Situated in the heart of Dornbirn, Dornbirn Square is lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. What was once a farmers’ colony is now an economic zone where the textile industry has flourished. As a result of many successful protests, this city center was turned into a pedestrian only zone by forbidding cars to drive around in the area.
With over 17,000 visitors daily, Messepark is one of the largest and most-visited shopping centers in Vorarlberg. The shopping and commercial hub of Dornbirn, a visit to the city is incomplete without shopping at one of the many shops at Messepark. Messepark has rose to fame as one of the best shopping places in the country since it first opened its door to the public in the year 1987.
Appenzeller Cheese Factory at Stein is one of the globally recognized cheese factories as this factory provides cheese to parts all over. With some of the best cheese available and made right here at this location, people from nearby and far off visit this place to enjoy viewing the production process of the cheese as well as enjoy time at the restaurant that serves food with the freshly crafted cheese. There is also a Cheese Museum at this location that shows you the olden ways of making cheese to the techniques used currently.
This beautiful street in the heart of the city is a popular promenade for shopping enthusiasts. The historic cobbled streets retain the same charm from when they were laid in the Middle Ages. Quaint, rustic houses line the streets, and many charming shops and cafes, with their wafting aromas, beckon the traveler to take a peek. Old family shops displaying local goods call for a delightful window-shopping experience. Overall, the trip to this island is incomplete without exploring the vintage atmosphere of Maximilianstraße.
A wonderful experience for oenophiles, Staatsweingut Meersburg is a beautiful winery located right by Lake Constance. The winery dates back to the 18th Century and was known as the Weingut an das Großherzogtum Baden. It was renamed to its current name after the First World War. The spectacular location coupled with high-quality wines makes it a popular tourist attraction. Their informative tours and wine tasting sessions are quite interesting as well. Visit the winery on a pleasant weekend for an elaborate wine tasting session with splendid views of the mountains and the lake.
Established in 1881, the Winzerverein Hagnau brings together over fifty-two wine growing families. Overlooking Lake Constance, it provides insight into the history of viticulture in the town.