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Architecture in the Bregenzerwald © Christoph Lingg / Bregenzerwald Tourismus

The subtle joy of artistic creation


Bregenzerwald offers varied skiing, beauty to behold, fine dining and comfortable lodging.

The subtle joy of artistic creation
Fancy experiencing something new on holiday? Popular with skiing and hiking enthusiasts, Bregenzerwald is the place for those who appreciate the finer things of life. It’s famed for its harmonious architecture, innovative handicraft and the KäseStrasse Bregenzerwald Cheese Road.

Winter hiking in the Bregenzerwald

Winter worlds
Most winter visitors come to Bregenzerwald for skiing, ski tours, cross country skiing or simply to soak up some nature on a hike. And they can be sure of plenty of snow – nature takes care of that. There’s no shortage of premium ski areas. Fortunately the 3-Valley-Ski Pass is valid in all ski areas. It’s also possible to take the ski lift from Warth-Schröcken to Lech Zürs am Arlberg and into Austria’s largest inter-connected ski area

Creative space
Bregenzerwald’s 23 villages are located southeast of Lake Constance. The local people have always taken great pains to manage their environment in tune with a landscape shaped by agriculture. The villages have a striking appearance, with a surprising and exciting mix of traditional and contemporary (timber) architecture.

Mountain adventures
In summer hikers and mountain bikers can explore the extensive network of trails. Some peaks can be reached by cable car. If you stay in Bregenzerwald for three or more nights you’ll receive a free Guest Card Bregenzerwald & Großes Walsertal (May-October), which is valid on the buses and cable cars and at the outdoor pools.

Cultural life
Throughout the year exhibitions and concerts featuring various musical styles enrich the region’s cultural programme. In June and August/September, ensembles and singers from around the world gather at the Schubertiade Festival in the picturesque village of Schwarzenberg. Changing exhibitions are hosted, for example, in the Women’s Museum in Hittisau and the modern Werkraum Haus in Andelsbuch, which showcases Bregenzerwald’s innovative handicraft.

Architectural style
The charming villages are also worth a closer look. In many places, the juxtaposition of old and new (timber) architecture will surprise you. The 12 “Umgang Bregenzerwald” village walks give you an interesting insight into architectural curiosities.

Palate pleasers
Cuisine here is both regional and creative. Many products, in particular the well-known Bregenzerwald mountain and Alpine cheeses, come from small farms, cheese makers and gourmet producers. Take a special culinary hike and sample such wares, from breakfast to lunch and on to dessert.

Wandern in Mellau-Bregenzerwald © Alex Kaiser - Bregenzerwald Tourismus.jpg
Skifahren im Skigebiet Warth-Schröcken im Bregenzerwald © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Gravelbiking in Schwarzenberg © Martin Granadia / buero balanka - Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Timber architecture in the Bregenzewald © Adolf Bereuter /Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Kulinarisch Wandern Kapelle Schoenenbach © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Cheese production in the Bregenzerwald (c) Rupert Mühlbacher - Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Après Ski, Ski and Concert, Warth, Bregenzerwald (c) Alex Kaiser / Skilifte Warth
Schneeschuhwandern, Schneeschuhtour am Bödele © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Hiking in Mellau

View from the Niedere to Lake Constance

Skiing-fun in Warth-Schröcken

Gravelbiker taking a rest in Schwarzenberg

Enjoy the surprising juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary architecture in Bregenzerwald

Pure bliss! Themed “Culinary winter hikes“ take you on a walk in exceptionally beautiful natural scenery

Traditional cheese production in the Bregenzerwald

If you want to end a day of skiing with music and sophisticated après-ski entertainment, why not joint Ski & Concert events at Hotel Steffisalp in Warth

Discover the Bregenzerwald region during a snow shoe hike

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