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Klang-Rast-Stätte in Bludenz © Sarah Kessler / Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
Surrounded by trees in the forest

Klang-Rast-Stätte resting place in Hellwald

In the forest above Bludenz, an unusual timber building invites you to pile up wood, rest or make music on the wooden chimes.

Located just above Bludenz and accessible via various hiking trails, the small, surprising building, which is open on two sides, is uniquely shaped and clad with wooden shingles. Opened in 2018, the Klang-Rast-Stätte resting place houses three differently designed areas: an activity zone, a resting area and a sound space.

Timber and tones

The shape of the building is based on the contours of the Bludenz’s mountains. The wood creates a connection to the surrounding nature. Meanwhile, the interior of the Klang-Rast-Stätte in Hellwald is playfully designed. In the first area, visitors can stack logs between support towers and thus modify this part of the structure in a variety of creative ways. The integrated wooden chime is used to create sound. Those keen to take a rest can sit on the steps or watch the action from the combination bench-table in front of the timber building.

The Klang-Rast-Stätte was designed and planned by architect Cornelia Vonbun (Atelier Ender, Nüziders). Holzbau Neyer (Rungelin, Bludenz) was responsible for the construction.

Blick über Bludenz © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Blick auf Bludenz vom Muttersberg (c) Carola Eugster - Bludenz Stadtmarketing GmbH
Trails and optional variants

From Bludenz or Braz, there are various different ways to access the Klang-Rast-Stätte. The nearly 6-km loop trail begins at the Val Blu recreational pool in Bludenz. The 6.2-km Montikel Panoramaweg trail and stages 2 (3.9 km) and 3 (4.9 km) of the Sunna-Weg Trail also lead to this exceptional resting place. The “Sunna-Weg” (aka Sonnenweg/sun trail) runs along the sunny side of the valley and through the village of Nüziders, once the ancestral seat of the County of Sonnenberg. Along the trial’s 3 stages, 25 info boards enlighten hikers with interesting cultural or historical facts.
Depending on snow conditions, a hike is recommended from April to October.

 

Hiking tips

The Klang-Rast-Stätte resting place on foot

  • Aussichtspunkt - Blick auf den Rätikon

    Montikel Panoramaweg

    Very beautiful panoramic trail close to the city with many resting benches and beautiful…

    • 6.23 km

    • 2 h

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    Difficulty: leicht
    Distance: 6.23 km
    Ascent: 248 m
    Descent: 338 m
    Duration: 2 h
    Deepest point: 572 m
    Highest point: 835 m
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    Montikel Panoramaweg

    Very beautiful panoramic trail close to the city with many resting benches and beautiful viewpoints.

    Start of tour

    Water castle (on the right hand side of the valley station Muttersbergbahn), Bludenz

    End of tour

    Leisure pool VAL BLU, Bludenz

    Best season
    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
    JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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  • Blick vom Panoramaweg auf Bludenz

    Circular route to the acoustic resting place “Hellwald” |…

    Beautiful circular trail above Bludenz to the "Hellwald" acustic rest stop, which provides playful…

    • 5.55 km

    • 2.5 h

    • leicht

    Difficulty: leicht
    Distance: 5.55 km
    Ascent: 314 m
    Descent: 314 m
    Duration: 2.5 h
    Deepest point: 564 m
    Highest point: 835 m
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    Circular route to the acoustic resting place “Hellwald” | Bludenz

    Beautiful circular trail above Bludenz to the "Hellwald" acustic rest stop, which provides playful sound…

    Start of tour

    Leisure pool Val Blu, Bludenz

    End of tour

    Leisure pool Val Blu, Bludenz

    Best season
    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
    JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
    All route info
  • Blick hinein ins Klostertal

    Sunna-Weg: Etappe 3 | Bludenz-Außerbraz

    Along the municipalities of Nüziders, Bludenz and Braz, a new cultural-historical theme trail, the…

    • 4.9 km

    • 1.5 h

    • leicht

    Difficulty: leicht
    Distance: 4.9 km
    Ascent: 108 m
    Descent: 256 m
    Duration: 1.5 h
    Deepest point: 687 m
    Highest point: 871 m
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    Sunna-Weg: Etappe 3 | Bludenz-Außerbraz

    Along the municipalities of Nüziders, Bludenz and Braz, a new cultural-historical theme trail, the "Sunna…

    Start of tour

    Rungelin, Bludenz

    End of tour

    TRAUBE BRAZ Alpen.Spa.Golf.Hotel, Außerbraz

    Best season
    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
    JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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  • Einstieg in die zweite Etappe und Beginn des Waldlehrpfades

    Sunna-Weg: Etappe 2 | Bludenz

    Along the municipalities of Nüziders, Bludenz and Braz, a new cultural-historical theme trail, the…

    • 3.88 km

    • 1.5 h

    • leicht

    Difficulty: leicht
    Distance: 3.88 km
    Ascent: 249 m
    Descent: 90 m
    Duration: 1.5 h
    Deepest point: 661 m
    Highest point: 835 m
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    Sunna-Weg: Etappe 2 | Bludenz

    Along the municipalities of Nüziders, Bludenz and Braz, a new cultural-historical theme trail, the "Sunna…

    Start of tour

    Daneu bridge, Bludenz

    End of tour

    Rungelin, Bludenz

    Best season
    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
    JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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