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    Kleinwalsertal – The coolest cul-de-sac in Austria

    Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    The day before I arrived, 30 cm of fresh snow had wrapped the Kleinwalsertal in a beautiful white winter blanket. Not only that, the sun shone from a bright blue sky that also offered a comfortable 5-6 degrees Celcius, even in January. Most people know what Austria stands for when it comes to alpine skiing. […]

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    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge

    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge, Vorarlberg, Austria

    Winter hiking in a canyon was one of the things I wanted to do in Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg. Hence, I seized the opportunity and made a winter hike in the Breitachklamm Gorge. I have hiked in many beautiful canyons all around Austria, but never during winter. The snow-covered landscape offered a distinctly different atmosphere and a […]

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. We picked […]

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    Panoramic winter hike at the Gottesacker Plateau

    Gottesacker Plateau, Vorarlberg, Austria

    I did not have to venture many meters from the lift station and out onto the Gottesacker Plateau before an adventurous winter landscape opened in front of me. Almost in a hurry, I embarked on the 5 km trail (there is also a shorter version with 3 km). Moreover, fresh snow had arrived a few […]

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    Schattenburg – the landmark of Feldkirch

    Schattenburg, Vorarlberg, Austria

    Any historical town with respect for itself should have a castle, and Feldkirch has the Schattenburg. Although there has been documented a settlement on-site for more than 2000 years, the “town” Feldkirch was built together with the castle in the early 13th century. We found the Schattenburg well worth the entrance fee and learned a […]

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    On the cultural and culinary routes of Bregenzerwald

    A trip around the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg can be far more than just hiking in wonderful nature. You should also enjoy local culinary delights and let the distinctive artistic expressions that you find everywhere in the region, in both architecture and art, be part of your experience. Furthermore, the region has flourished as a go-to […]

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    Snowy days in Brandnertal

    For years this part of Austria has been a somewhat sleepy backwater valley. However, Brandnertal in Vorarlberg has slowly worked its way onto the winter vacation circuit. Not by building spectacular adrenalin pumping halfpipes or downhill runs, but by offering visitors affordable accommodation and facilities. The winter wonderland Moreover, the village Brand and the hamlet […]

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