The Jewish Museum Hohenems, located in the former Heimann-Rosenthal Villa, commemorates the rural Jewish community of Hohenems and its contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and surrounding regions.
The islands of Lake Constance await your exploration. Book a tour guide and learn about the centuries-old history of the island of Lindau.
Get in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year by enjoying a train ride through the winter wonderland of Graubünden. The Bernina Express will take you from Chur to the famous winter sports resort of Arosa in an hour. It’s definitely worth factoring in some time there for a walk around the lake and a snack at lunchtime.
A former centre of industry and modern commercial hub, this city has a lot to offer and many stories to tell.
Cultural life, history and a real delight – a wonderful way to start the spring. The history of Hohenems is resplendent with aristocrats, magnificent buildings, but also persecution.
Here’s what we think is the perfect day out in our state's capital: Kick off your group trip with a cultural highlight and a look behind the scenes of the world-famous Bregenz Festival.
The cityscape of Bregenz is strongly defined by this iconic museum, which draws crowds as much for its architecture as its exhibitions.
Affectionately known as the KUB, this architecturally unmistakable art centre was opened in 1997 and has since hosted some of the biggest names in international contemporary art. The building is an artwork in itself, designed by the renowned architect Peter Zumthor, and a significant contribution to the Bregenz skyline.
Situated right in the city centre, Feldkirch’s Montforthaus hosts various congresses and events all year round. Stunningly renovated in 2015, the building’s ultra-modern façade nestles smoothly between the city’s medieval structures. A new range of tours offer a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes, giving visitors insights into the hosting of exhibitions, congresses, concerts and trade fairs.
Werkraum is home to various forward-thinking and traditionally-rooted craftspeople from the Bregenzerwald area. The visionary building was designed by world-famous architect Peter Zumthor but built and fitted out by the collective might of the local craftsmen themselves. The idea was for it to be a meeting place, exhibition hall and a grand showcase for the time-honoured trades of the Bregenzerwald region.
The Bregenz Festival is a must for any culture vulture, with a varied programme of opera performances, orchestral concerts, music and poetry presentations at its outdoor stage, the Festspielhaus (festival hall) and the Lake Studio.
Rund um die Bregenzer Festspiele gibt es Vieles zu entdecken. Führungen, Ausstellungen und Zeit auf dem Bodensee verbringen, gehört zu den Must-Do's.
Vorarlberg builds differently: modern and exciting, yet nestling perfectly into the timeless landscapes of its towns and villages.
Making a lifelong commitment is the perfect excuse for an adrenaline-packed day out, saying goodbye to bachelor life in style.
Tradition and hospitality are alive and well at the sophisticated Hotel Schiffle. The group accommodation is located right at the heart of the region and close to many excursion destinations, and the border to neighbouring Switzerland.
Hotel Deutschmann, perfect for groups, is just a stroll away from the shores of Lake Constance and a five-minute drive from Bregenz city centre. The generations-old hotel stands as an emblem of traditional Vorarlberg hospitality and is conveniently located for group travel in this region where four countries meet.
The hospitality on offer at the family-run Hotel Gasthof Mohren in Rankweil draws on many years of tradition. On offer here are home-made culinary delights, relaxing hours and welcoming evenings in the hotel’s homely garden.
Located right in the middle of the Rhine Valley, Hotel am Garnmarkt offers its guests great variety with the pedestrian zone in Götzis within walking distance, as well as proximity to nature and excellent infrastructure connections. This place is ideal for group trips with added value.
Hotel am See is just a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Constance in the small town of Hard, blessed with idyllic harbour and park areas. This group hotel is located in a quiet residential area, but the town is small enough to navigate and benefits from great links to the region’s infrastructure.
Once an aristocratic house on the outskirts of Feldkirch, Hotel Garni Bären is now the ideal starting point for excursions into the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The hotel caters to groups and dates back to the 14th century, retaining a charming appeal throughout its long history and centuries of tradition.
Hotel Gasthof Krone is just a five-minute walk from Dornbirn’s vibrant city centre and enjoys direct links to the local infrastructure. Moreover, the family-run hotel, which welcomes groups, is also known throughout the country for its culinary offerings.
