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Cut from the same tree

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Autumn time = hiking time at Sporthotel Krone
Enjoy the hiking autumn at Sporthotel Krone in Schoppernau. Three nights including half board and the use of the wellness oasis.

Autumn time = hiking time at Sporthotel Krone

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Musiker Schubertiade © Christoph Lingg / Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Schubertiade Bregenzerwald

The Schubertiade in the picturesque village of Schwarzenberg is dedicated to the music of Schubert and his contemporaries. Internationally renowned performers and ensembles, inspiring evenings of music and top-notch concerts…

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Pleasurable times in the…

Enjoying the Bregenzerwald with price discount. Visitors booking from Sunday to Thursday and staying for four nights will only be charged for three nights.

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Hiking far Bregenzerwald

With just a light backpack for the day, you’ll be hiking through the Bregenzerwald region’s impressive cultivated landscape while your luggage will be following you from hotel to hotel. You…

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Alpine hut hikes Bregenzerwald

Hikes between alpine huts through the high mountains, enjoying magnificent views of the Bregenzerwald region and the surrounding Alps. The daily stages are demanding. Hiking times range between four and…

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Familienwanderung Schwarzenberg © Johannes Fink undefined

Family hikes between alpine…

Something special for all hikers – both young and old. Exploring nature in the Bregenzerwald’s beautiful mountain landscapes for three days on easy high altitude trails – with two overnight…

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Culinary hikes in the…

This hike takes you across the cultivated landscape typical of the Bregenzerwald – characterised as it is by gently undulating alpine meadows, steep rises, rocky faces and impressive vantage points.…

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Fliegenfischen im Bregenzerwald © Michael Namberger / Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Fly-fishing Bregenzerwald

Spend three or seven nights in the Bregenzerwald and explore the region’s best sustainably managed fly-fishing grounds. A half-day introduction to fly-fishing with a guide as well as angling permit…

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The Bregenz Festival

You’ll be staying at a selected hotel in the beautiful green surroundings of the Bregenzerwald and enjoying one evening of the Bregenz Festival: ‘Madame Butterfly’ by Giacomo Puccini is the…

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Mountain biking Bregenzerwald

With its 460 kilometres of sign-posted mountain cycling routes of all levels of difficulty, the Bregenzerwald is still considered to be an insider tip. Experience the region’s unique cultivated landscape…

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Guest-Card Bregenzerwald & Großes Walsertal

Wandern in der Naehe der Alpe Sattelegg in Au Adolf Bereuter - Bregenzerwald Tourismus_zugeschnitten

There is lots to discover in the Bregenzerwald mountains.

Rambling and hiking paths take you to the loveliest spots, and tell stories. Events are held. The Guest-Card Bregenzerwald & Großes Walsertal is your “ticket” to these mountain experiences. The…

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Geheimtipps und Neuigkeiten aus dem Bregenzerwald

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.