City festival Urbikuss

The whole of Dornbirn celebrates on Friday, August 26 at the Urbikuss town festival.

All of Dornbirn celebrates at the Urbikuss town festival

The unusual name Urbikuss can be derived from the Latin word "urbicus" and means "belonging to the city." "Therefore, on Friday, August 26, we want to give the city back to the citizens a little bit: On "Urbikuss Day", the municipal institutions invite visitors to their homes free of charge and offer a varied program," reports Mayor Andrea Kaufmann. The Dornbirn city bus will also take guests to the city center and back home again free of charge, and retailers and restaurants will also be tempting visitors with attractive offers.

With a lot of love through the day

The Urbikuss starts at 9 a.m. with the first free guided city tour. Starting at 10 a.m., street artists will perform in Dornbirn's city center and the "Eislädele" in front of the City Museum will provide sweet refreshment in hot temperatures. The city museum, the inatura, the stadtbad, the Flatz Museum, the vai, the Kunstraum and the city library welcome their guests free of charge and/or offer great activities. Small surprises can be found throughout the day in the city center, such as the photo bus, where free souvenir photos can be taken, or touring musicians who play at various locations in the city center.

Free guided tours of Dornbirn

Learn exciting, interesting and amusing facts about Dornbirn on a free guided tour of the town: the approximately one-hour tours take you through the market square and Marktstraße to the town library. The tours start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in front of the entrance to the Stadtmuseum (on the market square side). Due to the limited number of participants, pre-registration is requested at: or +43 5572 22188 9077.

Children's program in the circus tent

For the little ones there is a separate circus tent, where Clown Pompo and Zack & Poing provide fun and entertainment. At the hands-on circus, new tricks can be tried out and practiced with the circus trainers. Clown Pompo will delight all children with his giant soap bubbles and clown shows. In addition, many other activities await the little visitors of the Urbikuss!

Musical highlight

The small final concert with Falke & Eule on the market square rounds off the day and gets you in the mood for the following, big Kulturhaus opening from 7 pm. Here it continues with music by Philipp Lingg, Puma Orchestra, Falke & Eule and Mainfelt! With the discount code "Urbikuss22" there is a discount of EUR 10.00 when ordering tickets online for the tickets on August 26. Tickets are available at


Program of the municipal institutions

  • vai - Vorarlberger Architektur Institut | Open from 2 - 6 p.m.
    Exhibition "WIA What is Architecture?" and "Art in the Reading Zone: Siegrun Appelt | Le Corbusier Ronchamp "
    4 p.m.: Dialogue with vai Director Verena Konrad, who will introduce the vai and talk about the two current exhibitions. Light refreshments will be served.
  • inatura | Open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Free admission: special exhibition "The Tinkering Geniuses"
  • City Library | Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    10 a.m. & 2 p.m.: The bees are on the loose: read aloud and program! Ever programmed a bee robot? No? At the Urbikuss city festival, you can try out programming motion sequences with Bee-Bots at the city library. There will also be plenty of stories to learn about bees at the read-aloud for children ages 3 and up. Come by and don't worry: neither our robots nor books can sting!
  • Flatz Museum | Open 3 - 5 p.m.
    Free admission: "Black and White" exhibition by Irving Penn
  • Stadtmuseum | Open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Free admission: exhibition "Ware Dirndl. Austrian Look" by Franz M. Rhomberg
  • Art Space | Open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Free admission: exhibition "Fatigue" by Monika Sosnowska
  • Stadtbad | Open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
    Free admission to the bath

The information folder for the event with admission coupons will be enclosed with the Dornbirner Gemeindeblatt on August 12 and can also be picked up at Dornbirn Tourismus from about 2 weeks before the event. On the day of the event the folder will also be distributed at the market place.

With the kind support of Hypo Vorarlberg, Dornbirner Sparkasse, Mohrenbrauerei Dornbirn and  

Program subject to change without notice.

Contact for questions

Valentina Marchetti
Valentina Marchetti
Bereichsleitung Stadtmarketing