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Fellhorngrat circuit over the Söllereck

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  • Kanzelwand - Walser Omgang
    / Kanzelwand - Walser Omgang
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  • / Start zur Riezler Alp
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  • / Kurz vor Riezler Alp
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  • / Herbst Riezler Alp
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  • / Gipfel des Fellhorns
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  • / Aussicht am Fellhorn
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  • / Blick vom Fellhorn auf den sich nach Nordosten fortsetzenden Bergkamm - rechts der Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Fellhorn von der Kanzelwand aus gesehen
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  • / Ein breiter Weg führt von der nahen Seilbahnstation zum Gipfel.
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  • / Vom Fellhorn durch das Skigebiet in Richtung Kanzelwand
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  • / Murmeltier am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Alpenrosen am Schlappoltkopf
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  • / Beeindruckender Blick auf den Allgäuer Hauptkamm, vorn der Schlappoltsee und die Mittelstation der Fellhornbahn
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  • / Sonnenterrasse der Sölleralpe
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  • / Blick ins Kleinwalsertal
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km NaturErlebnisplatz am Schwand Mittelalp (GenussHütte) Fellhorngipfel Schlappoltkopf Alpe Schrattenwang Söller-Alpe Bergstüble
Walser Omgang hike - recognize your limits. An activating / balancing half-day tour.
difficult
Distance 16.8 km
7:00 h
1,127 m
1,127 m
This hike will allow for an unforgetably beautiful borderline experience regardless whether you choose the activating or the balancing route. In the following description you will find the activating day hike starting in Riezlern:

Between Kanzelwand valley station and Almhof Rupp there is a trail up to Riezler Höhenweg. Walk a bit out of the valley and turn right at the water wading pool Schwand. Follow the steeper path up to Riezler Alp. Take a brake at the clearing and get some fresh spring water. From there on follow the ascent up to the Gundsattel and Riezler Alpsee. In direction out of the valley walk alongside the ridge (on the left there is Austria, on the right Germany) via Fellhorn and Schlappold to Söllereck. The ridge is not very exposed, but you should not be afraid of heights either. At Söllereck the Alpweg, the former, historic connection to Kleinwalsertal, starts. Alongside this way you will find five stations that will give you information about the topic of alpine farming. After you passed Mittelalp and Bergstüble the trails leads you back to Riezlern.

Learn more about the Walser Omgang hikes

 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy fresh spring water at the fountain.
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Update: July 07, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,036 m
Lowest point
1,070 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Söller-Alpe
Bergstüble
Mittelalp Gourmethut
Alpe Schrattenwang

Safety information

EMERGENCY:
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network)
    
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

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?

Start

Riezlern (1,070 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.355810, 10.183870
DMS
47°21'20.9"N 10°11'01.9"E
UTM
32T 589404 5245384
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Destination

Riezlern

Turn-by-turn directions

Between the valley station Kanzelwand and Almhof Rupp, the trail leads up to the Riezler Höhenweg. Only a little way out of the valley, at the Wassertretbecken on the Schwand, turn right into the steeper root path to the Riezler Alp. The clearing around the huts invites you to rest after the ascent and you can quench your thirst at the fountain with fresh spring water. From the Riezler Alp it goes with fewer climbs up to the Gundsattel and Riezler Alpsee. Out of the valley, along the ridge path (on the left is Austria, on the right Germany) via Fellhorn and Schlappold to Söllereck. The ridge is not too exposed, but you should be a bit afraid of heights. At Söllereck begins the Alpweg, the former, historic route to Kleinwalsertal. Along the Alpweg, steles provide information on alpine farming in the mountains at five stations. After the Mittelalp and the Bergstüble the way leads back to Riezlern.

The climb to the pulpit wall makes the tour balancing.

Note

Wildlife protection area Hinterberg: December 01 - May 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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 "Kanzelwand". Way back: bus line 1 from "Gemeindeamt".

>>> 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.

Parking

A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point. 

Coordinates

DD
47.355810, 10.183870
DMS
47°21'20.9"N 10°11'01.9"E
UTM
32T 589404 5245384
w3w 
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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

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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Gülay Pakca
June 11, 2019 · Community
Es war eine herrliche aber auch eine sehr anstrenge
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,127 m
Descent
1,127 m
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