Another jewel in the Habsburg empire, Schwarzenberg’s baroque splendour is perfectly complimented by the natural beauty of Lake Constance, one of the most iconic swimming and boating areas in Austria. Set against the back drop of the wooded hills of the Bregenzerwald, it plays home to exquisitely preserved churches, one of the oldest village squares in Europe, and the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, ranked as one of best chamber music halls in the world. Music is so intrinsic to this hamlet that each year it holds the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, a festival that focuses on the more obscure works of Franz Schubert, and many of the most famous international singers, accompanists and chamber music ensembles flock to participate.
Dating back to the 1700s, Gasthof Hotel Hirschen Schwarzenberg in Bregenzerwald is an art hotel with a eclectic combo of choc-box appeal, culture and history woven throughout with an enviable personal collection of artworks that span the centuries and styles – an informal gallery that sets the tone of this cute, ancient heritage lodge cradled by the Bregenzerwald mountains.read more
Ski culture is more than an exhilarating afternoon spent on the slopes followed by a sauna and some well-deserved après-ski in the bar. Discover the ski-licious foodie side of the Alps where the focus is on enjoying great cuisine in spectacular surroundings.read more