10 reasons to visit Vorarlberg in Austria

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Wildflower meadows speckled with yellow daisies, lush green pasture and stunning mountain scenery. These are the images I brought back from my trip to Vorarlberg in Austria this summer. But in this most westerly province of Austria, I discovered a natural landscape that is enhanced by world class art, with food that is sophisticated yet true to its roots and a chance to unwind in nature without compromising on comfort. There are so many things to do in Vorarlberg, but here are just a few that may tempt you to plan a holiday there next year;

Relax in the mountains of Vorarlberg in Austria

The charming town of Lech in Vorarlberg

Lech is one of the reasons to visit Vorarlberg – a charming resort with a glacial blue river running through it, framed by the mountains. In winter it’s an elegant and rather upscale ski resort, where you can find luxury hotels, great food, bars and restaurants. In summer when I visited, things are quieter and the accommodation becomes a lot more affordable – summer walking in Lech is one of my favourite ways to enjoy the mountains.

Within the town, look out for the Lechmuseum Tannberg which provides an insight into everyday life in the region and the Lechmuseum Huber-Hus which is one of the oldest Walser houses in the area and has been restored to show how farmers lived and worked (open June-Oct). You’ll see lots of references to the Walser people, who migrated to these valleys around 1300 AD from the Swiss cantons bringing their own dress, customs and dialect. Summer in Lech is a great time to visit and you’ll find more information at the official Lech Zuers website.

Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

The resort of Lech in Vorarlberg, Austria

I hope you enjoy this video about summer in the mountains in Vorarlberg