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On old ways, 1,345 m

Alp · Allgaeu Alps
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    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Alpe Innerwestegg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
The trail over the so-called Westegger Alps was once the only and most important connection to Oberstdorf.
The road from Riezlern to Walserschanze, to the state border and further to the parking lot Söllereck was created in 1572 as a simple walk through thick scrub and dangerous ravine. This mule track was not expanded until 1739 to a driveway. The trail over the so-called Westegger Alps is considered to be extremely steeped in history. Even before the immigration of the Walser, he was probably already used as a cattle drive to the Alps on Körb (on Hochtannbergpass) and Bärgunt. After the Alpe Innerwestegg follows the Mittelalpe, formerly called "Mittel Westegg", after a short time then the Amansalpe. Here once stood an inn where carters, porters and pedestrians met. Between Amansalpe and Schrattenwangalpe lies the marked state border. Here between 1632 and 1647 down to the Walserschanz for protection against the warlike Sweden large Wasenmauern and earthen walls were built. Such simple protective walls were called "Schanzen", hence the name "Walserschanz".
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Updated: July 23, 2018

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47.372260, 10.223240
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47°22'20.1"N 10°13'23.7"E
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32T 592349 5247258
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Winter hiking · Allgäu
High route Söllereck
Top moderate
5.3 km
2:00 h
340 m
73 m

Moderately ascending winter hike from Riezlern to Söllereck with views from the Widderstein to the mountains of Oberallgäu.

1
from Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen,   Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Top moderate
13.2 km
4:13 h
479 m
588 m

On old farmers tracks you can discover a piece of history in Kleinwalsertal on foot.

from Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen,   Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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