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  • Bärgunttal im Herbst
    / Bärgunttal im Herbst
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | @Fotograf: Bastian Morell, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | @Fotograf: Bastian Morell
  • / Bärenkopf
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  • / Alpe Widderstein Sommer
  • / Bärgunthütte
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  • / Bike Bärgunttal
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | @Fotograf: Bastian Morell, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | @Fotograf: Bastian Morell
m 1400 1300 1200 4 3 2 1 km Bärgunthütte (GenussHütte) Alpe Widderstein
Easy round hike with refreshment stops on two pleasure huts
Distance 4.8 km
1:29 h
192 m
192 m
For this hike, you should definitely visit at least one of the two huts along the way. If you bring a little more time, the inn keeper tell you something about their philosophy of alpine farming: where the fresh products of meat and milk come from, why a close relationship with their producers is important and what the award as an Austrian "pleasure hut" means. And all this with a view of the sensational mountain panorama of the rear Kleinwalsertal.

Author’s recommendation

Take binoculars and look for chamois and ibexes on the rocks!
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Update: October 27, 2021
Highest point
1,405 m
Lowest point
1,222 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpe Widderstein
Bärgunthut (Gourmet hut)

Safety information

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 

144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 

112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network)


Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?


Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:


Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight


Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.


Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.


Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.


Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.


On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.


On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.


CONSCIOUS to each other


Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.


Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.


EXPERIENCE farsighted


Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?


Baad (1,222 m)
47.309167, 10.121099
47°18'33.0"N 10°07'16.0"E
32T 584738 5240131



Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot in Baad, it goes over the bridge following the Bärguntbach into Bärgunttal. After a short while we turn left; in front of us lies the rock massif of the Bärenkopf. Soon the Widdersteinalpe is reached, on which one can treat oneself a first break. The dirt road leads along dense forest slopes to the exposed Bärgunthütte, the second rest stop, which offers homemade and regional food. From here on the left hand side of the Bärguntbachs on pram-friendly paths back to Baad.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Leave the car where it is!

The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Riezlern. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Riezlern Post".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

Most arrival routes from Germany meet in Ulm and continue on the A7. At the motorway junction Allgäu over the section of the A980 to the junction Waltenhofen and on the four-lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf into Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you can reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) - Riedbergpass - Fischen - Oberstdorf. Coming from Tyrol, the fastest way is via the A7 to Kempten and then on the B19 towards Oberstdorf. You do not need a motorway vignette to drive to the valley.


Paid parking right at the starting point.


47.309167, 10.121099
47°18'33.0"N 10°07'16.0"E
32T 584738 5240131
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, M 1:12.000 € 3,00; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), M 1:25.000 € 9,90, DAV hiking map, M 1:25.000 € 9,80; Available at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg


Sturdy shoes and hiking poles. Weatherproof clothing 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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Klaus Gröger
August 23, 2020 · Community
Nette kleine Tour, Wege breit und geschottert, keine starken Anstiege, wenn man zuerst zur Bärgunthütte läuft. Danach bietet sich noch ein Abstecher über den Baader Höhenweg an.
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2020
Photo: Klaus Gröger, Community
O. S
November 06, 2019 · Community
So ist es im Winter.
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When did you do this route? February 25, 2019
Video: O. S, Community

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4.8 km
1:29 h
192 m
192 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Suitable for strollers


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