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Hotel Weisses Kreuz Feldkirch

Welcome to Feldkirch! Still unchanged since 1852! We have always taken great pride in our traditional hospitality, and

the entire hotel team is looking forward to welcoming you to Feldkirch. "Friendly and more" is our motto, and one to

which we strictly adhere in our daily running of the hotel.

Rhaetic Railway

Rhaetic Railway

Travel the route of the Swiss Glacier-Express from Chur to St. Moritz

A train trip on the Rhaetic Railway is an adventure for young and old alike. Starting in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you travel to St. Moritz, a real gem of of a winter sports resort. This is one of the most stunning sections of the legendary Glacier Express, over the Albula pass into the Engadine valley.

The little “Wälderbähnle” railway

The little “Wälderbähnle” railway

from Bezau to Schwarzenberg

The Bregenzerwald region enjoys a very special place in our hearts. An appreciation of tradition, an open minded attitude, a healthy combination of old and new - these are just some of its regional characteristics. Take a train ride on one of the historical old-timers, and experience the gentle hilly scenery at the more sedate pace of bygone years.

City train in front of the parliament in Vaduz, source: Liechtenstein Marketing

City train in Vaduz

The City train operates a selection of tours taking in the highlights of the Principality of Liechtenstein; a great way for visitors to make the most of their trip to Vaduz

Rhaetic Railway/RhB - ALLEGRA! Train passes Lago Bianco on the Bernina pass. Copyright by Rhaetische Bahn By-line: swiss-image.ch/Christoph Benz

The Bernina Express

from Poschiavo to Chur

Experience one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps – the Albula and Bernina sections of the Rhaetic Railway. By means of serpentines and without the use of cogwheels, this amazing railway effectively connects northern and southern Europe. Enjoy sensational views from what is one of the best-known sections of railway in the world. 

From Rheineck to Walzenhausen

The mountain railway from Rheineck to Walzenhausen

From Lake Constance up to the panoramic terrace of Walzenhausen. This mountain railway takes you from Rheineck to Walzenhausen, throwing in for free a superb view over Lake Constance encompassing Lindau, Wasserburg, Langenargen and much more besides.

Voralpine Express, Photo: Schweizerische Südostbahn AG

The Pre-alpine Express

from Rapperswil to Lucerne

The journey begins in Rapperswil on Lake Zürich and takes you to Lucerne on the lake of the same name, the historical heart of Switzerland. Climb aboard and discover some of the loveliest mountain and lakeside scenery in the Swiss Pre-Alps - from the train window!

Pfänderbahn, Foto: Pfänderbahn AG

Pfänder-Seilbahn in Bregenz

Der beliebteste Aussichtspunkt am Bodensee. Mit der Pfänderbahn gehts hinauf auf den 1.064 m hohen Hausberg von Bregenz - den Pfänder. Genießen Sie den einzigartigen Rundumblick über See und Alpen.

Top station of the Karren cable car, Photo: Dornbirner Seilbahn GmbH

The Karren cable car in Dornbirn

Dornbirn's local mountain,the Karren, towers dizzily over the town. And if that weren't enough, even the mountain restaurant gives the impression that it's hanging over the edge. By the way, you can walk back down to the bottom station of the cable car through the Rappenloch gorge.

Säntis cable car, Photo: Säntis-Schwebebahn AG

The Säntis cable car

You feel almost weightless as the cable car sweeps you up to the top of the Säntis. During the 10 minute ride, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Schwägalp, far below.

 

Glacier Express to Andermatt

Glacier Express - Andermatt

The Glacier Express is probably the best known express train in the world. For the entire length of its route from Zermatt to St. Moritz, the train makes its way past rocky hillsides, forests and alpine meadows, and crosses innumerable rushing streams.  The section between Andermatt and Chur follows a sensational route over the Oberalp pass and through the Rhine gorge, constituting what is arguably the highlight of the entire trip. 

Appenzeller exhibition cheesemaking centre

Appenzeller exhibition cheesemaking centre

"A hearty welcome to the Appenzeller exhibition cheesemaking centre". Or its equivalent in broad Swiss dialect! During the tour you can look directly into the 6,000 litre cheese vat, where the milk is prepared and the harp-like cheese slice is drawn through the setting mass. And don't forget to taste a piece of Appenzeller cheese!

Demonstation in Bentele Schnapps Distillery, Bregenzerwald

Bentele Schnapps Distillery

in Egg in the Bregenzerwald

Visit the Bregenzerwald's bee-keeping centre and exhibition schnapps distillery. In Vorarlberg the distilling of top-grade spirits has a centuries-old tradition. Interested visitors to the centre can learn all there is to know about bee-keeping techniques, bees, honey and, naturally, about the background of the production of schnapps and liqueurs.

