Due to its slightly out-of-the-way location from the rest of Austria, as well as its relatively over-looked status as a tourist destination, much of the natural scenery in Vorarlberg remains raw and untouched. This has helped the abundance of diverse flora and fauna, as well as the vast tracts of tree-lined alpine forests, tranquil and idyllic lakes, and towering snow-capped peaks remain pristine and beautiful, perfect for admiring whilst hiking.
Best time to visit
April-September, when the weather is warmest and there is no snowfall
Very cold and snowy winters, with warm and pleasant summers (averaging mid-20's celsius)
How to get there
Fly to Friedrichshafen Airport, 40km from Bregenz, trains from Zurich, Innsbruck and Munich, or drive from neighbouring countries
Vorarlberg is bordered by three countries: Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and also by the Austrian state of Tyrol. This means there is easy access to the region from all of these places, with the cities of Bregenz, Dornbirn and Feldkirch the best places to arrive and depart from. Some of the hiking can be relatively challenging, so being in decent shape beforehand will help improve your experience. There are many interesting and fascinating small villages and settlements in Vorarlberg, with most people being very proud of their unique culture that is different to the rest of Austria
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