C Tiererlebnispfad Brandnertal © Nico Herzog
01 Tiererlebnispfad Brand
Along the themed Animal Trail in Brand you can pet sheep, goats and rabbits and have a look into the chicken coop and the insect hotel. En route, you will come across a playground and an observatory with binoculars.
03 Petting Zoo at Muxelhof
Cows, donkey, sheep and goats live at the farm at Oberlech, Lech am Arlberg. Small and large visitors are welcome to visit the animals.
04 At the Farm at Egg, Bregenzerwald
Some years ago the Metzler family in Egg opened Vorarlberg‘s first walk-in farm. Alongside the dairy-school and the new building cum visitors’ gallery in which the Metzler family processes whey into beauty products, holidaymakers can have a look at the impressive cattle pen and a goat house from the visitors’ gallery. The small pet cuddle area has a special draw for the little ones. The adjoining farm shop stocks a wide assortment of farm products, from cream cheese to whey products.
With this project which runs under the name of NATURHAUTNAH (nature close-up), the Metzler family has created a place of energy-efficient and sustainable farming, where visitors can learn about farming processes hands-on. The project has won several national and international awards.
- Metzler Molke (German)
05 Holidays at a baby and kids farmhouse
Zahlreiche Vorarlberger Bauernhöfe bieten gemütliche Zimmer und auch Ferienwohnungen an. Neun davon sind spezialisierte „Baby- und Kinderbauernhöfe“. Die Gastgeberfamilien verstehen sich besonders gut darauf, Kindern und Erwachsenen angenehme Urlaubstage zu gestalten und Interessierten das Leben am Bauernhof näher zu bringen.
06 Hiking with animals
A special experience is hiking in the company of llamas, alpacas or huskies. Or learning about bees on a hike. You can find an overview here: