Dornbirn is considered to be a city of sports. Interested visitors will find football pitches, open-air-baths as well as various ice-skating venues just around the corner. Furthermore, visitors may enjoy indoor sports, such as indoor climbing (K1-Kletterhalle), and an indoor pool (Hallenbad Dornbirn). Dornbirn in specific, and Vorarlberg in general, host various sport clubs that are open for international and local students to join.
As Dornbirn is geographically located in the Alps-Rhine valley (northern Kalkalpen), sports enthusiasts are able to enjoy numerous outdoor sport activities. Hardly any other European city provides such excellent conditions for a variety of different outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, swimming, hiking, tennis, golfing, climbing, moutainbiking and canyoning.
In the immediate surroundings of Dornbirn's city centre, visitors may want to visit the Rappenlochschlucht, one of the most impressive gorges in the eastern Alps. Great views of the area can be enjoyed from the top of the Karren, Dornbirn's local mountain.
Vorarlberg has many different skiing and hiking resorts. Enjoy unforgettable moments of joy in the nearby, spectacular mountains!
Many of the hiking and winter sports areas, as well as the region surrounding Lake Constance, are easily accessed via public transport.
The city of Dornbirn has a thriving, young and active cultural scene, and offers various opportunities for leisure activities.
Concerts, pubs and cultural events often take place at the following venues: Spielboden, 7er Bar, Conrad Sohm, Kulturhaus Dornbirn.
Dornbirn also hosts many interesting museums and exhibitions, such as: Inatura, Kunstraum, Stadtmuseum, Rolls-Royce Museum and the Flatzmuseum.
The nearby city of Bregenz is internationally acclaimed for its high-quality cultural venues, such as the Bregenzer Festspiele, the Bregenzer Landestheater or the Kunsthaus Bregenz. Bregenz also has a harbour, at which the Vorarlberg Lines are registered, a company that offers various boat cruises on Lake Constance.
The medieval city of Feldkirch with its Schattenburg and other interesting cultural events is definitely worth a visit as well.
Besides the cities, towns and villages in Vorarlberg, the six Vorarlberg regions and the Lake Constance region (also known as the “four countries region“) also host manifold events during the summer and winter. There is a lot to see and discover!
© Gabriel Lehocky