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Bregenz

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Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. The city is on the eastern shores of Lake Constance, the third-largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, between Switzerland in the west and Germany in the northwest.The city is on a plateau falling in a series of terraces to the lake at the foot of Pfänder mountain. It is a junction of the arterial roads from the Rhine valley to the German Alpine foothills, with cruise ship services on Lake Constance.It is famous for the annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele as well as the dance festival Bregenzer Spring.HistoryThe first settlements date from 1500 BC. Celtic tribe named Brigantii is mentioned by Strabo as a sub-tribe in these region of the Alps. In the 5th century BC, the Celts settled at Brigantion, which was one of their most heavily fortified locations. After battles in 15 BC, the Romans conquered Brigantion and the city became a Roman camp. It was conferred the status of a municipality (Brigantium) around 50 AD and was the seat of the Roman admiralty for Lake Constance. In 259/60 Brigantium was destroyed by the Alemanni, a Germanic people who settled in the area in around 450.From 610 to 612 St. Columbanus and Saint Gall worked as missionaries in Bregenz. From 917 the castle served as a residence of the Udalrichinger (ruling dynasty of Vorarlberg), who called themselves Counts of Bregenz. The house died out around 1150. The son of the first Ulrich was Saint Gebhard, born in 947. He became Bishop of Konstanz. In around 1170 Hugo of Tübingen (Montfort) founded a town settlement (first documented mention in 1249), enlarged in the 13th and 14th century and from 1650 to 1652.
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Landmark
Bregenz Festival
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Duration: 4 hours
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Lookout
Pfander
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kunsthaus Bregenz
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
Bregenz Hafen
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Bregenz

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Water Body
Lunersee Brand
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Duration: 4 hours
Cross-country Ski Area
Skigebiet Damuls - Mellau - Faschina Damuls
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Observation Deck
Panoramarestaurant Karren Dornbirn
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Alpentherme Ehrenberg Reutte
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Bregenz

Hiking Trail
Bregenzerwald Cheese Road
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Frauenmuseum Hittisau
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Duration: 1 hour
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Church
St. Nepomuk Kapelle
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Oberstadt Bregenz
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Bregenz

Church
Herz.Jesu Kirche
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Pfarrkirche St. Gallus
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Kloster Mehrerau
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Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Seekapelle
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Bregenz

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Military Museum
Martinsturm (Tower Of St. Martin)
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
vorarlberg museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Casinos in Bregenz

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Casino
Casino Bregenz
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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