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C Hiking through Bregenzerwald’s forest landscapes (c) Alex Kaiser - Bregenzerwald Tourismus
01 Wellness in the forests of Biosphere Park Grosses Walsetal
Forest is good for you, because where the air is clear and the ground springs softly under your feet, there is a source of silence that influences your physical well-being. Interested people can make this experience in the Biosphärenpark Grosses Walsertal during the alpine forest bathing.
02 Forest Bathing in Damüls, Bregenzerwald
A stay in the wood helps you unwind, recharge empty batteries and find mindfulness. What is more, inhaling forest air has a wholesome effect. For those who want to give it a try, a 3–4-hour forest bathing experience is organised in Damüls on Tuesdays (14 June to 27 September 2022).
03 Forest bathing in Bizau, Bregenzerwald
Together with the herbal philosopher Elisabeth Breidenbrücker-Graf, the Biohotel Schwanen in Bizau/Bregenzerwald offers “forest bathing” every Friday. Immerse yourself in the forest with all your senses, come to rest, enjoy the forest, breathe and relax. Elisabeth guides and accompanies the forest bathing. The experience lasts about three hours. Registrations until 6 p.m. each Thursday at the Biohotel Schwanen.
04 Forest bathing in Gargellen, Montafon
Get away from it all, switch off & relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the crisp mountain air of the Gargellen mountain forest. Here, Gerlinde the nature guide leads interested participants on an adventure. From the valley station in Gargellen, follow the trail via the Suggadinbach stream to the Gargellener Fenster (Gargellen Windows) trail and back to Gargellen via Vergalden. This tour takes place once a week from June to October and lasts about five hours (2.5 hours walking time)
05 Moor and forest hike at the “Fohramoos” upland moor
On a guided hike with Katharina Moosbrugger, explore the forest and the “Fohramoos” upland moor in the Bödele area above Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald. During this approximately two-hour hike, interested visitors can immerse themselves in the mysterious world of the forest, investigate the magical powers of the trees and explore with all their senses: grasping, admiring, feeling, experiencing and tasting. Guided hikes take place every Friday from June to September.
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06 Hike through forest history in the Bregenzerwald region
The Rotenberg forest trail in Lingenau in the Bregenzerwald offers visitors an insight and an overview of the importance of forests while highlighting the tree species that grow in the Bregenzerwald region. The trail from Lingenau or Hittisau leads through a particularly species-rich mixed forest with silver firs, which are common in the Bregenzerwald, as well as beech, spruce, ash, maple, elm and linden trees. Learn interesting facts about the forest at twenty stations along the way, including a forest room, an upland moor and a natural arena made of Nagelfluh rock. The smaller circuit takes about two hours, the longer one about three and a half hours.
07 The Waldschule Bodensee near Lake Constance
The Waldschule Bodensee (a forest school near Lake Constance) aims to inspire people to appreciate the forest as both a living and economic space. The topic of wood as a raw material for construction and energy are points of particular emphasis, but so too is encouraging people to experience the forest with all their senses. The motto: “Forests for the people, people for the forests.”
The Waldschule Bodensee offers various public events where you can experience the forest with all your senses. Accompanied by forest educators Karin Müller-Vögel and Beate Minkowitsch (Hochprima Yoga), experience for yourself the healing effect that the forests have on people. Various dates available.
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