Breakfast in the Mountains

In Vorarlberg some things are a bit different.

Here, for example, you don’t say “Alm” for a mountain meadow like everywhere else in Austria, but “Alp” or “Alpe”. This small linguistic difference is related to the Alemannic dialects spoken in Vorarlberg.

Vorarlberg has around 500 managed alpine meadows. Most of them are easy to reach on hiking trails. Some also offer tastings of milk, butter, mountain and alpine cheese.

Breakfast in the Bregenzerwald
© Bregenzerwald Tourismus | Ludwig Berchtold

A great way to start your day is with an alpine breakfast. Sample homemade and regional specialities in the open air with great views or in a cosy parlour.

For example, you can walk for about half an hour to the Inner Wiesalpe in the Wildental in Kleinwalsertal or to the Haldenalpe in Damüls in the Bregenzerwald. The hike to Alpe Steris in the Biosphere Park Großes Walsertal or to the Alpengasthof Rellseck in the Montafon takes about one and a half hours.

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