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The Bregenz Forest “Umgang”

The Bregenz Forest “Umgang”

Learn about life in the Bregenz Forest on 12 extraordinary village loop tours

Why does the Bregenz Forest look the way it does? What stimulates the forest? What are the values and ideas that visitors see and feel? How do the people of the Bregenz Forest deal with their environment today and in the past? How did they live a few hundred years ago and how do they live today? These are the topics of twelve different village loop tours throughout the region. Walk through selected locations in the Bregenz Forest and learn more about life in the Bregenz Forest on the basis of selected properties and features.

Discover your holiday destination in Vorarlberg on foot

The paths of the “Umgang” provide insight into typical means of design that can be found in the landscape, houses, public buildings, commercial buildings and everyday things. The 12 village loop tours take respectively between 1.5 and 4 through Au, Schoppernau, Mellau, Bizau, Bezau-Reuthe, Andelsbuch, Schwarzenberg, Egg, Lingenau, Langenegg, Hittisau and Krumbach. Each “Umgang” will feature ten information columns that point out special features in the cultural landscape, identify technical details of buildings or ecological details or present facets of artistic or culinary works.

Life and culture in the Bregenz Forest

With the district court, notary’s office, various schools and businesses, Bezau is a centre in the region. Special features of the landscape such as the moor or the sources of iron have made the area known for its natural healing powers. On the “Umgang” through Bezau, you will discover the typical Bregenz Forest barn with its special features, learn how Franciscan monasteries changed over the centuries and how modern and traditional architecture can optimally complement each other.

Details about the properties are described in an accompanying brochure. In addition, a book has been written on the topic that contains background information about the culture of life in the Bregenz Forest. The information media is available in the local tourism offices and the Bregenz Forest tourism office.

Hotel Bezau in the “Umgang”

The accompanying brochure says the following about Hotel Post:

The operators of Hotel Post see themselves in harmony with nature and maintain a high sense of quality. In the design of the hotel and its facilities as well as in the caring for the guests, it relies equally on tradition and innovation, constantly searching for new combinations between sustainability, comfort and modernity. Alongside 54 rooms and four suites, the hotel offers a comfortable bathhouse, an award-winning spa and a gourmet restaurant.

Experience the ambiance of Hotel Post for yourself and send us your no-obligation booking enquiry for your holiday in the Bregenz Forest today!

Photo: (c) Adolf Berezuter_Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Illustration: (c) Ligia González /