Culture & Events
The famous Baroque Painter Angelika Kauffmann (1741–1807) had a family connection to Schwarzenberg and spent time here during her youth. Her talents were apparent even then and when her father was contracted to design the village church, the 16-year-old Angelika painted the pictures of apostles in the village church. The museum that bears her name is devoted to the life and work of Angelika Kaufmann.
The Schubertiade Festival’s illustrious concerts are the annual cultural highlight here. They take place in June as well as August/September at the Angelika Kaufmann Hall. In autumn, up-and-coming artists from around the world gather at the Alpenarte Schwarzenberg.
Numerous trails to Alpine peaks, huts and meadows originate in Schwarzenberg. Pleasant routes are also available for mountain bikers and cyclists who appreciate Alpine trails. In winter, the ski area on the Bödele is a popular meeting point for novices and pros. The ski area, which guarantees snowy conditions, is favoured for its diverse slopes and fantastic 360-degree views of the Rheintal valley as well as the surrounding mountains and Lake Constance. For action away from the slope, guests appreciate the winter hiking trails as well.
- The “Umgang Bregenzerwald” village walk provide insights into the design culture of Bregenzerwald. Rust-coloured pillars indicate the location of the various stations.
- In September, Schwarzenberg is the setting for “Alpabtrieb,” (when farmers guide the cows down from the high mountain pastures). This is a large and colourful event every year with farmers market and award ceremony for the best cheeses.
- The Schwarzenberg Advent is a romantic holiday event with lectures, a market and concerts, which takes place from the end of November until Christmas.
- “Wälderness” is the name of a year-long concert series at the Hirschen hotel and inn.