Another jewel in the Habsburg empire, Bregenzerwald’s baroque splendour is perfectly complimented by the natural beauty of Lake Constance, one of the most iconic swimming and boating areas in Austria. Set against the back drop of wooded hills, Bregenzerwald plays home to exquisitely preserved churches, one of the oldest village squares in Europe, and the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, ranked as one of best chamber music halls in the world. Music is so intrinsic to the hamlet Schwarzenberg that each year it holds the Schubertiade, a festival that focuses on the more obscure works of Franz Schubert, and many of the most famous international singers, accompanists and chamber music ensembles flock to participate.
Mesmerhaus, once the sexton’s home, is today a wonderful style chameleon of ornate exteriors and simplistic elegant interiors. The effect is of refined originality, a heritage house reduced to its essence through a calming language of decorative stillness.read more