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Holiday apartments in the Bregenzerwald
The Bregenzerwald is a region in the west of Austria that is characterized by rugged mountains and green meadows. The region is sparsely populated with 30,000 inhabitants and is a tourist magnet both in summer and winter, with a correspondingly high density of holiday resorts. Anyone looking for a holiday apartment or vacation rental in the Bregenzerwald will find what they are looking for in one of the many dreamy places on the alpine slopes and in the valleys. In the modern equipped houses, which are mostly built in the rustic wooden style of the region, you not only enjoy all kinds of amenities such as free wireless LAN, but also the breathtaking view of the snow-covered Alpine peaks.
Vacation in the Bregenzerwald
Location and orientation
The Bregenzerwald is located in the Austrian Voralberg and includes parts of the Lechquellgebirge and the Allgäu Alps. The Bregenzerwald is divided into the front Bregenzerwald in the north and the rear Bregenzerwald in the south. There is also the historical capital Bezau, which with about 1,000 inhabitants behind Andelsbuch, Alberschwende and Egg is only the third largest town in the region.Locomotion on site
The low population density of the sparsely populated valleys makes it highly recommendable to travel by car to visit the sights distributed throughout the region in a comfortable way or to reach the starting points of hiking and cycling routes. Since individual transport often becomes a traffic problem in the high season, however, the communities in the Bregenzerwald promote the use of public transport through the Bregenzerwald Card, which is made available to tourists free of charge between May and October. With this map you can use the intercity bus connections as well as numerous mountain railways free of charge.
Travelers and Activities
In winter, the region on the northern edge of the Alps is equipped with a snow guarantee and offers winter sports enthusiasts ideal conditions for outdoor activities in fresh powder snow. In the 17 ski resorts of the region, which offer hundreds of kilometres of slopes with all levels of difficulty, beginners as well as advanced skiers will find what they are looking for at altitudes of up to 2,000 metres.Bregenzerwald for hikers
As soon as the snow has melted, hikers conquer the Bregenzerwald between May and September, through whose idyllic landscapes more than 1,500 kilometres of signposted hiking trails stretch. On 50 hiking routes, which often start not far from your apartment and are divided into easily accessible paths, mountain hiking trails and alpine paths depending on the difficulty, you can experience the beauty of the Bregenzerwald up close and let your soul dangle far away from the stress of everyday life.
The Bregenzerwald is actually no longer a forest at all, but a landscape shaped by grassy mountains, which was largely cleared by the people in the High Middle Ages.
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Under the name of Bregenzer Käsestraße, numerous farmers, innkeepers and craftsmen have joined forces, whose businesses line up at Bregenzerwaldstraße L200. On the edge of this road you will not only get an insight into the traditional way of making cheese in show cheese dairies and dairies, but you can also try the numerous regional cheese specialities. This is one of the reasons why this special street is known to gourmets all over Europe.On the way with the Bregenzerwald Railway
The narrow-gauge railway, also affectionately known as the Wälderbähnle, once connected Bregenz on Lake Constance with Benzau over a distance of 35 kilometres. Even though a large part of the line has been shut down, you can still travel on the Museum Railway under full steam for a good five kilometres between Benzau and Schwarzenberg and enjoy the ride through the mountains while the smell of machine grease, coal and steam takes you back to the era of railway romance. Often the folksy Wälderbahn song can be heard, which is still known to every child in the region today.Women's museum in Hittisau
In the village of Hittisau, which you can reach by car from your vacation rental within a short time, is the only women's museum in Austria, which has made it its business to focus on the history of women in art and culture and thus break one or two previous taboos. A special feature are the guided tours, which are conducted by local women and interpreted in their own way, thus giving each visitor a very individual perspective on the exhibition.