Places of interest & excursion destinations
Traditional craft businesses, authentic Lädelen and much more!
You have numerous recreational options in and around Warth-Schröcken. Pay a visit to one of the countless show dairies in the Bregenz Forest and spoil your palate during a tasting of the cheese specialities. Marvel at the talents of a wood carver in the Tyrolean Lechtal as he transforms a rough piece of wood into a delicate work of art. Authentic small shops with that certain something and unique items invite you to browse.
SPORT PARK LECH
A multitude of sporty activities await you at Sport Park Lech: 580m² fitness centre, 135m² aerobics/dance studio, 140m² sauna facility, tennis court, bowling lanes, climbing and boulder wall, ping-pong and much more. It's fun to meet in the comfortable Sportslounge café for a drink or delicious snack.
www.sport-park-lech.at (only accessible from Warth-Schröcken in the summer)
K1 CLIMBING HALL DORNBIRN
All fans of the vertical sport get their money's worth at the climbing hall in Dornbirn! With a total climbing area of 2,600m² in all degrees of difficulty, no wish goes unmet. Additional highlights are a 400m² boulder hall, 2 speed climbing walls as well as a 15-metre-high outdoor area.
LECH OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
The outdoor swimming pool in Lech is located right on the banks of the Lech river and, alongside 25° warm water, also feature a large kid's pool with water slide as well as a spacious lounge area. The swimming pool is open in the summer from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm in good weather.
Additional swimming pools in the direct vicinity: Au swimming pool, Schoppernau outdoor swimming pool, Mellau swimming pool, Bezau swimming pool
AQUA NOVA - INDOOR SWIMMING POOL IN STEEG
A wonderful experience for the whole family awaits you! A waterfall and jacuzzi massage tables provide variety while swimming. Things are very relaxed in the wellness world, where you can let your soul soar free in various saunas, the steam bath or solarium. And there is great entertainment for little swimmers in the kid's world! 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm (closed on Mondays)
TOBOGGANING IN THE BREGENZ FOREST
Numerous natural toboggan runs await young and old alike! Some are multiple kilometres long, some are accessible via chair lift and they all mean nothing is left standing in the way of a fun toboggan party!
-Godlachen toboggan run, in Au / 2.9 km long
-Neuhornbach toboggan run, in Schoppernau / 5 km long
-Gschwend toboggan run, in Bezau / 1.7 km long
AUSTRIA'S LONGEST AND HIGHEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE
At a height of 110m and a length 0f 200m, the suspension bridge in Holzgau spans over the wild and romantic Höhenbachtal gully. In the summer, it is part of a beautiful loop hiking trail to the spectacular Simms waterfalls. In the winter, the suspension bridge may be open and traversable depending on the weather.
WOOD CRAFT IN THE LECHTAL
Wood craft has a long tradition in the Tyrolean Lechtal. You can marvel at the talent to transform a rough piece of wood into a special work of art here. You either do so during a tour of the wood carvers' establishments or afterwards in the shops, where choosing between the lovely work won't be so easy.
Schnitzerei Lorenz / 6655 Steeg / www.handaufsholz.com
Silvio's Schnitzstube / 6654 Holzgau / www.silvios-schnitzstube.at
Nature & technology
BREGENZ FOREST WÄLDERBÄHNLE
Have you heard of the Wälderbähnle railway? The Wälderbähnle travels from Bezau to Schwarzenberg train station and back with historic steam and diesel locomotives. Experience a jewel of Austrian railway history in the Bregenz Forest.
"Experience nature and technology interactively with multimedia" - this is the slogan of Inatura Dornbirn, the museum you can touch. The focus here is placed on active participation, experience and learning. Four habitats provide insight into the miracle of nature while the science centre and its six stations fascinate with technological highlights.
Museums / cultural
EXHIBITION "GEHEIMNISSE DER WEISSEN KUNST" [SECRETS OF THE WHITE ART
The exhibit presents the history of nearly 130 years of skiing in Warth with numerous historical photographs, presentations, interviews with eyewitnesses and film documentation. It invites you on a journey back in time and show how the former Walser mountain farming village became an internationally recognised winter sports destination.
