Self-catering Vorarlberg, Austria

During a self-catering holiday in Austria's second smallest province, you will meet a friendly population who will address you in a dialect sometimes a little tricky to understand. A warm "zeawas" always has a charming effect, whilst "Habidere" is also a common polite greeting - "Have the honour". And just like that you are right in the middle of Vorarlberg's stunning scenery having found new friends. A holiday home in Austria's Vorarlberg offers you a lot of possibilities to get in touch with the local population and to explore this small state on your own.

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Landscape Description

Vorarlberg, the most western province in Austria, is characterised by a scenic charm. The Walgau and Rhine Valley regions are densely populated. The mighty north-south ridge of the Alpine Rhine valley is striking. Despite its total area of ​​only 2600 km², the scenic diversity of this state ranges from the deep Lake Constance to the 3300-metre-high Piz Buin on the border to Switzerland. Beside the densely populated valleys there are beautiful, natural regions in the heights. Well-known regions of the country include the Bregenzerwald, the Montafon and the Große and Kleine Walsertal, perfect regions for villa in Austria.

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Cities and encounters

Bregenz has been the capital of Vorarlberg since 1918 and impresses with its unique location directly on Lake Constance, but also with its lively cultural life and rich shopping opportunities. The Bregenz Festival takes place here in July and August. Then Bregenz turns into a lively city full of music lovers. In the towns of Hohenhem and Schwarzenberg the Schubertiade takes place every year, another musical highlight of the federal state of Vorarlberg. Dornbirn and Feldkirch are other interesting cities in the state of Vorarlberg. Rent yourself a holiday villa or apartment in Austria find everything you wish for in this surprising and diverse area.

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Bregenzer Festspiele

Although there are many things to see and do in Austria year round, if you are staying in the Vorarlberg region over summer, we would highly recommend paying a visit to the The Bregenz Festival, which takes place every year in July and August. For lovers of classical music, opera and a whole spectrum of other fantastic performances, join the people of Vorarlberg's capital - Bregenz - for a night (or several) of wonderment. Particularly magical is the world's largest floating stage on Lake Constance, which welcomes 7,000 avid listeners in an open-air ampitheatre unlike any other. Since 1946 The Wiener Symphoniker orchestra have performed operas such as "The Magic Flute" or "Aida" to seas of bewitched crowds.

Things to do in Vorarlberg

The Alps are beautiful and this is also true for the Austrian Alps. It is not only Tyrol accommodation that can offer you amazing alpine activities - in the province of Vorarlberg, bordering on Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can experience the impressive mountains too. Green pastures, snow-capped peaks, mountain huts and the calming sound of the bells of grazing cows make you forget your everyday stress. Vorarlberg is dominated by the mountain massif of the Silvretta in the southeast. Here you will find the largest glaciers and many three thousand people, a true paradise for mountaineers. Many alpine huts provide for the physical well-being.

Year round self-catering in Vorarlberg

Of course Vorarlberg is known for its mountainous location and access to fantastic ski resorts. Powdery snow and thrilling slopes greet you from all directions in Vorarlberg at places like Warth, Damüls, Zürs and Lech, where you can go skiing and snowboarding amongst a variety opf other pursuits. However, Vorarlberg is not just a paradise in the winter, but also in the summer. NOVASOL can offer you attractive villas in Austria and apartments of all sizes and categories all year round, whether you visit in January or July. In summer, nature lovers and hikers are seduced by rolling verdant pastures and abundant wildlife.

Regional cooking

Cheese and cheese-based products play an important role in the Austrian cuisine, but also more specifically alpine regions like Vorarlberg. Whether you choose to dine on the "cheese spaetzle" in the Rhine valley or "Käseknöpfle" in the Bregenzerwald, you are bound to find delicious specialties during your self-catering stay in Austria. Alpine meadows make perfect grazing grounds for cows and pigs, whilst other delicacies, which should not be missed, include pancake soup, Käsdönnala quiche and apple cake. Although game dishes like rabbit stew, smoked partridge and delicious braised venison can be sourced widely, there are also plenty of gourmet treats for vegertarians to enjoy, including wild mushrooms and creamy soups.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

Vorarlberg is located in western Austria's dramatically beautiful surroundings, where you can spend a varied holiday in one of the comfortable holiday houses in NOVASOL's extensive listings. NOVASOL offers holiday lettings in Austria from Vienna or Salzburg accommodation to the mountain tops of Tyrol, but many choose to discover Vorarlberg for their holidays in Austria. With us, you are well placed on holiday and well looked after with continual customer service on offer before, during and even after your holiday should you need help. After 50 years delivering the very best to our customers, NOVASOL is here to help you find your ideal holiday home.