Vorarlberg is Austria’s most westerly province and is the second smallest in area after Vienna. It borders Germany’s Bavaria to the north and the Alpine Rhine to the west. Switzerland is to the south and the Austrian Tyrol is to the east. Those enjoying a holiday chalet in Vorarlberg will find there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful area in all seasons. Lake Constance and the Rhine Valley are within easy reach of your self catering holiday rental in Vorarlberg.
Known as the “Land in front of the Arlberg”, Vorarlberg promises some of the most impressive landscapes in Europe to those wanting to stay in a holiday home in Vorarlberg. The area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, inline skating, skiing and a host of winter sports. Sightseeing in the area and boat trips on Lake Constance are the ideal way to enjoy this stunning landscape. The Rhine Valley is popular with wildlife enthusiasts and bird spotters with its unspoilt meadows and reed beds which are ideal for nesting and breeding.
Places to visit from Vorarlberg include the Little Walser Valley which is a delightful area with a very Swiss/German ambience. The wide valley surrounding the town of just 5,000 population has rugged limestone peaks and forest covered hills. For skiing or relaxing it offers fine scenery and an excellent skiing museum. Dornbirn is the largest town in Vorarlberg and has attractive villas with garden-like landscaping. Along the valley old castles can be seen perched on steep crags adding to the delightful scenery. Bregenz sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance at the foot of the Pfander. Once a Bronze Age settlement, the Celts built a fortress there more than 2000 years ago. For many years Bregenz was the seat of the Counts and for a time was part of Bavaria giving it some wonderful architecture and a fascinating history.
Vorarlberg in western Austria has warm sunny summers and cold snowy winters, making it ideal for holidays at any time of year. Temperatures reach an average 23°C (74°F) in July and drop to -5°C (23°F) in January. Vorarlberg has the most rain in the summer although it can be showery at any time of year with heavy snow during the winter.
The nearest airport to your holiday rental in Vorarlberg is Germany’s Bodensee Airport in Friedrichshafen (FDH) which is a mere 1.5 hour’s flight from London. From there it is a speedy 56km to your holiday rental in Vorarlberg. The nearest aiport in Austria is Innsbruck (INN) Airport which also has regular flights from all over Europe. Buses and taxis are available to transport tourists the 5km (3 miles) into the city centre or pick up a rental car for exploring this beautiful region.