From sycamore to silver fir, from rare upright mountain pine to beech: the Bregenzerwald’s landscape stands out for its very different types of forest, including bog forests, gorge forests, alpine forests and – particular to Bregenzerwald – continuous cover forests. The best way to explore the green recreational areas is by hiking, mountain biking and specialised programmes.
Au - Biomass - A renewable raw material
The name of our valley is BregenzerWALD – the Bregenz FOREST. Working, building and designing with wood has a long tradition here. Those who build with timber retain CO2, those who use wood for heating are heating in a climate neutral way. Significantly more biomass is still growing back in our forests than is being removed. Sensible forest management makes it possible to create value in the region and supports the local employment market. Larger and smaller biomass heating plants are now being run in Au-Schoppernau. We would like to invite you to visit the heating plant at the centre of the village of Au, to discover new aspects and take part in a stimulating exchange about the climate.