Feldkirch resides in a perfectly picturesque pocket of Austrian countryside upon which three verdant valleys comet together like old friends. The imperial castle projects its stoic gaze over the beautifully preserved Old Town, in which elaborate spires and foreboding watchtowers echo the rich historical heritage. Inexplicably, many tourists emit Feldkirch from their Austrian itineraries in favour of more prominent places, however those that visit will be greeted with old warm charm and rewarded with an architectural banquet; not to mention a palpable sense of peace.
The atmospheric old town brims with fine historical houses and story steeped structures, and no street better epitomises this ancient majesty than Marktgasse. Archaic arches, cobbled streets and covered walkways elicit an ambience that belongs to the Medieval ages and the timbered houses and narrow alleys give a sense a cultural and compact place.
Enjoying an authoritative hilltop perch that solemnly overlooks the picturesque town, the Schattenburg Castle is a commanding fortress that dates back to the 13th century. Once the seat of prominent earls, the castle’s interior is steeped in regal resplendence and its historical museum exhibits the finest affluent artefacts. From this vertiginous vantage point, climbers can enjoy panoramic vistas of this mountainous medieval myriad.
Austria close proximity to other rich European countries means it enjoy a cosmopolitan culinary scene; a fine example of this magnificent medley is Verona Due, an authentic Austrian and Italian fusion restaurant that enjoys a prime location beside the town’s gothic cathedral. Pasta and pizza are the epitome of perfection and are guaranteed to delight even the most discerning palate.(Schmiedgasse 4)