Since the 1990s this small province has been attracting considerable attention amongst the European architectural community. A concentration on sustainable building has also given Vorarlberg’s architects a competitive edge in the world of construction. Economic use of natural resources and simple structure and layout characterise these contemporary buildings, yet they retain a strong link with tradition. Because conscious use of building materials available locally is evident in traditional Bregenzerwald houses and is still common practice. Accomplished use of wood as a construction material never fails to impress the numerous architects who come to visit. You can put together a personal web tour of buildings that interest you or book a guide for a guided tour in person.
Experience 900 years of Culture
Klosterneuburg Abbey provides a treasure trove of unique experiences. It has been a custodian of valuable art of centuries and features world famous items such as the Verdun Altar. The abbey is also Austria's oldest wine estate and its many award winning wines have earned a stellar reputation. As of May 2011, another highilght awaits visitors: the opening of the Abbey's treasury holding the Archducal Crown of Austria.