Mountain tour

Via the Riezler Alpe to the Kanzelwandbahn

Mountain tour · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Sonnenuntergang
    / Sonnenuntergang
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  • Riezler Alpe
    / Riezler Alpe
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  • / Riezler Alpe Sonnenuntergang
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  • / Weg zur Gehrenspitze
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  • / Gehrenspitze
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  • / Ausblick
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  • / Ausblick Gehrenspitze
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  • / Naturkneippbereich Schwand - Wassertretbecken
    Photo: Oliver Farys, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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Crisp mountain hike from the Riezler Alpe to the Gehrenspitze and the Kanzelwandbahn. The reward is already waiting, great views of the Kleinwalsertal and the Allgäu.
difficult
11.3 km
5:18 h
953 m
926 m
From below, it goes steeply uphill and through the forest over a root path up to the top of the Gehrenspitze, which offers a beautiful view of the Kleinwalsertal and the neighboring Allgäu.

Author’s recommendation

Allow some time to enjoy the view or stretch your feet into the Kneipp pool.
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Updated: October 04, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1960 m
Lowest point
1075 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Innere Kuhgehrenalpe

Safety information

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Tips, hints and links

Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.

Start

Riezlern (1075 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.356604, 10.184912
DMS
47°21'23.8"N 10°11'05.7"E
UTM
32T 589482 5245474
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Destination

Riezlern

Turn-by-turn directions

Let's start at Almhof Rupp. The tarred road quickly turns into a gravel road that goes steeply upwards. At the mountain station of the Kessler lift, follow the narrow path through the meadow to the Wassertretbecken Schwand. Turn right before the treading basin and follow the path upwards. About a root path, it is now briskly up. After about 20-25 minutes you reach the Riezler Alp. Here follow the path to the right to Gehrenspitze. Continue towards Kanzelwandbahn (from there you can use the Abstiegshilfe with the train) follow the marked path to the Eagle's Nest to the Zwerg Alpe. From here, the tour to Hirschegg the Swabian hut in the tributary or after Riezlern back to Kanzelwandbahn be terminated.

Note


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 "Kanzelwandbahn".

>>> 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
47.356604, 10.184912
DMS
47°21'23.8"N 10°11'05.7"E
UTM
32T 589482 5245474
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear. Hiking sticks for steep sections are recommended. Rainproof clothing and headgear if necessary.

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Mittwoch, 23. September 2020, 16:09 Uhr
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Mittwoch, 23. September 2020, 16:10 Uhr

Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
5:18h
Ascent
953 m
Descent
926 m
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