Dornbirn Umgebung

City and theme tours Dornbirn

Dornbirn stands for a high quality of life and repeatedly makes fresh marks on the cityscape with contemporary architecture. Despite these modern buildings, however, the largest city in the country has preserved its original and tranquil village centers. Parts of the city's history can be seen in the typical Rhine Valley houses, the numerous factory owners' villas and former industrial plants, but also in the churches. 

From July to September 2022, various exciting city and themed tours of Dornbirn will take place weekly, always on Fridays. The city tours always start at 10:30 a.m. and lead through interesting corners of the city center. Always on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., theme tours take place around architecture, history, industry and other exciting topics. The duration is about 1.5 hours. Meeting point is always at Dornbirn Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH (*except for the theme tours).

All dates & tickets

Tickets can be booked directly at Dornbirn Tourismus or online, tickets cost € 10. Minimum number of tours three people.

Dates June:

  • MI, 29.06. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: On the traces of textile printing.
    During the tour in and around the industrial park "Rhomberg's Fabrik" in the district Rohrbach the history of the location and the textile printing industry of Dornbirn is told.
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Dates July:

  • FR, 08.07. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 13.07. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: From Hatlerdorf to Mühlebach. 
    A contemplative walk through the most original quarters of the city. On this tour you will learn about the problems that the peasantry had to deal with over the centuries and the role that politics and religion played.
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  • FR, 15.07. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 20.07. 5 p.m. | Guided tour for generations: "Ware Dirndl" in the city museum.
    Adults get a compact information about the Dornbirn textile company Franz M. Rhomberg and its once very famous traditional costume fabric production. There is also a great program and tasks for the little visitors.
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  • FR, 22.07. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 27.07. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Historical walk on the Bödele. 
    During a leisurely walk you will learn more about the origins of this special cultural landscape, the visions of the factory owner Otto Hämmerle and where the first "toboggan lift" in the Alps was built.
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  • FR, 29.07. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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Dates August:

  • MI, 03.08. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Butter and lard. 
    Butter and lard were important export goods of Dornbirn and were not only used in the kitchen. During a walk through the so-called Schmalzwinkel, once the most dangerous typhoid fever spot, there is a lot to discover.
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  • MI, 10.08. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Dornbirn's industrial history. 
    Until the 1990s, spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing took place in Dornbirn. Then the textile industry went quiet and the existing buildings were converted. Here you will learn the stories of individual areas and their current use.
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  • MI, 17.08. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Art in the city. 
    During the approx. 1-hour foot tour through the center of Dornbirn, you will also learn about the artists and the history of the works of art, which is sometimes associated with resistance, discussions and criticism.
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  • MI, 24.08. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Historical walk on the Bödele. 
    During a leisurely walk you will learn more about the origins of this special cultural landscape, the visions of the factory owner Otto Hämmerle and where the first "toboggan lift" in the Alps was built.
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  • FR, 26.08. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 31.08. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Magnificent villas and houses. 
    Housing, lifestyles, residents and anecdotes are the topics of the tour "Magnificent Villas, Striking Houses". A small selection from the turn of the century until today.
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Dates September:

  • FR, 02.09. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 07.09. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: From Hatlerdorf to Mühlebach. 
    A contemplative walk through the most original quarters of the city. On this tour you will learn about the problems that the peasantry had to deal with over the centuries and the role that politics and religion played.
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  • FR, 09.09. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 14.09. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Butter and lard. 
    Butter and lard were important export goods of Dornbirn and were not only used in the kitchen. On a walk through the so-called Schmalzwinkel, once the most dangerous typhus hotspot, there is a lot to discover.
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  • MI, 21.09. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: On the traces of textile printing.
    During the tour in and around the industrial park "Rhomberg's Fabrik" in the district of Rohrbach, the history of the location and the textile printing industry of Dornbirn is told.
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  • FR, 23.09. 10.30 a.m. | City tour
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  • MI, 28.09. 5 p.m. | Theme tour: Magnificent villas and houses. 
    Housing, lifestyles, residents and anecdotes are the topics of the tour "Magnificent Villas, Striking Houses". A small selection from the turn of the century until today.
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Dates October:

  • FR, 14.10. 4 p.m. | The Last Garden - The City Cemetery of St. Martin: 
    Did you know that the cemetery in Dornbirn with its arcades was modeled on the cemetery in Bolzano? Or that cremation was forbidden by the Catholic Church until 1963? Get an insight into many Dornbirn family stories.
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Dates November:

MI, 09.11. 3.30 p.m. | The Last Garden - The City Cemetery St. Martin: 
Did you know that the cemetery in Dornbirn with its arcades was modeled on the cemetery in Bolzano? Or that cremation was forbidden by the Catholic Church until 1963? Get an insight into many Dornbirn family stories.
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In cooperation with the Dornbirn City Museum.