Hiking shoes, curiosity and a suitcase full of time – that’s all that’s needed to get to know the ‘Would’ (‘forest’) on a leisurely outing. The kitchens in Bregenzerwald that refine traditional dishes with imagination and attention to detail will keep you refreshed and ready to go. Many ingredients are sourced from the surrounding area as well as the local rivers and lakes. Visitors may take culinary trips and dine out in the Bregenzerwald (‘Dining in the Bregenzerwald’) and so enjoy the most beautiful of sights and fine local cuisine at the same time. The star among all the delicacies is cheese: the KäseStrasse Bregenzerwald (‘Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail’) brand takes in the entire region and directs all attention to farmers and mountain dairies. They’ve come together with partners from the entire Bregenzerwald region to create cheese experiences right where the ‘white gold’ is made.
It all starts in the lower Bregenzerwald – where the country undulates gently across meadows and through flood plains and woods. The place where villages have made themselves comfortable on wide plains and hills and where the residents pursue their pretty and tidy daily routines. Where homes and farmyards lie scattered around inns, parishes and churches and where traditional dress is still worn on Sundays and bank holidays. Where the women walk elegantly and upright in their elegant black Juppen and the carefully pleated skirts and embroidered bodices.
It is also from where long and winding roads lead into the central Bregenzerwald region. The place where viaducts span the gorges of rushing streams. And where, from June to September, thrill-seekers can launch themselves into the depths from the bungee bridge in Lingenau. The Bregenzerwald is an adventure park and a treasure trove for action-packed programmes to accompany workshops, conferences and incentive events. The place for teams to bond while kayaking and canoeing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, braving the Flying Fox, trying their hands at 3D archery and many other activities in the great outdoors.