In earlier times, Bezau was the final stop of the Bregenzerwaldbahn railway, which connected the Bregenzerwald area with the city of Bregenz. Today, people take the bus although the “Wälderbähnle,” a restored historical train, still travels between Bezau and Bersbuch-Andelsbuch.
Culture & Events
Every year in August “Bezau Beatz” features non-mainstream music for an entire weekend for an audience with open ears and open minds. The organisers bring music and musicians from all parts of the world to the village. From June to mid october every Friday a market is organised according to the principal of “once and unique,” referring to the fact that it takes place only once, namely one-time per week. “Unique” refers the range of products available. At market stands designed by craftsmen from the Bregenzerwald, bakers, cheesemakers, butchers, gardeners and florists from the region sell their specialities. A seasonal focus ensures variety.
Many beautiful mountain peaks can be reached from the town of Bezau. The cable car from Bezau makes the ascent easier, with stops at the Sonderdach middle station and the Baumgarten mountain station. Located close at hand is the modern panorama restaurant with its beautiful terrace. Hikers will be treated to especially dramatic views from the high ridge of the “Niedere.” Para-gliders and hang-gliders appreciate the mountain’s excellent air currents. Swimming is available at the outdoor pool. In wintertime, skiers and powder hunters glide down the slopes and ridges of the Niedere-Andelsbuch-Bezau ski area. Cross-country-skiing and lovely winter hiking trails are also on hand.
- The “Umgang Bregenzerwald” village walk provide insights into the design culture of Bregenzerwald. Rust-coloured pillars indicate the location of the various stations.
- The picturesque summer settlement of Schönenbach is accessible via hiking trail from Bezau. Both cows and people spend their summers here. The Jagdhaus Egender restaurant is famous for its delicious “Käsknöpfle” cheese spaetzle.