* SKI-offer - 1 ski day for free
A 3-day three-valley ski pass is also included - eventful ski days are guaranteed. The ski pass is valid in all ski areas of the Bregenzerwald region and for all ski busses.
4 nights from Sunday to Thursday* or 3 nights from Thursday to Sunday in an accommodation of choice from selected partner companies
3-day three-valley ski pass
* SKI special - 1 ski for free: Booking the package from Sunday to Thursday, you stay 4 nights and pay only 3 nights.
From EUR 275.00 in a 4-star hotel with half board
From EUR 260.00 in a 3-star hotel with half board
From EUR 185.00 in a B&B
From EUR 157.00 per person in a self-catering apartment
Bregenzerwald Tourismus tourist office
Children’s Snow Special. Good-value family holiday with lots of different activities Children between 3 and 6 (born in 2008/2009/2010) can ski for free and do a free 4-day ski course.
Conditions: 7 nights accompanied by at least one adult.
Inexpensive family packages: free ski tickets and free four-day ski courses for children aged 3-6 (born in 2008/2009/2010). Special children´s programs in the villages. Applies to bookings of 7 or more nights and to children accompanied by at least 1 adult.
7 nights in an accommodation of your choice
6-day 3-valley ski pass for kids aged between 3 and 6 years
4-day ski instruction for kids aged between 3 and 6 years
From EUR 980.00 in a family room in a hotel with half-board
From EUR 480.00 in a self-catering holiday apartment
The Bregenzerwald region offers many long slopes for skiing, typically of easy or medium difficulty, but also some challenging runs. Plus, there is a wide range of deep-snow and touring slopes.
The Bregenzerwald region is particularly rich in snow from Mid-December until April, owing to its special location ("Nordstau").
The 3-valley ski area is a merger of the Bregenzerwald, Großwalsertal and the Lechtal valleys, resulting in a huge ski area. Hundreds of kilometers of wonderful, well-groomed ski runs. 135 ski lifts and mountain railway facilities to choose from, good ski bus service linking the 3 valleys. All you need is the 3-valley super ski pass!
Our price sample for you: 6-day skiing fun - Winter 2009/10:
EUR 175.00 for adults during peak season (Dec 20 - Jan 8, Feb 1 - 26 & Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2010)
EUR 167.00 for adults during off-peak season
EUR 167.00 for seniors (Women born in 1949 or before, Men born in 1944 or before)
EUR 154.00 for youngsters (born between 1991 and 1993)
EUR 88.00 for kids (born between 1994 and 2003)
EUR 14.00 for "snowmen" (children under school age born in 2004 or after)
For detailed ski pass information and multi-day ski pass rates, see http://www.3taeler.at
The new mountain railway is the connection between the existing ski areas of Damüls and Mellau. The new 8-person cable railway takes skiers and snowboarders from Mellau-Rossstelle to the Hohe Wacht top station in Damüls within no time.
Thanks to the Damüls-Mellau interconnected ski area, gorgeous north- and southfacing slopes make for eventful and varied ski days in the largest ski area of the Bregenzerwald region.
Numbers and facts about Damüls - Mellau - Faschina:
Lifts and cable railways:
4 T-bar lifts
4 training lifts
1 rope lifts
6 conveyor-belt lifts
Length of slopes: 105 km
26km of blue slopes (easy)
48km of red slopes (intermediate)
10km of black slopes (demanding)
21km of ski routes
Aktion Kinderschnee kids' package
From Jan 18 - 25, Mar 15 - 22 and Mar 22 - 29, 2014
Children aged 3 to 6 (2008/2009/2010) get a 6-day ski pass plus a 4-day ski class for free. Requirements: minimum stay of 7 days, company of at least one adult.
While the smallest ones (from 1 year) are lovingly cared for in the kindergarten, the older ones (from 3-4 years) give skiing a first try.
To learn in a playful manner is what it´s all about. For example in the fun Kinderland at Diedamskopf (AU/Schoppernau) or in Damüls.
Igluland at Diedamskopt is a another mountainous meeting point for kids. During ski courses kids learn in a playful manner and pick up the essentials of skiing.
The Bregenzerwache valley has an exceptionally beautiful scenery, ranging from the soft foothills of the alps to the rocks of the high mountains. The region is especially popular among cross-country skiers.
320 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country skiing tracks, leading across snow-covered meadows, sunny high plateaus, along softly murmuring mountain brooks and through white, wintry forests.
Do you love unspoilt nature and genuine tradition, authentic rural life far from artificial wellness centers? If so, the Bregenzerwald region is the right choice.
There are three passages across the border leading to the Bavarian Allgäu region: in Sulzberg, Hittisau/Riefensberg/Hochhäderich, and Hittisau/Balderschwang. Cross-country skiing tracks located as high as 1000-1600 meters above sea level can be found in Damüls, Hittisau/Riefensberg/Hochhäderich, Schwarzenberg/Bödele, Schröcken, and in Warth. Great cross-country skiing in the high mountains!
Ask for our Cross-Country Skiing in the Bregenzerwald Region brochure which contains useful information on cross-country skiing in our region.
The Bregenzerwald region boasts 12km of skating tracks.
Winter doesn´t simply come down to skiing in the Bregenzerwald region. Of course, there are many great ski runs and wonderful cross-country skiing tracks, but the Bregenzerwald also offers a wide range of sights and activities for those looking for a winter holiday and fun in the snow off the beaten tracks and the ski runs.
Winter hiking paths, toboggan run, ice skating rink, horse-drawn carriage rides, snow-shoe hiking trails, guided torchlight hikes, local history museum, and much more.
Everything around "Winter Fun Without Skiing" is summed up in our "Bregenzerwald Winter Magic" brochure. We will gladly send it to you for planning your holidays.
Fun in the Snow
134 lifts and mountain railways, all accessible with ONE ski pass.
319km of well-groomed ski runs
Snow guaranteed from the beginning of December until the end of April
Great ski bus system (included in the Three-Valley-Super-Pass)
Discounts at member businesses:
Bezau Indoor Tennis, Mellau Tennis Center, Feldberg im Schwarzwald skiing region, Alberschwende Ice Skating, Lingenau Indoor Swimming Baths, Aquaria Oberstaufen.
Lots of great, inexpensive packages for families:
Jan 18 - 25, 2014
Mar 15 - 22, 2014 and
Mar 22 - 29, 2014
We offer especially inexpensive one-week family packages: children aged 3-6 (born in 2008/2009/2010) get a free six-day ski pass and a free four-day ski course. Special children´s activities program in the villages.
320 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country skiing tracks leading through the scenic Bregenzerwald region, along rivers and across snow-covered meadows, through birch groves and past historical farm houses.
Three tours to the Bavarian region Allgäu:
cross-country skiing tracks at an elevation between 1000 and 1600m
The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is available from 1st May to 31st October to all visitors who spend at least three nights in the Bregenzerwald, and is included in the accommodation price.
With this Card you are entitled to use the public buses in the Bregenzerwald area, the cable cars and you have free entry to our outdoor Swimming pools.
Free of charge
For both locals and guests:
Rates Summer 2013:
EUR 64.00 adults
EUR 41.00 children (born 1997 - 2006)
Children born in 2007 or later are free of charge
EUR 157 family ticket (adults and all children born 1997 or later)
EUR 190.00 for the paraglider season ticket
All services mentioned above!
The Bregenzerwald Card is available at the local tourist offices, at the mountain railways and at the Bregenzerwald info centre in Egg.
Here with us, tourism is seen as part of a holistic devolpment in perfect harmony with both locals and nature.
The valley of the Bregenzerache river is rich in natural beauty featuring both softly-rolling Alpine foothills and majestic mountains.
Healthy mixed forests, tense high-Alpine coniferous woods, wide meadows and quiet alpine pastures make for a uniquely stunning landscape in the Vorder-, Mittel- and Hinterbregenzerwald region.
In the course of a theme hike you can get to know astounding insights into the area and its inhabitants.
We call them theme hiking trails, paths, which tell stories of their own and lead to amazing Bregenzerwald sites. Their variety is great, it include everything from legend-, culture-, nature- to water-related trails.
Summer holidays in Bregenzerwald are both varied and affordable. Those who stay in the region between the beginning of May to the end of October more than thrice, get a free Bregenzerwald Guest Card which allows you to make unlimited and free use of all means of public transportation, cable cars and swimming baths. In addition, you enjoy discount rates in many partner businesses.
Bregenzerwald is the ideal family, cultural, hiking, gourmet and outdoor holiday region - all year round, Especially those who desire to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and take refuge in a haven of peace of tranquility will have the time of their lives here in our region.
One of the most beutiful cycling paths you have ever seen. It follows the river in through the valley, through the forests, and along the foothills of the majestic Kanisfluh mountain, it crosses bridges, leads along cafés and restaurants and follows part of the old Bregenzerwald railway lines.
The number of mountain bike routes is annually increasing. The local tourist office and hosts gladly inform you about the most recommendable mountain bike routes.´
From summer 2010, the Bregenzerwald Tourismus tourist office offers a mountain biking map with the most beautiful tours in the Bregenzerwald region. The routes were elaborated and recommended by passionate mountain bikers.
Accommodation suppliers specialized on mountain biking offer packages which include all services. Information is available at the Bregenzerwald Tourismus tourist office from February 2010.
2,000 km of well-signposted hiking itineraries lead through 10 natural parks and protected areas to wonderful viewpoints and mystic-magic nature wonders.
Check our brochure, entitled "Wanderzeit". Contact us and we will send it to you for free!
You can book different hiking packages at the Bregenzerwald tourist offices, e.g. "Hiking without luggage" or a hiking week with guided hiking tours.
Contribute to the environmental protection and let you car also be on holiday.
The hiking busses take you to the starting point of your hiking tour and back again. The bus rides are included in the Bregenzerwald Guest Card.
The cows feel well uper their in the fresh mountain air. The dairy farmers produce top-quality cheese from the high-quality milk. A myriad of pasture huts invite to stop off and to enjoy some invigorating culinary delights.
