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Hertz Car Hire in Bregenz

Here on Austria’s north-western tip, the unheralded town of Bregenz is blessed with sensational, beautiful views every single day of the year. Explore some of the serenest sights in all of Europe, with the Pfänder mountain as the gateway to the Alps, and the Bodensee (known as Lake Constance), a huge stretch of shimmering gorgeousness.

With car hire in Bregenz you can explore this quiet, attractive town at your leisure. Then head out into the inviting surrounding areas such as the Bregenzerwald Forest and the compact principality of Liechtenstein, while both Germany and Switzerland sit close by.

Our conveniently located branch is stocked with a wide collection of cars, so you can browse online and book in advance. We’ll have it waiting for you when you arrive, whether it’s for an Alpine adventure or lazing by the lake.

Pickup Locations Bregenz

  • Fritz-Mayer-Platz

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1200 1400-1600, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Fritz-Mayer-Platz 1

    Phone: +43 5572 27706


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Driving in and around Bregenz

Here in Vorarlberg, the smallest Austrian province, life moves at a leisurely pace. Should you wish to venture further and turn your stay into an Austrian or European road trip, you’ve got great road connections to do exactly that.

The A14 runs through the centre of town, taking you over the border into Germany where it then becomes the A96. To the south, the A14 (also known as the E60) also runs to Feldkirch. From Felkkirch, join the B191 south-west for Lichtenstein. For the Swiss border, simply take the B202 south-west, although you have the option of several border crossings further south too.

There are some driving rules in Austria you should be aware of before you arrive. You’ll need to drive on the right-hand side of the road, as in all of mainland Europe, with overtaking on the left. Should you be visiting during the winter months, road conditions may require winter tyres or snow chains – our local team will be able to advise you. There are also various toll roads in Austria, speak to our team anytime during your stay and they can answer any questions you may have.

Speed limits in towns like Bregenz will be 50km/h (31mph) and on the autobahns up to 130km/h (80mph). You’ll need to display a ‘vignette’ to drive on the latter – again, we’ll help you with this when you arrive. There is plenty of parking in Bregenz and finding a spot is made easier with the local dynamic information boards that will guide you to an empty space. There are three different fare zones, and many hotels will provide free parking.

A quick guide to Bregenz

Bregenz is a place of peace and harmony, one where you can find peace, solitude and a breath of the freshest air. That calm is only disturbed once a year, when the annual Bregenz Festival, Festspiele, lands, with its legendary floating lake stage. Outside of that brilliant event, you’ll have time to ponder the beauty of the lake, ride in cable cars soaring along the mountainside and explore the surprisingly avant-garde architecture of the region.

Float On

The summer music festival is the reason most people have heard of Bregenz. Visit during July 20 to August 21 every year and witness a transformation from a quiet retreat into a bustling town. The floating stage is even better in reality than it sounds (it made a cameo appearance in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace), with some remarkable designs adding to its majesty. There can be fewer better settings in the world to take in classical music or opera.

The festival first begun in 1946, and the lake stage, known as the Seebühne, was first built in 1955. Over the years, the sets have become ever more breathtaking and elaborate, the perfect backdrop for the likes of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or Prague Philharmonic Choir.

Buildings of the future

The Vorarlberg region is known for its modern architecture, but the Kunsthaus in Bregenz might just be the highlight of what would make for an enthralling progressive buildings tour. Peter Zumthor, a Swiss architect, is responsible for the lamp-like cube of steel and glass that houses an art gallery. It seems to change subtly during the day, thanks to the reflections of both Lake Constance and the sky. Inside you’ll find an everchanging array of contemporary art in perfect fitting with the thoroughly modern surroundings.

Up and down the town

Bregenz has two sides of town to explore – the Upper and Lower. The Upper is higher up the slopes and is the older of the two. Here you’ll find the Martinsturm Chapel, dating back to the 14th century – the dome is one of Europe’s largest - plus a 17th century townhall and historic walls dating back to medieval times.

The Lower town has its share of show-stoppers too, mostly from the Victorian era or its collection of striking modern buildings. One of these is the Vorarlberg Museum, studded with thousands of bottle bases that take on the appearance of flowers.

On a clear day, take the Pfänder cable car up to the mountain that looms over the town. Here, on the wooded slopes, you’ll have the best possible view of Lake Constance, while there’s also a game park that contains ibex, wild boar, deer and more. Back down to earth, sample traditional fare at the Goldener Hirschen restaurant. Succulent Wiener Schnitzel, beef with horseradish, baked camembert and cheese noodles are all local staples done superbly.

Picture-postcard pretty, and with a winning mix of the old and new, Bregenz car hire opens up Austria and its neighbours for a memorable Alpine trip.