber

Christmas Cruises of the Vorarlberg-Lines

28. November until 15. December

Enjoy several Christmas markets in two countries in one day. The Christmas ship MS Austria cruises Thursday - Sunday several times daily between Bregenz and Lindau from Nov 28 through Dec 15.

Selected tours in Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

Travelling through Baroque Heaven at Lake Constance

4 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days

Contact address

Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Römerstraße 2, 6900 Bregenz, Austria