Hemingway already spent the winter in Vorarlberg

oesterreich vorarlbergIn 15 AD, the Romans conquered the area now called Vorarlberg and built the city Brigantium on the territory of the present state capital Bregenz as an important military base and Constance harbor.
Around 260 the invasion of the Alemanni began, then from about 450 they settled here too. With the Alemanni, the area came to the Frankish Empire, 843 to the East Frankish Empire. As heirs of Udalrichinger, which have been Carolingian Count in the Lake Constance region, the Counts of Montfort gained the rule in the area of Bludenz, Bregenz and Feldkirch in 1200.

The later Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway spent the two winters of 1924/25 and 1925/26 with his family in Vorarlberg, where he lived for several months in Schruns and Gaschurn. Thanks to his stories about the region in his novel Paris - A Celebration of Life, the area is well known as a winter destination, especially in the USA.

Walser costume - explanations of the tradition in Mittelberg

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Walser costume - explanations of the tradition in Mittelberg

The day before we noticed the first activities of the local fire brigade, which were busy building a huge canopy next to the Walserhaus: the village festival was being prepared, the first stands were being set up.

Breitach and Breitachklamm in Kleinwalsertal

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Breitachklamm and Kanzelwand cable car in Kleinwalsertal

Similar to the day before, we were getting up again by the first daylight that penetrated the caravan through the skylight, as well as by the noise appearing from Breitach creek next to the campsite.

Campsite Kleinwalsertal - Beetle on a big tour

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Camping site Kleinwalsertal - Beetle on a big tour

After a problem-free tour from Regensburg, we arrived at the Vorderboden campsite in the Kleinwalsertal, which is at least 1194 meters above sea level.

Diving at Blindsee in Tyrol - Austria

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Diving at Blindsee in Tyrol - Austria

Not just because of the wonderful summer weather, the next diving expedition is planned to be a trip to the Blindsee, a mountain lake at 1093 meters above sea level, which is located below the Fernpass in Tyrol in Austria.

The Walmendinger Horn - hiking tour and alpine flowers

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The Walmendinger Horn - hiking tour and alpine flowers

Once settled at the Vorderboden campsite in Kleinwalsertal, we set out on our first exploratory tour of Mittelberg, which is the main village of the functional exclave Kleinwalsertal alongside Baad and Riesler.

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