We have just come back from a fabulous holiday. Did we go to the Med., Disneyland or do a sophisticated city break? No, we went to the Bregenzerwald. Booked true to style just 2 days before going, the Bregenzerwald is a mountainous region situated in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, which is the western-most province in Austria. Less than a 2-hour drive from home, we had booked accomodation on a farm. This was a first for us, as I have always imagined these farm holidays to be pongy and rather dull. NOT SO! It wasn't pongy, but peaceful and it wasn't dull, but delightful. Our accomodation was a very comfortable apartment on the first floor of the farmer's home. These were the views from the apartment:
Our Bregenzerwald card (included in the price of the accomodation if you stay for 3 nights or more) entitled us to ride free of charge on various mountain lifts (cable cars and chair lifts), so we did and marvelled at the spectacular views:
Every evening there was "children's entertainment" in the form of watching the cows being milked in the modern cowshed and feeding the calves and pigs. Bliss for our 5-year old son. Plus we watched cheese being made, went to see how traditional wooden tiles are made to insulate the houses and dangled from ropes in the trees in a specially build adventure playground. Dull? Definitely not!