1. 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.