Bregenz is a small town, which is located at Lake Constance (Central Europe's third largest lake) at the most western point of Austria. The city's real attraction is the lake and the events around it. Every year the city holds a celebration, which is continuing from mid-July to mid-August and which includes, that Europe's largest floating platform is installed on the lake. The music and the themes change every year, but the theater and the city's Symphony Orchestra appear regularly. From the 1064 m high mountain behind the city you have a great views on both, the city and the lake. During the summer there are offered cruises on the lake and the lake is also ideal for swimming.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Bregenz forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Bregenz is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $79.36, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $247.42, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $91.02
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.22
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $23.88
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.56
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.36
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.04
Bregenz has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 79.4 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 100.0 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 91.7 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Bregenz safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.