Au, a village in the flood plains next to the sometimes wild waters of the Bregenzerach, produced remarkable artists in the form of its baroque masterbuilders. Their sacred buildings in the region between Lake Constance and Alsace are still greatly admired these days. The village itself is made up of several parts which, once upon a time, self-confidently faced one another. The people here created a landscape typical of the Hinterwald. It goes back to the rural three-level farming system comprising valley, mountain pasture and alp. Utility spaces, shingles and lace curtains form a further important trio of design elements – in this case, outside of, on and in the Bregenzerwald farmhouses.
On each walk, information columns draw attention to a building, to the special features of the cultural landscape, to artisanal or ecological details, to facets of artistic, culinary or touristic works.
Please press the button on the information column.
Find out more about the Bregenzerwald alpine farming method on the "Alpgang" thematic walk with its 14 stations.
Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
We recommend hiking boots with a treaded sole, since some of the walk off the beaten track of the village roads is on hiking paths.
Parking at the church or at the town hall.