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Round trip Wildental

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  • Startpunkt ist im Ortszentrum von Mittelberg
    Startpunkt ist im Ortszentrum von Mittelberg
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This round trip starting in Mittelberg takes you right into the idyllic Kleinwalsertal side valley until you reach the Fluchtalpe. Possibilities for rest and refreshment on the way.
Distance 8.3 km
2:40 h
392 m
372 m
1,390 m
1,103 m
After a few meters we are in the midst of nature: The sound of Breitach in our ears and with an eye on the Schafalpköpfe at the end of the valley we enter the Wildental. Once we have the first climbs behind us, we are completely surrounded by pastures and flower-filled meadows. We walk towards the Innere Wiesalpe before soaking up the splendid view: time for a cheese plate or apple pie on the terrace! Afterwards, a bubbling brook accompanies us to Fluchtalpe (Escape Alp). If you  continue following the stream, you can watch the waterfall plunging from the rock at the end of the valley up close. We also recommend a stop at the Fluchtalpe with its idyllic terrace. Occasionally, a young calf dares come closer and eyes the guests with curiosity. The return is entertaining: We marvel at the panorama reaching from the Walmendingerhorn to parts of Mittelberg and the Gottesackerplateau. After the Untere Wiesalpe we are offered deep looks into the ravine through which the river is raging now. In the last section, we can catch glimpses down to Baad and the posterior valley, before we go up again to the center of Mittelberg. There is lots of opportunity to rest : Thanks to many shaded and sunny wooden benches.

Author’s recommendation

Make a detour to the waterfall – a natural spectacle, especially in the thawing period!
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Update: July 07, 2021
Highest point
1,390 m
Lowest point
1,103 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Innere Wiesalpe
Untere Wiesalpe

Safety information

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide 
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg 
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network) 

The hiking trails in the Wildental are very popular. For the sake of the hikers no cyclists go to the Wildental. Thank you for your understanding. Güterweggenossenschaft Mittelberg - Wildental.

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?


Mittelberg (1,187 m)
47.327299, 10.158299
47°19'38.3"N 10°09'29.9"E
32T 587520 5242187



Turn-by-turn directions

At the bus stop Alpenrose in Mittelberg we follow the main road towards Hirschegg to the turn in Höflerweg at the drug store. From here, we continue along the asphalt road quickly down to the creek and into nature. We cross the Breitach on a covered wooden bridge. Below the ski lift, we turn right. Alternatively, you can start off the hike here at Höfle . When the paved road ends, keep to the left on the gravel road. Before the wooden barrier now a beautiful path leads uphill. Soon the view opens before us into the valley. We pass a farm while the gravel road is moderately rising towards the Innere Wiesalpe (Obere Wiesalpe). We follow the path straight to the Fluchtalpe. The trail winds now gently along the stream and brings us closer to the waterfall at the end of the valley. Even from a distance you can see the Fluchtalpe, which is located slightly above the path. On the same path we return to the Obere Wiesalpe. Here we turn left and pass by the Untere Wiesalpe. We follow the gravel road downhill, crossing the parking lot of the Alpengasthof Bergheim and follow the Schwendlestraße until the bridge for about 10 minutes. Just past the bridge, turn right onto the Breitachweg. At the first opportunity we keep left and walk through a small forest up towards the center. We cross the main road and turn left to the center. Our tour ends at the church.


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 Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Alpenrose". Way back: bus line 1 from "Mittelberg".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Getting there

Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.


A parking area (fee required) is located at the Walmendingerhorn lift, approx. 5 min. from the starting point.


47.327299, 10.158299
47°19'38.3"N 10°09'29.9"E
32T 587520 5242187
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 for steep sections recommended.

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Roland Hannemann
September 01, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? July 30, 2019
Ulrike Schechinger
July 13, 2015 · Community
04.07.2015 Nette einfache Tour. Der Aufstieg zum Wasserfall lohnt sich, nimmt aber ca. 45 Minuten in Anspruch. Das letzte Teilstück über die Untere Wiesalpe zum Bergheim Moser und zurück nach Mittelberg führt über eine kleine geteerte Fahrstraße, also nicht sehr angenehm zu gehen. Ab dem Parkplatz bei Schwendle kann man alternativ den Bus zurück nach Mittelberg nehmen.
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8.3 km
2:40 h
392 m
372 m
Highest point
1,390 m
Lowest point
1,103 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly


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