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From Walmendingerhorn to Schwarzwassertal

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  • Schwarzwasserhütte im Kleinwalsertal
    / Schwarzwasserhütte im Kleinwalsertal
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  • / Gipfelstuba Walmendingerhorn Restaurant
  • / Wanderweg beim Walmendingerhorn
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  • / Wandergebiet Walmendingerhorn
    Photo: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf @Andre Tappe, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf @Andre Tappe
  • / Alpe Melköde
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  • / Sonnenaufgang Walmendingerhorn
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  • / Walmendingerhornbahn bei Sonnenaufgang
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Walser Omgang hike - Discover the diversity of life. A balancing day hike passing beautiful huts.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
4:30 h
232 m
895 m
This tour invites you to open, feel and enjoy the senses. At least the pleasure moments should not be neglected at four mountain huts along the way ... Fabulous summit views from the Walmendingerhorn cable car make the hike a real panoramic tour.

Author’s recommendation

The gourmet hut Innerer Stierhof am Walmendingerhorn and the gourmet hut Melköde in Schwarzwassertal spoil you with regional products.
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Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
Update: July 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,937 m
Lowest point
1,274 m
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Rest Stop

Obere Lüchlealpe
Alpe Innerer Stierhof - Gourmet hut
Alp Melköde - Gourmet hut
Schwarzwasserhütte
Gipfelstuba Walmendingerhorn
Auenhütte

Safety information

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www.vorarlberg.travel/safety-tips-on-the-mountain

Tips and hints

How do you consciously experience nature?

 

Nature is so much more than the backdrop for unforgettable mountain experiences. It is a habitat for animals and plants. It provides drinking water and supplies us with high quality food. Not only does it provide valuable raw materials such as wood, it also protects against avalanches and mudslides and regulates the climate. It is up to us to support nature in everything that it does for us. One thing is certain, together we can achieve more:

 

Smart in NATURE

CONSCIOUS together

EXPERIENCE foresight

 

Smart in NATURE

Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries, be outside and feel free. When we enjoy nature, we are guests in the living room of shy animals and rare plants. If you behave smart, they will be happy to share their living space with you in the future too.

 

Stay on paths and marked routes

If you follow the marked paths and routes, you are sure to come to new favorite places. In this way you also respect protected areas, because many animals and plants need special protection. Especially in winter, any disturbance unnecessarily costs the wild animals the strength they need to survive.

 

Avoiding twilight times

Standing on a mountain at sunrise is a special experience. The morning and evening hours are also the time when most wild animals are in search of food. If they are disturbed, they get stressed. If it cannot be avoided, please stay on the marked path, do not use a bright headlamp and enjoy the silence.

 

Stay clean & take rubbish with you

It goes without saying: You take rubbish with you again, on the mountain and in the valley. Please also organic waste, because it is composted much more slowly at altitude. You can dispose of the rubbish properly at home or in your accommodation - please remember that there are no rubbish bins in public spaces in Kleinwalsertal.

 

On the natural toilet

If you are looking for a quiet place, please be at least 50 m away from water. Bury excrement or cover it with a large stone. Use fallen leaves or recycled toilet paper and put the paper back in the trash bag.

 

On tour with a dog

Are you always in control of your four-legged partner, even if he gets his nose for marmots, deer or other wild animals? You are both on the safe side on a leash. Keep dogs on a short leash near grazing cattle. If an attack by a grazing animal is foreseeable: leash off immediately. There are numerous dog stations in the valley for the disposal of dog bags. The farmers and alpine farmers thank you because manure in meadows and fields contaminates the feed and makes grazing cattle sick.

 

CONSCIOUS to each other

 

Consideration for other athletes and those looking for relaxation

Everyone loves to enjoy a special piece of earth for themselves. But most of the time we are not traveling alone. No problem, because there is enough space. Allow time, open the way in an accommodating manner, provide support when someone needs help and always give a smile. So nothing stands in the way of friendly cooperation and relaxed enjoyment of nature.

 

Appreciating the preservation of the cultural landscape

Alpine landscapes are touching with their contrast: Imposing peaks and natural forests alternate with gentle valleys, well-tended meadows and pastures. In the Kleinwalsertal too, this delightful landscape at three altitudes is no coincidence, but the result of an interplay of natural and cultural landscapes. Behind this is the work of farmers, alpine and forestry as well as hunters. With their work, they ensure that the attractiveness of the recreation and leisure area and the diversity of species are preserved. We already say thank you if we stay on the marked trails and enjoy regional products.

 

EXPERIENCE farsighted

 

Safe on tour - for you and others

Whether on a ski or snowshoe tour in winter or on a mountain tour in summer, anyone who is out and about in alpine terrain has to be well prepared. This includes careful information and tour planning as well as the right equipment. Correctly assessing alpine dangers requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Why not learn from professionals and go on tour with one of the experienced guides?

Start

Mittelberg (1,936 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.325700, 10.128237
DMS
47°19'32.5"N 10°07'41.7"E
UTM
32T 585251 5241976
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Destination

Hirschegg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station of the Walmendinger cable car it goes down an initially wide path and later along the slope to the upper Lüchlealp. Only a little later, the path leads around the corner. At the fork in the road, it makes sense to make a short detour to the Inner Stierhof (Gourmet hut), which you have to keep to the left. Alternatively, follow the right path over the Starzelalp up to the Ochsenhofer Scharte, the gateway to the Schwarzwassertal. First a bit steeper, then very moderate, it goes past the Schwarzwasserhütte, on bogs with considerable orchid stand and further down in the plateau of the Galt and Melköde, formed by a post-glacial landslide. The pleasure hut Melköde invites you to stop. Then it goes out of the valley, on an almost flat path, over the high moor Wildmoos to Auenhütte.

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". Way back: bus line 5 from "Ifen".

>>> 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 directly by the starting point.

Coordinates

DD
47.325700, 10.128237
DMS
47°19'32.5"N 10°07'41.7"E
UTM
32T 585251 5241976
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Nature experience map, M 1:12.000 € 3,00; Kleinwalsertal tour map (with hiking guide), M 1:25.000 € 9,90, DAV hiking map, M 1:25.000 € 9,80; 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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Rating

5.0
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Burkhard Rätzel
October 01, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? October 01, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
232 m
Descent
895 m
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