On the walk through village testimonies like penitence crosses and typical houses are telling their stories.
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.
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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Updated: May 06, 2019
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More information in the booklet "Originales und Originelles" (only German), available at Kleinwalsertal Tourismus.
Mittelberg (1206 m)
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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.
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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".
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.
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