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Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour

Theme trail · Kleinwalsertal
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  • Höflerbrücke über die Breitach
    / Höflerbrücke über die Breitach
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Kapelle Maria vom Steg
    / Kapelle Maria vom Steg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Bank Poncet
    / Bank Poncet
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Gedeckte Brücke Riezlern Höfle
    / Gedeckte Brücke Riezlern Höfle
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Espan Schwende
    / Espan Schwende
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Bergahorn Außerwald
    / Bergahorn Außerwald
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Bruder Klaus Kapelle in Hirschegg
    / Bruder Klaus Kapelle in Hirschegg
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Fatima Kapelle in der Schwende/Riezlern
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • / Schulhaus in der Schwende
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Blair Stevenson, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
750 900 1050 1200 1350 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Höflerbrücke Kapelle Maria vom Sieg Bruder Klaus-Kapelle Bank Poncet NaturErlebnisplatz am Kesselschwand Gedeckte Brücke Riezlern-Höfle Fatima Kapelle "Maria Dank" Schule Schwende Espan Schwende Bergahorn Außerwald

The extended hike combines culture and history of the Kleinwalsertal with panoramic viewpoints.
moderate
20.1 km
6:02 h
464 m
667 m
Not only a unique landscape characterizes the Kleinwalsertal. The eventful history of this alpine valley shows witnesses who are recorded in the Walser Kulturweg. At the various stations you will find boards with the inscription "Walser Kulturweg". The stations can be found in the map as POIs, including detailed information to read.

Author’s recommendation

For detailed information about the culture of Walser the booklet "Originales & Original" is available in the tourist office (German only).
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Updated: April 17, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1253 m
Lowest point
912 m
Best time of year
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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

Equipment

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

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 (1187 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.327133, 10.158167
UTM
32T 587511 5242168

Destination

Riezlern

Turn-by-turn directions

1 Höfler bridge
2 Chapel Maria vom Sieg
3 Bruder Klaus Chapel
4 Bench Poncet 
5 Covered bridge Riezlern-Höfle
6 School in Schwende 
7 Fatima Chapel „Maria Dank“ 
8 Espan Schwende 
9 Alpine maple Außerwald

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 "Alpenrose".

>>> 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

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 "Gemeindeamt".

>>> Timetable Walserbus

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.1 km
Duration
6:02 h
Ascent
464 m
Descent
667 m
Public transport friendly In and out Cultural/historical value

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