From Lake Constance as far as the Crystal Worlds
Variety is good. Visitors even during their summer holidays in the mountains need some diversification beside climbing and hiking activities. Be it for relaxation reasons or only to collect some new impressions for the senses! There are plenty of possibilities for both.
Always worth an excursion and just one hour away from Gargellen: the northernmost border of Vorarlberg – the Lake Constance, with its wonderful water, its almost Mediterranean flair and idyllic towns. Constance, Lindau, Bregenz each of it is worth visiting. Be it a pleasant city walk, sight seeing and visit of historical monuments, strolling along the lake or simply enjoying one of the various boat trips on the lake. Lake Constance provides uncountable and various leisure activities.
To whom Lake Constance might even be too far away for a pleasant city trip, we recommend Feldkirch that is located less than midway between Gargellen and Lake Constance. There are many places worth visiting: the idyllic centre of the town, Schattenburg castle – town’s symbol – with its Heimat Museum.
Comparably beautiful and also worth wile for a stroll: the medieval alpine town of Bludenz. Bludenz is a very popular destination for a day trip: shopping in the old town under romantic arcades or take the cable car that gives acces to the ‘sunny balcony’ Muttersberg (1401m) with its vantage point Hoher Frassen.
Markably further away and much greater: Innsbruck, the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. Innsbruck offers two attractions at the same time. The first one is its wonderful old town with many historical houses and lots of attractions: the town’s symbol Goldenes Dachl (golden roof), Helblinghaus, Emperial Hofburg, Landestheater, Ottoburg, Ambras Castle, Historical Town Hall etc. Innsbruck is surrounded by a fascinating mountain scenery attracts around 2 million tourists every year. Innsbruck provides the unique combination of culture, nature and sports.
Another point of attraction, situated a bit outside of Innsbruck but also worth visiting on a day trip from Gargellen: Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal worlds). Built in 1995 on the occasion of the 100th founding anniversary of Swarovski, Swarovski crystal worlds conceived by André Heller, the famous Austrian artist, is a place full of crystalline magical worlds with poetical and sensual impressions, transformed by various contemporanean artists. Always multifaceted and brought into the right light: Crystal of highest brilliance. A magical place for dreaming. A place for fantasy and sensuality. At the end of the experience walk, be inebriated by the somewhat trivial and busy life of the sales exhibition room. Here, in this glittering shopping world, the biggest Swarovski shop, friends of Swarovski will surely make a find in a product selection being unique and perfectly presented. But note: It is expressively stated that Swarovski is nothing for small holiday budgets.