Leisure activities in Vorarlberg

Vorarlberg is the perfect location for a variety of sports and leisure activities.

From the town of Dornbirn, most destinations can be reached easily and quickly using public transport.



The capital of Vorarlberg is located directly on Lake Constance and offers numerous sights.
Sights that offer student discounts: Vorarlberg Museum, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Martinsturm (german website only)
Further places of interest: Bregenzer Festspiele, Sunsetstufen am Molo (german website only),Vorarlberger Landestheater (german website only), Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschiffahrt
More information: www.bregenz.travel


Dornbirn is the most densely populated city in Vorarlberg and home of Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. Further information about the city and its sights can be found on our Dornbirn page and on www.dornbirn.info


Feldkirch has a medieval old town and attracts with flair and history, with romantic arcades and winding alleys.

Sights: Schattenburg, Wildpark (german website only)
Further information: www.feldkirch.travel


Hohenems is a small town with about 15,000 inhabitants. The Renaissance palace in the city centry especially stands out. Recently the Jewish quarter has been carefully renovated.

Sights that offer student discounts: Jüdisches Museum, Museum Stoffels Säge-Mühle, Museen der Schubertiade, Erholungszentrum Rheinauen (german website only)
Further information: www.hohenems.at (german website only)

Weekly markets

  • Bregenz market, every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dornbirn market, every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Hohenems market, every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Feldkirch market, every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.


Lake of Constance

Lake Constance is the third largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and invites you to breathtaking boat trips, leisurely walks and numerous water sports.

Further information: Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus


The Lünersee lies at an altitude of 1,970 m. It is the starting point for numerous hikes, among others to Schesaplana, the highest mountain in the Rätikon mountain range. The unique nature of the Rätikon mountains, the fresh air and a breathtaking alpine panorama make a visit a unique experience.

Further information:www.luenersee.at


The unique panoramic view over the whole of Lake Constance and 240 Alpine peaks in Austria, Germany and Switzerland makes the Pfänder near Bregenz, Vorarlberg the most popular viewpoint in the region.

Further information: www.pfaenderbahn.at


The Rheindelta nature reserve in Vorarlberg (Austria) is the largest wetland area on Lake Constance. It stretches from the mouth of the old Rhine at the Swiss border to the mouth of the new Rhine and Dornbirner Ach in Hard. Due to its special flora and fauna, the Rhine delta nature reserve has been a designated Natura-2000 area since 1995.

Further information: rheindelta.org


Thanks to its ideal geographical location, sports enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of outdoor sports activities. Vorarlberg offers excellent conditions for various outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, swimming, hiking, climbing, tennis, golf, mountain biking and kayaking. But there are also numerous indoor sports and entertainment possibilities.

Clubs and sports

The aha - Youth Information Centre Vorarlberg offers a comprehensive list and information about various sports and clubs in Vorarlberg. Take a look, from Aikido to Rugby or Zumba, everything is there. You will surely find something of interest to you.

Further information: aha.or.at (only available in German)

Cycling, mountain biking

The cycle path network in Vorarlberg is almost 300 kilometres long. Road-accompanying cycle paths and many cross-border routes are not even counted here. There is something for everyone.

Further information: www.vorarlberg.travel


There is a great variety of hiking trails in Vorarlberg. From very easy to challenging, there is something for everyone. This hiking map offers a good overview.

Further information: www.vorarlberg.travel

Water sports

Lake Constance, numerous smaller swimming lakes and pools offer a refreshing cool-down on hot days. Sailing, stand up paddling, wakeboarding, surfing, enjoying a sunset, a trip with the ship, ... here everybody can find their own perfect place to relax on the water.

Further information: www.vorarlberg.travel

Winter sports

Vorarlberg is the cradle of alpine winter sports and has some of the world’s most beautiful ski areas. nestled between Lake Constance and the mountain ranges of Arlberg, Silvretta and Rätikon.

Further information: www.vorarlberg.travel

Nearby foreign countries (D, CH, FL)

Lindau - Germany

Lindau is a beautiful city on the German side of Lake Constance. The old town on the island is worth a visit at any time of the year.

Further information: www.lindau.de (german website only)

Meersburg - Germany

The medieval town is located directly on Lake Constance and has a special charm. The castle Meersburg is the main attraction and is really really interesting to see.

Further information: www.meersburg.de

Vaduz - Principality Liechtenstein

Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is located in the immediate neighbourhood of Vorarlberg and offers a great variety of sights.

Sights that offer student discounts: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum, Schatzkammer Liechtenstein
Further information: www.tourismus.li

Destinations on Lake Constance at a glance

Discover numerous attractions around Lake Constance