Be prepared for all weathers!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If one can be sure of anything about the weather in this part of the Vorarlberg, it's that it won't be the same for more than a couple of days together. I arrived for my eight-day stay at the 2007 Festival in blazing sunshine. Tuesday and Wednesday the skies were cloudless and the sun was like a knife. Thursday and Friday, the clouds descended and the temperature plummeted by 20 degrees farenheit. For the next three days it was glorious again, then the heavens opened and stayed open. The message is - take light summer clothes AND something warmer. Layers are best, with a good sunhat. And, given how heavy the rain can be, something waterproof! If you're seeing a performance on the Floating Stage, wrap up warm, no matter how hot it's been during the day - the winds off the lake after dark are cruelly cold, even (especially) after a hot day.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It's essential to take something that will repel both mosquitoes and midges, which infest the place both down on the lake and up on the Pfaender. My favourite remedy, Brewer's Yeast tablets, kept the mozzies off but the midges scored seven direct hits.
Photo Equipment: Your camera and either plenty of film or a very big memory card.
- Hiking and Walking
- Arts and Culture
A CAMERA READY FOR BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS
Luggage and bags: WHEN I WAS THERE IN OCTOBER IT WAS A LITTLE COOL FOR ME BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO MISS THE LAST OF THE CHANGING COLORS ON THE TREES...SO PLEASE GET YOUR CAMERA READY WITH PLENTY OF FILM AND/OR BATTERIES AND DON'T MISS SOME OF THOSE NEW ENGLAND TEXTURES IN AUSTRIA.......
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: BE WARM ENOUGH TO NOT BE DISTRACTED FROM TAKING A LOT OF PICTURES.....
Photo Equipment: ALWAYS HAVE THAT CAMERA IN YOUR HANDS READY FOR A PASSING MOMENT TO BE CAPTURED FOR A LONG ,LONG TIME!!!
Don't take the old clothes!
Luggage and bags: Never take more than you can handle on your own. There definitely aren't any porters at the train and bus stations so you're on your own. The only time that you'll get any relief with your bags is when you're in a taxi. Also, be sure to realize that you have to go up long escalators to get to your train platform. I wouldn't recocommend the elevator, either.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: People dress very well here, especially in the summer when you get the holiday crowd. The lakefront is a place to be seen so people are typically looking their best.
You might want to pack some hiking boots if you're going to hike the pfander or the Bregenzerwald.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are several pharmacies in Bregenz so I wouldn't worry about forgetting something. Just take your usual prescriptions medications. The prices seem to be on par with the U.S, too.
Miscellaneous: Take plenty of film with you. I would also reccommend taking a small water bottle for it you go hiking in the Bregenzerwald.
Luggage and bags: Any luggage will be ok.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't expect any extreme temperatures like too warm or too cold. The wheater is pleasant. But it can rain unpleasantly :-)) and can be very windy.
Miscellaneous: The picture of the famous KUB Haus is on the left.
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