Bregenz on Lake Constance, is one of my preferred stops when I’m headed to the north. It is a city where there is always something interesting going on: exhibitions, museums, happenings and the famous floating stage dedicated to the opera, which is changed every two years and it is always by itself a sight worth to be seen.
It had been four years since last time I had stopped in Bregenz. It has not changed much, although the stage is completely different and they have rebuilt almost from scratch a museum in the center. The atmosphere is always relaxed and smiling, it reminded me of that the fact that, out for a walk early in the morning, people meeting me on the street greeted me: “Morgen!”
The stage this year was dedicated to Mozart’s Magic Flute. The dragon-dogs are more than twenty meters high and the theater is open to the public during the day, not only that, you can sit on the chairs in the theater and take advantage of the free wi-fi.
Below, a bit different point of view, from the inside of the mouth of one of the dogs dragon … do not ask me how I did it 😉
In the theater-fair building we had the pleasure of attending the international tattoo convention, accompanied by the competition for the European Tattoo-Model 2013, and an impressive fashion show with costumes by Van Art, extravagant makeup by vonLeeJulie and creative hairstyles/sculptures by Christine Tschann.
Some pictures of the city. On the left a curiosity, the house with the smaller facade, as shown in the Guinness Book of World Records: 57 cm! For those who ask how it is possible, the house interior is perfectly normal, the architect made the most of the outer surface of the building for the window of shop in the basement floor, reducing the space for entrance to the upper floors intended for habitation.
The distances in the city are relatively short, although a bike can be useful, you can easily move around on foot.
The new Vorarlberg museum dedicated to the local history of the region. Honestly a great idea and one of the most beautiful museums I have visited in recent years. A huge collection of the most diverse objects exhibited in the most interesting way possible. Entry costs € 9, but it is free for people under 19 years old and free to everyone on the first Tuesday of each month. With 15 € you can get a combined ticket for the museum and the Kunsthaus (see below).
For parking, there are no problems. You can stay overnight in the parking lot of the casino (€ 1.10/hour – € 6.40/day) [47.50348,9.73591], where you can use the toilets to flush your WC (pictured left). We prefer to park free of charge in the even more quiet parking lot of the tennis club [47.50483,9.73009] where there are a dozen places also suitable for long vehicles (picture below).