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It is the twofold embrace of nature and culture in one region which brings unexpected treasures to light, the deeper you search. Precious terrain for modern-day pleasure hiking. The breath of the mountains has a soothing effect, slowing down the hectic pace of life to time that is measured on a human scale.
Why does the Bregenzerwald look the way it does? Which are the values behind what the beholder sees and feels in the villages and surrounding nature?
Vorarlberg has a wealth of programmes and activities within a compact area in store. All-in packages which the different regions offer at given times are a good choice if you want to discover Vorarlberg at bargain rates.
Interactive panorama maps are available and offer detailed information for hikers on several routes all over Vorarlberg. A description of the itinerary, altitude profiles and GPS data can be printed and downloaded. It is also possible to retrieve and view photographs and videos. Pictograms moreover mark sites of touristic interest, recreational facilities, wayside inns, areas of rest, lifts and cable cars, bus stops etc.
Walking trails in Vorarlberg do not simply take hikers up the mountains, but also tell interesting stories about history, nature and the way people live here. An astonishingly large number of trails have been designed by artists or at times double as a stage for cultural events.
A new part of the Montafon app, the Silvretta Historica App, guides visitors with an interest in cultural history through the Montafon, the neighbouring Paznaun valley in the Tyrol and the Unterengadin in Switzerland.
What a small country, and what an abundance of pathways to explore it on.