The harbour, the Pfänder and the city centre are all just a stone’s throw away from Hotel Germania in Bregenz. The hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring the city or the shores of Lake Constance, be that on a hired bicycle or on foot.
This family-run hotel is quick and easy to get to and is situated in a quiet and attractive location in Rankweil, right at the heart of Vorarlberg. The hotel’s own restaurant is the perfect place to round off a great day in the company of friends, family or colleagues.
Hotel Ibis is located a stone’s throw from the centre of Bregenz, close to the train station and lake, and only a few minutes’ drive from the nearest motorway exit. These seamless links to the local infrastructure make Hotel ibis a popular business hotel.
Hotel Katharinenhof is an inviting city hotel in Dornbirn, comprised of the traditional Katharinenhof Standard and the ultra-modern Katharinenhof Comfort. This is a place where Vorarlberg hospitality and design-oriented architecture merge.
Hotel Messmer has a prime location in the capital city of Vorarlberg, right at the beating heart of Bregenz’s market square, Kornmarktplatz. Set within a building with over 400 years of history, this is an institution with deep-rooted Vorarlberg family tradition and a timeless style.
The Vorarlberg hospitality on offer at Hotel Rössle draws on 140 years of tradition. Feeling good is the order of the day here, and the needs of guests take centre stage. The hotel is situated in a quiet location where visitors can relax while still benefitting from direct links to the local infrastructure.
Angelika Kauffmann was a sophisticated artist of international renown and a pioneer of her time. Her home village of Schwarzenberg boasts not only the Angelika Kauffmann Hall and a baroque parish church but also a museum dedicated to the life and works of its most famous daughter.
This historic steamship first graced the Lake Constance waters back in 1913 and in the 21st century it retains a timeless charm and elegance. The flair of its decks, the chic salons, and the mighty steam engine whisk visitors back in time to days gone by.
The little sister of the elegant Hohentwiel steam ship has been back gracing the waters of Lake Constance since May 2019. The MS Österreich is a motor ship first launched during the 1920s golden age, and was considered a luxury liner at the time.
Largely underground and barely noticeable from the outside, Skyspace Lech is nestled snugly amidst the high alpine landscape of the Lechquelle Mountains. In 2018, the contemporary American artist James Turrell created a work of installation art at 1,780 metres above sea level, part of a series of over 60 fascinating light space creations worldwide.
Mainau, the botanical “Flower Island”, nestles like a multi-coloured jewel within the blues and greens of Lake Constance. The majestic castle complex, an outstanding example of southern Germany’s baroque style of architecture, harmonises effortlessly with one of Europe’s most beautiful botanical parks.
Hotel Schwärzler is located in a quiet residential area of Bregenz, between the foot of the mountain and the shores of Lake Constance. Central and perfectly connected local infrastructure, the hotel is an ideal starting point for group trips.
The Herburger family has owned Hotel Weisses Kreuz for more than 160 years, which makes it the oldest family-run hotel in Feldkirch. The passion for hospitality has stayed strong over the centuries, with a commitment and flair at Hotel Weisses Kreuz as tangible today as it ever was.
Hotel Weisses Kreuz is the most traditional hotel in Bregenz catering to groups, yet in some ways it’s more in tune with the pulse of the city than most. It’s a real feel-good spot at the centre of the city and just a 10-minute walk from the Pfänder and the festival stage.
Quiet yet central, traditional yet modern, Hotel Gasthof Löwen combines these contrasts into a harmonious whole. Centrally located at the nexus of three countries, this traditional Vorarlberg establishment is an ideal point for groups to set out from.
A traditional hotel with family flair and comfort, Hotel Pension Sternen is located on the outskirts of the municipality of Klaus and offers a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains.
This striking redbrick building is a former textile factory which today is home to the modern and charming JUFA Hotel. Its proximity to Lake Constance and to Germany makes this establishment the perfect starting point for group excursions.
Montfort das Hotel is a modern hotel with flair and personality that caters to groups, located just outside the centre of Feldkirch. Montfort das Hotel has been operating as a family business for more than 50 years and has established a reputation as a place that welcomes business and group travellers.
Beyond the hustle and bustle of the city centre lies Stadthotel Hirschen Dornbirn, a place seamlessly integrated into the modern infrastructure and a highlight for anyone who appreciates art and style. This hotel, which welcomes groups, combines adventure, culture and comfort within its four walls.
The Sternen Hotel in Wolfurt is found in a quiet yet central location. This group accommodation, just a few minutes’ drive from the famous cities of the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region, is a four-star feel-good haven with modern and elegant charm.
Welcome to Austria’s first architecture hotel: cosy comfort, eye-catching design and mindful style concepts make Vienna House Martinspark, centrally located in Dornbirn, an experience for all the senses.
Central Hotel Löwen is located right in the heart of Feldkirch. Unobtrusive from the outside, a cosy feel-good space on the inside, this central group accommodation is located at the foot of the town’s most famous landmark: Schattenburg Castle.
Hotel Bischof is just a 10-minute walk from Dornbirn city centre and a five-minute drive from the nearest motorway exit. The traditional accommodation is classic, comfy and the ideal starting point for exploring the region.
Formerly a humble stable, this building now houses one of the world’s foremost collection of cribs. The exhibition presents an astonishing variety of widely differing specimens from places as diverse as Austria, Italy, Spain, Lapland, Africa and China.
This hilltop fort is the undisputed landmark of Feldkirch, originally built in around 1260 to protect the town and its residents. It’s also the ancestral seat of the Counts of Montfort who rose in the Middle Ages to become the reigning aristocratic family in the region known today as Vorarlberg.
The quaint market town of Rankweil is dominated by this fairytale-esque basilica perched on a hill at its centre. This formidable building on the Liebfrauenberg is a landmark in the truest sense, visible from all over the valley.
Situated just outside the city of Dornbirn this is one of the largest gorges in central Europe. A signposted trail and spectacular wooden footpaths lead past breathtaking views sculpted by prehistorical geological process – as the Mesozoic sea retreated and formed the mountains of the Alps.
The Bregenzerwald railway line, affectionately known locally as the Wälderbähnle, used to link Bregenz to the mountain village of Bezau. This 35-kilometre stretch was covered by a narrow-gauge track just 760 millimetres wide.
This 8km-long hiking trail takes visitors all the way along the Pfänder ridge, from the cable car station to Eichenberg and Möggers, with various culinary stop-off points. Twelve boards along the way present hikers with interesting facts about the production of Vorarlberg cheese.
The centuries-old Martinsturm tower in Bregenz is the main landmark of Vorarlberg’s capital. One of the must-see historical sights on Lake Constance, its baroque onion-shaped dome towers over the roofs of the city.
Karren is Dornbirn’s emblematic local mountain, towering over the city and offering panoramic views of the Swiss mountains, the Rhine Valley, and over to Lake Constance. It can be reached on foot in around an hour, or by a few minutes’ cable car ride lifting passengers up to a height of 976 metres.
The Fenkart family specialise in a variety of delectable hand-made chocolates and pralines. They now offer tastings and guided tours in their showroom where visitors can find out everything about the cultivation of cocoa and the production of chocolate.
A fine nose for flavours and the sheer pleasure of cooking were what, back in 1911, first drove founder Richard Bösch to establish a mustard production business: Lustenauer Senf Bösch GmbH.
The Mohren Brewery in Dornbirn has been shaping beer culture in Vorarlberg since 1834. How is their beer produced? How did the Mohren Brewery get its name? What varieties do they brew here? These questions and more are answered over four storeys and 700 m², including exhibits from the collection of the Huber family, which owns the brewery.
Austria is famous for its schnapps production, and there’s none finer than here in Vorarlberg. The local Prinz distillery in Hörbranz offers a unique behind-the-scenes look of how their spirit is produced. Visitors are able to watch master distillers at work and gain fascinating insights into the fine art of distillation.
With its modern rooms, regional cuisine and excellent location on the outskirts of the regional capital, Hotel Lamm combines all the qualities a successful group trip requires.
Ideal for groups, Walliserhof is a hidden gem in the middle of Brand. It’s a winner with its own unique style, warm hospitality and smart regionality.
Val Blu is known by locals as a place for recuperation in an enviable location, but it’s an equally perfect spot for group trips.
