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Experiences in Schwarzenberg


Skiing / Cross-country skiing


Scenic hikes with a stop at a mountain hut, jogging routes for a great start to the day, or walks in the forest to clear your mind. Here are our hiking tips.

1 | Achauen circuit
Hirschen – Moos – Bregenzerache – Schwarzen – Wies – Hirschen
2 hours 

2 | Weißenfluhalpe
Hirschen – Klausberg – Weißenfluhalpe – Rotenbachschrofen – Klausberg – Schwarzenberg | 3.5 hours

3 | Blaserwald loop 
Hirschen – Moos – Zur Egg – Hirschen | 45 minutes

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E-bike / Mountainbike / Gravelbike

Easy cycling paths, challenging mountain bike tours – the Bregenzerwald with its gentle hilly landscape in the front Bregenzerwald, gradually becoming a low mountain range in the rear Bregenzerwald, is almost ideal for all types of cycling. Schwarzenberg is located right in the middle and is therefore the perfect starting point for numerous cycling tours.

1 | Obersehrenalpe
Hirschen - Klausberg - Weißenfluhalpe - Obersehrenalpe - Mellau - Andelsbuch - Hirschen  

2 | Kaltenbrunnen
Hirschen - Lustenauer Hütte - Lorena - Kaltenbrunnen - Andelsbuch - Hirschen | 28km

3 | Schönenbach
Hirschen - Bizau - Schönenbach - Schetteregg - Egg - Hirschen 

4 | Achtalweg
Hirschen - Lorena - Alberschwende - Bregenzerache - Andelsbuch - Hirschen

Interactive map

2 e-bikes are available for rent. 
Please note that we do not provide helmets. 

Museums in and around Schwarzenberg

1 | Angelika Kauffmann Museum
Angelika Kauffmann, an artist with roots in Schwarzenberg 
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2 | Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch 
Showroom of Bregenzerwald craftsmanship / temporary special exhibitions / accessible on foot within 1 hour from Schwarzenberg  
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3 | Busstop Krumbach
9 bus shelters creatively designed by architects from around the globe
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4 | Frauenmuseum Hittisau
Yes, the only women's museum in Austria can actually be found in the Bregenzerwald
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5 | Kunsthaus Bregenz
The Kunsthaus, designed by renowned architect Peter Zumthor, showcases contemporary art
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6 | Vorarlberg Museum Bregenz
In this architectural masterpiece, you will discover history in an innovative way
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7 | Inatura Dornbirn
An interactive nature experience exhibition with a Science Center
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Skiing / Cross-country skiing

The Bödele on our local mountain – a small, charming ski area. 

Beautiful slopes of varying difficulty, nostalgic huts, and little hustle and bustle. In good snow conditions, you should definitely try the descent to Schwarzenberg. You can rent ski equipment directly in Schwarzenberg at the Bergfink or at the valley station of the Hochälpele lift. 

The cross-country ski trails on Bödele and in Schwarzenberg can be used free of charge.

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Other ski areas nearby:
Mellau-Damüls approx. 15 minutes
Diedamskopf approx. 25 minutes
Ski Arlberg approx. 40 minutes

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