Holidays Lake Constance-Vorarlberg

Mountain holidays and lakes

The lovely backdrop of Lake Constance with countless Alpine peaks and gently rolling hills, ranks among the favorite holiday regions in Vorarlberg. A wonderful stay on the shores of Vorarlberg's Lake Constance offers myriad cultural attractions and heaps of sports and activities. The region has its own special flair thanks to the picture-book surroundings. Especially the world-famous Bregenz Lakeside Festival in summer and the huge number of museums and art exhibitions held at the Bregenz Kunsthaus attract visitors from near and far. Memorable holidays are almost guaranteed in Austria's westernmost province of Vorarlberg. In the winter, the area has a couple of unrivaled ski regions in the immediate surroundings – perfect for snow sport aficionados of all ages and preferences.

Magic winter on Lake Constance

Snow galore and unlimited winter fun on perfectly groomed ski slopes go hand in hand with countless culture highlights at wintry Lake Constance in Vorarlberg. A splendid winter holiday coupled with genuine Austrian hospitality is waiting for you in this picturesque region far away from busy mass tourism. Varied ski areas can be found close to Lake Constance, like the Bödele ski area near Dornbirn and the Laterns-Gapfohl ski mountain renowned for its superb powder runs and quaint mountain inns.

Real winter sport experts are strongly recommended to hit the ski slopes of Montafon, Bregenzerwald or Arlberg – which are easily accessible from the Bodensee Holiday Region. Fun-filled and action-packed winter days are scheduled within the whole Lake Constance Region. Those in search of romantic moments get together at one of the atmospheric Christmas markets in the medieval old town of Feldkirch or the historical Bregenz Oberstadt town center.

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Cycling Lake Constance-Vorarlberg

© Bodensee Radtouren
  • Vorarlberg's Bodensee Region offers a wide range of leisurely tours along the lakeshore and challenging trails for cyclists of all ages and ability levels. E-bikers are especially welcome to this lovely holiday region!
  • Varied rental stations, well-maintained cycle paths around the lake or across the picture-book river Rhine landscapes offer quaint rest stops. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit!
  • Among the most popular cycling routes within the Bodensee region in Vorarlberg is the beautiful Lake Constance cycle path covering 260 kilometers through three different countries. Boat transfers are available as well.
  • A short and easy trail leads towards the Dornbirner Ried nature preserve where cyclists shouldn't miss out on a jump into refreshing lake Jannersee.

Windsurfing / Sailing Lake Constance-Vorarlberg

© Schiffsführerschule Bregenz
  • Lake Constance makes a prime destination for those who love sailing and wind surfing. Strong, local Foehn winds or westerly winds ensure water sports at top speed! Average wind speed values range from four to seven knots.
  • Several surf and sailing schools at Lake Constance offer lessons suitable for both beginners and advanced water sports enthusiasts. Children are most welcome, too!
  • You’d rather rely on experienced yachtsmen for a start? Yachts with skipper are readily available for charter.
  • Several times a year Lake Constance turns into a hot spot in terms of yachting. In addition to a variety of regattas organized by the Yachting Clubs of Bregenz and Hard, the “Rund-Um-Segelregatta” and the “Internationale Bodenseewoche” hosted by clubs from neighboring Germany rank among the highlights on the annual calendar of yachting events.

5 Ski areas in Lake Constance-Vorarlberg

  • Elevation: 1040 - 1785 m KM of slopes: 27 km Operating: 25.11.17 - 02.04.18 Village: Laterns Region: Lake Constance-Vorarlberg
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    36.00 select
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    Elevation: 700 - 1467 m KM of slopes: 19 km Operating: 01.12.18 - 31.03.19 Village: Schwarzenberg im Bregenzerwald Region: Lake Constance-Vorarlberg
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    33.60 select
  • Elevation: 1400 - 900 m KM of slopes: 5 km Operating: 10.01.14 - 06.04.14 Village: Frastanz Region: Lake Constance-Vorarlberg
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    15.00 select
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Information on the region

Culture highlights plus summer fun in Vorarlberg

A summer vacation in the scenic Bodensee-Vorarlberg Holiday Region offers an infinite number of recreational activities and highlights in close vicinity to the picture-book Lake Constance. Among the absolute must-doos is a panoramic walking tour to Pfänder peak towering high above the lake shore where uninterrupted panoramic views accompany you. Walking fans also head for the majestic Hochälpele hiking trails above the town of Dornbirn. On the valley floor, visitors discover attractions in a row since the entire region boasts numerous cultural and historical places of interest. Also the splendid little towns of Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems and Feldkirch have their own special flair. Thousands of music fans get together in Bregenz for the yearly Bregenz Lakeside Festival held on Europe's hugest lakeside open-air stage. There is something for all tastes and pocket books in Vorarlberg's superb Bodensee Region.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

For those who want to combine city culture with excursions to the numerous ski areas in Vorarlberg, this is the right place to be. "Small & Nice" is the motto of the ski areas in the Bodensee-Vorarlberg region. The guaranteed snowy ski area of Bödele in Dornbirn offers nine ski lifts to liven up your day of skiing. A secret tip of the locals is the ski area in Laterns-Gapfohl with 27 km of well tended downhill runs, the half pipe and the Fun park for snow-boarders. It´s just a short trip to the larger ski areas on the Arlberg or in the Montafon from Bregenz, Dornbirn or Feldkirch. The easiest way to reach these areas is to use the ski buses and the ski train. You don´t feel like skiing? Then enjoy life in the city. Or be enchanted by the winter landscape on and around Lake Constance.
Water and mountains are the borders. To the north, Lake Constance. In the west, towards Switzerland and Liechtenstein, it´s the Rhine River. In the south and east it´s the Alps. It is an open minded, modern region. A very lively business and culture area. With an eye for beauty and the aesthetic. Design determines life. This was also so long ago, when the inhabitants earned their living mainly by designing and producing embroideries and material. The magnificent villas of the "Textile barons" in Dornbirn are witnesses to that time of prosperity. Today´s designers, like Wolford, produce exclusive body wear or innovative lighting systems like that from Zumtobel Staff. They also design unusual houses which make the region the European centre for modern architecture. Perfect and well thought out productions.

Bodensee-Vorarlberg: Perfect productions

The cities of Bregenz, Dornbirn and Feldkirch are the focal points for all of the happenings. These people know how to celebrate. All kind of events! The landscape on the lake inspires. Poets and thinkers, artists and athletes, inhabitants and guests. Come and take a look. A treat for both the eyes and ears: The Bregenz Festival with their spectacular productions on the largest water stage in the world. The Feldkirch festival: conceived by Thomas Hengelbrock, accompanied by Klaus Maria Brandauer. Visit one of the fun city festivals. The art Bodensee in Dornbirn, the largest art fair in the Lake Constance area. The traditional bon fires where the winter is chased away by the blazing fires. Jazz concerts, cabaret, small theatres - they are all here. Museums, exhibitions. Programmes to keep you busy.
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Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
Römerstraße 2
6901 Bregenz, Austria