Date: 9 July 2021
Vorarlberg is made up of six holiday regions, each with a distinct character of its own: from the urban feel of the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region to Lech Zürs am Arlberg, the high mountains in Montafon, Brandnertal, Klostertal and Großes Walsertal to Bregenzerwald and Kleinwalsertal.
Building and design in Vorarlberg is distinctive: modern, daring, pared down and with a sense of sustainability. If you want to explore themed architecture trails, there is a choice of 7 different ArchitecTour routes. Twelve circuits by the name of “Umgang Bregenzerwald“, all village tours, give insights into local customs and traditions. The Werkraum Building in Bregenzerwald showcases creative, smart craftsmanship. www.vorarlberg.travel/architecture
Out and About
What does Lake Constance look like from above and how far can you see across the Alps? Numerous peaks afford glorious views. Vorarlberg’s amazing natural and scenic diversity can best be explored on a network of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and e-biking trails. Many resorts offer guided walks. Bikepark Brandnertal is the perfect training terrain for freestyling and downhilling. www.vorarlberg.travel/hiking / www.vorarlberg.travel/en/bike-e-bike-and-mountain-bike
While 2021 may necessitate changes, many plans have been made. From 21 July to 22 August, the Bregenz Festival will feature performances, amongst others, of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto on the floating lakeside stage. The Schubertiade is hosted from May to October at Hohenems and Schwarzenberg. The Montafon Resonanzen in August/September will feature music of all genres. The Walser autumn combines world music and performances. And as a premiere, the Lech Literaricum will be hosted for the first time from 8-10 July. FAQ Bregenzerwald in early September addresses issues of current interest. www.vorarlberg.travel/cultural-festivals
Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) showcases contemporary art in changing exhibitions. The vorarlberg museum in Bregenz with its stunning blossom-decorated façade celebrates Vorarlberg’s past and present. Those eager to experiment will fancy the interactive inatura nature show with a Science Center in Dornbirn. The Jewish Museum in Hohenems and the Women’s Museum in Hittisau in Bregenzerwald all give interesting insights. You can also trace the footsteps of Walser culture on the Walser culture trails in Kleinwalsertal. www.vorarlberg.travel/en/culture-tips-in-vorarlberg
Travellers to Vorarlberg can expect high standards of accommodation and dining, along with safe hospitality: for details on how to spend your holidays safely and on the current corona situation see www.vorarlberg.travel/visiting-safely.
Mostly family-run, the hotels, pensions, inns and restaurants and their attentive hosts create a home away from home. The cuisine is simply delicious and – wherever possible – relies on regional produce.