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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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Local Guide

Location & Setting

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


  • Peter and the reception team share their favorite hikes in the region.
  • During winter, you can use the small ski resort 'Bödele'. If the snow conditions allow, you can ski in front of the Hirschen.

When to Go

  • The Hirschen will be closed from early March until mid of May. Peter said the Summer months are his favorite 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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