TUI Blue Montafon, a 3.5-star design hotel, occupies an ideal plot of land here in Schruns Tschagguns for easy group trips from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Italy.
As you can guess by the name, at the 4-star Relax & Vitalhotel Adler it’s all about wellbeing and enjoyment. With activities outside and relaxation inside, this group hotel manages to fuse all the important qualities required for a successful group trip.
Bio-Hotel Saladina in Montafon sums up what it means to be an ‘organic’ hotel: sustainability is the order of the day, with Grander® water and organic pillows available in all rooms, and food from the hotel’s own farm. This is certainly the ideal group hotel for those who care about their impact on the environment.
Seehotel Am Kaiserstrand in Lochau promises a holiday fit for a Kaiser, located directly on the shores of Lake Constance and with its own magnificent bathhouse on the water. It’s a picture-perfect place for relaxation, just 3 km from Bregenz and next to the German border.
The only Women’s Museum in Austria plays host to varying exhibitions on women past and present, from a regional or supra-regional perspective. Frauenmuseum Hittisau aims to make clear the cultural contributions of women throughout history and in present day, and as such has hosted over 30 exhibitions to date on various topics.
By turns rugged and raw, green and pristine, Montafon is a veritable natural beauty from all angles.
The Bodensee Vorarlberg region has long attracted visitor groups from all over the world - and with good reason. Whether for the Bregenz Festival, enthralling wine history, city tours or adjacent mountains, this is undoubtedly a special place. Here we provide you with several tips for group hotels which are ideally placed near Lake Constance for all kinds of excursions.
Whether you’re a group of old friends, work colleagues or club members, this program offers something for everyone whether in search of natural tranquillity or adventure.
While the summer in Feldkirch is lively and full of bright colours and fragrances, when winter falls this medieval town takes on a more contemplative air.
Vorarlberg is home to over 600 chapels and churches. These are places steeped in history, expressions of active faith and deep piety. During a pilgrimage or group trip in Vorarlberg, it’s certainly worthwhile stopping by some of these religious sites.
What better than a company outing to one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe? The idyllic landscape and varied destinations are reason enough to opt for a trip together at Lake Constance.
On a group trip to Lake Constance, you will encounter local culture and delight in thousand-year-old traditions, avant-garde art the next, and natural splendour all around. Lake Constance is at the nexus of four countries, and has long attracted all kinds of tourism, whether those looking for action, to relax in nature or to enjoy culture and fine gastronomy
Michelehof is a farm that’s been run by the Büchele family from Hard for generations. Processing their own fruit has always been part of the daily routine here, and now in recent years Albert Büchele has made this his passion and has brought the distillation of fine spirits to perfection with traditional methods.
Vorarlberg has a long tradition of small-scale agriculture. Most farmers here live from dairy farming. The milk is used in numerous alpine dairies and in summer months in the Alps to make its Bergkäse, a tangy hard cheese.
The largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls offer visitors a truly magnificent spectacle. Over a width of 150 metres and a height of 23 metres, 700 cubic metres of concentrated water per second plunge over the rocks here.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pfahlbauten tells the story of life in the Stone and Bronze Ages. You start your visit with a virtual 360° dive in the Archeorama. Here, the life and building structures under water are made visible.
Picturesque mountain worlds and panoramas are revealed on a trip through the Bregenzerwald. At the museum of local history in Schwarzenberg you can find out all about life in this valley through history.
Lake Constance and the sunny slopes of the Rhine Valley used to be home to many vineyards. Nowadays just a few wine growers remain; among them is Josef Möth in Bregenz, whose vineyards are located within touching distance of Lake Constance.
Cobbled streets and romantic arcades lead visitors through the Feldkirch’s old town. The Schattenburg castle towers mightily above it, regaling with stories of times gone by.
Here in Dornbirn, experienced Austria Guides offer fascinating views of the city and stories from its industrial past. This walking tour takes visitors through Dornbirn’s most beautiful and impressive places.
Hohenems is a small city with grand stories. Testament to this are sites such as the stately Palace of the Counts of Ems who founded an Israelite community.
Austria Guides offer a magical walking tour to the most beautiful and distinctive points of the city, such as the lakeside promenade, the harbour and the cultural mile.
