Architecture/Craftsmanship in the Bregenzerwald

The art of building and handcrafts

When art comes from skill…

Only a short tour through Schwarzenberg is enough to feel a sense of harmony. It is a special feeling that everything fits. The large houses are nestled in the hills and lie in the meadows. They belong here just like the cows that happily enjoy the sunshine. They are part of the landscape, and the landscape is in turn enriched by them. This nuance is mankind, who builds in harmony with its environment. It's here that you will find this sense of togetherness that so aptly describes the Schwarzenberg region. 

Aesthetic architecture is exceptionally prevalent in the Bregenzerwald. After all, one in four houses is designed by an architect here, and the design plan is based on three premises: landscape, nature, and the culture of farming and craftsmanship. Nothing is superficial or obtrusive. Stringency and sophisticated austerity are preferred over superimposed eccentricity. Attention is drawn to sublime craftsmanship. Material, size, and proportions are adhered to thus highlighting what minimalism and a style of reduction can achieve. In a broad sense, the typical and traditional are placed above the unique. Whether with new buildings or in dealing with old building materials - the rustic pragmatism and the high discipline of timber construction impress with their results. The traditional farmhouses characterize the scenery, whether old, existing buildings or a bold combination of old and new. The interaction with the raw material of wood is ever-present and showcases its versatile and stylish persona.

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SCHWARZENBERG tourist office
Vorarlberg, Austria
Tel.:  +43 5512 3570

Opening times
Mo, Tue, Thu: 8:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00
Fr: 8:00 to 12:00
Wednesday: closed

Extended opening times during the Schubertiade

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