Dornbirn Things to Do
The Catholic St. Martin Church looked like it should have been in Rome, and not here in Dornbirn.It is actually the fifth church to stand on this site.The church is a hall building with a free standing Bell Tower. In 1924, the magnificent mosaics in the triangular pediment of the porch with the theme "The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem," were...more
Located in the Marktplatz was the very interesting Red House that was built in 1639. It was old, it had decorations, it was different, it ticked all the boxes for me!The Red House is known as Dornbirn's emblem.The home-owners were Verena Rhomberg & Michael Danner who used this house as their residence. The triangular gable facing the street is...more
The Dornbirn Marktplatz is an attractive square in the city centre. Surrounding the square are houses in many styles and a lovely Church. The cobblestoned square is now car free - Pedestrian only. Early morning, and the Flower market had been set up, lots and lots of lovely flowers, but not many buyers in the early hours.Weekly market - Every...more
In Dornbirn it is possible to take a gondola up to a beautiful viewpoint called the "Karren". From here you can see all of Dornbirn and the surrounding landscape, including the Alps and the Boden sea.Have lunch at the modern restaurant at the top of the "Karren", and then walk back down again. The walk will take about two hours, and along with the...more
Near the Hohenems parish church stands the palace belonging to the Counts of Waldburg-Zeil (1562), in which two manuscripts of the "Nibelungenlied" were found in 1755 and 1779. During the 17th C. a Jewish community settled in Hohenems, and in 1771-72 a synagogue was built, which now serves as the fire-brigade headquarters. From the palace a...more
Very frequent trains between Lindau, Bregenz, Feldkirch and Bludenz, but fast trains don´t stop in Dornbirn.
"Euregio" train ticket from 18 Euro (1 zone), 24 Euro (2 zones) and 31 Euro (3 zones), 1 day travelpas in the Bodensee area (Feldkirch, Bregenz, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Konstance, Friedrichshafen, Ravensburg...) by train and bus.
"Einfach Raus" ticket, slower Oebb trains from 9 am to midnight up to 5 persons, 35 Euro
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Thanks to difficulties in Liechtenstein, we arrived late in Dornbirn, meaning taking the cableway to Karren was out of the question that day. Fine & sunny weather, it would have been beautiful on top of the mountain, especially enjoying a meal at the Panorama Restaurant – Good food with a view
From here, the panorama is of the Swiss mountains, the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance.
Menu (cable-car round trip included)
Set menu EUR 13,-
Next morning I awoke and looked out the window to see bits of fog and wet weather, no good today for the mountain either!
As we needed to go in the morning, we didn't have any other choice than to forego the trip to Karen.
If you have a choice and strike a fine and sunny day, change your plans to do the ride to the summit on that day, as the weather around here changes very quickly.Related to:
Dornbirn Off The Beaten Path
It was raining, what to do as I did want to see this gorge. Just a short walk from the Rolls Royce and Crib Museums, is where I found the path, approx. a 10 min walk to Rappenlochschlucht. I looked at the wooden boards and the rain and decided it might be too dangerous in the rain and on the wet & slippery boards. It looked an interesting gorge,...more
This Museum isn't for everybody, I know that as my husband wasn't interested so I went along by myself. I love these types of Museums, seeing just how creative and clever people are!It's also known as the Krippenmuseum and is located a short walk from the Rolls Royce Museum.This Museum came about after the "Cribs club" from Dornbirn, in 1982...more
I know, not everybody loves cars! Your husband or boyfriend does and your dragged along to the Rolls Royce Museum, where immediately he loves what he sees, is sticking his head under car bonnets, looking at motors and is entirely absorbed in what he is seeing!Do I hear you say BORING! BORING!Well, I have a suggestion for you. Leave him where he is,...more
Dornbirn Sports & Outdoors
Downriver in Dornbirn on the left bank will be found the sports stadium, tennis courts and riding hall. These facilities can be used by sports groups which are not members of the local association.
If you happen to be in Dorbirn before the Information centre is open, which is what happened to me, then you will be pleased to known they have signage around the town which includes a map and names of important locations with arrows and distance and estimated time to each. Even though it's not written in English, it is very easy to follow and a...more
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