Every Wednesday and Friday / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / in the Warth school building
The Huber Hus museum in Lech was constructed in the year 1590. It invites visitors on a circular tour where they can learn about farm work and the farming life. Annual special exhibitions offer variety.
Tue, Thu, Sun, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (only accessible from Warth-Schröcken in the summer)
ALPMUSEUM UF'M TANNBERG
The Alpine museum "uf'm Tannberg" is the first of its kind in Vorarlberg and is accessible from Warth or Schröcken via a family-friendly hiking trail. The Alpine dairy was active until 1998. Today it uses numerous exhibits to demonstrate life on the Alp from 500 years ago until today. 2014 exhibition: All about "Rund um den Bauernhof" [On the Farm]
June, September, October: SUN 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / July - mid-September: TUE and SUN, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Take a look behind the curtain and see how Vorarlberg cheese specialities like Bergkäse, Räßkäse and many more are produced and perfected. Visits are bookable upon request.
- Wälder Metzge, in Warth / +43 5583 3597
- Naturkäserei Sojer, in Steeg / +43 5633 5636
- Rehmer Sennhus, in Au / +43 5515 2995
EGG SHOW DISTILLERY
The Bentele brothers' show distillery in Egg invites you to degust a fine selection of Bregenz Forest specialities. Alongside the schnapps and liqueurs, specialities such as pralines, Bregenz Forest chocolates, wild delicacies and more await you! Ideal for gifts and souvenirs.
ELBIGENALP SHOW DISTILLERY
"Lechtaler Haussegen" is the first and only show distillery in Elbigenalp and in the Tyrolean Lechtal. The use of high-quality ingredients and precisely controlled distilling process results in excellent distillates. A high degree of creativity and an openness to experimentation also contribute to the outstanding quality.
DORFALM SHOW BREWERY
The beer brewery in Holzgau has had a new shine since 2008. Rustically comfortable with an authentic atmosphere, it presents an ambience where the visitors can learn something about brewing beer. It ends with a stop at Dorfalm brewery where the self-brewed beer awaits you!
Mild summer air kisses your skin while the blood red setting sun is reflected in the gently rippling surface of the water. The scent of a Mediterranean night is in the air as well as of great opera against the marvellous backdrop of the Bregenz floating lake stage. Welcome to the Festival, welcome to Lake Constance!
Unforgettable musical experiences are guaranteed at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. The best singers, pianist, and chamber music ensembles are invited to this world famous each year.
BODENSEE SCHIFFFAHRT [BOAT RIDES ON LAKE CONSTANCE]
Mountains on one side, lakes on the other. You can enjoy this contrast during a boat ride on Lake Constance. Alongside the regular routes from the beginning of April through mid-October, there are also very special cruises with diverse entertainment programmes for Lake Constance fans. From theatre, culinary delights or parties - the choice is diverse.
Lädelen/Shops, gift ideas, decorations
A true shopping experience awaits you at Vorarlberg's "number 1". 66 stores from over 20 industries offer top brands and current trends. Come on in!
Lovely things for gifts, homes and do-it-yourselfers. Things are never boring at Edith's in Bizau since there is always something new to discover and marvel at. Decorative items of the highest quality and Danish women's and girl's fashion stand in harmony with books, jewellery and much more.
The "Hölzlar" - THE original from Vorarlberg that no household in the Bregenz Forest could dream of going without! Here you receive traditional craft placed right on your feet. Hand-made originals, each unique and so individual that making a choice from the diverse assortment is a true challenge. Classic clogs as well as boots and sandals with the cowhide typical for these shoes are available.
FUN - HOME - GIFTS
You'll always find something at Belinda Ortman's. A lovingly tied bouquet of flowers, a nice cutlery arrangement, decorative articles or gifts as well as a large selection of toys presents itself here in a charming old building in Reuthe in the Bregenz Forest.