Another jewel in the Habsburg empire, Bregenzerwald’s baroque splendour is perfectly complimented by the natural beauty of Lake Constance, one of the most iconic swimming and boating areas in Austria. Set against the back drop of wooded hills, Bregenzerwald plays home to exquisitely preserved churches, one of the oldest village squares in Europe, and the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, ranked as one of best chamber music halls in the world. Music is so intrinsic to the hamlet Schwarzenberg that each year it holds the Schubertiade, a festival that focuses on the more obscure works of Franz Schubert, and many of the most famous international singers, accompanists and chamber music ensembles flock to participate.
Dating back to the 1700s, Gasthof Hotel Hirschen Schwarzenberg in Bregenzerwald is a boutique art hotel boasting an eclectic combo of choc-box appeal, culture and rich history woven throughout, with an enviable personal collection of artworks that span the centuries and styles. An informal gallery sets the tone of this cute, boutique heritage hotel, cradled by the Bregenzerwald mountains.read more
Mesmerhaus, once the sexton’s home, is today a wonderful style chameleon of ornate exteriors and simplistic elegant interiors. The effect is of refined originality, a heritage house reduced to its essence through a calming language of decorative stillness.read more
Ski culture is more than an exhilarating afternoon spent on the slopes followed by a sauna and some well-deserved après-ski in the bar. Discover the ski-licious foodie side of the Alps where the focus is on enjoying great cuisine in spectacular surroundings.read more