Feldkirch Travel Guide

  • Feldkirch
    Feldkirch
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  • Feldkirch
    Feldkirch
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  • Feldkirch
    Feldkirch
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Feldkirch Things to Do

  • THE MARKTGASSE

    Marktgasse or Market Alley is where the farmers markets are held. Even on a day when the markets aren't lining the street, I enjoyed walking along here.The buildings along either side of the street are arcaded and behind the arcades are many shops. Even though it was cold and wet morning, the cafes in this street already had their table and chairs...

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  • HELIGKREUZ BRIDGE

    Unfortunately, I only viewed the Heligkruez bridge from the distance. This was a nice, pretty view, but what I missed on seeing, were the listed buildings "Im Kehr" that look to be hanging from a cliff - face over the River Ill.On Easter sunday in 1965, one of the uninhabited buildings did plunge into the river!It is believed this was once the...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. JOHN

    Located in the center of the old town is the Marktplatz with its beautiful Patrician houses and the Church of St John. The original building was founded in 1218 by Count Hugo von Montfort, the founder of the town. Lord Hugo I of Montfort, supported the knights of the "Johanniter". He donated the church of the "Johanniter", a house for the knights,...

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  • THE REGIONAL COURT

    Courthouses - Always impressive in any country and here in the city of Feldkirch, the Regional courthouse is no exception!The Regional court is a massive dark grey building where criminal and civil matters are heard.The courthouse, built betweem the years 1903-1905 next to the River Ill, has some interesting architecture. The facade has a mix of...

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  • CHAPEL OF ST. MARTIN & PETRONILLA

    The small Chapel of St. Martin and Petronilla is located to the west of the centre of the Old Town. In 1222, the Premonstratensian monastery Churwalden owned the Chapel. What I saw, was not this old, as the appearance of today is mainly from the 16th century. It's believed when the village was pillaged, the chapel was also devastated by the...

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  • THE FRAUENKIRCHE

    The Frauenkirche came about in 1467 because of a promise made to the citizens for a Church to be built. So, through - out the years, bits and pieces and alterations have taken place until 1908. The Church is very plain on the outside, it does have an onion domed tower, and an information board, but not in English.In July 1991, the Serbian Orthodox...

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  • THE CHUR GATE (CHURTOR)

    From the Katzenturm, I took a short walk along the Hirschgraben, coming across this magnificent city gate known as the Chur Gate (town in Switzerland) or Salt Gate. Previously it was known as Hewers and Salztor. The Gate was built in 1270, then re-built in 1491.This six story, step-gabled Churertor, was once the gateway to the bridge that was used...

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  • PULVERTURM - WASSERTURM - DIEBSTURM

    Feldkirch has four restored Towers that were saved from the town walls. I missed seeing one of them, although it probably would have been easy to find if I headed for each tower. The Wasserturm (Water Tower), was located next to the River Ill in the western part of the city and now is used by various clubs in the city.The Pulverturm or Powder...

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  • KATZENTURM [The Cat Tower]

    Katzenturm, known in English as the Cat Tower in Feldkirch, is an eight story round tower that was built on the orders of German King Maximilian 1 in 1507, as part of the Feldkirch city fortifications. In the belfry hangs the largest bell in Vorarlberg and the 6th largest bell in Austria. It is the property of the town of Feldkirch. On major...

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  • Towers of the old city walls

    Feldkirch used to have complete city walls, all that is left are the towers, and parts of the walls that are directly attached to certain buildings. The towers each served a purpose. Some held water, some held grain and other food supplies, while others were purely watchtowers. They are scattered throughout the old town.

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  • Dom St. Nikolaus

    This is the most important church in Feldkirch, as well as Vorarlberg. It is the seat of the diocese of Vorarlberg. It was built in 1478 in the gothic style. Interestingly, the diocese wanted a much larger church, but at the time, the old town was so densley built up, there was only room for the church that we see today, with two naves.

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  • Vorarlberg State Conservatory

    The beautiful Landeskonservatorium fur Vorarlberg is a very picturesque building located directly on the River Ill (ill). It was built in 1900 as a boarding school by the Jesuits. I am not sure if you can go inside, as it was closed on the day I was there, however it is worth a look, if just from the outside.

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  • The Schattenberg

    The Schattenberg is the castle overlooking Feldkirch. It is accessible via the bus, or a short, but steep, walk up from the old town. It affords wonderful views of the city and environs, alone worth the hike up the hill. There is a restaurant inside as well. It is a small castle with a courtyard in the middle. It was more of a fortification, rather...

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  • 2006 the year of Mozart

    Feldkirch Festival 2006 - 18 - 28 May Amadeus!When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, he had not used the name by which he is known to posterity a single time: Amadeus! An absurd and unique case in the history of music and culture, and symbolic of dealing with someone who always wanted to belong but was never allowed to. Mozart?s character was...

