Moments Of Poetry
The area of Bregenzerwald, Brandnertal and Lech Zurs am Arlberg are ideal bases for adventure in Austria’s westernmost state.
Nestled in Austria’s west, Vorarlberg combines the great outdoors with cultural inspiration. Expect enchanting mountain scenery, lazy days on the beautiful Lake Constance, a lively concerts programme, inspiring exhibitions, and eye-catching contemporary architecture. Hospitality comes right from the heart in Vorarlberg, and hosts will go out of their way to create a home away from home for those who come here. Food lovers are spoilt for choice too, with many restaurants focusing on regional ingredients.
Brandnertal: Discovering the Wonders of Nature
Brandnertal is known as one of the best locations for families to spend time together and discover the wonders of Alpine nature. Taking a cable car is the most convenient way to reach the hands-on Natursprünge nature trail. In guided programmes, visitors can try mountain climbing, look for herbs, visit animals on an Alpine farm, or perhaps track wildlife in the wilderness. Other activities include climbing into the forest rope garden, horseback riding, husky hikes, and high-adrenaline descents on monster rollers and mountain carts. There is a 110km-long network of mountain-biking and E-biking trails, and the Bikepark Brandnertal is a great place to perfect riding skills.
Bregenzerwald: A Love of Beauty
Refreshingly green and inspirational, Bregenzerwald captivates nature lovers and those who are fond of sophisticated culture, cutting-edge architecture, innovative crafts, and fine dining. Hikers, mountain bikers and E-bikers can set out to discover the mountains, Alpine meadows and woods, either on their own, or on a guided tour. Long-distance trails take hikers along mountain brooks to architectural masterpieces or up to Alpine pastures and dairy farms where the famous Bregenzerwald Alpine and mountain cheese is made. Accommodation (from three nights between May and October) includes the Bregenzerwald Guest Card which is valid for rides on buses and cable cars and as an admission ticket to outdoor pools.
Lech Zürs am Arlberg: Captivating Mountain Village
The mountain village of Lech Zürs am Arlberg makes you stand in awe for its majestic mountain scenery. Hiking trails along the Lech creek head to flowering meadows and emerald mountain lakes. A line-up of small, exquisite festivals attract devotees of classical music. Lech Zürs am Arlberg epitomises hospitality at its best with hotels that are fit for a king and gourmet restaurants specialising in regional and international cuisine. The natural scenery around the picturesque mountain village, which sits at 1,450m, is in one of the most spectacular settings in Austria.
Photos: © Christoph Schöch • Lech Zürs Tourismus; Adolf Bereuter
Bregenzerwald Tourismus; ©Bernhard Huber / Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH