The Austrian region of Vorarlberg is known for many unique features. Bregenz in Vorarlberg has something that no other city has: the house with the narrowest façade in Europe. 57 centimetres wide, just enough for a front door. What counts nowadays as a “curiosity in Bregenz” has always been a residential building. Just a little different than other houses. No one knows exactly how old the house with the “narrowest facade of Europe” in Kirchstraße 29 in Bregenz is. The earliest mention of the house dates back to the year 1796 – it is at least 200 years old. The building is actually not a house itself, it was then built between the two adjacent houses, No. 27 and No. 31, with a width of 57 cm on one facade, and about 6 meters on the other facade. Yes, the house is not consistently only 57 cm wide and offers a total of around 60 m² living space.
Tourists in Bregenz should definitely visit Kirchstraße 29, when passing from the harbour to the historic upper town. It should be noted, however, that it is an inhabited object, and you should neither ring nor touch the door handle. Photographing is allowed😉
Address: Kirchstraße 29, 6900 Bregenz, Austria