A place to fall in love with

Schoppernau offers outdoor activities in abundance, along with an unspoiled environment and crystal-clear air. Thanks to its location on the northern edge of the Alps, the Bregenzerwald area benefits from exceptional snow conditions and attracts hundreds of visitors. Schoppernau is a rural community at the foot of Diedamskopf Mountain, marked by traditional wooden farmhouses, lush mountain pastures, babbling brooks, and heartfelt hospitality. Nature exploration, mountain biking, paragliding, Nordic walking and hiking – there is something to do for everyone!

Mountains and sunshine galore!

The way-marked trails for (Nordic) walking, hiking and cycling in Schoppernau and its surroundings allow for an unparalleled mountain experience in tune with nature. Once you have reached the top of Diedamskopf Mountain, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the foothills of the Alps and as far as Lake Constance. Diedamskopf is a prime destination among paragliding and hang gliding enthusiasts, too. Tandem flights are available for those who wish to explore parts of Vorarlberg from a bird’s perspective. The local tourist board organizes guided herb walks, visits to a cheese dairy and a shingle maker’s workshop, as well as wildlife watching tours. The Bregenzerwald Card is available for stays of three or more nights. It entitles to free mountain transport and visits to public outdoor pools in the area.

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Information on the region

A winter’s tale

The Bregenzerwald area has successfully retained its charming, rural character and promotes sustainable tourism. Schoppernau and the Diedamskopf ski area offer all the amenities and infrastructure to make a winter break worthwhile. The cutting-edge gondola lift (each cabin seats eight passengers) takes you quickly up the mountain to the most beautiful vantage point in the Bregenzerwald area at an altitude of 2,060 meters. Diedamskopf is renowned for its spectacular views and outstanding skiing until April. State-of-the-art uphill facilities offer access to pistes for people of all ages and ambitions. In addition, there are cross-country skiing tracks, a snow sports center, a ski kindergarten, winter hiking trails, natural toboggan runs, and varied terrain for freeride skiing and snowboarding. The Unterdiedams slope is not only the major attraction in the Diedamskopf ski area, but probably one of the best of its kind in the entire Province. For a more relaxed snow experience we recommend a leisurely walk or a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.

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Fall - the best season for hiking! The mountains become quiet and peaceful, the last warm sunbeams gleam through the woods. Hikes along hills, slopes and alpine brooks to quaint romantic spots are equally interesting as hikes to high peaks or a ride in the modern 8-seater cable car to the 2000-m-high Diedamskopf mountain.

Hiking is fun AND heathly!

Schoppernau is a romantic holiday village. Relax, unwind and enjoy the immense power of nature. On the other hand we also provide diverse entertaining programs for everybody.
Bregenzerwald Guest-Card - the trump card! Our guests enjoy many advantages: if they stay three or more nights they will get the Bregenzerwald Guest Card for free. The card provides free access to all lifts, public transportation - as often as you want. Furthermore: free entry to the swimming baths and many other discounts.

The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is valid between May 1 and Oct 31, 2009.
Warmly welcome! The climate of the Bregenzerwald region is especially pleasant. Snow is guaranteed from the early winter until late spring. The family ski area Diedamskopf and the surrounding ski areas like Damüls and Warth/Schröcken are ideal to spend many skiing days.
And: it's true - the mountains and the snow are good for your health!

Make your dreams come true in Au, we cordially invite you!

In winter:

Diedamskopf ski area with 44 km of pistes and modern lift facilities, 62 km of cross-country trails including 12 km of skating trails, snow sports schools, ski kindergarten, 35 km of cleared winter hiking trails, natural toboggan runs, rides with a horse-drawn sledge. Adventur program including lantern walks, snowshoeing by night, excursion to a dairy farm and children's program. FREE child-care service in the ski area between 10am and 3.30pm for kids between 3 and 8 years.

The 3-valleys ski pass gives access to even more alternatives. It's valid in 31 ski areas of the Bregenzerwald region and the valleys Großes Walsertal and Lechtal. You can easily get there for free by bus.

Special offer "Kinderschnee"

During our special offer between January 16 and 23, 2010, March 06 and 20, 2010, kids between 3 and 6 years (born ill ski for free and get a free 4-day skiing course if they stay at least 7 days.

Every Friday: ride with a horse-drawn sleigh

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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

From Germany:
Lindau motorway - Pfänder Tunnel - exit Dornbirn Nord - Bregenzerwald - Schoppernau

Kempten motorway - Immenstadt - Oberstaufen - Springen-Aach - Lingenau - Egg - Schoppernau.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Füssen - Reutte (Tirol) - Lechtal - Warth - Schoppernau

From Switzerland:
St. Gallen motorway - St. Margrethen/Au - Lustenau - Dornbirn - Bregenzerwald - Schoppernau

From Austria:
Inntal motorway - Innsbruck - St. Anton - Arlbergpaß - Lech - Warth (during winter Arlbergtunnel - Dornbirn) - Schoppernau

Toll sticker required
A toll sticker is obligatory on Austrian motorways.
Stickers for 10 days, 2 months and one year are sold at Automobilclubs, gas stations, tobacconists and post offices.
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Train station Dornbirn or Bregenz, hourly bus to Schoppernau Taxi, phone

The nearest airports (x km from Au-Schoppernau)
+ Friedrichshafen, Germany (82 km)
+ St. Gallen/Altenrhein, Switzerland (75 km)
+ Zurich, Switzerland (170 km)

Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen
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Tourismusbüro Schoppernau
Unterdorf 2b
6886 Schoppernau, Austria
Schoppernau Vorarlberg