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Culture of Bregenz. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bregenz The historical part of the city is, without a doubt, the most interesting part of Bregenz for tourists. This area has many valuable historical and architectural landmarks – first buildings appeared yet in the 11th century in this part of Bregenz. This is the location of the gorgeous St. Gallen Cathedral. The first church appeared on the site of the modern cathedral yet in 1097. For more than seven centuries, the church stood unchanged. In 1738, it was decided to start an extensive restoration as the condition of the religious shrine was far from perfect. Nowadays, guests of Bregenz can see the result of that work – the fabulous Baroque cathedral.
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The Tower of St. Martin is a famous medieval landmark and one of the symbols of the city. The building of the eye-catching tower was ended in 1602. A beautiful wooden cupola is a distinctive feature of the wonderful tower. Nowadays, visitors can see the exhibition of the Military Museum inside the tower. Among the exhibited items, there are collections of old weaponry, antique uniform, and many interesting historical documents. There is still the St. Martin’s Chapel on the first floor of the tower, in which visitors will see a collection of precious frescos and religious artifacts.
The Old Town Hall is a popular excursion destination for tourists in Bregenz. Built in 1662, the beautiful town hall is now a residential building. When it comes to describing family estates, it is worth noting Deuring Palace. The magnificent 17th-century building is surrounded by a beautiful garden with antique monuments and statues. Its spacious halls still keep the inimitable atmosphere of medieval times, and every piece of furniture is a precious museum item. In order to get acquainted with the history of the city and learn more about powerful Celts, visit the Vorarlberg Museum that is open in a beautiful historical building. Copyright
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The Unterstor Gates are kind of a border that separates the old and the new city. In the 13th century, the gates were a part of the unique protective facility. Even nowadays visitors are impressed by the beauty of the construction. The newer part of the city is also not deprived of landmarks – there are many interesting cultural venues that curious tourists will find interesting to attend. Guests of Bregenz are recommended to visit Herz-Jesu-Kirche, a fabulous neogothic building that dates back to 1905.
Bregenzer Festspiele is a popular architectural landmark, but Bregenz has got a new symbol lately – the lake stage. Every year, Bregenz Opera Festival takes place on this fabulous stage. Thousands of connoisseurs of opera visit this unique event. Bregenz Art House is one of the most famous cultural venues in the city, which regularly hosts interesting exhibitions and auctions. The building is made in best traditions of the modern style and is widely recognized as one of the most eye-catching buildings in the country. The museum is located not far from Lake Constance. Glass plates, steel, and cast concrete form the building that is both futurist and full of light. The landmark was designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is 1997.
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All fans of theatrical performances will find it interesting to attend Theater KOSMOS. It enjoys location in the historic area of Schoeller, among brick buildings and creations of modern designers. It’s an ultimate stage for young writers and experiments. The theater was founded almost 20 years ago as an attempt to find creative people and provide young actors and writers with a stage where they could unleash their talent. Tourists, who are more into contemporary art, will like Vorarlberg State Theater. It mostly offers classics but its repertoire is large as the theater has up to 15 premieres a year. The building of the theater is an architectural landmark, so tourists not keen on this kind of art will still find it interesting to explore it.
Bregenz Great views of the city and its surroundings, particularly Lake Constance, can be beheld from Pfänder, the highest mountain in the region. You can climb here by cable car, and you can go down on foot. Not only can you enjoy the delightful views from here, but you also get to enjoy tasty food in the restaurants – and there are quite a lot of them here, everyone can choose an establishment to suit their every taste. Besides this, you can visit (and completely free of charge) here a small zoo – in general, no one can leave this place disappointed as there is entertainment for everyone.
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Another interesting building to visit is called St. Nepomuk Kapelle. This chapel is famous for its wonderful exterior, and regardless of the fact that it is small, it is very spacious. The church has a round shape. It was built in 1757 in the rococo style, and it is dedicated to Saint John of Nepomuk. In addition, there is an interesting story associated with the church which you should definitely listen to. Of the different religious monuments, with the exception of those mentioned, it is worth highlighting the Kloster Mehrerau. This is a monastery that will be appreciated by all admirers of history since the building has a great historical value. Close-by you can find a restaurant with very tasty meal. The complex is very large – there are various religious buildings, a library and a church here.
Bregenz Numerous individuals begin their adventure in Bregenz from the Bregenz Hafen Bahnhof railway station, and consequently, it immediately becomes clear that the city is worth visiting. The station was built in the year 1871 and is one of the largest in the region. The building fits impeccably into the design of the city, being an excellent example. The station is situated near the city center in close proximity to Lake Constance. Nearby the pier, you can also arrange a chic walk. By the way, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions of the city, and to not take a walk along the coast would be a sacrilege.
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Among the museums, there are some worth visiting. For example, all admirers of modern art will love the Vorarlberg Museum. Furthermore, the building has an interesting exterior – its architecture is truly amazing. It is also worth mentioning that plastic bottles were used when casting the facade, which gives it a unique “feature”. In the Frauenmuseum, you can see various exhibits associated with ladies – clothing, jewelry – in general, everything that ladies wear and everything associated with them. Exhibits from the most diverse eras are present here.
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Public palaces near Bregenz
♥   Palace 'Burg Meersburg' , 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Sigmaringen Castle' , 77.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Bregenz
♥   Basilika St. Martin von Tours und St. Oswald, Weingarten, 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Pfarrkirche St. Florin, Vaduz, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Uhldingen-Birnau, 49.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kirche St. Georg, Reichenau, 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Mariä Himmelfahrt, Chur, 74.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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