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Where does the weather come from? How do the rocks end up on the mountains? And what is going on at an alp?
Mountains and alps – as alpine pastures are called in the Alemannic language area – have been a characteristic feature of Vorarlberg’s landscape for centuries. To this day, there are three stages to alpine pasturing: from the valley, the animals, mostly cows, are moved up to what is called “vorsäss” or “maisäss” in early summer, then on to the “high alp” in high summer and back to the valley, by stages, in the autumn.
On several dates in September are themed culture and pleasure walks in the Brandnertal valley and in the town of Bludenz under the motto of berge.hören. Together with musicians playing folk and world music, the party will hike to a mountain lodge, gather new acoustic and visual impressions, and ultimately enjoy a culinary treat at the lodge.
‘Min Weag‘ is Vorarlberg vernacular meaning ‘my way‘. This new circuit has been developed by the Vorarlberg State Tourist Board in cooperation with local mountain guides, who edited the different hand-picked tours.
At 3 clock early in the morning, with headlamps towards the summit. From step to step the day brightens until we reach the top...
Many of Vorarlberg’s hiking trails tell about history, civilisation or peculiarities of nature.
The Kleinwalsertal is the world’s first Lebensfeuer® region. Trained Lebensfeuer® coaches offer this diagnostic measurement of vital energy, or ‘lifefire’, in six premium partner hotels. In addition, free-lance coaches offer their services at a number of other hotels.
In all regions there are themed trails that familiarise hikers with local history and civilisation and natural attractions.
In all regions there are guided walks where you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the whole region.