“Nicht geschimpft, ist genug gelobt.” (Silence is praise enough)

Bregenzerwald & Walsertal. Part I

Vorarlberg, Austria, 2012

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Vorarlberg is the smallest and most western state of the Republic of Austria. I think it’s safe to say that folks around here are pretty grounded, productive, stubborn and perhaps a bit grumpy at times. Some say the fact that Vorarlberg has always been the smallest of all states, lead to characteristics such as being the most hardworking, painstaking and reliable one. Regularly leading the gross domestic product and Forbes Magazine’s two time vote as most attractive European state for investors, might underline this theory.

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Fact is that it’s an exceptionally beautiful spot and there has always been a healthy duality between nature and progress. The number of bordering countries (Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) sure plays a vital role in economical terms. Areas such as the Bregenzerwald and Walsertal are particularly picturesque and locals know their trade and how to get by and live off the land. The modern actually coexists nicely with the traditional in this corner of the alps. Tbc …

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