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A trip to the Bregenzerwald

Poetic landscapes and picturesque villages

Our journey of discovery leads us through the gently sloping hills of the Lower Bregenzerwald to Andelsbuch before taking us back either to Bregenz or to Dornbirn in the Rheintal valley via Bödele. The villages of this region present themselves with a surprising combination of old and new (wooden) architecture. During the leisurely ‘Umgang Bregenzerwald’ village walks, we will catch glimpses of the locals’ creative spirit.

  • This day trip starts and finishes in either Bregenz or Dornbirn.
  • It combines the following Landbus routes from Bregenz: 25 (Bregenz – Langen – Krumbach – Hittisau – Egg), 35 (Bregenz – Alberschwende – Egg – Schwarzenberg – Bezau), 37 (Egg – Andelsbuch – Bezau – Schoppernau, Mo – Fr), 40 (Dornbirn – Egg – Andelsbuch – Bezau – Schoppernau), 38 (Bersbuch – Schwarzenberg – Bödele – Dornbirn) with trains (suburban rail or REX) from Dornbirn to Bregenz. The daily buses run every hour until around 10 pm; the train between Dornbirn and Bregenz runs every 20 minutes. This gives you plenty of time for discovery in the places recommended here. All departure times listed here (2022 schedules) are suggestions. They are valid every day from Monday to Friday. On weekends, departure times may change slightly.
  • The cleVVVer mobil app for Android and iPhone, offered by the Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg (Vorarlberg Transport Association), is the perfect companion for your trip. See the end of this page for information on downloading it.
  • All recommended excursions and walks begin very close to the bus stops mentioned. There are ‘Umgang Bregenzerwald’ village walks at the various stages of this trip, i.e., Krumbach, Hittisau, Lingenau, Andelsbuch or Schwarzenberg. These signposted routes give you an insight into the local way of life. Each walk takes between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. We recommend sturdy footwear for the village walks, as some of them will take you off the tarmacked roads. You can spend more or less time in each village, depending on your own preferences.
  • Cost: you require a Vorarlberg day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off trip to the Bregenzerwald. This ticket costs €15.70 (children under 6 ride for free, children between 6 and 14 pay half, tariffs valid as of 2022).

Points of departure and destinations
Bregenz or Dornbirn

The attractions on the map
    • Vorarlberg Museum

      vorarlberg museum

      The Vorarlberg Museum boasts a new structure that rounds off the series of freestanding…

      vorarlberg museum
      vorarlberg museum
      Street: Kornmarktplatz 1
      Place: 6900 Bregenz
      Phone: +43 5574 46050
      Website: http://www.vorarlbergmuseum.at
      E-Mail: info@vorarlbergmuseum.at

      vorarlberg museum

      Description

      The Vorarlberg Museum boasts a new structure that rounds off the series of freestanding cultural buildings at redesigned Kornmarktplatz square.

       

      This museum integrates the former administration building from 1906 by means of a two-storey extension and a sharp white colour scheme. Giant windows in the panorama room at the very top offer stirring views over the lake. And in the bright white concrete facade with its flower-shaped relief, the…

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    • Frauenmuseum Hittisau

      Frauenmuseum Hittisau

      Wechselnde Ausstellungen zu Frauenthemen, alternierend aus den Bereichen Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte und Kunst/Kunsthandwerk

      Frauenmuseum Hittisau
      Frauenmuseum Hittisau
      Frauenmuseum Hittisau
      Street: Platz 501
      Place: 6952 Hittisau
      Phone: +43 5513 620930
      Website: http://www.frauenmuseum.at
      E-Mail: kontakt@frauenmuseum.at

      Frauenmuseum Hittisau

      Wechselnde Ausstellungen zu Frauenthemen, alternierend aus den Bereichen Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte und Kunst/Kunsthandwerk

      Description

      The Women’s Museum in Hittisau is the first museum – and the only one of its kind in Austria – to be devoted solely to women. In its rural context it is also unique throughout the world. It presents temporary exhibits involving topic areas such as women’s history and the cultural advances made by women. These themes are approached and documented with both regional and supra-regional contexts and points of…

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    • Kunsthaus Bregenz

      Kunsthaus Bregenz

      An artistic haven where visitors can enjoy a stirring collection of artworks in peace.…

      Kunsthaus Bregenz
      Street: Karl-Tizian-Platz
      Place: 6900 Bregenz
      Phone: +43 5574 485940
      Fax: +43 5574 48594408
      E-Mail: kub@kunsthaus-bregenz.at

      Kunsthaus Bregenz

      Description

      An artistic haven where visitors can enjoy a stirring collection of artworks in peace. With the administrative facilities, shops and cafe all housed elsewhere, the gallery building is solely dedicated to hosting exhibitions.