Schoppernau mountain cheese-making centre

Schoppernau mountain cheese-making centre in the Bregenzerwald

Part and parcel of the village of Schoppernau, the traditional almland dairy will provide a valuable insight into mountain cheesemaking. From behind a glass wall visitors can watch the cheesemaker at work making the cheese, and the robot caring for it afterwards!

Hagnau Wine Growers' Association

Hagnau Wine Growers' Association on Lake Constance

The sleepy wine village of Hagnau nestles among the gently sloping vineyards on the sunny side of Lake Constance, not far from Meersburg. Join a guided tour of the cellars to learn more about the traditional work in the vineyards, followed by a wine-tasting session.

 

The Tettnang Museum of Hops

The Tettnang Museum of Hops

The Museum of Hops effectively combines information about a modern hop-growing industry with a lovingly presented museum. Hops - from planting to drinking!

Schattenburg castle Feldkirch

Schattenburg castle Feldkirch

Vorarlberg's loveliest old town cowers at the feet of the menacing bulk of the Schattenburg. The castle, once the seat of the earls of Montfort, now houses a newly renovated museum. From the battlements visitors can enjoy a fabulous view over the town of Feldkirch.

Baroque hall in St. Gallen abbey library, (c) Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen

The abbey library and cathedral, St. Gallen

The abbey precinct in St.Gallen is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thanks to its rich decoration and perfect classical proportions, the grand hall in the abbey library is famed as the finest example of a Baroque interior in Switzerland and, indeed, as one of the most architecturally accomplished library buildings in the world.

Einsiedeln monastery, Photo: Einsiedeln Tourismus

Einsiedeln monastery

Dominating the surrounding region, the Benedictine abbey of Einsiedeln, now an imposing Baroque complex dating from the 18th century, was originally founded over a thousand years ago. Thanks to the much-venerated "Black Madonna", Einsiedelnhas been one of Europe's leading places of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. The ancient route of San Diego de Compostela passes close by.

Meersburg castle

Meersburg castle

Meersburg castle towers high above Lake Constance, a real landmark dominating the surrounding countryside. The ancient castle, the new palace and the excellently preserved town with its surrounding vineyards all combine to ensure that a visit to Meersburg is a really memorable experience.

Neuschwanstein castle, Photo: Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung Anton J. Brandl

Neuschwanstein castle

In the Schwangau near Füssen
The fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein was built on order of King Ludwig II. and construction began in 1868. Set on a craggy outcrop of rock against a dramatic mountain background it recreated, as Richard Wagner wrote, "the castle of an archetypal teutonic knight".

Arenenberg Palace, Napoleon museum, the marquee salon, Photo: Napoleonmuseum Thurgau

The Napoleon museum

Founded in the year 1906, the Napoleon museum is the only German-language museum dedicated to Napoleonic history. It covers events from the period of the French Revolution right through to the time of the First World War. By the way - Napoleon III spent his childhood here!

The Isle of Mainau, Mediterranean terraces

The Isle of Mainau

The nicest way of reaching the "Flowering Isle" of Mainau is definitely by boat. Quite apart from the unrivalled flower gardens, there is a lot more to discover here. This little island paradise is owned by the Bernadottes, who are descended from the Swedish royal family.

Feldkirch town centre, Photo: Vorarlberg Tourismus, walser-image

The medieval quarter, Feldkirch

Feldkirch's delightful old quarter is the best preserved medieval town in Vorarlberg, bridging the centuries in its own indefinable way. Lying at the foot of the formidable Schattenburg castle, the narrow winding streets just call out to be explored.

Feldkirch alpine zoo

Alpine zoo, Feldkirch

Feldkirch alpine zoo offers a unique chance to see all kinds of wild animals, such as marmots, eagles and ibex to mention just a few. A perfect place for families!

Lindau harbour entrance, Photo: Achim Mende, Internationale Bodensee Tourismus GmbH

The island town of Lindau

Lindau is the most south-westerly town in Bavaria, and one of the region's leading tourist centres. This historical town, set on an island in Lake Constance, is linked to its leafy suburbs on the mainland by a bridge and a railway embankment. A walk along the harbour, with the mountains of Switzerland as a backdrop, is stunning.

Vaduz castle in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Source: Liechtenstein Marketing

The principality of Liechtenstein

The principality of Liechtenstein, sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria in the centre of Europe, is of both historical and cultural interest. Let this little state work its magic on you, and prepare to be amazed!

Lucerne, Photo: Luzern Tourismus Wuala

Lucerne, on the lake of the same name

The town of Lucerne is the gateway to the mountains surrounding the lakeside region. From the historic lakeside villages where William Tell shot the apple up to the eternal snows of the Titlis; from the summit of Lucerne's local mountain, Pilatus, to the lovely countryside beyond - everything is within easy reach at any time of year.

Bregenz Festival 2015, Photo: Anja Köhler/Moodley

Bregenz Festival

The open-air Bregenz Festival is proud to present world-class theatre in a stunning natural setting.

