The city of Bregenz stands in the far western tip of Austria, very close to the borders with Germany and Switzerland. The city tumbles down the foothills of Mount Pfänder to the eastern shore of Lake Constance. If you hire a car in Bregenz, you have plenty of options for excursions, from touring the shores of the lake to visiting the tiny principality of Liechtenstein to the south. Historic towns like Feldkirch, Dornbirn and Hohenems are good for day trips too. It also makes a great base for adventures into the Bregenzerwald Forest, which is said to be one of the most beautiful in Austria.
Visitors who hire a car in Bregenz can easily tour the attractions of the city itself. Locals divide Bregenz in the Upper and Lower Towns, depending on your position on the hill slopes. The Upper Town is older and includes the medieval town walls, 17th-century town hall and pretty 14th-century Martinsturm chapel. In the Lower Town you'll find some 17th-century buildings but more Victorian churches and monuments, and plenty of ultra-modern landmarks, like the new glass-and-steel cultural centre and cuboid Vorarlberg Museum. Meanwhile the old stone remains of Hohenbregenz Castle stand on a cliff overlooking all parts of the city and the lake.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0900-1200 1400-1600, Sa-Su closed
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.