Historical tour of the old town | Bludenz

Distance1,1 km

Elevation gain28 m

LevelEasy

Duration1:30 h

Distance1,1 km

Elevation gain28 m

LevelEasy

Duration1:30 h

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Historical tour of the old town | Bludenz

Bludenz, owes its reputation to the impressive mountain scenery of the surrounding area and the fact that tourism was promoted here early on. The location of the Vorarlberg mountain town is without comparison. But that's not all: traditional hospitality, historical charm and southern flair make Bludenz the first recommendation halfway between Switzerland and Tyrol. Whether you are looking for sporting challenges on the mountain or rest and relaxation in the alpine recreational landscape. Whether you enjoy a city stroll under the romantic old town arbors or the magnificent panoramic view from the sunny balcony Muttersberg. Hardly any other city in the Alps sums up the scenic diversity of the mountains better than Bludenz.

The starting point of the city tour is the Josef-Wolf Platz. Through picturesque alleys, the tour leads past two gates and remains of the old city wall, up to Gayenhofen Castle. Via one of the five castle staircases you finally return to the old town.

After the city tour, enjoy the special flair of the alpine town of Bludenz with a cozy cup of coffee in one of the restaurants.

Author's recommendation

You can get a detailed plan of the Old Town Tour at the Tourist Office in Bludenz, Rathausgasse 5. Under the following link you will also find dates and suggestions for a guided tour of Bludenz: www.vorarlberg-alpenregion.at/en/bludenz/guided-tours-of-bludenz

Equipment

No special equipment required.

Route description

Start: Josef-Wolf-Platz, Bludenz

End: St. Laurentius Church, Bludenz

Postplatz - Josef-Wolf-Platz - Sturnengasse - Mühlgasse - Unteres Tor - Wichnerstraße - Werdenbergerstraße - Nepomukbrunnen - Rathausgasse - Kirchgasse - Oberes Tor - covered church stairs up to St. Laurentiuskirche/Schloss Gayenhofen or alternatively Oberes Tor - Mutterstraße - Spitalgasse - St. Laurentiuskirche/Schloss Gayenhofen - via one of the stairs back to the old town.

Properties

  • Scenic
  • Suitable for strollers
  • Circular route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical interest

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