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    Make Bregenzerwald Yours

    A place to encounter age-old traditions, a place to see extraordinary innovation.

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Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink

Hiking routes 1,500 km

Bike routes 450 km

Open lifts 6

Huts 33

Harmony in Contrasts

Bregenzerwald will welcome you with untouched nature: Hike through the forests and smell the moss, walk along a crystal-clear mountain stream and feel the icy water on your fingers, arrive at a secluded mountain hut where you get to taste homemade cheese.

And then, there are the locals and everything they bring to the table: Be surprised by modern wooden architecture not found anywhere else, see an opera performance at a 7,000-seat open-air stage built over a lake, and savour the taste of the hearty regional cuisine.

Consisting of 23 villages, each with its distinct personality, the Bregenzerwald region might just offer you everything you’re looking for in a summer holiday.

Now Make Bregenzerwald Yours!

There are so many ways to spend a day (or three, or seven) in the Bregenzerwald region – and only you know how to make it that day you’ll think back on fondly for years to come. Find a sample itinerary below – then pick, choose and switch activities to make it yours!

Our Itinerary

Culinary hikes © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter Culinary hikes © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter

Morning: A Mountain Breakfast

Our culinary hiking day starts out with a scrumptious breakfast accompanied by stunning mountain vistas at Restaurant Simma. After feasting on free-range eggs, local cheeses and freshly baked bread, we’re ready for our hike to the Kanisfluh peak.

Or Alternatively…

Bregenzerwald doesn’t just offer one culinary hike – it has five different ones for you to choose from. Each of them offers a full day of delicious local food – breakfast, lunch and dessert at a different location each. The hikes between culinary stops will introduce you to the region’s sweeping landscapes, calming forests, and age-old mountains.

BUS:STOP Krumbach © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Felix  Friedmann BUS:STOP Krumbach © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Felix Friedmann

Afternoon: Alpine Pastures and Chocolatey Treats

We make our way to our next culinary spot. At Edelweiß Alpine Inn, we take our lunch amidst the mountains, right next to an Alpine pasture. The faint sound of cowbells and humming bees is so comforting, it might make you want to take a midday nap. But no! It’s time for the next leg of our hike, towards the village of Mellau, where a dessert with our name on it is waiting.

Or Alternatively…

Want to dive into the region’s unique style of wood architecture? Walk one of the Bregenzerwald’s 12 themed “Umgang” village trails to find out why this place is doing things so differently.

Mountain bikers will find a wide range of trails here, some of them brand-new. Head to an Alpine mountain hut where the distinctive herb-infused local cheese is manufactured. If you’re unsure where to start, simply hire a local guide for your tour.

Walking along the 'Umgang Bregenzerwald' trails © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter Walking along the 'Umgang Bregenzerwald' trails © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter

Evening: Make Like a Local

After a day of strenuous activities like hiking and eating, it’s time to kick back: Sit in your accommodation’s garden, pour yourself a glass of wine, and just listen to the sounds of nature all around you.

Or Alternatively…

The cultural calendar in Bregenzerwald is stacked – perhaps more so than you’d expect from such a quaint region. Take a look at the events during your stay and surprise yourself with a new experience: You might attend a Schubert concert during the annual Schubertiade or learn how to yodel in a repurposed railway station.

Bregenz Festival © Bregenzer Festspiele / andereart Bregenz Festival © Bregenzer Festspiele / andereart

3 Reasons to Visit Bregenzerwald in 2019

1. Wooden, But Full of Life
See quaint Alpine villages with new eyes: Bregenzerwald’s blend of traditional and modern timber architecture is intriguing, eye-catching, and continuously surprising.

2. Lose Yourself in Verdi’s Libretto
Every year, a brand-new, ingeniously designed stage is built right on top of Lake Constance for the main event of Bregenz Festival: This year, it’s Guiseppe Verdi’s turn with performances of his Rigoletto. The city of Bregenz can easily be reached by car in 30-60 minutes.

3. Meet Some Famous Women
Bregenzerwald has some surprising gems in store: Learn about history and art from a female point of view at the Women’s Museum in Hittisau. Or get to know famous painter Angelika Kaufmann at the museum dedicated to her in Schwarzenberg.

*Prices calculated against exchange rate of 5 June 2019

Wish You Were Here...

