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Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg

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  • Kleinwalsertal | Walserhaus Mittelberg
    / Kleinwalsertal | Walserhaus Mittelberg
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Kleinwalsertal | Sühnekreuz Mittelberg
    / Kleinwalsertal | Sühnekreuz Mittelberg
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Kleinwalsertal | Walserstall Mittelberg
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Kleinwalsertal | Walserstall Mittelberg
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Kleinwalsertal | Blick nach Bödmen
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Startpunkt Walser Kulturweg Ortsrunde Mittelberg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Lourdeskapelle
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Kulturweg Gemstelboden Walserhaus
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Ausrufestein vor dem Mesnerhaus
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Haus Drechsel im Dorfzentrum von Mittelberg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Pfarrkirche St. Jodok
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Am Erlenboden
    Photo: Stefan Heim, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Vorderboden
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Alpenwald
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Startpunkt Walser Kulturweg Ortsrunde Mittelberg
    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
m 1400 1300 1200 1100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Sühnekreuz Jörihalde Weiher Güütschle-Plätzle Chalts Bächle Alte Mühle Parkplatz Bödmen Pfarrhaus Schule in Bödmen

On the walk through village testimonies like penitence crosses and typical houses are telling their stories. 
easy
7.9 km
2:17 h
174 m
187 m
The Kleinwalser Valley is known not only for its unique landscape. The historical background of this high-Alpine valley, full of variation, is reflected in interviews with contemporary historical witnesses which are recorded in the Walser Cultural Walking Tour. For instance, on a stroll around the village of Mittelberg you can discover the Uusrüafschdei, which was a traditional oral messaging system used up into the 20th century. Sinners and penitence crosses, chapels as protection from avalanches, Walser legends and building culture in its purest form – all this will accompany you on a journey through history.

We wish you much enjoyment on this walk – under the motto "aachoo, düürschnuufa, loosloo" – arrive, breathe deeply, let go.

Author’s recommendation

Look closely at the house in Gemstelweg 4: Here you can recognise a pest hole, a soul hole and the size of the former windows.
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Updated: May 06, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1327 m
Lowest point
1156 m
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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

More information in the booklet "Originales und Originelles" (only German), available at Kleinwalsertal Tourismus.

Start

Mittelberg (1206 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.323632, 10.154722
UTM
32T 587256 5241775

Destination

Mittelberg

Turn-by-turn directions

The village tour Mittelberg starts at the bus stop in the centre, leads with a short turn through the village to the parish church of St. Jodok, then via the Baader Höhenweg to Baad, at the foot of the mountains Bärenkopf and Große Widderstein. Then it leads back to the Breitach to the district Bödmen at the beginning of Gemsteltal where the cultural trail then leads towards the parish church St. Jodok.

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 Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "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.

Parking

Parking lot opposite the Walmendingerhorn cable car, price € 5,-/day
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:17h
Ascent
174 m
Descent
187 m
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