capital of the
See also:Austrian, province of
See also:Vorarlberg, as well as of the administrative
See also:district of
See also:Bregenz . In 'goo its population was 7595, German-speaking and
See also:Roman Catholic . It is situated at the south-east
See also:angle of the Lake of
See also:Constance, and, besides communications by
See also:water with the other towns on the shores of that lake, is connected by
See also:rail with
See also:Feldkirch on the Arlberg
See also:line (24 m.) and with
See also:Munich . The old
See also:town is on a hillock, crowned by the
See also:castle, while the new town is built on the level ground at the
See also:foot of the
See also:hill . The
See also:church (dedicated to St
See also:Gall) stands on another
See also:mound more to the south . In the
See also:local museum are collections of various kinds, especially of the Roman antiquities which have been dug up on the site of the old town . The position of the town on the lake has always made it an important
See also:port and commercial centre . Nowadays the
See also:trade is in
See also:grain, but much is done also in
See also:cattle and in the products of the
See also:spinning factories of Vorarlberg . We hear of
See also:counts of Bregenz as early as the loth century, their heirs in the early 13th century being the counts of Montfort (a castle
See also:north of Feldkirch), who gradually acquired most of the surrounding
See also:country (including Feldkirch and Bludenz) . But little by little the Habsburgers, counts of
See also:Tirol since 1363 bought from them most of their domains—first Feldkirch in 1375, next Bludenz and the Montafon valley in 1394, finally the
See also:county of Bregenz in two parts, acquired in 1451 and 1523 . In 1408 the Appenzellers were defeated before Bregenz, while in 1647, during the
See also:Thirty Years' War, the town was sacked by the Swedes under
See also:Wrangel . (W .
A . B .
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