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Bauernhof be-greifen, Ziegentollhaus, Metzler NATURHAUTNAH, Egg im Bregenzerwald © Markus Gmeiner/naturhautnah.at
Animal experiences

See what it’s like to live with animals on a farm.

Visit goats, sheep, cows etc. on your family holidays.

  • The Metzler family established Vorarlberg’s first open farm in Egg In addition to the alpine dairy school and the modern building where the Metzler family makes cosmetics from whey, now you can also visit the impressive cowshed, and a goat play house with a viewing gallery. With the NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE UP CLOSE) project, the Metzler family has created a center for energy-efficient and sustainable farming, where visitors can experience and get hands-on with all agricultural processes up close. The project has won several Austrian and international awards.
  • On the discovery farm in Au-Schoppernau, kids can pet animals and watch them being fed, cared for and milked. Meet every Tuesday at 5.30 p.m. from 31 December 2019 to 17 April 2020 at the church in Au-Rehmen. The visit takes approx. one hour and is free of charge.
    The “SCHAF-STALL-WOLLE” (SHEEP STABLE WOOL) tour takes you to a sheep stable in Au-Schoppernau every Wednesday at 4 p.m. (2 January to 4 April 2020). In the 90-minute program, participants aged four and over learn interesting facts about sheep and wool processing, can smell the fragrant mountain hay on the hayloft and listen to an exciting sheep story. Children four years of age and over can take part. The price of € 8.00 per person includes a little sheep’s wool cushion, a drink and “sheep cookies”.
Bauernhof be-greifen, Kind mit Ziege, Metzler NATURHAUTNAH © naturhautnah.at
Tiererlebnispfad Brandnertal © Nico Herzog / Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH