I wanted to take my family on holidays to Austria so I could share my passion for the mountains with them. While it rained unreasonably much, we still had a great time and enjoyed the mountains, hills and meadows of the Bregenzerwald in Austria.
The clouds would hang a lot over the local hills of Mellau, the small village where we stayed.
On our first day in the area we had some nice, hot sunshine in the morning, though.
And we rode on a narrow-gauge train, which our son loved.
When there was no end in sight of the epic downpour we took the bus to Dornbirn and visited the superb innatura museum, which we all enjoyed heaps.
On another rainy day we visited the cheese and cosmetics manufacturer Metzler Naturhautnah, got to pet goats and eat their delicious cheeses.
On the next sunny day we went on the Natursprünge Trail in the Brander Valley close by where the views were superb.
It was tempting to just sit in the sun and drink tasty drinks that day, for sure!
Rain and clouds didn’t stop us to go barefoot hiking in Bizau, either.
Especially if you can eat Kässpätzle afterwards and sit out the rain =)
And even in the rain we took the gondola up the local mountain and enjoyed the cloudy views. More on all of these wee family adventures soon here on the blog. But if you can’t wait for the trip report you can view more photos in the Flickr Album or check my photos on Instagram account for a whole bunch of photos and anecdotes!
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