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Kids tour: Find the hobbit of Haspel forest

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  • Haspelwald vom Maisässlift aus
    / Haspelwald vom Maisässlift aus
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Nicht verpassen! Die erste Station am Bergahorn
    / Nicht verpassen! Die erste Station am Bergahorn
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Flyer zum MItnehmen an der ersten Station
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Am Erlenboden
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Station drei des Haspelwaldwegs
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Im Haspelwald zwischen Bergahorn und Fichten
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Auf der Lichtung über Mittelberg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / An der "Stütze" mit Blick auf Mittelberg Bödmen
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Station fünf des Haspelwaldwegs
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Haspelwald oberhalb von Mittelberg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
m 1500 1400 1300 1200 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Bühlalpe

Easy hike for families with stations on the way and quiz at the Bühlalpe. 
moderate
2.7 km
1:04 h
315 m
87 m
Where is the hobbit of Haspelwald forest hiding? It is known that it lives in the forest that gave him its name, situated below the Walmendingerhorn. But the puzzle has to be solved by everyone. At five quiz stations on the way, hints are given. Those who solve the puzzle correctly at the end point at the Bühlalpe know the answer and even get a little surprise

Author’s recommendation

The path is not suitable for buggies, so we recommend to switch to child carriers.
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: February 18, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1432 m
Lowest point
1200 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bühlalpe

Safety information

Emergency Numbers 

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

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

Mittelberg (1204 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.321990, 10.150625
UTM
32T 586949 5241588

Destination

Mittelberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From Mittelberg past the Maisäß lift and on the "Stützeweg" to Erlenboden. Right here, direction Bühlalpe. An ascending forest path past several stations lead up to the inn.

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 4 takes you to the village Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Walmendingerhorn".

>>> 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 close to the starting point.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

NatureExperience Map, M 1:12.000. Available at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg

Equipment

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:04h
Ascent
315 m
Descent
87 m
Public transport friendly Round trip Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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