The city was first mention in in 895 under the name of Torrinpuirron, and it is continuing with the current name and now extends right up to the Rhine. It is an important commercial and shopping centre.
Climate: The climate is warm in Dornbirn. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Dornbirn. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average high temp is 23°C in the month of July and average low temp is -4°C in the month of January. The average annual rainfall is 1168 mm.
Places to visit:
Rolls-Royce Museum: It is the world's largest museum dedicated to the world's most illustrious cars. Rolls-Royce collector Frank Vonier assembled the collection, and many of the swanky cars were once owned by celebrities, including such pop icons as John Lennon , Queen Elizabeth and the late Queen Mother. The vehicles are spread over three floors, where you can learn everything you need to know about the history of Rolls-Royce.
Einkaufszentrum Messepark: It is a beautiful and popular shopping mall with a lot of stores cafe ,outlets etc and a tax free shopping available for people outside the Europe. It is located close to the Swiss border.
Inatura museum and park: The Ruschwerke factory that specialized in the manufacture of turbines and hydro-electric equipment. Closed in 1984, most of the complex has been demolished and transformed into the surrounding park and museum. First and most obviously is the first floor corten steel clad projection room. The other two are located in the garden court at the rear and are in the form of individual pavilions accommodating offices and further exhibition spaces.
Things to do: Dornbirn is a best place for Hiking, give a visit to a market place and surrounding streets and squares.
Transportation: By Plane: Friedrichshafen Airport is the closer one, it connects with direct flights from Dublin, London, Berlin, Prague. and Memmingen Airport is the main connection with Europe.
By Train: There are many intercity trains going from Lindau, Germany to Innsbruck and farther away that stop in Dornbirn main station.