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Breitachklamm Gorge

· 1 review · Winter hiking · Kleinwalsertal
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    Photo: Dominik Berchtold, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Dominik Berchtold, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
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    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Oliver Farys, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
  • Fackelwanderung Breitachklamm
    / Fackelwanderung Breitachklamm
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  • Eisvorhang
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  • Eiszapfen Breitachklamm
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Map / Breitachklamm Gorge
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If you like ice and snow you will love this tour to the Breitachklamm Gorge! An easy hike on varied hiking trails from Riezlern along the small river Breitach.
easy
8.4 km
2:34 h
175 m
277 m
A winter hike on the Breitach turns into a fairy-tale hike through ice and snow. Enter a fairytale winter world of snow and ice. In summer, the water thunders through the Breitachklamm, but in winter it turns into a bizarre, enchanting and sparkling winter world of icicles, mighty ice curtains, frozen waterfalls and mysterious caves.

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Be sure to bring a mobile phone or camera!
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

Updated: February 18, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1091 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

Hiking shoes, weatherproof clothing and hiking sticks recommended

Tips, hints and links

Possibly you will not find refreshment stops on the route (Thursdays the Waldhaus is closed). The Inn Walserschanz is currently out of service.

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 (1089 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.358910, 10.189961
UTM
32T 589859 5245736

Destination

Riezlern

Turn-by-turn directions

Diagonally across the casino turn into Leo-Müller-Straße. Follow the Fellhornweg (turn left) and the signs to Breitach (Waldhaus). Behind the small horse farm turn on a small path that takes you down to the gorge. After the bridge keep to the right and continue along the river Breitach. Pass by the Waldhaus. After approx. 15 minutes you reach a bridge marking the boarder crossing and walk on until the entrance of the Breitachklamm Gorge. After the stairs you reach the bridge where you can follow the sign to the Gorge with point of arrival Tiefenbach. Otherwise you walk up a steep gravel trail to the Walserschanze and take the bus back to the starting point.  

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 "Riezlern Post". Way back: bus line 1 from "Walserschanz".

>>> 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 (don't forget to pay!) is located directly by the starting point.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

5.0
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O. S
December 02, 2019 · Community
Done at January 24, 2017
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Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:34 h
Ascent
175 m
Descent
277 m
Public transport friendly In and out With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Suitable for strollers

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