6 Best Things to do in Vorarlberg, Austria You’ll Love

Austria might be best known as a winter skiing destination, but this dazzling Alpine country has far more up its sleeve than just the snow.

Home to gorgeous Alpine landscapes, a flush of glorious boutique hotels and plenty of hearty Austrian fare to dig into, it’s also a destination where you’ll be hard pushed to hear an English accent.

Want to escape the crowds in Austria this summer? Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Vorarlberg you’ll love.

Dotted with cable cars and ski lifts that ferry skiers up to unblemished mountain slopes during the wintry months, the mountains of Vorarlberg are a hiker’s paradise.

Hike in Alpine meadows with gorgeous snowy vistas


Translating as an “iron path”, via ferratas are climbing routes where steel rungs, ladders and cables attached to the rock are used for climbing often sheer or almost sheer cliff faces.

Test your head for heights with a via ferrata


While the region’s dramatic mountains might make quite the impact as you explore this gorgeous corner of Austria, don’t miss out on visiting some of its pretty Alpine towns.

Tour the region’s picturesque alpine towns


Much like neighbouring Switzerland, Austria’s Vorarlberg region has a fondness for the most traditional of Alpine dishes: cheese.

Dine on traditional Austrian delicacies


High above the shimmering milky blue waters of the Silvretta Reservoir in the very south of Vorarlberg lies the Vermunt Glacier, a lumbering expanse of ice that, like all of the world’s ice reserves, is slowly but surely retreating.

Ice trek on one of Vorarlberg’s glaciers


Vorarlberg’s Bregenzerwald region is home to forested, mountainous terrain – perfect for getting your pulse racing.

Mountain bike through the glorious mountain terrain of the Bregenzerwald


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