kleiner Löwe
Welcome to Bregenz, come and stay with us!


 © Herzog & de Meuron, 2023

Our house

Stadthotel kleiner Löwe is an ideal place to take in the beauty Bregenz has to offer: the mountain, the lake, and the bustling town life. Right in the middle of it all, you’ll find our city hotel offering eight rooms, a lounge, and two lovely views – one of the town gardens in the courtyard and one of the Kornmarktplatz in front of the hotel.

 © Daisuke Hirabayashi

Our rooms are designed according to a strict concept – yet every room features appealing details and has its own character. Much like the architecture of the building itself, which features a unique design by the architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Our hospitality is relaxed and authentic, and will make you feel like you’re among family. After all, your host Lisa Rümmele also lives here with her family – under the curved roof of the hotel that arches over everything.


Arrive and relax on the ground floor of our hotel. A long room, open on two sides.

The salon provides a view of the green gardens at the back and the lovely square at the front. Between the two, lies the breakfast bar. The garden room is always reserved for our hotel guests in the mornings for breakfasts in peace and quiet.

The front of the lounge is open to visitors to the town, whom we gladly serve snacks and drinks from a small menu. Our lounge is a room for encounters and communication, and – from time to time – it also serves as a venue for small events.

Small breakfast

The French call it “petit-déjeuner” – we like that a lot, which is why you won’t find a several-metre-long breakfast buffet at our hotel, but rather a small selection of exquisite products.

 © Daisuke Hirabayashi

A good day at Stadthotel kleiner Löwe starts with the three classic hot beverages that have always been part of a good breakfast: tea, hot chocolate, and coffee from Trevo roastery in Bregenzerwald. Also always on the table: home-made sourdough bread from Milena and Erik at Restaurant Weiss.

There are also croissants, butter, cheese, and home-made jam. Further ingredients are included in our little breakfast depending on the season. Except on Sundays, when our breakfast bar remains closed. However, we invite you to have breakfast at our neighbours Restaurant Weiss.


The story of Stadthotel kleiner Löwe began in Bregenz some 200 years ago. Originally constructed as a brewery to the adjacent guesthouse “Zum Goldenen Löwen”, the hotel has gone back to its hospitality roots after serving various other purposes.

Kornmarktplatz around 1920 © Stadtarchiv Bregenz
Kornmarktplatz around 1920

The question as to whether the facade was already light blue 200 years ago remains unanswered. One thing is for certain: that the building was erected as a brewery around 1820, and that it formed part of the guesthouse “Zum Goldenen Löwen”. The latter was finally demolished in the early 1970s, but the brewery building remained intact. In fact, beer brewing only took place here until the early 20th century as the building was then converted into the first cinema of the town of Bregenz – the “Löwen Kinematograf”.

The building at Kornmarktplatz number 5 has since gone through various transformations: from a bank to a furniture store to a delicatessen shop – and more recently, a bar and nightclub. The facade of the building was adapted to match its use in each case and therefore changed constantly. Now the building is once again being used for its original purpose: hospitality. kleiner Löwe – the city hotel in Bregenz.


Our eight rooms at Stadthotel Kleiner Löwe are of a high quality, yet unpretentious. They are places of retreat and venues for encounters.

Hotel können viele…Erstklassigkeit auf allen Ebenen wenige. Der kleine Löwe in Bregenz katapultiert sich in meiner persönlichen Liste Top-Hotels (davon erlebte Hotelaufenthalte in 5-Sterne-Häusern & individuell geführten Designhotels) mühelos auf Platz1. Das Konzept aus Design/Architektur/hochwertigste verarbeiteten Materialien/kompetente & unaufdringliche Gastgeberqualität ist einzigartig! Getoppt wird dies noch durch eine kongeniale gastronomische Zusammenarbeit mit dem Restaurant Weiss. Unbezahlbarer Luxus für Geist & alle Sinne! Absolut Empfehlenswert!

Good to know

Here you can find all sorts of useful information on Stadthotel kleiner Löwe in Bregenz at a glance.

Stadthotel Kleiner Löwe is situated in a pedestrian area. For this reason, we do not provide any parking. We can recommend the Hafengarage car park located nearby (about 300 metres away). Taxis are allowed to drive right up to the hotel.

We are located in close proximity to Lake Constance. Here, you can stroll for hours along the lakeside, or go cycling or swimming. The slopes of the nearby Pfänder mountain are on the opposite side – and can be reached via countless trails or in comfort by means of a cable car.

Construction has a long tradition in Vorarlberg. You can find comprehensive information on the architecture and buildings styles in Vorarlberg – as well as on numerous events regarding this topic – here.

Our breakfast bar in the salon is open for you:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 am–10:00 am
Saturday from 8:00 am–11:00 am
Closed on Sundays. A good reason to visit Restaurant Weiss.

Public transport
Stadthotel Kleiner Löwe is located right on Kornmarktplatz and half-way between the main train station and the harbour in Bregenz – these are both only a five-minute walk away. In addition, buses depart in all directions from the main train station.

Cultural highlights
Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Vorarlberger Landestheater, and the vorarlberg museum are all only 50 metres away as the crow flies. A five-minute walk leads to the floating stage of the Bregenzer Festspiele. The nearby art galleries in Bregenz are an absolute must-see.

Bar cart
There is a small bar cart in front of the door to each room with a fine selection of cold beverages as well as coffee and tea. This also features a small range of important items that one often forgets to pack.

Digital amenities
Payments can be made in advance in an uncomplicated and transparent manner. The registration form can be filled in completely digitally, and you can also use your mobile phone to access your room upon request. This gives us more time for our guests.

Between lake and mountain

In addition to spectacular nature, Bregenz als offers a wealth of art and cultural institutions – Bregenz is a small town, but big on culture.

vorarlberg museum © Christiane Setz
kleiner Löwe, Kornmarktplatz 5, 6900 Bregenz
T +43 6767315095, hallo@kleinerloewe.at