Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

I’ve been going to Feldkirch, Austria, for years, and it’s a shame how you stop appreciating things (and places, and people) once you get used to them. With that in mind, on my last trip there I decided to look at it with fresh eyes. Only then could I understand why I liked it so much in first place, and couldn’t stop wandering around its narrow streets like a first-time visitor.

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

This well preserved medieval city, the westernmost in Austria, can be visited in an afternoon, during a longer trip to the region. It can be easily reached, as it borders Liechtenstein and Switzerland, and is just minutes from Lake Constance and Bavaria.

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

One of the main attractions is centuries old Schattenburg Castle, nestled on a hilltop, where you can enjoy great views over the old town. I recommend a visit to the castle restaurant, which serves the mouth-watering Schattenburg Schnitzel – make sure you’re hungry, this is where taste meets size, kind of territory!

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Despite its small size, the second largest city in Vorarlberg province has several cafes and restaurants serving Austrian and international cuisine.

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Going outside the medieval town, you can really enjoy the views of the Alps in the distance, and nearby quaint villages, like Rankweil, also offer a bucolic feel and nice surprises, like this old hilltop church.

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

Visiting Feldkirch Vorarlberg Austria

How to Get to Feldkirch

By Plane: The closest airports are Friedrichshafen (Germany), Zurich, Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) and Innsbruck.

By Train: There are regular train services from Zurich, Innsbruck and Bregenz.

By Car: From Germany, take the Rheintal Autobahn, pass by Lindau and continue south. From Innsbruck, pass through the Arlberg tunnel and continue westwards.

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14 Responses

    • Pedro (the author)

      Hi David, if you’re going to that part of Europe, you should definitely visit it and the surrounding area.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  1. André Furtado

    Pedro, ótimas dicas! Estou querendo ir a Lichteinstein e vou aproveitar e visitar esses lugares!obrogado sou fã do seu blog!!!

    Reply
    • Pedro (the author)

      Oi Andre’, se vc vai a Liechtenstein, vale muito a pena esticar o passeio a Feldkirch, esta’ bem ao lado mesmo.

      Obrigado pela visita! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Simon

    I spent a few hours there in July 2013, lovely village…and the pictures I took are almost exaclty like yours! 😀

    Keep travelling

    Reply
  3. Meagan Browno

    Amazing blog Pedro! It seems you are a great traveler like me. Actually, I have a lost about Austria. Vienna is my favorite because of it’s street theatre, ballets, operas, musicals, art galleries and more. Thanks dear for the great post!

    Reply
    • Pedro

      Hi Meagan, I agree, Vienna is a fantastic city. But if you have the chance to visit a few smaller towns, you’ll have a great time, too.

      Reply

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