A ravine steeped in history, Rappenlochschlucht is one of the larges gorges in the continent. A walk through Rappenlochschlucht provides the perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings dotted with waterfalls, rocky hills, waterfalls, as well as, flora and fauna. This gorge connects Dornbirn with the village of Ebnit.
Stadtmuseum Dornbirn housed inside the iconic Lorenz Rhomberg house is the place to be for learning in-detail about the local history of Dornbirn. The various temporary and permanent exhibitions at this museum tell stories of the centuries past. The changes in Dornbirn since the industrial revolution is very well documented at Stadtmuseum Dornbirn.
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.
The waterfalls at Gretenmühle in Rickenbach are definitely a worthwhile destination. Located in the middle of a nature reserve, this is truly a natural spectacle. There are viewing platforms to take in the panoramic sight, while the little ones will be delighted with the playground and an animal enclosure.
The collection focuses on general information on ecology, the geology of the region, and life in prehistoric times.
The waterfalls in the Breitach gorge between Oberstdorf and Tiefenbach are a delightful sight. Exploring the gorge makes for a rejuvenating excursion, and the spectacular natural monument attracts a host of outdoor enthusiasts to make the trek through its challenging folds. Reconnect with nature and explore the outdoors here with minimal distractions.
The small, 10 meters (33 feet) high waterfall can be accessed by taking a circular trail around the town. The trail itself is beautiful beyond words, offering spectacular, panoramic views of the valley below, with the waterfalls as the final reward. The parking is at the town hall, and access is only on foot.
The interesting Alpine Wildlife Park situated at the summit point of the Pfander Mountain is a large and protected wildlife area. Within its tangle of greenery lie varied species of wild animals. Wander amongst an area that is devoted to species like the wild boar, wild sheep's and mountain goats. Visit the park and get up close and personal with some endangered species. Call ahead for more details.