The art of hosting

Architekturaufnahme Licht-Schatten-Spiel im Saal propter homines im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Büro Magma, Magdalena Türtscher


Always on the move – that's the event business on Lake Constance. Discover the latest developments, trends and relevant topics that engage and inspire us every day.

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Vorarlberg Museum

Bregenz, centre of culture

How "cultivated" the people in a given region are can be gauged by the way they shape their own future.

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Service Beratung im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Anja Köhler

Our experience is included in the price

We've gained a lot of experience from small, big and very big events.

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The smallest cultural capital in the world

"This is where the holiday begins for us" is a phrase we hear ever so often from northern holidaymakers who are travelling through Bregenz on their way south.

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LED professional Symposium + Exhibition 2017 © Matthias Rhomberg

Well attended congresses expected for 2018

Kongresskultur Bregenz can look back on a successful year, with approximately 460,000 people visiting Bregenz Festival House in 2017.

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Kaiserstrand Badehaus

No two hotels alike

All of them are characterised by a high level of quality and represent excellent value for money.

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Lichtschrift Design Atelier Gassner, Andrea Gassner, Fertigung Kunstschmiede Figer

Kongresskultur Bregenz expertise in demand at the Werkraum

Expertise from the Festspielhaus was in demand for the current exhibition at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald.

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Festspielhaus Bregenz

Sustainable mobility in Vorarlberg

When it comes to mobility there are numerous sustainable schemes that can be very conveniently used in seminars, conferences and meetings.

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Naturschutzgebiet Vorarlberg

A MICE venue with a nature reserve on the doorstep

Anyone travelling to Bregenz for a conference can look forward to professional and hospitable hosts – and not only that.

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Tourismus Innovationspreis Gerhard Stübe © Lisa Mathis

micelab:bodensee wins main prize for tourism innovation in 2018 in Vorarlberg

Cross-border development of the meetings industry impresses the jury.

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People have their say in the World Café

The World Café is a workshop method for 15 to 2,000 people.

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What we offer: hospitality

Without good food and good catering, no congress is going to be fondly remembered.

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Fishbowl-Teilnehmer:innen sitzen in einem zweireihigen Stuhlkreis um ein Podium auf der Hauptbühne im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Lucas Breuer

Take your places in the fishbowl!

When congress attendees not only take part but also actively contribute, it occurs thanks to the innovative ideas and expertise of Kongresskultur Bregenz in event organisation, says Urs Treuthardt.

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LpS 2015

299 792 458 m/s

Kongresskultur Bregenz: stage-managing rapid growth

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Seetribüne EM2008 ZDF Übertragung Bregenz

And now we go live to Bregenz

When 30 million people watch you at work.

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Bushüsle Alexander Brodsky

Around the world on the rural bus

Among Vorarlberg's many strengths there are two it is best known for.

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Open-Space-Methode bei Kongresskultur Bregenz © Kongresskultur Bregenz / Anja Koehler

Open Space – for an open exchange of ideas

Meike Twiehaus, project manager of the EVVC-Management Conference, introduces the Open Space method.

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Space for innovation

When it's about sustainable and innovative events, think Scandinavian.

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Cycling to the congress

Visiting congresses and exploring the Lake Constance shoreline by bike – things that go together in Bregenz.

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EVVC Management Conference in Bregenz and Lindau

"Tradition with future – new thinking, new acting, new approaches" was the motto of the 18th EVVC Management Conference.

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Kongresskultur director elected president of the Austrian Convention Bureau

Gerhard Stübe gets top job in the Austrian event industry

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An important stimulus for the event industry

Three years of micelab:bodensee: With Interreg funding having ended, the successful training platform will continue independently.

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Lively meetings

Genuine involvement instead of passive input: interactive formats bring events to life.

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Festspielhaus Bregenz aus der Vogelperspektive © KoenigsFreunde // Kongresskultur Bregenz

A review of 2019 and a preview of 2020

438,086 visitors flocked to 349 events / Well attended congresses expected for 2020

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 © Anja Koehler

Well looked after right from the start

Kongresskultur Bregenz is a member of a strong network and works with expert partners.

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Vier Personen auf der Bühne mit Liveübertragung auf eine Leinwand auf der Werkstattbühne im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Anja Koehler

Giant screen for the Werkstattbühne

Kongresskultur Bregenz offers clients a new projection screen.

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Raum für Feierlichkeit Weihnachtsfeier © Anja Koehler

A versatile space for hosting events

The Werkstattbühne, an innovative theatre space, is an absolute all-rounder.

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Dessertgläschen, Tagungspause im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Anja Koehler

A partnership that bears fruit

Kongresskultur Bregenz stands for high-quality service and personal advice from the planning to the implementation of an event.

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Committed to organising environmentally aware events

Every event consumes resources – that’s a fact. But we also know every step counts, no matter how small.

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Matthias Zuggal, Festspielhaus Bregenz © Magma

Into the limelight

Employees support the event organisers in their creative work

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 © Kongresskultur Bregenz / Anja Koehler

In a nutshell

Organising sustainable events – it's a way that event planners can take a stand for a future fit for our grandchildren

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STAGE Bregenz 2024 auf der Werkstattbühne im Festspielhaus Bregenz © Anja Koehler

Trend towards sustainable events that last several days

Enquiries from new clients in the MICE segment have risen by more than half.

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Veranstaltungsorganisatorin Katharina Bonat im Festspielhaus Bregenz ©

With the threads in her hand

The complexity of event planning is increasing. Event organiser Katharina Bonat talks about the challenges and wishes.

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