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  • Fountain in Domplatz

    In Domplatz I found a very beautiful fountain and get this picture to share with others. The water flows from the beak of the eagle and the water conduct looks like the tongue.

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  • Architecture

    There are in Feldkirch a very beautiful mix of architectonic styles: arcades, facades, passages, medieval buildings, austrohungarian or moderns ones are mixed but they dont make ugly the city. Enjoy it.

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  • Beautiful Facades

    Many houses in Feldkirch has beautiful art nouveau or painting facades giving an special athmosphere to the town.

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  • Marktgasse

    Markgatsse is the centre of the town. The tradition of the weekday market (every tuesday and saturday) is still accepted. Markgasse has beautiful houses and offer abundant things for sale in sotres, shops, boutiques or in the open air stands.

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  • Mill Gate (Muhletor)

    Mill Gate (Muhletor) or Pig Gate is another remaining gate of the medival Feldkirch. It is near the Pulverturm and in earlier days near it was held the pig market of the city because pigs could not be sold in the Marktgasse, the main selling area in the town.

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  • Chur Gate (Churer Tor)

    The Chur Gate is near the river Ill. It was a very important place in the medieval Feldkirch because merchants, travellers, crusaders or simply every people who entered or exit to the city need pass the gate to the south. Today it is used only as a passage in the city but hasnt any important position.

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  • Cat's Tower (Katzerturm)

    Cat's tower (Katzenturm) is an important part of the medieval town fortifications. It was built between 1491 and 1507 and was named after the cats (cannons) that were stored in the tower.

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Feldkirch Hotels

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  • Weisses Kreuz

    Konigshofstrasse 2, Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, 6800, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Alpenrose Feldkirch

    The deck off our room was really nice. We enjoyed the evening on our small deck.

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  • Hotel Baeren

    Bahnhof Strasse 1, Feldkirch, 6800, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Feldkirch Restaurants

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    by royalempress Written Feb 28, 2005

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    We enjoyed eating our lunches here as it was a small courtyard hidden away from the crowds. The service and food was excellent.

    Hotel Alpenrose
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

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Feldkirch Nightlife

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    by woef Updated Jul 31, 2004

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    Loaded with people from thursday on.
    Eating, clubbing, drinking,life-bands,...

    Many breathtaking girls, chicks, babes, .... ow , and some Hells Angels members. but they are nice ...

    Dress Code: No code

    Harley bar
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    • Study Abroad
    • Beer Tasting
    • Singles

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Feldkirch Transportation

  • By bus to Lichtenstein

    Line 13 from Feldkirch, train station, then Feldkirch, Busplatz to Schaan and on to Buchs, Switzerland, runs every 30 minutes, 3,60 Swiss Franks or 2,40 Euro (tell the driver first witch currency you want to use)Line 14 rom Feldkirch, train station, then Feldkirch, Busplatz to Schaan and Vaduz

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  • Train service

    The OBB, Austrian Train, stops in Feldkirch and the main station is about a 10 minute walk from old town. You can get anywhere in Austria (or Europe, for that matter) via this station. You can get directly to Vienna (6-9 hours, depending on train selected), Bregenz (45 min), Salzburg (4hrs), Innsbruck (2hrs), and Zurich (1hr 40min)

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  • Getting to Feldkirch

    Liechtenstein Bus has a terminus in Feldkirch, making it easy to get here from that country, as well a Swiss towns just over the Rhine. It stops at both center city and at the main train station, making connection easy. The trip from Vaduz to Feldkirch takes about 45min.

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Feldkirch Sports & Outdoors

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    by iris2002 Written Apr 15, 2006

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    Cross country skiing is called "LANGLAUFEN" in Austria.

    In the area of Feldkirch there are many good tracks to get out there - don't break a leg - and still enjoy a day on the flat slopes.

    6 tracks, about 60 km in the parts Altenstadt and Nofels

    Information at the tourist board

    +43 5522 73467, email: tourismus@wtg.feldkirch.com

    Equipment: Cross country skiing equipment

    cross country skiing
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Skiing and Boarding

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Feldkirch Favorites

  • Best Info site for Feldkirch events

    Fascinating Town Near the River Ill - Montfort town as a medieval jewelWith its historical centre stretching back over 700 years, past centuries come alive while walking down Feldkirch's small alleys and arcades.Austria's westernmost town not only has a romantic old quarter and many sites for visitors interested in cultural history. It also offers...

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  • The Silvreta Nova Skiing area...

    The Silvreta Nova Skiing area is a rather modest area for beginners to intermediates. The Pistes are rather easy to take. They have mostly chairlifts and cabins.People are very friendly with a good sense of humor. The view from the topmost point with a bright cloudless sky over the hilltops.

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  • There are many of very...

    There are many of very beutiful mountain - tours in the Alps of Montafon. For example already Ernest Hemingway enjoyed Montafon Alps in his holidays many very good restaurants; walking and shopping in the town; biking; Schubertiade - cultural event,..

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