Vacation in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg
Dornbirn – the largest city in Vorarlberg – has a lot of interesting things to offer as a starting point for activities worth experiencing in the Rhine Valley and the Lake Constance region.
Dornbirn city center
The 4-star Hotel FLINT, right next to the train station, is the new “lifetime hotspot”: in just five minutes on foot you can reach the market square, surrounded by enchanting boutiques, cafés and many historic buildings, such as the “Red House”. Night owls also love the extensive nightlife and refreshment options .
Shopping in Dornbirn
Shopping and strolling is especially popular here. Dornbirn is listed among the top regions in Austria in the ranking of the best-frequented and most exclusive commercial spaces. Countless original stores, enchanting boutiques, restaurants, snack bars and bars of the city center invite visitors from all over the world to stay.
If you are looking for even more choices for shopping, you can reach the Messepark Dornbirn by bus or car in a few minutes at the freeway exit West. In addition, more than 60 stores present themselves here on a sales area of approx. 20,000 m².
Starting from the train station in Dornbirn, you can reach the “Bödele”, a small family skiing area with ten ski lifts, by bus in about 20 minutes. The free use of a toboggan run, numerous winter hikes, snowshoe routes and also ski tours can be started from here …
… and should someone actually want to go skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg, even that – in about 70 minutes, by train, without changing directly to the valley station – is possible.
Dornbirn’s local mountain, the “Karren”, is a popular destination for hikes and rewards with a fantastic view over the Rhine Valley. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, book a ride up and down the mountain and enjoy a snack at the top in the panorama restaurant. For mountain bikers, too, an excellently prepared path leads up to the summit.
The Rappenloch Gorge is also a natural experience worth mentioning. In this “mini Grand Canyon” you can intensively feel the raging power of water.
From the “Bödele” there are also several smaller, family-friendly hikes. By bus you can be there in about 20 minutes.
Water rats are drawn to the Waldbad Enz in Dornbirn or to Bregenz on Lake Constance. This is from the hotel FLINT, conveniently reached by train in a few minutes.
Art & Museums
Dornbirn has a very distinctive art and culture scene. In the Inatura, children are given an up-close look at technology and nature; in the City Museum near the market square, the history of Dornbirn can be traced; the Kunstraum Dornbirn (Dornbirn Art Space) and the Architekturinstitut Vorarlberg (Vorarlberg Institute of Architecture) organize constantly changing exhibitions; concerts by international performers and selected theater performances are held in the Kulturhaus Dornbirn and at Spielboden.
If you want to extend the radius culturally, you can quickly reach Bregenz, Hohenems, Götzis, Feldkirch, Bludenz or Lindau by train.
Events & functions
There is something going on in Dornbirn all year round. During the summer vacations, the Thursday evening with live music at the marketplace is a fixed date. In July, the “Origano Festival,” a three-day free concert experience is offered downtown. During the Advent season, the Christmas market invites people to the square.
Important cultural events in the region are the Bregenz Festival and the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg. The Poolbar Festival in Feldkirch also attracts all kinds of artists and cultural connoisseurs to Vorarlberg throughout the summer.
The Dornbirn Trade Fair additionally ensures a bustle of activity with its Spring Fair, Autumn Fair, Gloria, Building Fair, Gustav, etc.
Vacation in Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg is a paradise for families, adventurers, nature lovers and connoisseurs. From the crystal-clear Lake Constance to snow-capped mountains, everything is combined here in one small region to ensure feelings of happiness for discerning guests.
If you plan wisely and stay – as a starting point for happiness – in a central place like Hotel FLINT, you can easily reach all the different activities and attractions and will most likely spend an eventful vacation here “z’Dorobiro”.
Perfect for your Vorarlberg vacation: The **** Hotel FLINTin Dornbirn
Pulsating, in the middle of a lively city, the Hotel FLINT is the ideal take-off and landing place for holiday-makers, pleasure-seekers, work-seekers, wellness-seekers, “Ländle”-explorers, city trip professionals, shopping-queens, art connoisseurs or hotel-testers …
… a good place to be … the 4-star Hotel FLINT right next to the train station in Dornbirn. Included in the hotel offer are modern rooms with comfortable box-spring beds, a fine wellness area, the “living room” with bar, fireplace lounge and reading corner and a rich breakfast additionally bookable.
We are looking forward to meeting you!