Our most recommended things to do in Bregenz

From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

1. From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

Are you interested in discovering the best deals for an adventurous day during your Switzerland visit? Look no further than AlpExcursion, your perfect partner for organizing a trip tailored to your preferences. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures and histories on this single-day journey. Your exploration begins with a pick-up by your driver-guide from your Zurich accommodation. Commence your voyage with a visit to Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Despite its small size, this country boasts breathtaking scenery and enchanting landscapes that will leave a lasting impression. Experience the allure of the Alpine landscape firsthand in this compact yet remarkable nation. Embark on a captivating journey to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, renowned for its stunning alpine landscapes and the iconic Vaduz Castle. Explore the Peter-Kaiser-Platz square, home to the Town Hall, Government building, and the Parliament of Liechtenstein, where the nation's decisions come to life. Immerse yourself in the historical charm and modern vibrancy that coexist in this picturesque town. Discover the stories embedded within the walls of Vaduz Castle, a testament to centuries of heritage and restoration. With its unique blend of history and contemporary life, Vaduz offers an enriching experience for every traveler. The adventure proceeds to Bregenz, Austria, known as "The City by the Lake." As the capital of Vorarlberg, Austria's westernmost region, Bregenz is nestled along the eastern shores of Lake Constance, affording visitors breathtaking views to savor. Ascend Pfänder Mountain via cable car for panoramic vistas that stretch across three countries, an opportunity not to be missed. Art enthusiasts will find solace at the acclaimed Kunsthaus Art Museum, featuring inspirational exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world. The journey leads to Lindau in Germany, a charming island town on Lake Constance's eastern side. With its ancient architecture, charming alleyways, and Lake Constance vistas, Lindau promises a captivating experience. The town's harbor entrance, adorned with the Bavarian lion and a white lighthouse, presents a mesmerizing panorama of the Alps and Lake Constance. Don't forget to revel in the awe-inspiring magnificence of Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall, located in Switzerland. Marvel at the cascade of foaming white water, feel the mist on your skin from the viewing platforms and embark on an exhilarating boat tour to get up close to the falls, an encounter that embodies nature's raw power. For a different seasonal adventure, consider visiting Stein am Rhein during the winter months. This picturesque town comes alive with festive charm, boasting delightful Christmas markets that offer an enchanting atmosphere, with stalls adorned with crafts, seasonal treats, and holiday decorations. Embrace the warmth of the holiday spirit as you explore the charming streets of Stein am Rhein, lit up with twinkling lights and festive decorations.

Bregenz - Historic Guided walking tour

2. Bregenz - Historic Guided walking tour

Start your tour by visiting the Church of St. Gallus. Built in a blend of Gothic, Baroque and Rococo architectural styles, the construction of the church dates back to 1380. A few meters away from here is the Thalbach monastery which dates back to 1436 and became a monastery in 1575. It houses wooden sculptures of Saints. Walk by the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Constructed from timber, it is one of the most impressive buildings of Bregenz which dates back to the 17th century. Michael Kunz designed this building in 1662. Political decisions used to be made here up until the 19th century. Learn about Guta, the old woman who saved the people of Bregenz from an attack by secretly overhearing the Appenzell people in 1406. You will get to see the Ehre-Guta-Platz which is named in her honor. Admire the St. Martin’s Tower which is built in baroque style. It is the tallest landmark in Bregenz which offers beautiful views of the city. Here, you will also see the Saint Martin’s Chapel which dates back to 1362. Visit the Montfortbrunnen Fountain named after the poet and politician Hugo von Montfort. The bronze statue on the fountain was sculpted by Emil Gehrer. It depicts the poet playing the harp while sitting on one knee. Admire the architecture of a 3 story house on the street known as Kornmarktstrasse. It is designed in Baroque architectural style and features a sculpture of the Madonna. Finally, you will be astonished with the art in the Künstlerhaus which features international contemporary art in which meaningful exhibits are displayed and changed every month. It was originally known as Villa Gülich and then Palais Thurn und Taxis.

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What people are saying about Bregenz

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The trip was so enjoyable, visiting interesting destination in three countries surrounding Switzerland in a just one day. The transportation and the host/driver was comfortable and very kind and helpful. He makes the journey a personal touch vacation trip. Me and my wife were very much enjoy it.

Snapshot visits in a few cities along a beautiful landscape. Not a lot of free time everywhere but driver was very flexible and accommodating based on weather. A bit pricey for the experience but we had a comfortable ride and pleasant driver.