Hiking trail recommended route

Naturtour: Schwarzach - Farnach Moos - Alberschwende

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  • Aussichtspunkt Kapf
    / Aussichtspunkt Kapf
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  • / Kirche Schwarzach
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  • / Waldspielplatz Eulentobel
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  • / Hermann Böhler Weg
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  • / Hermann Böhler Weg
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  • / Kappel Hl. Georg
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  • / Farnach Moos
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A half-day hike from Schwarzach to Alberschwende with a stop at the Farnach-Moos nature reserve. This route is particularly suitable for families as there are several child-friendly stations along the way. The route leads past the ‘Ülatobel’ forest playground right at the start and later to a book box and benches where it’s great to enjoy a snack and the great view.
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
2:46 h
489 m
204 m
890 m
432 m
The route from Schwarzach leads across the Eulentobel through the forest to the home for the blind from where the view of the Rhine Valley and the Swiss mountains opens up. It continues in the shade and soon reaches the Farnach-Moos high moor, which is attractive at any time of the year. The fen is home to rare marsh gentians and is a protected area. The path then leads via Haag down to Alberschwende.

Author’s recommendation

‘Ülatobel’ forest playground at the start of the hike.

Book box at the Farnach viewpoint.

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Author
Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus 
Update: April 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
890 m
Lowest point
432 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

112 Emergency

Start

Kirche Schwarzach (433 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.444911, 9.763124
DMS
47°26'41.7"N 9°45'47.2"E
UTM
32T 557533 5254889
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Destination

Dorfplatz Alberschwende

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Schwarzach at the church of Sankt Sebastian, continues towards Wolfurt and then turns right on to Bildsteinerstraße after the municipal office. Before reaching the Minderach, it continues uphill to the right along the Eulentobel. The ‘Ülatobel’ forest playground is located at this turn-off. The path leads through the forest and along the Hermann Böhler path (built in 1979). The hike in the shade continues until it reaches the Bildsteinerstraße. It then follows this road and passes the home for the blind and the chapel of St. Georg before continuing along the forest path to the Geisbirn lot. This is where the view of the Rhine Valley and the Swiss mountains opens up. The route continues past Geisbirn Chapel and along the meadows that are carefully managed by pasture milk farmers and then passes the old dairy building before it reaches the Farnach-Moos nature reserve. This charming high moor with its precious plants is always worth a visit at any time of the year. The route continues from there downhill to Haag on the dirt road and through Rohnen to the village square in Alberschwende. The return trip is again through Farnach or from Alberschwende by bus back to Schwarzach.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus Nr. 35

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Getting there

Leave the A14 Rhine Valley motorway at the Dornbirn Nord exit. Then take the L200 towards Bregenzerwald before turning left towards Schwarzach before the Achrain Tunnel.

Parking

Parking places near the church in Schwarzach.

Coordinates

DD
47.444911, 9.763124
DMS
47°26'41.7"N 9°45'47.2"E
UTM
32T 557533 5254889
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:46 h
Ascent
489 m
Descent
204 m
Highest point
890 m
Lowest point
432 m
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