Dornbirn is the largest city in the state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria and is an important commercial centre for the region.
Various settlements have been present in the area surrounding Dornbirn for many years but the town came to greater prominence during the Habsburg rule in the 1300’s.
Dornbirn attracts adventure lovers and people who love the outdoors – This is due to the stunning landscapes that surround the town such as the Karren Mountain, Lake Constance and Hoher Ifen.
With great proximity to Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, and also other attractive Austrian towns like Bregenz and Feldkirch, Dornbirn is a great place to visit in the Vorarlberg state.
Lets explore the best things to do in Donbirn:
1. Karren Dornbirn Mountain
This epic mountain lies right in the midst of the town of Dornbirn and serves as a focal point for the area.
A wonderful cable car takes you to the top of the mountain in just 5 minutes and you can hitch a ride to the top from the station on Gutlestrabe.
If you are feeling adventurous however and fancy a hike, the summit can be reached in around 40 minutes but there are plenty of trails in the immediate area to make a full days work of.
At the top you are greeted with stunning views of the Austrian countryside and also across to Germany and Switzerland via Lake Constance.
There is also a restaurant at the top where you can enjoy some find food or a refreshing beverage.
Ascending the Karen Dornbirn is a must do attraction!