Feldkirch is a medieval city in the western Austrian state of Vorarlberg, on the border with Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The beautiful medieval town, which remains well preserved to this day, was mentioned as a city for the first time in 1218, after Count Hugo von Montfort built the "Schattenburg", a castle which still is the major landmark of Feldkirch.
Other landmarks of the town include the cathedral of St. Nikolaus from the late Gothic period. It was the birthplace of Rheticus. The town is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Feldkirch.
Old city tower in Feldkirch