A must for hikers!
These deals fit nicely into your family budget, which means that you can permit yourself some extras once you are here.
Walk along the trails (also suitable for prams), visit a climbing garden, pet animals on an alpine pasture, travel by steam train, bath in the river Bregenzerache, cycle, go horse riding, pick berries, ride in a horse-drawn carriage - for families with children there is nothing better than spending their holidays in the Bregenzerwald region.
A number of accommodation providers of the Vorarlberg "Familienclubs" and the "Flori-Familienhotels- und Restaurants" offers special kids furniture, equipment and family events - at inexpensive prices.
Oho! One card - great number of attractions.
Get a great number of attractions with just one card - the free Bregenzerwald guest card. The card is valid for as many rides with the mountain railways and public buses as you like and also functions as entrance ticket for outdoor swimming pools.
The picturesque village of Sibratsgfäll, located in the Bregenzerwald region, is situated close to the Austrian-German border and to Balderschwand. It has recently developed into Vorarlberg's Nordic-Walking center. The local Kneipp Aktiv club offers Nordic Walking courses and tours within the program of the local tourist board. There are six different Nordic Walking hiking paths of various levels of difficulty, open to walkers throughout the year.
A large general map can be found in the village center, where we also offer a special Nordic Walking brochure. In sum, there are 40 kilometers of signposted Nordic-Walking trails, half of which are also accessible in winter.
- "Easy Tour": (mostly even, good, solid ground)
Length: 2.2km, difference in altitude: 43m
Starting point: at the local administration
- "Medium Tour": (gradients varying, length: 5+ kilometers)
Length: 6.8km, difference in altitude: 209m
Starting point: Krähenberg parking area
- "Difficult Tour": (partly steep, partly on difficult ground; recommended for experienced hikers and well-trained persons only)
Length: 10.8km, difference in altitude: 355m
Starting point: Krähenberg parking area
- two-hour introductory course: each Wednesday at 2pm, or according to prior arrangement. (At least two persons, EUR 15 per person).
- Extended package: introductory instruction, hike, dinner, movie.
- 3-day package: introductory course, various guided hikes, acommodation and food arrangements: from EUR 82 (B&B) to EUR 131 (three-star inn, half board) per person.
- Nordic Walking sticks available
Further information and booking:
Sibratsgfäll Tourist Office
Tel. ++43(0)5513 2121
In the Bregenzerwald Cheese Street, experts from numerous different disciplines give an insight into the cheese culture of the Bregenzerwald region. Cheese makers, farmers, innkeepers, craftsmen etc. organize a myriad of events, such as guided tours. They also offer tasting sessions with different dairy products, ranging from natural yoghurt via butter to excellent cheeses.
From the cheese maker to the cheese innkeeper, from the hay fork to the table fork... On your cheese trip, you will see an extraordinarily modern cheese cellar which boasts 30,000 ripening cheeses, a dairy school where you can exercise yourself in cheese making, a show distillery, a chicken farm, show dairies, and well-stocked shops and inns where you will be pampered with traditional and light cheese delicacies.
Typical, popular businesses offering tours can be found in:
Andelsbuch, Au, Bezau, Egg, Hittisau, Langenegg, Schoppernau, Sulzberg
Please make prior requests for group tours.
The region's most popular festival, the Schubertiade, brings a number of great concerts to Schwarzenberg and Bezau. World-famous musicians and singers present their work on Schubert and his contemporaries.
After Tosca, Giuseppe Verdi´s legendary opera Aida will be performed on the lakeside stage in the summers of 2009 and 2010. The unhappy love story between the Ethiopian princess Aida, who was once taken to the river Nile as a slave, and the Egyptian commander Radames already captivated the audience at its first performance in 1871 in Cairo.
Information and ticketing
The "Wälderbähnle" train is in operation from June to October on all Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and on some workdays. It connects the villages of Bezau and Bersbuch and is especially popular among visitors and holiday-makers: experience steam locomotives almost a hundred years old and historic diesel locomotives which between July and December even run on certain weekdays.
The harmonious combination of soft hills and impressive peaks, lush meadows and tranquil woods fascinates holiday-makers from all over the world.
More and more hosts - from 4-star hotels to farms - specialize on wellness offers: with natural moor, Kneipp cure, medical baths, massages, movement therapies, esoteric and meditativ treaments, vitality holidays etc.
Farmers rediscover old remedies and make different products out of them: herbal tea, cosmetic products from whey and mare's milk. And the chefs serve regional specialties: traditional meals and new creations.
moor baths, Kneipp therapy sessions, massages, movement therapy, beauty treatment as well as meditation seminars and fasting cures.
Beauty from nature is the motto of Ingo Metzler´s whey-based beauty products and the Steurer family´s cosmetics line made of mare milk.
Water shapes the Bregenzerwald: from romantic alpine lakes to thunderous water falls. in the Bregenzerwald water and relax form a unity. Many paths in the Bregenzerwald lead to or over water. Even in the Schubertiade water sometimes plays the leading role.