Bodensee exchange


Multiple social dances

We’ll be dancing outdoor and indoor


Meet the local dancers, our region and a bit of the local culture.


Museums, nature, lake, picnic, brunch, dancing

What is the Bodensee Exchange?

Lindy Exchange

First, a “Lindy Exchange” festival is a gathering of Swing dancers in one city for several days to dance with visitors and locals, discover the region and its culture and enables different communities to share their ideas with others.

Bodensee Exchange

Bodensee Exchange is an exchange between 3 swing scenes : St. Gallen in Switzerland, Bregenz in Austria and Konstanz in Germany.
We want to bring our scenes closer together, that’s why we decided to organize an exchange in a different location every year.

About Bregenz

Bregenz is the capital of the region of Vorarlberg and lies on the shores of Lake Constance. Very close to Switzerland and Germany, Bregenz is famous for its nature and the annual summer music festival “Bregenzer Festspiele” taking place on a large floating stage.





15.00 – 18.00
Welcome pic-nic and social dancing
Location: Austriahaus

20.00 – 03.00
Taster and Party with live Band
Location: Gösser Saal, Restaurant Freischwimmer



11.00 – 18.00
Free time with different possible activities (see options)

20.00 – 03.00
Taster and Party with live Band
Location: Gösser Saal, Restaurant Freischwimmer



11.00 – 14.00
Brunch time !
Location: Austriahaus

14.00 – 17.00
Tea time party
Location: Austriahaus

How to reach Bregenz ?

By train

Austrian train transportation: ÖBB

ÖBB Link


By car

Many parkings options are available. Street parking is the cheapest way to park and is partially free during weekends:

Street parking rates

We recommend the use of the mobile app “EasyPark” to pay for your spot

EasyPark Link

By plane

The closest international airports are:


Memmingen Airport

Zurich Airport

 The Coquette Jazz Band

On stage for the Friday and Saturday parties

Since 2016, The Coquette Jazz Band brings back the golden age of jazz to audiences across Europe. The main profiles of the ensemble are danceable swing music from the 1930s and the sound of the Dixieland revival era.

Registration: get your pass !

What’s included :

Welcome picnic buffet on Friday and social dancing

Sunday's Brunch buffet

3x parties: friday & saturday night, sunday afternoon

Registration is closed.


Want to join us for one party ? You can buy single ticket at the door !

  • Friday night Party : EUR 25.00

  • Saturday night Party: EUR 25.00

  • Sunday’s brunch + tea time party : EUR 30.00


You can freely participate to one or more of the following activities.
The price of activities is not included in the BodEx ticket price.

Swim & Chill


EUR 6.-

When & Where

Saturday, 13h00 in MILI Bregenz

Pfänder & Boat tour


EUR 14.90 Boat tour only
EUR 14.20 Pfänder Mountain only
EUR 28.00 Boat + Pfänder Mountain

When & Where

Boat tour: Saturday, 14h00

Pfänder: Saturday, 16h30

City tour


EUR 12-15 euros

When & Where

Saturday, 11h00, meeting point: Bregenzer Tourismus Office

Vintage & Retro hairstyling

At Bodex this year for the first time there is the possibility that you can get the appropriate retro hairstyle to match your styling!
Directly into the venue, we will set up a hairdressing salon: Dunja, Julia and Elli are specialized in vintage hairstyles and will style what suits you and your clothes: whether Victory Roll, Pin Curls, Pageboy, Pompadur or Poodle – your outfit will be perfect.
Ideal creations can be designed if you have a chin-length bob or long hair. Book your styling appointment now at the early bird price

Price: from 48.-€

Book your hairstyling: +49 9185 922 899 or +49 175 289 287 0

More infos and on Instagram “scherenschnitt-retrofrisuren”

About us

Nina (St. Gallen)

As the founder of “RetroActivity” I am a self employed performer and dance teacher in Switzerland and around Europe.

In St. Gallen I am part of the “Sitterbugs” teaching team and organize/MC the “Swing ohne Senf”-Festival.


David (Bregenz)

I started Lindy Hop in Biel (Switzerland) in 2018 and I fell in love with the dance immediately. A couple of months later, I started organising Lindy Hop events. Now, I’m teaching in the swing association “Ländle Hop” in Austria. I’m looking forward to dancing together in Bregenz !

Keng (Konstanz)

I’m a passionate Swing Dancer and Swing Dance Instructor from Konstanz. After finishing my design studies in Switzerland, I moved back to Konstanz, where I learned my very first Swing dance steps. I took part in numerous workshops and courses all around the world. As a former student of Åsa and Daniel Heedmans Teachers Academy, I had taught classes in Konstanz and St. Gallen passing on my passion when dancing and teaching inspired by the Swing Spirit.


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Impressum, General terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all business relations between the participant and Bodensee Exchange :
Click here to see the General terms and conditions

The version valid at the time of the conclusion of the contract is decisive.

Bodensee Exchange does not assume any liability for items brought to the exchange (clothing, valuables, etc.).

Bodensee Exchange assumes no liability for injuries and health damages for participants.

Participants are liable for any damage caused by them to rooms of the rented venues of Bodensee Exchange as well as for any damage caused by them to third persons.

Bodensee Exchange reserves the right to film or photograph during the event and to publish this footage on their homepage, social media or use it for promotional material.

The registration obliges to pay the total fee on time. If the payment does not arrive in time, the registration will be cancelled and the spot offered to other participants.

The registration of minors may only be made with the permission of a parent or guardian.

If a registration is entered or sent for another person, the sender (owner of the email address) is liable for all obligations arising from this registration, especially for the timely and complete payment of the fee.

Absence from the event does not release the participant from his/her obligation to pay.

Every course participant agrees to be informed about the activities of Bodensee Exchange via email, SMS or other electronic or conventional ways.

If there is an error in the description of the event or the event fee in the documents or on the Internet, the description valid at that time or the fee valid at that time applies!

Cancellations have to be done via email to Due to the short registration period, there are no refunds. Bodensee Exchange recommends completing a cancellation insurance.

Should individual provisions of the contract with the client, including these General Terms and Conditions, be or become invalid in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The wholly or partially invalid provision shall be replaced by a provision whose meaning and purpose comes as close as possible to the invalid provision.

The place of jurisdiction is Bregenz.

Click here to see the Impressum

Bodensee Exchange “BodEx” Association

Download the Status of the association:

Name und Sitz

Unter dem Namen „BodEx“ besteht ein Verein im Sinne von Art. 60 ff.

Vereinssitz: Bahnhofplatz 1, St.-Gallen (Schweiz)


David Corrêa (Präsident)
Nina Rüetschi
Khanh Tran


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