The Fallbach waterfall drops more than 500 metres* near the village of Dalaas in Austria’s westernmost province. Vorarlberg is well-stocked with impressive mountain ranges on the borders with Switzerland and the Tyrol. But the Fallbach …Continue reading
Find out more about Austria’s westernmost province, with the high mountains of the Arlberg and Montafon descending through the wooded hills of the Bregenzerwald towards Lake Constance and the border with Switzerland and Germany.
Winter sports are an important part of the economy here with the ski resorts of the Montafon valley and the Bregenzerwald region as well as the more popular skiing in the Arlberg.
Cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking are also popular winter pastimes.
When the summer comes around, it is time for hiking and mountain biking in the mountains or taking to the waters of Lake Constance.
And, of course, there is the cultural highlight of the annual Bregenz Festival.
Take a look at our list of 10 Places to See in Vorarlberg to get some initial ideas for a visit.
The list below shows all of the published articles on AustriaDirect about the Vorarlberg. Readers may also be interested in our longer guides to various regions and locations:
The Bregenzerwald | The Montafon | Lech am Arlberg
Autumn Pleasures in the Vorarlberg
Visitors to the west of Austria can take advantage of a new culinary activity programme in the Vorarlberg this autumn. The Herbst.Genuss.Zeit (‘Autumn.Pleasure.Time’) is running in the Kleinwalsertal, the Großwalsertal, the Klostertal and in the …Continue reading
‘Min Weag’ is the Vorarlberg dialect way of saying ‘My Way’. It is also the name of a new route which forms a circuit of mountain hikes around the province in the west of Austria. …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
Bregenz & Lake Constance From Above
Probably the most beautiful view of Lake Constance opens up from the Pfänder, the mountain just behind Bregenz in Vorarlberg. The Pfänder may not compare in altitude with the more majestic peaks in Vorarlberg, but …Continue reading
Sailing on Lake Constance
Lake Constance in the west Austrian province of Vorarlberg is a wonderful spot for a swim. But it is equally attractive for sailors. West wind, east wind or even the foehn from the south? Those …Continue reading
In The Rhythms Of Bygone Days
For many years the transport of goods in the Bregenzerwald region of the Vorarlberg was carried out on carts and mule tracks. The authorities decided to build a rail link through the area at the …Continue reading
Lech am Arlberg
Last updated on August 1st, 2022 at 12:06 pmLech is best-known as a ski resort in western Austria’s Arlberg region – a high mountain hideaway for the wealthy and well-connected. But the village is not …Continue reading
The Montafon Region
Last updated on March 21st, 2023 at 01:14 pmThe Montafon region lies on the southern side of the Ill valley opposite the hills and lower mountains of another popular tourist area in the Vorarlberg, the …Continue reading
The Lake Constance Fisherman
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amFisherman Franz Blum is the son of fisherman Franz Blum and he in turn is the son of Franz Blum, who was also a fisherman. The third …Continue reading