It’s quiet in the snowy alpine settlement of Schönenbach. The only thing to be heard is the almost silent snowfall. But it’s still lively in the Jagdgasthaus Egender: guests spoon creamy cheese spätzle out of wooden bowls that are called ‘Gebse’ in Vorarlberg.
The Jagdgasthaus, which sources the cheese for its spätzle directly from the local alpine dairy, is the second stop on the culinary winter hike from Sibratsgfäll to Schönenbach, after the Hirschen restaurant and hotel. Visitors out on the hike are able to enjoy nature and sample the specialities to be found in Vorarlberg on their travels. The tour is not guided, guests simply buy vouchers for the tour in the Bregenzerwald Tourism office.
The morning starts with a hearty breakfast at the ‘Der Hirschen’ guesthouse.
From here, a winter hiking path is almost flat all the way to Schönenbach, which is one of the loveliest and biggest mountain pasture settlements in the Bregenzerwald.
The tour ends with cheese spätzle at the ‘Jagdgasthaus Egender’.
Finish off your day's hiking with a selection of sweet Austrian treats at Hotel-Gasthof Hirschen.
Explore the many hiking trails around our mountain pasture settlement – it’s a great thing to do on snowshoes or skis.