• Vorarlberg: Austria’s Wild West

      From the gentle waves of Lake Constance to intimidating snow-capped peaks, Austria’s westernmost province is a place filled with variety and surprises.

      Awe-inspiring nature in Vorarlberg
    Summer at the Montafon

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      6,223 km
    • Bike trails
      300 km
    • Mountain biking routes
      1,500 km
    • Lifts

    The Best of All Worlds

    Located in Austria's west on Lake Constance in close proximity to its neighbours Germany, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, Vorarlberg is a place that’s stubbornly unique, whilst leaving nothing to be desired.

    Here, you’ll find everything you might expect from an Alpine getaway: Cows grazing on lush, green meadows; wooden huts where hungry hikers are served homemade bread and cheese; picturesque villages where you’ll feel like you have travelled back in time.

    But then, you’ll also find things here that are thoroughly unexpected: Contemporary, stylish timber architecture that’s completely unique to this area; food trucks serving Alpine soul food; a huge, floating opera stage built on top of Lake Constance.

    In Vorarlberg, be ready to be surprised.

    Your Vorarlberg Highlights

    Mountain Breakfast

    At least once during your stay in Vorarlberg, get up early to experience breakfast with breathtaking mountain views. A wide variety of huts and mountain restaurants in the area offer mountain breakfasts – from the cozy chalet atmosphere at the Nova Stoba restaurant to the panoramic view at Diedamskopf restaurant.

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    Mountain breakfast in the Bregenzerwald region

    “Min Weag” Long-Distance Hike

    In the local Vorarlberg dialect, “min weag” translates to “my path” – and on this long-distance hike, you can truly forge your own path by hiking all its 31 stages in one adventure-filled summer month or picking and choosing your favourite stages. From the rolling hills of Bregenzerwald to the above-the-tree-line ruggedness of the Silvretta and Rätikon regions, you’ll find your perfect day trip or multi-day hike here.

    Discover “Min Weag”
    Hiking Brandnertal

    “As a hiking guide, I love showing guests around Vorarlberg and its nature. Min Weag features a host of natural wonders and lets you marvel at the small things along the way.”

    Hiking in Lech am Arlberg
    Lukas Rinnhofer

    Practice Mindfulness & Experience Surprising Architecture

    Keen to discover the Wasserhaus water pavilion, a quiet city garden, strange structures along a hiking trail, or a wooden chapel at the edge of a moorland landscape? In Vorarlberg, you'll find places that embody the art of living - and which are ideal for taking a breather, whether as a fun excursion or as a stop-over for hikers and cyclists.

    Relax in nature
    View from Baumgarten above Bezau in Bregenzerwald
    View of Kanisfluh (Bregenzerwald)

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    Why Visit Vorarlberg

    • Huge diversity in culture and architecture
    • Beautiful landscapes: from Lake Constance’s gentle banks to rugged mountains
    • Picturesque villages and small cities with an authentic, traditional feel
    • Family-run hotels and inns
    • Regional specialities such as homemade cheese
    • Unique wood architecture and other local handicrafts

    Closest Airports (to Bregenz)

    • Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen (D, 35 km), serving destinations from/to Germany and Europe
    • Munich (D, 215 km), intercontinental services
    • Allgäu-Airport Memmingen (D, 77 km), services within Europe
    • Zurich (CH, 119 km), intercontinental services
    • Innsbruck (A, 184 km), services to/from Vienna and Europe

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