Alpenstadt Bludenz – a city with character
The small city of Bludenz forms the heart of the surrounding valleys in southern Vorarlberg.
Centred around the Nepomukbrunnen fountain, Bludenz’s medieval Old Town is perfect for a little window shopping – thanks in no small part to its Mediterranean feel and its 100-plus shops and boutiques. The many cafes invite visitors to take a well-earned refreshment break, while the weekly markets offer the chance to buy flowers, regional delicacies and much more from local farmers. And the factory outlets run by Milka (chocolate) and Getzner (textiles) extend the dazzling range of options still further.
Chief among the many landmarks that set Bludenz apart is old St. Lawrence’s Church: perched high above the Old Town and adorned with an eye-catching onion dome, both it and the baroque charms of nearby Schloss Gayenhofen castle can be seen for miles around.
The city is also packed with leisure and sporting attractions whatever the season. From hiking, mountain biking and golf in summer to skiing, cross-country skiing and winter hiking in the colder months, Bludenz is the ideal place for an active Alpine break in Vorarlberg.
Housed at a former train depot, the celebrated Remise Bludenz is a major cultural centre that features a fantastically diverse range of events to suit all ages throughout the year.
Late autumn is the perfect time to discover Bludenz: easy to reach with public transport, it boasts quaint little roads for taking a stroll, popular shops and cafes just waiting to be discovered, a wonderful ascent up to St. Lawrence’s Church with its breathtaking views over the city, terrific dining options, and of course a whole host of sweet treats at the Milka store!
Join us as we explore the highlights and trendiest locations in the city!
Discover Bludenz with us as we take in the city’s hotspots!
Did you know?
Bludenz has a long market tradition and hosts a number of special events such as the popular Klostermarkt. Held in early September, this celebrated market features unique products from around 30 monasteries and convents all over the Alps. Don’t miss it!