Hotel Hirschen Schwarzenberg
Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald, Austria

Hotel Hirschen Schwarzenberg

The Hirschen in Schwarzenberg is a very special place full of character, art, music, 36 individual rooms, and a dining experience second to none.

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  • 36 individual rooms, divided between the historic inn and the 'Wälderhaus' - featuring traditional architectural characteristics of the Bregenzerwald with unique pieces of art. We stayed and loved room no 12.

Wine & Dine

  • Their 100 year-old restaurant is a place of understated elegance and 20th century woodwork charm. You can also dine in one of their cosy 'Stuben'.
  • They deliver a very elevated meal with incomparable flavours and depth. Lettuces with sunflower seed dressing, & fermented black garlic mayo, braised goat ravioli, and natural Austrian wine. Orange wine came second, also from Eastern Austria, one one of Peter's top choices. Paired very nicely with grilled local char (from a lake nearby, like Constance), celeriac and house-made Shiso, a medicine herb.

What's the Story

  • Peter runs the hotel with his sister Pia. They are 10th generation family operators.


  • The chef and team work towards a zero waste approach by making sauces and fermentations, brines and more all-in house, by utilizing every part of plant, fruit or animal.


  • Cosy knitwear from Austrian label Michaela Buerger. Shop here.


  • Rates starting at EUR 308 per night including curated cuisine.
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Location & Setting

  • The town of Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald is an architectural jewel with heritage protected houses.


  • Peter and the reception team share their favourite hikes in the region.
  • During winter months, you can take advantage of the small ski resort 'Bödele'. If the snow conditions allow, you can ski down right in front of the Hirschen.

When to Go

  • The Hirschen will be closed from the 6th of March until 10th of May 2023 and 5th of November until 29th of November 2023. Peter said Summer months are his favourite time here.

How to Get There

  • The nearest airports are Zurich, Altenrhein/St. Gallen, Munich, Memmingen or Friedrichshafen.
  • If you are coming by train, take a connection via Innsbruck, Lindau or St. Gallen. Terminus Bregenz: Bus No. 830 goes directly to Schwarzenberg.
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