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.