Bregenz Specialty Shops, Bregenz (Self Guided)

Bregenz is home to a number of remarkable shops, many of them located in a pedestrian area in the center of the city. It includes specialty shops that attract both locals and visitors to the city. Take the following tour to discover the best specialty shops Bregenz has to offer.
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Bregenz Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Bregenz Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Austria » Bregenz (See other walking tours in Bregenz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: Sandra
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Hobby Ritsch & Puppenstudio

1) Hobby Ritsch & Puppenstudio

Located in the center of the city, one block from the popular Kornmarktplaz, Hobby Ritsch & Puppenstudio is a unique shop opened by Brigitte Ritsch and her husband in 1988. Ritsch is recognized as one of the most successful doll makers in the country. Her fine detailed porcelain creations are sought by collectors all over the world. Specializing in reproductions of antique Bru Jne, Jumeau and Kämmer & Reinhardt dolls, each one includes appropriate clothing and accessories. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to noon and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
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Praeg Jewelery and Watch

2) Praeg Jewelery and Watch

For over 150 years this Praeg family enterprise, located on Anton-Schneider-Strasse, has offered a wide selection of unique jewelry and high quality watches. This shop is distinguished for its excellent service, craftsmanship and repair services. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:15 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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Fredis Käslädele Cheese Shop

3) Fredis Käslädele Cheese Shop

Located in the heart of Bregenz on Deuringstrasse, the Fredis Käslädele Cheese Shop, founded in 1982 by Fredi Binder and his wife, offers a selection of 100 Austrian and European cheeses. In addition to great cheese, you can also find a magnificent assortment of Austrian wines here. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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DAVID Jewelery and Watches

4) DAVID Jewelery and Watches

DAVID Jewelery and Watches, on Maurachgasse in the Leutbühel district, offers an outstanding assortment of platinum, gold, steel and silver jewelery in a wide range of prices. Most of its merchandise is created in Europe. Also offering an excellent repair service, it is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to noon and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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WEIN & CO Shop

5) WEIN & CO Shop

Located in the heart of Bregenz in the GWL business center, WEIN & CO Shop offers over 2,000 wines, spirits and culinary specialties. Its experienced staff will help you with any questions you might have about its magnificent selection of wines from Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Hermann Pfanner’s private distillery. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Bregenz, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Bregenz

Create Your Own Walk in Bregenz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bregenz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
DEHIO Buildings in Bregenz

DEHIO Buildings in Bregenz

Georg Dehio (1850-1932) was an art historian from Germany who launched the project to register historic architecture in his Handbook of German Cultural Monuments. Today, the project is hosted by Dehio-Vereinigung, Munich. Take the following tour to discover Bregenz’s DEHIO buildings most worth seeing.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museums and Art Galleries in Bregenz

Museums and Art Galleries in Bregenz

Bregenz, as the capital of Vorarlberg, is also the region’s cultural center. Among the significant attractions you will see the Vorarlberg Provincial Museum and the ambitious K12 Gallery. Take the following tour to visit the city’s best art galleries and museums of unique distinction.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Religious Sites in Bregenz

Religious Sites in Bregenz

Bregenz is home to many churches and other religious buildings which have played a crucial role in the city’s history. Today, its historic convents and chapels form a picturesque scene along its streets. Take the following tour to discover Bregenz’s most majestic religious architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Historic Buildings in Bregenz

Historic Buildings in Bregenz

Bregenz is home to many historic buildings, several of which were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Federal High School, the Vorarlberg Land Theater and City Hall, located near the harbor, are landmarks of the Lower Town. Take the following tour to discover Bregenz’s best historic architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Bregenz, located where Austria meets Germany and Switzerland, contains many beautiful landmarks in both the historic and modern parts of the city. Discover Bregenz’s most popular attractions and learn about its history in the following orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bregenz for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bregenz has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bregenz, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.