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Kids’ programme

The Bregenzerwald boasts the best conditions for enjoyable family holidays. Friendly hosts in the hotels, guest houses, holiday apartments and on the farms offering holidays ensure the right setting for this.

In the ski schools, the youngest guests playfully learn skiing. Those who prefer their winter and snow away from the slopes can take one of the numerous toboggan runs or participate in the varied programmes offered by many villages.

If the weather proves an obstacle to outdoor activities, there are many indoor swimming pools to try out, such as the swimming pool in the Hotel Quellengarten in Lingenau, the swimming pools in Bregenz and Dornbirn, and the Aquaria family adventure pool in Oberstaufen in the neighbouring Allgäu.

Tobogganing with children

Almost all towns and villages have one or several toboggan runs, many of which are illuminated in the evening. This includes many runs which children can ride alone, or on their parents’ toboggan. Toboggans are available for rent in many towns and villages. The starting points of several toboggan runs can be easily reached by lift.

Well-supervised in the ski schools

The Bregenzerwald’s ski schools are well-known for their child-friendly programmes.

For example, about the Schwarzenberg ski school and learning to ski with the magic wand, the Au-Schoppernau snow sports school with its adventure programme as well as Damüls ski school, which offers snowmobile rides for children. Warth ski and snowboard school offers child care for children from 2 years of age.

Village lifts for young skiers
The clearly laid-out village lifts are ideal for families with younger children:
Bizau: Hütten rope tow
Buch: Buch ski lifts
Hittisau: Hittisberg ski lift
Reuthe: Reuthe Baienberg ski lift
Sibratsgfäll: Krähenberg ski lift
Sulzberg: Sulzberg village lift, Hagenberg ski lifts

Andelsbuch - mini-bob race

Mini-bob race on the practice slope of the valley station of Andelsbuch cable car.

Place: Andelsbuch
Meeting point: Practice slope Andelsbuch cable car
Date: 28 December 2017 until 4 January 2018 and 1st February until 1st March 2018: every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price per person: free of charge

Information & Registration
Tourist office Andelsbuch
T +43 (0)5512 2565

Au-Schoppernau - lantern-lit ramble

Carrying brightly lit lanterns and accompanied by mascots "DIDI" and "BASTI", the children ramble through Schoppernau. The lanterns can be taken home, and burn brightly as a reminder.

Location: Au-Schoppernau
Meeting point: Tourist information office, Schoppernau
Dates: 28 December 2017 to 15 March 2018, every Thursday at 5.30 p.m.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price per person: free of charge

Information & registration
Bookings must be made by 12 p.m.!
Au-Schoppernau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5515 2495

Au-Schoppernau - farm experience

Life on the farm has a magical appeal to children. They are allowed to stroke the animals and watch the farmer feed, care for and milk the animals.

Place: Au-Schoppernau
Meeting point: Au, Rehmen church
Dates: 26 Dezember 2017 until 3 April 2018: every Tuesday at 5.30 p.m.
Length: approx. 1 hour
Price per person: free of charge

Information & Registration
Tourist office Au-Schoppernau
T +43 (0)5515 2288

Au-Schoppernau - Sheep Pen Wool

Discover some fascinating facts about large and small sheep in the old sheep pen: fragrant mountain hay in the hayloft, haymaking tools, wool processing, production of a fragrant sheep's wool cushion, concluding with an exciting sheep story.

Place: Au-Schoppernau
Meeting point: Church in Au, Rehmen
Dates: 27 December 2017 to 4 April 2018, Every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Duration: approx. 1 1/2 hours
Age: from 4 years
Price per person: € 8 incl. sheep's wool cushion, drink and "sheep biscuits"

Information & Booking
Booking by 5 p.m. on the previous day
Au-Schoppernau Tourist Office
T +43 (0)5515 2288 

Egg-Großdorf – Lantern-lit ramble

Particularly well suited for families: a romantic ramble into the silence of the night. The light of the lanterns, of the moon and the stars, make the outing into a special experience. Guide Marianne relates stories on the way.

Place: Egg-Großdorf
Meeting point: Falken inn
Date: End of December 2017 until the end of March 2018: every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Register by 4 p.m. on Monday
Length: approx. 1 hour
Price per person: free of charge

Information & Registration
Tourist office Egg
T +43 (0)5512 2426

Project NATURHAUTNAH (Nature hands on)

The project NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE HANDS ON) allows visitors to experience up close the world of the farm and everything that comes with it. Visitors can try scrumptious treats from the farm and the surrounding region and enjoy refreshing fruit and whey drinks after a guided tour of the family-run dairy.

The project NATURHAUTNAH has created a place for energy-efficient and sustainable farming where visitors can experience all agricultural processes up close and in person. Visitors can grasp, literally and figuratively, life at the farm and everything that it involves or creates; an experience that inspires an appetite for nature. From the imposing cow pens and the turbulent goat romping house with its visitor gallery, to the small animal cuddling zone, the herb garden, the high-tech cooling and heating system, through to the cheese production, on to whey-based cosmetic processing and the farm shop with its choice range on offer: there is nothing to hide.

Dairy tour
for Individual visitors, Groups, Preschool and school classes

Milking goats and cows
with brunch or cheese buffet and whey drinks

Information & reservations
Metzler Käse - Molke GmbH
Bruggan 1025, 6863 Egg
T +43 (0)5512 3044

Mellau - Lantern-lit ramble

The guests ramble through the snow-covered wintry landscape with Sandra-Barbara at dusk.

Place: Mellau
Meeting point: Tourist office Mellau
Date: 14 December 2017 until 12 April 2018: every Thursday at 8 p.m.
Length: approx. 1.5 hours
Price per person: free of charge

Information & Registration
Tourist office Mellau
T +43 (0)5518 2203

Mellau - Experience farm up close

Be there when the animals are fed and milked. Cows, cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, ponies and the Bischof family of farmers are looking forward to your visit!

Meeting point: Bischof farm, Übermellen 15
Dates: 8 December 2017 to 8 April 2018, every second Monday at 5 p.m.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price per person: free of charge

Information & Reservations
By 3 p.m. at Mellau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5518 2203

Sulzberg - treasure hunt

A treasure hunt – with or without snowshoes, depending on the snow conditions – guarantees fun and a bit of variety. Includes: an insight into topography, the use of a compass and searching with the aid of a treasure map.

Dates: upon request
Prices: 1 – 4 people € 150, € 7 per additional person (including a small treasure): excludes rental material for snowshoes
Larger groups upon request

Information & Reservations
Ingrid Fink-Nöckler
Cross-country skiing and biathlon school
Nordic Sport Park
M +43 (0)664 5323102

Hittisau - Building an igloo

Armed with saws and shovels, guests try to copy the Inuits and build a winter- proof dwelling for the night.
Dates: by agreement
Meeting point: 9 a.m., Hittisau village hall
Return: 5 p.m., or at around 10 a.m. the next day if the night is spent in the igloo
Price per person: € 45, € 55 if the night is spent in the igloo.

Information & Registration
Christoph Oberhauser
M +43 (0)664 7670520

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