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Local architecture

Architecture certainly has its place - not to mention responsible individuals ready to share first-hand information.

During guided architectural tours to select monuments of buildign culture various types of events provide information about current and historical buildings in Vorarlberg.

Architektur vor Ort (local architecture)

Building culture concerns all people – this is one of the basic tenets of the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut (vai), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. Headquartered in Dornbirn, the vai puts on special exhibitions at its office location in the centre of Dornbirn. Under the heading “Architektur vor Ort,” it also regularly invites visitors to join architectural tours featuring first-hand information. Always on the last Friday of the month from 5 pm, “Architektur vor Ort” guides visitors throughout Vorarlberg to select new objects from the areas of residential public building, open-space design, education and social affairs, as well as trade and industry. During the public architectural tours, developers and  expert architects provide information on the buildings and are available to answer any questions.

Verena Konrad at Schanerloch Bridge © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Agriculture and architecture in Kleinwalsertal

What makes a Walser house so special? Why were houses and stables once built this way? What is a Brüüge, a Seelenloch or a Vorhuus? During summer  Kleinwalsertal community chronicler Stefan Heim guides an easy hike every Tuesday while simultaneously providing insights into the 700-year history of the Walser people in Vorarlberg. Participants may be exposed to one or two (German) dialect words along the way.

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