Feldkirch Travel Guide

  • Katzenturm
    Katzenturm
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    Schattenburg
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    Churer Tor
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Feldkirch Things to Do

  • 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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  • Schattenburg Castle

    Schattenburg Castle is the landmark of Feldkirch and the symbol of the town. It was probably built in 13 the century and was the heart of the fortifications of the town. It has been the family seat of the Counts of Montfort, the residence of the Austrian governors, lodging for poor people or travelling journeymen and now a museum. It is the largest...

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  • Conservatory (Landeskonservatorium)

    The Conservatory of Fieldkich was built in 1900/01 from the convent of Jesuits, (who came to Feldkirch in the year 1543) and It was used as a school “Stella Matutina”. In it history the building was used as school, lazaretto, gymnasium and since 1977 is used for the high school for music of Vorarlberg. About 400 students study music there.

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  • Palace Liechtenstein

    In Feldkirch every visitor goes to see the Liechtenstein Palace because here is the Tourism Office. Built after the big fire in 1697 it was used as council hall of the councellers and administrators of the Liechtenstein. Nowadays the resort for culture and the town´s library are in the Palais Liechtenstein.

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  • Rathahus (The city hall)

    The City Hall of Fieldkirch is a remarkable and singular building with pictures painted on the front. I was built in 1490 – 93 in the center of the town as the former building in the suburbs was threatened by flood of the river and it was rebuilt in 1697 after a big fire. In the front there are pictures of Feldkirch’s history and remember of the...

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  • Powder Tower (Pulverturm)

    The Pwder tower (Pulverturm) is another of the ancients fortifications protecting the old town of Feldkirch. It is a round building and is situated in front of the State Conservatory.

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  • Arsenal (Zeughaus)

    The Arsenal (Zeughaus) is a gothic building in the old part of the city built in 1436 and used to store weapons. It was plundered by the swedes in 1647 during the 30 Year´s War, Today, the store of weapons is only history, various clubs used it as their headquarters.

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Feldkirch Hotels

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Feldkirch Restaurants

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    Hotel Alpenrose

    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.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

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Feldkirch Nightlife

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    Harley bar

    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

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Singles

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Feldkirch Transportation

  • y 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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    cross country skiing

    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

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Skiing and Boarding

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  • 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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