A city for all seasons
Dornbirn brought to life
Looking for a fun-filled day in Dornbirn? Enjoy these top tips from our editorial team!
Dornbirn: Vorarlberg’s biggest city
Dornbirn is the biggest city in the Rheintal valley and Vorarlberg’s shopping hub. As you take a stroll through the charming city centre and across the market square, you’ll be amazed at the vast array of brands and styles on offer in over 220 shops. Dornbirn is also packed with a wide range of additional attractions, such as the popular Kulturhaus and Spielboden cultural centres and the “inatura” natural history museum. The city is also home to the Vorarlberg Architecture Institute, which focuses on contemporary architecture.
Dornbirn’s culinary scene is deliciously diverse, featuring options from Gault&Millau award-winning restaurants to delightful and authentic Vorarlberg inns. Hearty, exquisite and traditional cooking is available all over Dornbirn – high above the rooftops, down in the heart of the city and also in its attractive surroundings.
The city’s high quality of life is reflected in its sports and leisure attractions. Hikers and mountain bikers alike are drawn to the nearby mountains, with the romantic forest pool, the architecturally stunning city pool, the fitness course and the cycle paths also ideal for active breaks.
Late autumn is the perfect time to visit Dornbirn: take a leisurely stroll, shop at the trendiest outlets, ride the Karrenseilbahn cable car and explore terrific dining options. It’s also ideal for discovering the Karren, Dornbirn’s main summit, which commands a breathtaking view over the Rheintal valley all the way to Lake Constance.
Join us as we explore the highlights and trendiest locations in the city!
Did you know?
Erected in 1639, the Rotes Haus in Marktplatz square is a beautiful example of the timber buildings that were once so widespread here. The red colour comes from a protective coating of ox blood and ox gall, which was commonly applied in the 18th century.
Discover Dornbirn with us as we take in the city’s hotspots!