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Vorarlberg is an Austrian region between Lake Constance and the Arlberg and borders in the north on Germany, in the West on Switzerland and in the south on Liechtenstein.

Vorarlberg, also known as Ländle, is the westernmost province (Land) of Austria. Though it is the second smallest in terms of area (Vienna is the smallest), it borders three countries which are Germany (Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), Switzerland (Graubünden and St. Gallen), Liechtenstein, as well as the Austrian province of Tyrol. Due to their isolated location from the rest of Austria, the people in Vorarlberg speak a very distinct dialect which other Austrians have a hard time understanding.

Vorarlberg enjoys a great scenic diversity within limited confines in the East Alps. The distance between Lake Constance and the plains of the Rhine valley across medium-altitude and high-alpine zones to the glaciers of the Silvretta range is a mere 90 km. Vorarlberg is known not only for its great scenic diversity, but also for its wealth of culture, outstanding works of contemporary architecture and as a site of many innovative companies.

Summertime visitors to Vorarlberg benefit from a broad range of activities, which include hiking, cycling, golfing and many other sports. With its splendid opera productions on one of the world’s largest floating stages, the annual Bregenz Festival (in July/August) marks the climax of the cultural year. In winter, Vorarlberg is the best place for skiing with its many ski-centers on Arlberg and the Montafon.

Vorarlberg is setting for numerous events all year round, for example the Bregenz Spring Dance Festival (March to May), the Bregenz Festival (July/August), the Feldkirch Festival (June) or the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg (May, June, July, August/September) and Hohenems (October to May).

The Platform camp is organised by 'aha'-Tipps und Infos für Junge Leute, the provincial youth information centre.


Links:
www.aha.or.at
www.bregenzfestival.com
www.vorarlberg.cc 

map of Austria - Vorarlberg


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