       

      The eye-catching facade features finely etched glass panels that surround the entire cube-shaped structure. These allow light to permeate into the areas between the individual floors and indirectly reach the exhibition spaces.

       

      Design: Peter Zumthor,…

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    • Bus Stop Krumbach-Smiljan Radic Chile

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Zwing bus stop

      The craftsmanship and tradition of the Bregenzerwald region have clearly left an impression on…

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Zwing bus stop
      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Zwing bus stop
      Place: 6942 Krumbach

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Zwing bus stop

      Description

      The craftsmanship and tradition of the Bregenzerwald region have clearly left an impression on Smiljan Radic, as shown by his design that relocates the cosy intimacy of a parlour to the exposed setting of a bus stop. In transporting this miniature parlour to the great outdoors, he presents a familiar interior in a radical new context. His intricately detailed glass pavilion features a cassette ceiling made from black concrete and…

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    • BUS:STOP Krumbach, Haltestelle Unterkrumbach Süd

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop

      Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, known collectively as dvvt, are among…

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop
      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop
      Place: 6942 Krumbach

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop

      Description

      Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, known collectively as dvvt, are among the key protagonists of the Flemish architecture scene. dvvt checked out the site in Krumbach on their way back to Belgium from the Milan Furniture Fair. This car journey along the Alpine passes left a big impression on the group, as did a chance encounter with a wall painting somewhere in Ghent. A geometrical abstraction of…

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    • BUS:STOP Krumbach, Haltestelle Unterkrumbach Nord

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Nord bus stop

      As a self-described research institute for architecture, Ensamble Studio’s projects push materials to the…

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Nord bus stop
      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Nord bus stop
      Place: 6942 Krumbach

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Unterkrumbach Nord bus stop

      Description

      As a self-described research institute for architecture, Ensamble Studio’s projects push materials to the limits of their performance. Fascinated by the elemental quality of raw, untreated oak panels and their layering in the dry stores at timber workshops across the Bregenzerwald region, the collective took this as the basis for the spatial design of their BUS:STOP. Through the layering and arrangement of the raw panels, they succeeded in creating a…

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    • BUS:STOP Krumbach, Haltestelle Bränden

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Bränden bus stop

      Want to know the difference between art and architecture? Try taking the bus to…

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Bränden bus stop
      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Bränden bus stop
      Place: 6942 Krumbach

      BUS:STOP Krumbach – Bränden bus stop

      Description

      Want to know the difference between art and architecture? Try taking the bus to Bränden in Krumbach, where the Japanese architect Sou Foujimoto has constructed his BUS:STOP using white round steel rods.

      Commissioned to design a bus shelter, he responded with a structure that lacks a roof and a bench but still provides cover and a place to sit. However, these remarkable features only reveal themselves to those who recognise…

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    • Werkraum Bregenzerwald

      Werkraum Bregenzerwald

      The Werkraum Bregenzerwald association of regional craft businesses uses this facility to exhibit its…

      Werkraum Bregenzerwald
      Street: Hof 800
      Place: 6866 Andelsbuch
      Phone: +43 5512 26386
      Fax: +43 5512 26387
      E-Mail: info@werkraum.at

      Werkraum Bregenzerwald

      Description

      The Werkraum Bregenzerwald association of regional craft businesses uses this facility to exhibit its selected products, hold temporary exhibitions, put on events and run a stylish cafe overlooking the sprawling valley landscape.

       

      The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, whose previous projects include the Kunsthaus Bregenz art gallery and the Therme Vals spa, was the brains behind this surprisingly urban setting. His committed, respectful approach inspired the member businesses to draw…

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    • Dorfmitte Schwarzenberg

      Schwarzenberg village centre

      A fire in autumn 1755 destroyed almost the entire village centre of Schwarzenberg, including…

      Schwarzenberg village centre
      Place: 6867 Schwarzenberg

      Schwarzenberg village centre

      Description

      A fire in autumn 1755 destroyed almost the entire village centre of Schwarzenberg, including the church. Rebuilt with an enthralling and harmonious blend of buildings, roads and squares, the village is now considered among the most beautiful in the Bregenzerwald region and indeed all of Vorarlberg. The ensemble including the Baroque church (featuring works by Angelika Kauffmann), the dance hall and 16 further buildings has been a listed heritage site…

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