Bludenz is surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains whose peaks reach well over 2,000 metres. Affectionately known by locals as the "Städtle", it is a springboard for five Alpine valleys and a centre of alpine sport.
Vorarlberg has a long and proud history of beer brewing. In fact, in years gone by almost every inn brewed its own beer. A number of these traditional breweries are still active today, such as the Fohrenburger brewery in Bludenz, the Mohren brewery in Dornbirn, the Egg brewery and the Frastanz brewery cooperative.
There’s truly something to do on this picturesque lake all year round. From the start of April to October there are daily trips to the most beautiful destinations on Lake Constance. During the high season there are evening trips with music and dancing, as well as round trips to and from Bregenz.
Vorarlberg is blessed by an abundance of water. From glacial ice to the shores of Lake Constance, the crystal-clear wet stuff seeks its way, is collected, filtered, drunk and – increasingly – is converted into electricity.
The truly picturesquely Lünersee (“Lunar Lake”) at an altitude of 1,970m sits at the foot of the Schesaplana mountain and is surrounded by various peaks. There’s a wonderful circuit along the lake’s shore that takes about three hours and is relatively flat.
It is claimed the monastery of St. Gerold dates back to the 11th century. Today, the priory, which belongs to the Benedictine monastery of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, is considered the spiritual and cultural centre of the Great Walser Valley.
This unique project arose out of a collaboration between the planning of seven international architecture firms on the one hand, and local construction know-how on the other. The result perfectly combines internationally designed architecture with the know-how and skills of regional craftsmen in the Bregenzerwald.
Only 20 minutes from the centre of Dornbirn lies a unique playground in the midst of a magnificent mountain paradise. The Ebnit sports club has a variety of activities on offer, overseen by outdoor specialists.
This palace is regarded as one of the most important Renaissance buildings in western Austria. Its construction dates back to Cardinal Markus Sitticus III of Hohenems. The palace is now owned and lived in by the Waldburg-Zeil family: Countess Stephanie Waldburg-Zeil can even give a personal tour of the palace on request.
The museum landscape based around the yearly Schubertiade Festival is a delightful mix of small and historically significant spaces. First and foremost are the Franz Schubert Museum and Schubertiade Museum where visitors can get a comprehensive overview of the stories of the great composers.
Bregenz's local mountain towers over the city at 1,064 metres, offering panoramas of three countries across the lake in one direction and the Bregenzerwald in the other. As well as hiking, there’s also a smooth ride up in an ultra-modern cable car, which silently climbs up to the most beautiful vantage point on Lake Constance in a matter of minutes.
This charming steam train began life as a genuine service railway, but today is used solely for visitor trips. The track runs along the Rhine embankment from the Rhein-Schauen Museum in Lustenau and through the nature reserve to the mouth of the Rhine at Lake Constance.
Since time immemorial, this region’s landscape has been shaped and nurtured by not only people but animals. Indeed, animals play a special role in the more inaccessible areas of the mountains.
The Stoffels Sawmill Museum is an open-air museum in Hohenems with a unique cultural-historical documentation of 2000 years of mill technology. On display here is the historical and technical development of saws and mills from their origins to modern times.
Milk and dairy products have been produced on this farm for four generations, but in recent years it has developed into a company of considerable size, specialising in goat's milk products. Whey is a healthy by-product of cheese production which Metzler use to produce natural cosmetics.
Messe Dornbirn is an ideal option for when the weather leads your group to consider indoor activities. Covering an area of over 1,236,544 m², this exhibition centre bears testament to Vorarlberg's vibrant society and economy.
Beyond the usual hiking and biking trails, there’s always something new to discover, new heights or natural wonders. An outdoor experience in Vorarlberg can bring out the best in everyone, while reinforcing group dynamics and team spirit.
The Juppen is the traditional costume of the Bregenzerwald. At this extraordinary production site, visitors can discover five centuries of craftsmanship and how this international-renowned Wälderjuppe is made.
Around 130 animals from 23 different species live here spread across an area of 10 hectares. Visitors can experience and observe numerous alpine animals first-hand during a walk in the Ardetzenberg Wildpark.