Postcard From: Feldkirch
Feldkirch is a medieval city in the western Austrian state of Vorarlberg, an area renowned for its stunning ski resorts, located on the border of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After Dornbirn, it is the second most populous town in Vorarlberg, with 32,000 inhabitants.
Sights to see in Feldkirch
This tower in the centre of the city is a reminder of the former town wall. It boasts a large bell (the fourth largest in Austria) within the tower.
The Town Hall
Built in 1493, the town hall was once used as a grain store; the first floor served as a cloth store. Today, visitors can get a glimpse into the town's history by viewing the frescoes in the hall, which show the history of the town.
The local market
Twice weekly visitors and locals can visit the local market, which has a wealth of local high-quality produce for people to choose from.
The Christmas market
If you are in Feldkirch during the Christmas season, then ensure you check out the Christmas market, which is held in the gorgeous Marketplatz square flanked by colourful houses. At the end of the market stands the 15th century St. John’s Church, which makes the setting all the more magical. Within the market you’ll find a wealth of treasures from artisan cheeses and meats to stalls selling gifts and even hand-made brooms!
Where to Eat in Feldkirch
This modern, stylish restaurant focuses on season food and Burgenland wines. There is also a vaulted cellar which can be booked for larger groups or special occasions and a garden which can be enjoyed in the summer months.
Gasthaus Zur Eibe
Situated on a hilltop near the city this restaurant, which serves traditional Austrian cuisine is surrounded by beautiful meadows and forests next to the ruins of an old castle. The décor is very traditional with wood panelling, which creates a cosy ambience. During the summer months guests can enjoy dining al fresco on the large outdoor terrace.
The traditional decor at Gasthaus Zur Eibe
Where to stay in Feldkirch
This family-run hotel is lovingly furnished with many antiquities, combining the charm and ambience of a 16th-century town house with the comforts of a modern hotel. The moody colour palette of greys and dark, inky colours lends an opulent feel to the immaculate rooms.
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