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Vorarlberg

In Austria's far west, the Vorarlberg nudges up against Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Parts of it remain gloriously off-the-radar, with narrow valleys carving up mighty peaks and forests. The snow-capped heights of the Silvretta-Montafon give way to the wavy hills and lush dairy country of the Bregenzerwald, which in turn fall to the Bodensee (Lake Constance). Though renowned Austria-wide for its innovative architecture, this remains a remarkably peaceful and deeply traditional corner of the country.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Vorarlberg.