The first cheesemaking school in Austria was opened here in 1901 and the tradition of cheesemaking is still revered here today: the Doren-Huban cheesemaking operation is consistently recognised for its cheese specialities. The range boasts Mountain Cheese, Emmental, etc., as well as butter, cream, yoghurt, and more.
Culture & Events
A stroll through Doren leads to traditional houses with shingled wooden facades as well as modern buildings. Examples include Doren’s primary school with kindergarten and gymnasium. The exposed-concrete cube with its large windows was awarded the Vorarlberg developers’ prize in 2005. Scenically located, the recently renovated secondary school features a wooden facade.
There is also a worthwhile geological attraction in Doren. Guests can admire the view of a giant landslide near the Gasthaus Adler inn.
Doren is a great starting point for hikes or excursions by bike or mountain bike. A beautiful hiking and cycle path along the former Bregenzerwaldbahn railway line guides visitors to the Bregenzerache, which flows several metres below through the valley. The approx. 10-km, mostly flat stretch from the Doren campground leads to the town of Egg. In winter, the Nordic Sport Park Sulzberg and the Hittisau cross-country-ski area are close at hand. The closest ski areas are Riefensberg-Hochlitten and the Alpenarena Hochhäderich.
- Sample or purchase cheese at the famous Doren-Huban cheesemaking operation.
- Certified organic products from the Lingenhel family farm are available at the farm shop as well as, for instance, yoghurt, cream cheese, jams and liquors made from the farm’s own fruit.
- Once per month from July to September, the motto is “Doren genießt (Doren enjoys).” Inhabitants and locals meet at the village square to enjoy fresh food and there is a different culinary focus each time.