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Bregenzerwald Guest Card

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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 Bregenzerwald Guest Card is your “ticket” to these mountain experiences. The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is available to all visitors who spend at least three nights in the Bregenzerwald, and is included in the accommodation price.

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Active winter in the…

Here's a highly practical way to discover Bregenzerwald in winter: we organise your accommodation and programme of activities on your behalf.

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Offer SKI Bregenzerwald

Holiday in the Bregenzerwald Sunday - Thursday* or Thursday - Sunday: the three-valley ski pass for three days' varied skiing.

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Kids' Snow in the…

The special offer for kids between 3 and 6 years (born in 2012/2013/2014) incl. a ski pass and a 4-day skiing course for free.

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Skiing week Bregenzerwald

You spend seven nights in the Bregenzerwald and only pay for six nights. Included is furthermore the 6-day 3-valley-ski pass.

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Winter hiking in the…

A completely new experience: over three days, you take quiet hiking paths through the wintery Bregenzerwald. In the meantime, your luggage is travelling from hotel to hotel.

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Skiing tours in the…

Climb the mountain without a care in the world, weave your way across fantastic deep-snow slopes: the Bregenzerwald offers the perfect pleasure skiing tours, from medium to difficult.

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Cross-country skiing in the…

Experience cross-country skiing in its most natural form, where the experience of Nature is at the forefront – from the athletic, classic form of cross-skiing for everyone through to the…

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Bregenz Festival

Stay in the Bregenzerwald area and see the Bregenz Festival.

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Familiarisation days Bregenzerwald

The enjoyable-practical Bregenzerwald offer for getting to know the area with a price advantage. If you book from Sunday to Thursday, you can stay four nights and only pay for…

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Fly-fishing in the Bregenzerwald

Choice, lovely river areas and hosts who arrange your meals in line with your rhythm: spend three or seven nights in the Bregenzerwald and discover the 60 km of the…

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Mountainbike Bregenzerwald

The Bregenzerwald region is an insider's tip for mountain bikers: some routes have only recently been newly created. The wide range of both leisurely and demanding tours is extraordinary in…

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Offer Schubertiade Bregenzerwald

Bregenzerwald Tourism offers package deals for guests of the Schubertiade.

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Alpine Hut Hikes

You hike from hut to hut across the alpine mountain regions, enjoying gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain scenery. The daily stages are rather demanding; the walking times vary between…

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Culinary winter hikes in…

Step by step from course to course. Hike through the wintery countryside, and warm your cockles over meals in cosy cafés, mountain inns and restaurants. With breakfast, lunch and dessert.…

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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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Hiking far Bregenzerwald

Equipped with only one backpack, you get to know the different facets of the Bregenzerwald when hiking throught the region for 2 to 4 days. Meanwhile, your luggage gets transported…

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Family-oriented alpine hut hikes

Stopping the night in a lodge far from the village has a special attraction. The simple, cosy atmosphere is enchanting. All around meadows and woods, streams gurgle, the cow paddocks…

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What is going on in the Bregenzerwald?

Welcome to Bregenzerwald

Bregenzerwald with its 22 beautiful villages is located in Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost state, just kilometres from Lake Constance.

About 30,000 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.