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No two skis are alike

No two skis are alike

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Delicious winter tastes

Delicious winter tastes

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"Mum, I'm headed skiing!"

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The Intimacy of the Pear

The Intimacy of the Pear

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Visiting Vorarlberg safely

Visiting Vorarlberg safely

Daily updated information on Corona security measures and rules in Vorarlberg.

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Recharging your batteries at Damülser Hof ****S
Heading directly for the slopes after a balanced breakfast in the mornings and afterwards relaxing in the Luwafeer wellness area.

Recharging your batteries at Damülser Hof ****S

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Active Winter Bregenzerwald

Experience the Bregenzerwald’s winter nature on a guided mountain snowshoe tour and have fun on the sledge ride. Visitors booking from Sunday to Thursday will be able to stay for…

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Langlaufen in Au-Schoppernau © Emanuel Sutterlüty - Au-Schoppernau Tourismus (2)

Cross-country and Wellness Week…

Discover the Bregenzerwald’s impressive winter landscapes on cross-country skis. The Bregenzerwald is considered an insider tip with a total of more than 300 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. Be it…

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Skifahren Niedere © Benjamin Schlachter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Kids' Snow Bregenzerwald

The special offer for kids between 3 and 6 years (born in 2016/2017/2018) incl. a ski pass and a 4-day skiing course for free.

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SKI Bregenzerwald

Enjoy a gorgeous skiing week in the Bregenzerwald and spend three or four nights in the accommodation category of your choice. Included is a 3-day ski pass, which is valid…

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Skiing week Bregenzerwald

Enjoy a gorgeous skiing week in the Bregenzerwald! You spend seven nights in the accommodation category of your choice and only pay for six nights. Included is furthermore the 3Valley…

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Winter Delights Bregenzerwald

Experience the Bregenzerwald’s winter nature on a culinary winter hike – step by step, from dish to dish. Visitors booking from Sunday to Thursday will be able to stay for…

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Winter hiking days Bregenzerwald

Over a period of three days, you’ll be hiking through particularly beautiful winter landscapes and enjoying two overnight stays at two different hotels. You’ll also get to know the villages…

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3Valley ski pass

3Valley ski pass

3Valley ski pass

The 3Valley ski pass is valid for 32 skiing areas in the Bregenzerwald, in the Große Walsertal, in the Lechtal, in Balderschwang (in Allgäu) and on the ski buses. You…

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23 Villages

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Welcome to Bregenzerwald

Bregenzerwald with its 23 beautiful villages is located in Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost state, just kilometres from Lake Constance.

About 32,000 people (and nearly as many cows) make their home in Bregenzerwald. The people here could be described as confident, independent, proud of their heritage and yet open to new things. The successful, bold mix of tradition and modernity is evident in the region’s famed architecture and craftsmanship. Both disciplines are closely interlinked and symbolise that which the residents of Bregenzerwald understand especially well: Namely, aesthetics, beauty, enjoyment and, at the same time, the carefully considered.

Subtle

Many hotels, B&Bs and holiday farms cleverly combine old and new. Some were constructed just in the last few years and boast a sense of subtle style. Wood, which grows in abundance in the Bregenzerwald’s forests, plays a key role. The 12 special ‘Umgang Bregenzerwald’ trails, which guide visitors through select towns, provide insights into the region’s enthusiasm for creation. Along each trail, discreet rust-coloured poles draw attention to noteworthy buildings. The cultivated landscape is also a highlight and farmers are primarily responsible for caring for and retaining this distinctive environment. Typical agricultural practices in Bregenzerwald rely on principles of Alpine Transhumance (three stages: valley – mid elevation pasture – high mountain pasture).

Tasteful

Cooks at the many inns and restaurants are adept at refining regional specialities and products used primarily originate from local farmers or producers. Interestingly, most farms are small and average 12 cows, mostly for milk. From such milk, Bregenzerwald’s most famous speciality is produced: cheese – including Alpine cheeses, mountain cheeses and other varieties. Various gourmet stations and events along the ‘KäseStrasse Bregenzerwald’ provide insights into the area’s cheese culture.

Inspiring

For a primarily rural region, the Bregenzerwald features a decidedly rich cultural programme. The largest festival is the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. Many guests on holiday in Bregenzerwald make time to visit the Bregenz Festival, which is known for its spectacular operas staged at the lakeside. The modern Werkraumhaus in Andelsbuch acts as a showroom for craftsmanship and creation in Bregenzerwald. Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor planned the building. The Women’s Museum (Frauenmuseum) in Hittisau and the Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg both feature changing exhibitions.

Moving

Bregenzerwald’s beautiful landscapes, featuring gently rolling hills, wide open spaces, romantic river valleys and impressive peaks, are a true joy for the senses. Hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers make the area their playground in summertime. There is also plenty of space for fishing, golfing and climbing. Meanwhile in wintertime, skiers and freeriders glide over the slopes and ridges at large ski areas such as those in Damüls-Mellau and Au-Schoppernau. The Warth-Schröcken area is connected to the Ski Arlberg region. At the same time, ski tourers, cross-country skiers and winter hikers enjoy the quiet side of winter.

Soothing

Those interested in combining a holiday in Bregenzerwald with wellness or for those seeking fresh ideas for healthy living, we recommend staying at one of the many health or wellness hotels. Some offer fasting courses, baths, active programmes, packing treatments featuring fresh ingredients from the moor, and so much more! The majority of wellness areas were constructed in the last few years and feature windows into nature and typical Vorarlberg timber architecture. Additionally, many natural cosmetics are produced in Bregenzerwald. For instance, the Metzler family makes products from whey, Susanne Kaufmann prepares fine essences from Alpine herbs, and the Bentele brothers fashion cosmetics from honey.