Activities with children in the Bregenzerwald

The Bregenzerwald is a region that offers a wealth of opportunities, especially for families with children. There is a wide range of activities here, tailored to the needs of families. From exciting adventure courses to well-equipped playgrounds – there is plenty for children to discover and experience here. The Bregenzerwald also offers educational excursion destinations that inspire both children and adults alike.

Walderbähnle - museum railway

From 1902 to 1980, the Bregenzerwald was connected to Bregenz and Lake Constance by a 760 mm narrow-gauge railway. The Bregenzerwaldbahn fought again and again with the natural forces of the Ach Gorge on its 35 km long route. A massive rock fall near Kennelbach finally ended rail traffic. Today, the “Wälderbähnle” museum railway is a reminder of this past time on a narrow gauge and offers a unique and exciting experience, especially for children.

You can read more about it and book tickets here:

Blick auf Gleis mit Wälderbähnle zwischen Tannen
Fünf Kinder am Spielen beim Erlebnisparcours im Wald in Doren

Adventure course Doren

Right next to the soccer field in Doren, a wooden adventure course in the forest invites you to climb, balance and crawl. The course is available all day free of charge to families with children aged 2 to 10 who enjoy climbing and balancing. Signposted parking spaces are available in front of the official football club car park, and there is also a bus stop for line 820 (Sportplatz stop) in the immediate vicinity. Access to the adventure course is a little below the car park via a marked supply road in the forest (recognizable by the green signs).

Here is information on how to get there:

Grasp the farm in Egg

An extraordinary experience full of unforgettable moments awaits children and adults at the farm. Whether alone or in groups, you are very welcome. A day on the “close to nature” farm in the Bregenzerwald can change your perspective. You will experience the diversity and the unique joie de vivre on a farm that opens its doors wide for you. Enjoy nature to the fullest and taste handmade specialties made from cow and goat hay milk. From the impressive cow playpen to the lively goat madhouse with a visitor gallery, from the cozy small animal snuggle zone to the herb garden to modern cooling and heating technology – all facets of farm life can be experienced here. You will gain insights into cheese production, the processing of whey into cosmetic products and have the opportunity to explore the fine farm shop.

You can make an appointment here:

Kind füttert Ziege beim Bauernhof von Metzler im Bregenzerwald
Broschüeren und Flasche mit Ferdinands RätselReise Aufdruck im Bregenzerwald

Children's Rally "Ferdinand's Riddle Journey"

Children can solve exciting puzzles and tasks in each village. A special brochure (available in the tourist offices) gives instructions and describes the tasks. Accompanied by Ferdinand, the clever fox, children and adults explore the villages. Each of the 5 communities (Mellau, Bezau, Bizau, Reuthe, Schnepfau) offers a fascinating circular route with many question stations. The paths can be walked individually or in combination. At the tourist office or from landlords, children receive the Puzzle Travel booklet – an exciting brochure with directions, questions and coloring pages. At the end of the puzzle journey, a small gift awaits the children at the tourist office.

Frühlingswiese in Damüls, Vorarlberg
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