Bludenz: Sights & restaurants – top tips for the Alpine city

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From Bad Ischl to Wolfsberg, the Austrian Association of Small Historic Cities brings together 17 historic and charming places. A colorful group and, above all, a fantastic source of inspiration for everyone looking for ideas for alternative city trips. At the end of August, we visited Bludenz and Kufstein, the two closest small towns to Switzerland. In this article I explain why Bludenz is ideal for a short trip and show you our favorite places in and around the Alpine city. Because one thing you quickly notice in Bludenz: The next natural experience is only a stone’s throw away.

Bludenz – historic, charming and surrounded by mountains

With just under 15,000 inhabitants, Bludenz is the smallest of the five cities in Vorarlberg. However, with its convenient location at the intersection of various valleys and alpine passes, the traces of the local settlement can be traced back to the pre-Roman Iron Age.

Even today, many people know Bludenz either from the passage over the Arlberg to Tyrol or as a transfer point for a detour to the Brandnertal, Montafon, Klostertal or the Grosse Walsertal. It would be worthwhile to take the ten-minute walk from the train station to the slightly higher old town. Lively, spruced up streets with pretty arcades and carefully restored buildings await you here. Correct jewelry! And perfect for an extended stopover. Be it before or after wellness or hiking days in one of the surrounding valleys or just like that – as the basis for an enjoyable and at the same time sporty weekend.