The town surely was quite contemplative at the beginning of this century. Arthur Conan Doyle was a little bit more exact and depicted Feldkirch in a green valley under arced hills and thousand feet under the Arlberg pass.
Both poets are Irish and spent between both world-wars some time in Feldkirch, and placed milestones there. Joyce as a poet, Conan Doyle as a student and musician. " I make music here on the "Bombenhorn". This is a perfect training for my lungs", told the young Sherlock-Holmes-father of his studies in the well-known Jesuit college "Stella Matutina" at home. In the same college Thomas Mann let Leo Naphta study in his work ...
While the student Arthur Conan Doyle prefered to stroll through the near mountains or along the river Ill to the Rhine, James Joyce went to the station to listen to the passengers quite every day. What he could understand from the difficult Alemannian dialect is written down in "Finnegans Wake". "Over there on the rails in 1915 the destiny of the "Ulysses" found its conclusion." he told during his lucky emigration to the Switzerland in remembrance of a szene taken place at the station in Feldkirch.