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  • Photo: Nina Bröll, Vorarlberg Tourismus
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    Mountainbiken im Montafon Photo: Dietmar Denger, Vorarlberg Tourismus
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    Wanderung in Vorarlberg Photo: Andreas Gassner, Vorarlberg Tourismus
  • Photo: Josef Mallaun, Vorarlberg Tourismus
  • Photo: Josef Mallaun, Vorarlberg Tourismus

Vorarlberg

For those who like to discover special things while traveling, Vorarlberg is richly endowed with stimulating and surprising things. The small state in the west of Austria, between Lake Constance and the mountains, plays big. First-class festivals inspire. Contemporary architecture and imaginative design amaze. The multifaceted landscape inspires exploration, on foot, by bike or mountain bike. The cuisine? Focuses on regional products and masters all styles, from down-to-earth to wonderfully creative. Attentive hosts take care of the harmonious ambience. 
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The desire to move

What does Lake Constance look like from above and how far can you see over the Alps? If you want to enjoy beautiful views, climb one of the numerous panoramic mountains. On foot, by bike or by train. Vorarlberg's amazing variety of nature and landscapes is optimally developed with paths for hiking enthusiasts and cyclists. In winter, skiing and cross-country skiing are very popular. Winter hikers enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet. Ski tourers and snowshoe hikers make their own tracks. Whether summer or winter: "Respect your limits" is the motto in terms of nature and animal protection.

 

Play areas

During the day a visit to a museum, in the evening to the opera, a concert or the theater: the cultural program is remarkably diverse and top-class. From the Bregenz Festival to the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems to cultural picnics in the countryside, the musical spectrum is wide. Among the best-known museums in the region are the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB), specializing in contemporary art, the vorarlberg museum in Bregenz, the interactive nature show inatura with Science Center in Dornbirn, the Jewish Museum in Hohenems and the Women's Museum in Hittisau in the Bregenzerwald.

 

Inventiveness

Whether in towns or villages: Vorarlberg builds and designs differently. Modern, courageous, straightforward and with a sense of sustainability, architects and craftsmen go about their work. Those who want to go on an ArchitekTour can choose from seven different routes. They lead to remarkable buildings and present Vorarlberg's innovative craftsmanship and design. Insights are also provided by the twelve "Umgang Bregenzerwald" trails, all of which are village tours. Creative, thoughtfully designed craftsmanship is on display at the Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch in the Bregenzerwald.

 

Hospitality

Anyone traveling through Vorarlberg can rely on the high quality of living and dining as well as assured hospitality. In the hotels, guesthouses, inns and restaurants, most of which are family-run, attentive hosts create a warm, feel-good atmosphere. Delicious food is served by the kitchen, which uses regional ingredients wherever possible. Delicious cheese comes from the Alps and from alpine dairies. Fish come from Lake Constance and mountain rivers. Fruit and vegetables thrive in the gardens near Lake Constance. Fine products, from chocolate to brandies, are produced in gourmet manufactories.


Hiking in Vorarlberg

recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 730 m
Descent 16 m

On the Muttersberg you have a fabulous view over Rätikon, Walgau und Säntis.

from Melanie Fleisch,   Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 9 m
Descent 68 m

from Roland Fritsch,   Montafon
Long distance hiking trail · Alpenregion Bludenz
Walserweg E 22 – Walserspuren auf Ludescherberg, Laz und Muttersberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.1 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 710 m
Descent 1,140 m

Der kulturhistorische Weitwanderweg führt in 25 Etappen in die Geschichte und Gegenwart der Vorarlberger Walser.

from Stefan Heim,   Vorarlberger Walservereinigung
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 21.9 km
Duration 9:00 h
Ascent 1,543 m
Descent 1,543 m

Silvretta-Bielerhöhe - Sommerweg - Wiesbadener Hütte - Grüne Kuppe - Ochsentaler Gletscher - Buinlücke - Piz Buin (3.312 m) - gleichen Weg retour ...

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from Julia Eckert,   Montafon

Discover Vorarlberg

recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 69 m
Descent 69 m

Geschichtsträchtiger Kulturweg zum Thema Architektur in Wald am Arlberg im Klostertal.

from Christof Thöny,   Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
Pilgrim trail · Bodensee-Rheintal
Jakobsweg Vorarlberg: Feldkirch–Bendern (FL)
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.7 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 364 m
Descent 399 m

Eine Variante des Pilgerwegs

from Doris Rinke,   Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
Difficulty difficult
Distance 48.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 926 m
Descent 688 m

Pilgerwege Schweiz

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