DEHIO Buildings in Bregenz (Self Guided), 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.
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DEHIO Buildings in Bregenz Map

Guide Name: DEHIO Buildings in Bregenz
Guide Location: Austria » Bregenz (See other walking tours in Bregenz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: Sandra
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hauptschule Building
  • Kornmarktstrasse No. 7
  • Post Office
  • Altes Landhaus
  • Rathausstrasse No. 2
  • Austrian National Bank
  • Vorarlberg Land Archive
  • Villa Fünfland
  • Weinschlößle
  • Villa Liebenstein
Hauptschule Building

1) Hauptschule Building

The Hauptschule Building, located on Belruptstrasse, was designed by noted Austrian architect Willibald Braun in 1914, who is also the designer of Altes Landhaus (1921), Strickwaren-Fabrik (1923) and Talstation Pfänder (1926). This elegant well-maintained three-story building is an example of Rural architecture, consisting of a main building and a wing on the right, and is particularly notable for its original windows, a bay window with carvings by Josef Gaudl and its ornate façade. The cavities above the window lintels on the side building are adorned with original artwork by Bartle Kleber.
Kornmarktstrasse No. 7

2) Kornmarktstrasse No. 7

The three-story house on Kornmarktstrasse No. 7 got its present appearance due to a complete renovation in 1896. Its façade was designed in the Late Baroque style with gable elevations, the main façade featuring large circular and rectangular openings and a sculpture of the Madonna in the round niche from the late 19th century.
Post Office

3) Post Office

Located near the harbor and the railway station, the Post Office was built in 1895 by Friedrich Setz, designed by Remedies Wacker. It was built on a wooden base to avoid dipping into the sandy grounds. This grandiose building has the same construction as the Imperial Post Office in the Bad Ischl resort. It has a domed ledge in the center of the façade and Ionic columns decorated with allegoric images.
Altes Landhaus

4) Altes Landhaus

Altes Landhaus, located on the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and Jahnstrasse, is a council house and convention hall built by renowned Austrian architect Willibald Braun in 1921. This four-story Neoclassical building’s front is decorated with Ionic columns. It has a gabled roof with triangular frontons, and a gable mosaic by Joseph Huber-Feldkirch and corner sculpture by Josef Piffrader, both added in 1923. The central part of the Jahnstrasse façade has a lobe above the ground floor framed by the balcony.
Rathausstrasse No. 2

5) Rathausstrasse No. 2

Located near Bregenz’s City Hall on Rathausstrasse, the original structure was designed by Johann Stefan Wachter in 1889 and reconstructed by noted Austrian architect Willibald Braun in 1923. It has a twofold façade, saddle roof, balustrade and large arched windows on the bottom floor.
Austrian National Bank

6) Austrian National Bank

The impressive Austrian National Bank, located at the intersection of Anton-Schneiderstrasse and Bergmannstrasse, was designed in a Neoclassical style with Expressionist elements in 1925 by Otto Mallaun and architects Ferdinand Glaser and Rudolf Eisler. Its portico entrance is adorned with sculptured cornucopias, opposing columns, diamond incrustation and a sculpture in the niche before the entrance.
Vorarlberg Land Archive

7) Vorarlberg Land Archive

The Vorarlberg Land Archive, formerly Forest Castle-Wolfegg, was built in 1690 by Johann Georg Kuen. It has a gabled roof topped with massive frontons and three roundels in its upper part, and an austere portico entrance framed by Tuscan columns on pedestals. Inside you will find cross-arched halls and a narrow staircase.
Villa Fünfland

8) Villa Fünfland

Villa Fünfland, near Thurn-und-Taxis Park, was built in 1892 by von Georg Baumeister. It is a complex structure with sections joined together, topped with a cross-gabled roof, each with its own gabled façade. One of its wings is a round corner tower with a tented roof. On its exterior you will find Tuscan columns, a spiral staircase, tall arched windows and fronton roundels with a relief of the Madonna from 1632.

9) Weinschlößle

The three-story Weinschlößle, located on Gallusstrasse, is a two-part timber frame structure with a cross-gabled roof, each part with its own gabled façade. It has the original onion-domed corner bay window. The building core dates back to the 17th century, wih additions made in 1890. It also features a sandstone main entrance, complex window cross casements and arched cellar rooms.
Villa Liebenstein

10) Villa Liebenstein

Villa Liebenstein, located on Arlbergstrasse, was built around 1880 and was reconstructed in 1915 and again in 1922. This Neo-Baroque structure contains window grates on the ground floor and outer jalousies on the upper levels. The entrance is on the D side of the building, which serves as a terrace.

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