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Rankweil is near Feldkirch in the Vorarlberg part of the Rhine Valley, in the border region of Switzerland (St. Gallen Rheintal) and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Rankweil is known for its elevated castle with superb views and its pilgrimage church.
Rankweil’s ideal climate thanks to its location in a sheltered «bay» of the so-called Vorderland, enables ambitious agricultural farming.

Enthroned high up on the Liebfrauenberg, above the roofs of Rankweil, is the Basilica «of Our Dear Lady», a castle and pilgrimage church. Its battlements afford impressive panoramic views over the upper Rhine Valley, into Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Voralberg Alpine Region. The origins of this pilgrimage church date back to the Middle Ages, to a fortified church with a ring wall and cemetery founded by the Bishops of Chur around 750. In 1657/58 the baroque master builder, Michael Beer, built the «Loreto Chapel», the centre of pilgrimage.

At the time of the Roman Empire, today’s Rankweil was known as «Vinomna» an important traffic intersection where Roman roads met. Remains can still be seen at the excavations of a Roman villa at Brederis.

Rankweil’s culturally interesting sights are presented in a handy guide «Rankweiler Kulturpfad», available from the municipal council.

The Rankweil Museum of Printing & Graphics offers an insight into an authentic artistic print studio and the classic techniques of lithography, gravure and woodcut. New graphics for contemporary artists are continually printed and displayed here. Another Rankweil museum is devoted to barrel making/cooperage.

Highlights

  • Fortified and pilgrimage church – located on Liebfrauenberg with wonderful panoramic views of the Rhine Valley and the Alps.
Rankweil is near Feldkirch in the Vorarlberg part of the Rhine Valley, in the border region of Switzerland (St. Gallen Rheintal) and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Rankweil is known for its elevated castle with superb views and its pilgrimage church.
Rankweil’s ideal climate thanks to its location in a sheltered «bay» of the so-called Vorderland, enables ambitious agricultural farming.

Enthroned high up on the Liebfrauenberg, above the roofs of Rankweil, is the Basilica «of Our Dear Lady», a castle and pilgrimage church. Its battlements afford impressive panoramic views over the upper Rhine Valley, into Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Voralberg Alpine Region. The origins of this pilgrimage church date back to the Middle Ages, to a fortified church with a ring wall and cemetery founded by the Bishops of Chur around 750. In 1657/58 the baroque master builder, Michael Beer, built the «Loreto Chapel», the centre of pilgrimage.

At the time of the Roman Empire, today’s Rankweil was known as «Vinomna» an important traffic intersection where Roman roads met. Remains can still be seen at the excavations of a Roman villa at Brederis.

Rankweil’s culturally interesting sights are presented in a handy guide «Rankweiler Kulturpfad», available from the municipal council.

The Rankweil Museum of Printing & Graphics offers an insight into an authentic artistic print studio and the classic techniques of lithography, gravure and woodcut. New graphics for contemporary artists are continually printed and displayed here. Another Rankweil museum is devoted to barrel making/cooperage.

Highlights

  • Fortified and pilgrimage church – located on Liebfrauenberg with wonderful panoramic views of the Rhine Valley and the Alps.

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Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus ?
Postfach 16
6901 Bregenz
Tel. +43 (0)5574 434430
office@bodensee-vorarlberg.com
www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com

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