Bregenz Sights and Landmarks Guide, Austria
Being the capital city of the most modern province in Austria, Bregenz boasts not only of important historical sites, but also venues that celebrate contemporary arts. Its location at the foot of a mountain along the shores of a lake also provides spectacular views that typify Bregenz. Start exploring Bregenz Sights with the following information.
Bregenz Sights - Attractions
Situated near a river and a mountain, Bregenz’ natural surroundings offer settings for outdoor activities attracting many tourists who love the outdoors. This geographic backdrop also allowed the set up of towns whose culture, layout, and structures put together reveal the evolution of Bregenz all these years.
Bodensee. Also known as Lake Constance, Bodensee is the third largest freshwater lake in Europe, which crosses Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Along its shores, the annual summer music festival called Bregenzer Festspiele is held every July and August. A floating stage, Seebühne, with a capacity of 7,000 seats and the largest of its kind in the world is set up at the edge of the lake where operas and concerts are held. The said festival attracts 200,000 tourists yearly.
Pfander. Breathtaking views overlooking the Swiss Alps, Bodensee, the peaks of Bregenzerwald up to Widderstein (almost to the border of Tirol) from this mountain can be experienced through trekking or cabin lift. The walk takes 2 to 3 hours while the cable ride takes about 6 minutes.
Oberstadt. Translated as Upper town in English, Obenstadt is the medieval center of Bregenz. It holds remnants of 13th and 16th century buildings, houses and town walls. Martinsturm is also found in this medieval town. A tour of the town is like going through the time machine and experiencing the history of Bregenz.
Bregenz Sights – Notable Landmarks
A mixture of the old and the new exemplifies modern day Bregenz. Visitors can catch sight of historic buildings alongside recently made edifices. As such, it is not surprising that the representative landmarks of Bregenz Sights – like Salzburg Sights - are also a blend of the ancient and recent.
Martinsturm. St. Martin’s Tower is considered the signature landmark of Bregenz as it features the biggest onion dome in central Europe. This baroque style bulb-shaped tower has a small church on its ground floor and a military museum on its upper floor.
Kunsthaus. Designed by Peter Zumthor, this museum provides rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists. This cube shaped building has a facade made up of towering steel and glass and a concrete interior. About 6,000 visitors come here each year to witness Bregenz’ contemporary arts, in which the city and Vorarlberg is famous for.Bregenz Sights continue to provide beauty to Austria. They are as pleasurable as the majestic Linz Sights. Looking at these wonderful attractions will make one think of how good it is to stay in the country.
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- Bergen, nice city by the lake
review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
Nice Austrian city, lying directly to the lake of Constance. In the summer it offers you great views on the sea and there are a lot of possibilities where you can sit down and drink a coffee a eat icecream. You can also take a walk at the lake, but not everywhere it's n ice, because one of the...
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