Bregenz – Austria

Last Sunday we went to Bregenz. Bregenz is the capital of the western federal state of Austria. It is located at Lake Constance. The most famous attraction is the biggest lake stage in the world. During the summertime, huge opera productions are performed on that stage. In 1994 I was blessed to see the opera Nabucco. Do you remember the Jame Bond movie A Quantum Solace? It was a different setting but it was the stage in Bregenz. And btw. other than shown in the movie Bregenz doesn’t have an airport… that was a fake!

After visiting the stage, the lake promenade, and the harbor we went a little through the older part of the city and then had a ride with the areal ropeway up to the PfΓ€nder. That’s the mountain above Bregenz where we enjoyed a spectacular view over the lake.

There is something very special about that place: It is called the Three Country Corner. That’s why Switzerland, Austria, and Germany are coming together at Bregenz and sharing Lake Constance.

Now enjoy some impressions:

This year the opera Turandot will be played on this stage.20150524_115605_resized

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In the background, you see the festival hall. When the weather is too bad, the opera takes place there for specific tickets. We also saw the show Shadowland and the Rocky Horror Picture Show there.20150524_121037_resized

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You can see the river Rhine in the center and the left side of the picture. On the left side, the region is called the Rhine Valley. That is where Liechtenstein is located. Everything is very close together.20150524_130953_resized

The left side of the lake is Switzerland and the right side is Germany. Austria only has the eastern peak of the lake.20150524_131504_resized

Do you see the stream in the middle of the picture? This is where the river Rhine flows into the lake.20150524_131514_resized

Up here they have bird of prey demonstrations. But there was none yesterday. There also is a wildlife zoo with deer, ibex, and other animals living in the alps. I was astonished at how tame the groundhogs were.20150524_141603_resized

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oh wow, Erika! That place is amazing… so serene and enchanting! Girl we need to talk! I need a name of a village in Austria around the 1600s that is small and out of the way for a story I am doing… any ideas?

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Well, I would like it to be real… but I know so little about Austria.. just what I have researched.. but a fictional name with an authentic sound would do too

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I give you some names:
St. Johann in Tyrol,
Lessach in Salzburg,
St. Anton in Vorarlberg,
Montafon (Ski Region) in Vorarlberg, Serfaus in Tyrol,
Milders in Tyrol,
Vandans in Vorarlberg
Is there something you like? If not let me know, Lori! There are more.

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OK, St. Johann was founded in the fourth century anno Domini.
Couldn’t find a date about Lessach. So I’ll suggest you just stick with St. Johann. What do you think?

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That was my first choice… so yeah, I will stick with that one… I can’t thank you enough for helping me with this πŸ™‚

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You couldn’t if you tried πŸ™‚ if you hadn’t known, I would have just kept researching til I eventually found something πŸ™‚

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Wow… you have sitting with open mouth and beating heart when I recall the scenery!!! That’s a dream come true. My best friend always dreams of such a house. Haha… now I know someone who has one… yea!!! Where is it located?

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Oh such a beautiful place! I would’ve loved to walk around there! I love the photo where you see the two side of Germany and Switzerland…I have some Swiss in me My Grandmother was from Switzerland!

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It is really a great place and only a 45 minutes drive from home. I am 7 minutes from the Austrian border, 3 minutes from the Swiss border (which is no barrier), and 40 minutes from the German border away!

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I am but there are so many other great places in the world. I guess we mostly appreciate more what we are not used to all life long… I love the ocean, the beach, and the sun. But I finally found the value in my surrounding and I am really thankful for it!

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