Boat trip with Vorarlberg Lines

Lake Constance boat trips

Discover Lake Constance and its surroundings, starting from Bregenz harbour.

Board one of the scheduled "White Fleet" boat services from Bregenz to Lindau, Konstanz, Meersburg, and the Isle of Mainau, or choose from the attractive selection of themed excursions.

Hohentwiel paddle steamerl, Photo: (c) Hohentwiel, Gerhard Kassner

Hohentwiel paddle steamer

Experience the Hohentwiel's own brand of magic on a round trip on Lake Constance. Relish the old fashioned flair, the maritime atmosphere on deck and the understated elegance in the salons. And gaze in awe at the mighty steam-driven engines.

The Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen

The Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen

The Rhine Falls, the biggest waterfall in Europe, are a mind-blowing sight for even the most brazen of visitors. You can approach either from the Schaffhausen side, where the car park is directly next to the waterfall, or down a flight of steps from Laufen Castle.

The Silvretta alpine road, Photo: Montafon Tourismus

The Silvretta alpine road

The Silvretta alpine road takes you from the Montafon valley in Vorarlberg, via the Bielerhöhe saddle and the Silvretta range, into the Tyrolean Paznaun valley. The 25.4 km long section between Partenen and Galtür is one of the most popular and attractive mountain roads in the Austrian Alps.

Skiing in Lech Zürs, Photo: Lech Zürs Tourismus Christoph Schöch

Lech and Zürs am Arlberg

In Lech and Zürs am Arlberg you really get a return on your money. This superlative ski area offers more than 280 kilometres of pistes, suited to skiers of all abilities. The huge ski circus, known as the White Ring, is a very special experience for any skier.

Winter sports resort Arosa

Winter sports resort Arosa

Train rides on the Rhaetic railway are an adventure for young and old alike! At any time of year, a trip on the Arosa Express is unforgettable!  A winter-time journey from Chur, Switzerland's oldest town, through the snow-covered mountains to the renowned ski resort of Arosa is one luxury you should not forgo.

 

Freerider in the Montafon, Phto: Montafon Tourismus GmbH Alexander Kaiser

Silvretta Montafon

The bottom station of the Hochjoch cable car in Schruns and the two bottom lift stations in St.Gallenkirch and Gaschurn provide the gateway to a ski area encompassing 152 kilometres of fully-connected ski runs. This is the place where aficionados can find absolutely limitless skiing. But folks preferring the gentler approach will love it here too: with lots of brilliant mountain restaurants and nice little towns like Schruns to visit, your day is bound to be an unqualified success!

 

Sleigh rides in Mellau, Photo: Mellau Tourismus

Sleigh rides in Mellau

Take a sleigh ride through the magical winter scenery of the Bregenzerwald. Snugly tucked under a warm woollen blanket, just relax and let the sleigh pull you along through the fabulous winter landscape. And afterwards there's nothing like a taste of the coachman's home made schnapps to warm you up!

Feldkirch Christmas market with the Johanniter church

Christmas markets on the borders of four countries

Visit the best Christmas markets around Lake Constance: in St. Gallen, in Konstanz or in the old town centre of Feldkirch. With sparkling Christmas lights, the scent of almonds and mulled wine in the air, Christmas music and Advent concerts adding a festive touch, these Christmas markets are a feast for the senses.

Sonnenkopf ski area

Sonnenkopf ski area in the Klostertal

The Sonnenkopf ski area is a place where sun, snow and families can interact in a way that's hard to imagine anywhere else!
Thanks to its great location the Sonnenkopf can boast a brilliantly reliable snow record, making it a natural ski eldorado.

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin museum Friedrichshafen

Friedrichshafen is famous for zeppelins and aircraft building. Today it is a wealthy industrial city with more than 50,000 inhabitants and the longest promenade on Lake Constance

Rolls Royce Museum Dornbirn

Rolls Royce Museum in Dornbirn

This most impressive world-renowned collection of Rolls Royces is housed in an old spinning mill, built in 1862. Come and see the loveliest cars ever to have been built, and learn their fascinating story.

Literally Vorarlberg, Photo: Vorarlberg Museum Markus Tretter

Vorarlberg Museum

This museum offers an insight into days gone by, depicting the cultural and artistic history of Vorarlberg from the time of Angelika Kaufmann through to the present day.

Bregenz art gallery, Photo: Hélène Binet

Bregenz art gallery

Benefitting from the special light quality on Lake Constance, the KUB - Kunsthaus Bregenz (Bregenz art gallery) is the home of modern art in Vorarlberg.

Inatura Dornbirn

Inatura Dornbirn

Dornbirn's Natural History museum. Immerse yourself in a larger-than-life impression of Vorarlberg’s incredibly varied natural life, both animate and inanimate.

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

The Dornier museum not only gives a vivid portrayal of the technological accomplishments in the world of aviation and space travel: equally importantly, it aims to illustrate how revolutionary new ideas are spawned directly by the historical background prevalent at the time.