  • Hiking at the Sattelegg Alpe © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter Hiking at the Sattelegg Alpe © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter
  • Culinary hikes © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter Culinary hikes © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter
  • Mountain biking in Au-Schoppernau © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter Mountain biking in Au-Schoppernau © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter
  • Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink
  • Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink Hiking in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Johannes Fink

Austrian Summer Destinations at a Glance

Boat trip on Lake Zell, Schmittenhoehebahn © SchmittenhöhebahnBoat trip on Lake Zell, Schmittenhoehebahn © Schmittenhöhebahn

Zell am See-Kaprun

From lake to glacier, from yoga to yodelling - let yourself be surprised

Learn how to yodel
Zomer in Hochkönig © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbHZomer in Hochkönig © Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH

Hochkönig

Be active together, let loose together – and indulge together

Eat Europe's best Kaiserschmarrn
Enjoying Beautiful Mountain Views in Lech Zürs am Arlberg © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Daniel ZangerlEnjoying Beautiful Mountain Views in Lech Zürs am Arlberg © Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Daniel Zangerl

Lech Zürs am Arlberg

An Alpine village filled with unspoilt nature, unusual art, and unbridled joy
Find an art installation while hiking
Saalbach Summer © TVB Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Daniel RoosSaalbach Summer © TVB Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Daniel Roos

Saalbach Hinterglemm

Be who you want to be: a summiteer, a mountain biker, a family adventurer
See the Alps' Golden Gate Bridge
Hiking at the Sattelegg Alpe © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf BereuterHiking at the Sattelegg Alpe © Bregenzerwald Tourismus / Adolf Bereuter

Bregenzerwald

Encounter age-old traditions, see extraordinary innovation
See opera on top of a lake
View over Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck /  Lackner / ZimmermannView over Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Lackner / Zimmermann

Innsbruck in Tirol

Austria's Alpine city: Imperial elegance meets natural beauty

See free-range peacocks
A traditional Austrian farm with the valley in the background © Wildschönau TourismusA traditional Austrian farm with the valley in the background © Wildschönau Tourismus

Wildschönau in Tirol

Leave the crowds behind and find unspoilt nature

See beautifully adorned cows
Schwarzleo Trail Saalfelden Leogang © WOM Medien / Moritz AblingerSchwarzleo Trail Saalfelden Leogang © WOM Medien / Moritz Ablinger

Saalfelden Leogang

Mountain biking meets jazz festival
Tear down the trails
Bike & Hike at Wimbachkopf in Tirol © Zillertal Tourismus GmbHBike & Hike at Wimbachkopf in Tirol © Zillertal Tourismus GmbH

Zillertal in Tirol

Diverse hiking and action-packed adventures
Go skiing in summer
Clock tower © Graz Tourismus  / Markus SpengerClock tower © Graz Tourismus / Markus Spenger

Graz

Austria's Southern city: come for the food, stay for the atmosphere

Eat dinner with 700 guests
Hiking © TZA / C. JordaHiking © TZA / C. Jorda

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Dramatic Alpine peaks and relaxed family offerings
See 4 countries from above at once
Hiking in Brandnertal © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alex KaiserHiking in Brandnertal © Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH / Alex Kaiser

Brandnertal

Where families can go on a new adventure every day
Hike with huskies
Restaurant IceQ in summer © Ötztal Tourismus / Alexander LohmannRestaurant IceQ in summer © Ötztal Tourismus / Alexander Lohmann

Ötztal in Tirol

A custom summer holiday with a taste of James Bond

Visit Bond's filming locations
Glacier Road at Großglockner Mountain © Großglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG / Andreas KolarikGlacier Road at Großglockner Mountain © Großglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG / Andreas Kolarik

Großglockner High Alpine Road

Family hiking, visiting a glacier and breath-taking Alpine landscapes

Feed an Alpine marmot
Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbHSalzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburg

A city of music and culture, but also of quiet moments in nature

See the Rome of the North
View over Alpbach © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus /  shootandstyle.comView over Alpbach © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / shootandstyle.com

Alpbachtal in Tirol

From the prettiest village in Austria to gushing streams in deep gorges
See it to believe it
Mountain Biking at Sunset © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Wolfgang  EhnMountain Biking at Sunset © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Wolfgang Ehn

St. Anton am Arlberg

Cosmopolitan summer holidays and breath-taking natural surroundings
Try yoga on the mountain
Linz Harbour © Linz Tourismus / Robert JosipovicLinz Harbour © Linz Tourismus / Robert Josipovic

Linz

Edgy and authentic: A city full of surprises

Visit a giant graffiti gallery
Summer in St.Johann © josalzburg.com / Mirja GehSummer in St.Johann © josalzburg.com / Mirja Geh

St. Johann in Salzburg

A playground for families, surrounded by stunning Alpine landscapes
Visit the world’s largest ice cave

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