Bregenzerwald Umgang

The way people in the Bregenzerwald deal with their environment is the subject of specially marked paths through the villages of the region. Take these paths and, by observing selected objects, experience how people here have shaped their lives, and continue to shape them.


"Bregenzerwald Umgang" - 12 village walks

The "Bregenzerwald Umgang" walks communicate the villages' typical visual style through the ages. They can be discovered in the landscape, on houses, public buildings and commercial buildings as well as on everyday objects. Each of the "Umgang Bregenzerwald" walks takes you between 1.5 and 4 hours. The 12 Bregenzerwald villages - Au, Schoppernau, Mellau, Bizau, Bezau-Reuthe, Andelsbuch, Schwarzenberg, Egg, Lingenau, Langenegg, Hittisau and Krumbach - will reveal completely new aspects. On each walk, around 10 information columns draw attention to a building, to the special features of the cultural landscape, to artisanal or ecological details, to facets of artistic, culinary or touristic works. Details of the objects are described in an accompanying folder. Furthermore, a book on the subject containing the background histories to the way of life in the Bregenzerwald is available. The information media are available from any one of the tourist information offices and from Bregenzerwald Tourismus.