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Refreshingly green and inspirational: Bregenzerwald captivates nature lovers and those who are fond of sophisticated culture, cutting-edge architecture, innovative craftsmanship and fine dining.

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 CheeseRoad.

Dorfplatz in Mellau © Johannes Fink / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Architecture in the Bregenzerwald

 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 Werkraumhaus 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.

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.

Hiking in the Bregenzerwald © Christoph Lingg /Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Timber architecture in the Bregenzewald © Adolf Bereuter /Bregenzerwald Tourismus
View from Niedere to Lake Constance © Ian Ehm /
Umgang Bregenzerwald © Adolf Breuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Skifahren im Skigebiet Warth-Schröcken im Bregenzerwald © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Culinary winter hiking, Bregenzerwald © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Schneeschuhwandern, Schneeschuhtour am Bödele © Adolf Bereuter / Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Après Ski, Ski and Concert, Warth, Bregenzerwald (c) Alex Kaiser / Skilifte Warth

Hiking in the Bregenzerwald

Enjoy the surprising juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary architecture in Bregenzerwald

View from the Niedere to Lake Constance

The 12 “Umgang Bregenzerwald” village walks give you an interesting insight into the extraordinary creative spirit of the Bregenzerwald people

Skiing-fun in Warth-Schröcken

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

Discover the Bregenzerwald region during a snow shoe hike

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

For many of us, nature remains a place of retreat where energy reserves are refilled and moments of beauty are experienced. In the Bregenzerwald, we are especially blessed...

Herlinde Moosbrugger, Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Stories from the Bregenzerwald