Excursion destinations for all the family
Experience the variety of Bregenzerwald
Away from sporty activities, Bregenzerwald also provides plenty of cultural and musical excursion destinations for all ages. For anyone who wants a break from hiking and skiing, around the St. Hubertus there are abundant opportunities available to enjoy a discovery-packed day.
A ride on the Wälderbähnle, a carefully preserved nostalgia train from Schwarzenberg to Bezau, enables you to luxuriate in times past. Marvel at the old Vorarlberg artisan craft of 'Juppenfärberei' in the Juppen workshop Riefensberg. Or visit the exhibition to extol the culture of handcraft in Bregenzerwald, in Werkraumhaus in Andeslbuch. In Schwarzenberg the loveliest and best kept village square in Vorarlberg awaits, as does Schwarzenberg parish church with its wonderful paintings by artists Joseph Johann and Angelika Kauffmann. In the evening you can listen to the dreamy music of Schubert, during one of the many concerts held as part of the annual Schubertiade.
The diversity of the Bregenzerwald is not only reflected in the breathtaking nature, but also in its culinary offer. Regional, fresh, down-to-earth, re-imagined Alpine cuisine. This description is a perfect fit for our hand-picked restaurant and inn recommendations. In cosy or modern restaurants, chefs bring meals from the heart to the table. These authentic Bregenzenwald taverns, such as the “alte Mühle” or the “Hirschen” in Schwarzenberg, prove just how beautiful indulgence can be, with not only their outstanding cuisine but also their special locations. From reinterpreted delicacies in the ”Wälderhof” to warm Seelen (type of bread) and salads in the Jöslar. In the surrounding area of the St. Hubertus, you are guaranteed to find something for every taste.
Enjoy the lofty heights and be amazed by the panoramic view of the beautiful Vorarlberg mountain landscape: A snack stop at one of the many Alpine lodges in the Bregenzerwald is always a culinary experience. It does not matter whether you are out and about alone, with the family or with friends. A short (or also long) detour in an Alpine inn during a hike or after a tour lends the mountain experience a special indulgent touch.
Some of our recommendations found in the Schetteregg Ski and Hiking Area:
Juppenfärberei is a centuries-old handcraft that is still nurtured in the Juppen workshop. Using an age-old formula and a lengthy process, the material that is used for one of the oldest traditional costumes in Europe, the Juppen, is made. The Juppen workshop is the the course venue for making this traditional costume and accommodates a dedicated traditional costume museum.
- Journey time from the St. Hubertus to Riefensberg: approx. 20 minutes
- All information about opening hours and guided tours can be found on the website.
Experience art in the Angelika Kauffmann Museum Schwarzenberg
The museum in Schwarzenberg focuses on the work of Angelika Kauffmann, who is today regarded as one of the great Classicist painters. The museum of local history, located in the former residential section of this 450 year old Bregenzerwald building, presents exhibitions which change on a regular basis, documenting the everyday life and culture of the 19th century.
- Bregenzerwald Card benefit: 10% discount on an individual entry fee
- Journey time to Schwarzenberg is around 13 minutes
- To the website
Enjoy Schwarzenberg and the Schubertiade
Explore Schwarzenberg village square, regarded as the loveliest and best kept in the state of Vorarlberg. Gaze in wonder afterwards at the parish church with its impressive paintings by Schwarzenberg artists Joseph Johann Kauffmann and his daughter Angelika Kauffmann. In the evening we recommend a concert at Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the most significant Schubert festival in the world.
- There are some 50 events on the programme: including chamber concerts, song evenings, piano concerts, readings and master classes
- The Schubertiade Shuttle Service takes you easily and conveniently to all the events and back again.
- Travel time to Schwarzenberg: approx. 13 minutes
- More information and all the events can be found on the website
Discover craftsmanship in Bregenzerwald in Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch
Exceptionally appealing in architectural terms, the Werkraumhaus in the centre of Andelsbach on the one hand serves as a meeting place, while in the other it is a showcase for the culture of craftsmanship in Bregenzerwald. In the current Werkraum exhibition, various interpretations of hospitality are presented by handcraft businesses. Member businesses also invite you to take a seat, chat, make use of the furniture and stay for a while – to be a guest.
- Bregenzerwald Card benefit: 10 % discount on an individual entry fee
- Journey time to Andelsbuch is approx. 9 minutes
- To the website
A working farm for all ages to experience in Egg
The NATURHAUTNAH project has created a place which is managed in an energy-efficient and sustainable manner, where all the processes of farming can be experienced at first hand. The theme of 'the farm' and everything that goes with that and what can come about from it, has been made accessible for everyone, helping kindle an interest in nature and the natural environment.
Guided tour of the farm (advance registration required)
- Milk the goats and cows; with brunch, a cheese buffet and whey drinks
- Journey time from the B&B to Egg is approx. 8 minutes
- The latest opening hours can be found on the website
The Bregenzerwald Guest Card takes you to some of the most beautiful excursion destinations in the Bregenzerwald and Great Walser Valley in summer - absolutely relaxed, stress-free and environmentally friendly! Use all bus lines of the Landbus Bregenzerwald to Bregenz and Dornbirn or travel as often as you like high up into the Vorarlberg mountains with the mountain railways of the region!
Your personal Bregenzerwald Guest Card is available free of charge at the tourist offices or participating mountain railways for stays of at least three nights from 1 May to 31 October.
What to do when there's no sun in the sky?
Don't worry, you won't get bored here. There is always something to discover on your holiday in the Bregenzerwald, whatever the weather. We are happy to provide you with inspiration for bad weather excursions in the region for children and adults.