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Cultural Highlights

There are countless highlights that await culture lovers visiting Vorarlberg. Lake Constance provides a perfect backdrop for the arts whilst the region of the Bregenzerwald is famous for its contemporary architecture.

Lake Constance in Vorarlberg - The region of Bodensee-Vorarlberg provides a perfect backdrop for the arts, its cities hosting dozens of annual music and art festivals, including the renowned Bregenz Festival on Lake Constance with its floating stage.

Things to do
  • Bregenz Festival
    A musical and theatrical festival like no other, some of the world’s most distinguished operas have performed on the floating stage at the Bregenz Festival.
  • Kunsthaus Bregenz
    The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) is not only Vorarlberg’s most important art and exhibition centre, but also an award-winning architectural marvel.
  • Rolls-Royce Museum
    Visitors can enjoy over 1,000 exhibits – including the Queen Mother’s famed Phantom – set over some 3,000m² and throughout 3 storeys at the world’s largest Rolls-Royce Museum, housed in an old spinning mill built in 1862.
  • Poolbar Festival
    Over six weeks in July and August, some 20,000 visitors will descend upon Feldkirch for one of Europe‘s hottest music and culture festivals. Set within an old indoor swimming pool complex, come revel in a real party atmosphere where music, art, fashion and architecture coolly intermix.

Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg - Vorarlberg’s Bregenzerwald is famous for its contemporary architecture. Throughout the region, classic wooden buildings are preserved, yet also enhanced, in bold modern form. Stay at one of the area’s design hotels for further proof.

Things to do

  • Schubertiade Festival Schwarzenberg
    Honouring composer Franz Schubert, the Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg draws circa 45,000 visitors to its annual programme of some 50 concerts, lieder recitals and master courses.
  • Bregenzerwald Cheese Street
    Don’t miss the Bregenzerwald ‘Cheese Street’, a variety of ‘stopping off’ points including small dairy farms, cheese cellars, and delicatessens – all important players in the cheesemaking process. A real treat for the taste buds!
  • Werkraum Depot
    The Werkraum Depot is the communal exhibition and information platform for furniture and objects from the Bregenzerwald. „Handwerk + Form“ – modern pieces of furniture for everyday use are judged and awarded by an expert jury. On two weekends in October, the pieces of art are open to the public. Packages for those weekends are available.
  • Ms Kaufmann Cookery School
    Inspired by your cheese tour? Learn how to make authentic Austrian dishes at the ‘Ms Kaufmann’ cookery school located in a 300-year old former inn, today the Engel restaurant in Egg. Experienced cooks, farmers, and wine-growers are often invited along to this cooking session which includes an aperitif, the prepared meal with wine, a taster for home, and, of course, the all-important recipes.