AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.
We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.
Top must-see Vorarlberg attractions
1. Rolls-Royce museum
2. Floating stage Bregenz
4. Ebnit – Hohe Kugel
5. Flower Island
6. Flying-Fox Golm
7. Rappenloch gorge
8. Alpine Coaster
9. Pfänderbahn Cable Car
The largest Rolls-Royce museum in the world is located in a textile factory. More than 1,000 Exhibits are displayed in 3,500 square meters of exhibition space on three levels including a reconstruction of the first production facility of Rolls-Royce, an in-house garage, an original tearoom and the “Hall of Fame” which are just a few of the highlights. Among many of the unique cars, are the safari touring car of King George V, the saloon car of King Edward VIII, the Landrover of the Queen Mum, the sporty Phantom II of Prince Aly Khan, the blue Rolls-Royce of Malcolm Campbell, a private vehicle owned by F. H. Royce and the Rolls-Royce from the film Lawrence of Arabia plus many, many more.
If you’d like to follow the footsteps of James Bond and visit the original locations of the film, guests should take a look at the floating stage on the Bodensee Lake. The lake and the Bregenz Festival are known for the beautiful natural scenery of the Lake Constance, as well as giant sets, amazing costumes and unique acoustics and light displays. One of the most famous Vorarlberg attractions…
For those aiming high – the Karrenseilbahn makes it possible – both by day and by night. You start with a breathtaking gondola ride that carries you in less than five minutes to Dornbirn’s mountain. At the top is an amazing panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance. From the starting point mountain station are many well signposted and marked trails. Walks for all the family, for example, to the mountain village Ebnit are possible as well as demanding tours for experienced hikers.
An incredible hike which leads from Ebnit to Heumöseralpe where the climb begins on a narrow path to Schneewaldalpe. The route continues through a forest belt up to the Kugelalpe. From the summit, there are fantastic views of the Rhine Valley. The descent takes you along a ridge northbound over the Briedleralpeto Fluhereck. The hike back takes you through the parish of Älpele not very far away from the end point Ebnit.
With lush blossoms the year round, the ‘Blumeninsel’ park is a park with 150 year old trees, the baroque splendour and Mediterranean character. The Mainau, is the flower island on Lake Constance. Forget the stress of everyday life for a couple of hours and go into “deceleration” mode to find recovery, relaxation and calm.
Higher, faster, further! The Flying-Fox aptly named “Fly” speeds visitors on a ride along a 565 m long steel cable mounted over the lake. From the starting platform to the landing platform where the Waldseilpark Golm and Golm Alpine Coaster are – you descend a difference in height of 47.5 m with a gradient of approximately 8.4 °! Speeds of up to 70 km/h make this huge Flying-Fox an adrenaline rush experience – guaranteed.
The Rappenloch Gorge is one of the largest canyons in Central Europe. Since the beginning of the 20th century thousands of visitors visited the gorge through a network of wooden steps and paths. The gorge experienced a huge rock fall which also tore away the Rappenloch Bridge and since 10 May 2011 it is no longer possible to walk through the canyon. There are however, many new diversions and paths leading to all the interesting areas which can still be seen.
On the highway to hell! This coaster makes it possible! Whether it is summer or winter, the Alpine- Coaster-Golm is the ultimate highlight in the Montafon region and in any weather. Starting in Latschau the two-seater sleds race rapidly over 2,600 meters to Vandans. Enjoy the surrounding mountains travelling at up to 40 km/h! 44 exciting jumps, a spectacular 360 degree roundabout, 15 wild 180 degree turns and the whole thing up to 6 meters above the ground at an inclination of up to 40 °. The journey takes some 8 minutes and guarantees to get the heart pumping.
With the Pfänderbahn cable car you get fast and easy access to the mountain station on the Pfänder. The unique panoramic view of the entire Lake Constance and 240 alpine peaks in Austria, Germany and Switzerland makes the Pfänder one of the most famous vantage points in the region. Whether you visit the birds of prey in the eagle sanctuary, explore the Alpine Wildlife Park, go hiking, cycling, or simply want to experience the stunning view from the terrace of the ‘Berghaus Pfänder’, then here you will not be left disappointed. Two viewing platforms provide information about the lake and mountain peaks. Your day will be an unforgettable experience…
The Vermuntbahn is a funicular railway in the Montafon, which takes you from the village to 2,415 metre high mountain station Trominier. Parallel to the Vermuntbahn is the former maintenance stairway for the lift, which today is known as Europatreppe 4000. This construction is regarded as the longest straight staircase in Europe and has nearly 4,000 steps covering 700 meters in altitude. Some of the attractions which can be reached with the Vermuntbahn railway, include a show mine and a museum of tunnel technology. From the mountain station there is a mountain path leading to the Vermuntsee Lake.