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Colors of Bregenz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Bregenz Every year, Bregenz hosts a large and famous opera festival - Bregenzer Festspiele that is one of the most unusual events of this kind. The annual festival takes place in summer – the city prepares a large floating scene, and the majority of concerts and performances are held on it. Spectators watch magnificent opera performances from their sits on the shore. Sunset and water make concerts even more spectacular and impressive. People, who have visited the Bregenzer Festspiele at least once, will definitely never call opera a boring or dull form of art.
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The festival was established in 1946. Since that time, it has been held every year. Initially, it was a not very famous event until it was decided to make a floating scene on Lake Constance. The unusual setting has quickly drawn much attention to the opera festival. Skillful masters prepare fancy decorations for every performance. An innovating illumination system is an essential part of every concert – the scene looks absolutely inimitable under the rays of colorful spotlights. The outdoor opera hall can provide seats for up to seven thousand spectators, and this is also a record number.
Regular participants and spectators of the festival claim that the new scene was like a breath of fresh air for the festival. Stage directors and musicians are now not limited by the modest size of theatre scenes and can unleash their true talent. Every year, nearly twenty performances take place during Bregenzer Festspiele. Despite the fact that it is not cheap to build the scene and prepare all decorations, tickets to this event are never too expensive, and that is one more reason why so many visitors come to enjoy opera. Copyright
Besides performances that take place of the floating scene, the city’s theatres and concert halls also host nearly a hundred of interesting events. For a whole month, Bregenz turns into a true center of art. As a rule, the festival starts in the second half of July and ends in the 20s of August. The internationally famous Bregenzer Festspiele never ceases to conquer hearts of opera fans. The fan base of this unusual festival keeps growing every year.
In August, the city hosts another popular event, Bregenzer Hafenfest. This festival is a mix of culinary and music, so it’s an ideal place for everyone who wants to have fun and eat delicious food. The festival takes place in the city’s port, namely, near Bregenz Art House, Vorarlberg Museum, and the State Theatre. Numerous stalls with all kinds of food appear there, luring visitors craving for good food and entertainment. Tender sun and refreshing sea breeze only make it more pleasing to attend Bregenzer Hafenfest. For tourists, it is also a great place to buy souvenirs – prices are usually not high at the festival. The musical program is diverse and usually covers different genres.
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The Anton-Schneider-Straße Festival is quite an unusual event – it’s a street festival that takes place in the capital of Vorarlberg every summer. Old buildings of the city center become a fantastic stage for this charming event. Music bands perform right on the streets, entertaining views and passersby. Organizers of the event collaborate with a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants located on the street, so these venues offer special culinary delights to visitors. In winter, local restaurants and bars host one more interesting event – the Long Night of Music. On the day of the festival, participating restaurants and bars host music concerts that usually last until the dawn. Rock and pop, electronica, jazz, and soul – everyone will easily find a music style to fit their taste. Of course, delicious food is an essential part of the Long Night of Music. This event has one more advantage – most concerts are free.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bregenz and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bregenz
♥   Liebfrauenbasilika, Rankweil, 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Nikolaus, Feldkirch, 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bregenz
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Neu-Montfort' , 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Schattenburg' , 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Neu-Schellenberg' , 33.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Alt-Schellenberg' , 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schalun Castle' Vaduz, 42.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Neues Schloss Meersburg' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Meersburg' , 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Bregenz and around

Arlberg tunnel

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
The Arlberg Tunnel was driven in the Austrian Alps in 1978. Over the years the tunnel has remained one of the world’s leaders in scale and equipment. It’s Austrian longest road tunnel with a length of 10240 metres whose construction has been lasting more than four years. The tunnel has no any original design, technical equipment of high quality is its main distinctive feature. … Read further

Neue Leuchtturm Lighthouse

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
People who travel to Bavarian town Lindau have to walk near the harbour and to adore with the lighthouse "Neue Leuchtturm". The lighthouse stays alone on the Boden See. That's why it became the symbol of Lindau town. From German "Neue Leuchtturm" translates as the "New lighthouse". The tower has one peculiarity. It is decorated with the clock. This decoration is quite rarely used outside the lighthouses. The 33 meters long lighthouse hasn't been working for a long period of time. Notwithstanding that, it is still the landmark on which people pay a lot of attention. … Read further
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ASEAN countries (short-haul market) were the biggest source market for Malaysia, accounting for 68.1% of tourist arrivals (2.9 million). East Asia and South Asia (medium-haul market) had a share of 20.1% or 870 thousand arrivals, and the long-haul market had the smallest share of 11.8% or 512 thousand arrivals. The top ten source countries for Malaysia are the following: Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, India, Brunei, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Vietnam. Read this


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