Feldkirch

Schattenburg Castle

Feldkirch is a historic city in Vorarlberg, Austria. It is conveniently located on the border to Liechtenstein and can easily be visited in an afternoon. It is nestled in a picturesque place where three valleys meet and includes a well preserved old town and the dominating edifice of the ancient Schattenburg Castle. While small in size, it is the most well preserved and scenic of Vorarlberg's cities. Many people make the mistake and pass through Feldkirch on their way to Liechtenstein or Innsbruck without even exploring its wonderful charm. Don't make this mistake!

Understand

Get in

Feldkirch lies in the Rhein Valley bordering Liechtenstein to the south and Switzerland to the west.

By plane

The closest international airports are in Friedrichshafen (46km), Zurich (124km), Innsbruck (154km), and Munich (223km).

By train

By car

From Germany and Bavaria you will take the Rheintal Autobahn and cross at Lindau and continue southward. From Liechtenstein you simply head north. From Switzerland you have to cross east over the Rhein. From Tyrol and Innsbruck you will have to pass through the Arlberg Tunnel (toll) an incredibly scenic drive that takes you through the stunning Walgau Valley. The Arlberg Pass offers a free alternative but is only open in the warm weather months.

By bus

Liechtenstein buses run from Buchs in Switzerland via Schaan in Liechtenstein to Feldkirch. Fares are cheap: CHF4.60/adult CHF2.60/student (show ID). There are also week-long passes available. The buses accept Euros in Feldkirch as well.

Get around

By foot

The old town centre is small, and easy to walk around. Most of the streets are pedestrianised. There is lots of parking available just outside the centre.

By bus

Taxi

See

Churer Tor
Wasserturm and the Ill River

Do

Freedom stupa at the Letzehof Buddhist Monastery
View from the hiking trail on Stadtschrofen
The venues are completely rebuilt every year; designers are selected via an international architecture competition. Art and fashion competitions also enrich the festival. General admission is free (does not include large concerts).

Buy

Marktgasse

Eat

Rauch Café-Bar

Drink

In the last few years a number of pleasant cafés have been established, inviting the visitor to linger awhile.

Sleep

Hostel Feldkirch

Go next

Basilika Rankweil

Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries in the world, is only a few kilometres away.

Routes through Feldkirch

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