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Themed hiking trails

Discover the cultivated landscape

Along themed hiking trails in all regions, learn about the local architecture, way of life and traditions

Themed hikes: In all regions of Vorarlberg, trails lead hikers in the footsteps of history. It’s an opportunity to discover traditions and the local way of life, and to witness spectacular natural features. We recommend hiking these trails at your own pace, either alone or with friends. Some tours and trails stimulate the body and the mind. Routes, which lead to examples of Alpine farms and local architecture sites, help visitors to better appreciate the places and the surrounding landscape from a fresh perspective.

The following is a selection:
Individual

Themed hikes

    • Outdooractive

      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe

      Skyspace Lech by artist James Turrell has been one of Vorarlberg's cultural highlights since…

      • 11,0 km

      • 03:30 h

      • mittel

      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:11,0 km
      Ascent:425 m
      Descent:650 m
      Duration:03:30 h
      Deepest point:1396 m
      Highest point:1800 m
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      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe

      Skyspace Lech by artist James Turrell has been one of Vorarlberg's cultural highlights since it…

      Start of tour

      Bergbahn Oberlech

      End of tour

      Gasthaus Bodenalpe

      Description

      Skyspace Lech was officially opened in the summer of 2018 and has been open to visitors ever since. With the Skyspace by James Turrel, the dimensions of space, light and time are lifted and newly combined. The intense feeling of space in the midst of the dreamlike mountain world mixes with the equally intense colours of the sky to create an overall experience that opens up to the visitor. Especially…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Der Mythenbaum

      Gauertal AlpkulTour

      THE ARTISTICALLY DESIGNED THEMED TRAIL HAS UNEXPECTED INSIGHTS IN STORE. STORIES FROM THE MONTAFON…

      • 12,7 km

      • 05:00 h

      • mittel

      Gauertal AlpkulTour
      Gauertal AlpkulTour
      Gauertal AlpkulTour
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:12,7 km
      Ascent:492 m
      Descent:870 m
      Duration:05:00 h
      Deepest point:1352 m
      Highest point:1927 m
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      Gauertal AlpkulTour

      THE ARTISTICALLY DESIGNED THEMED TRAIL HAS UNEXPECTED INSIGHTS IN STORE. STORIES FROM THE MONTAFON AND…

      Start of tour

      Tschagguns-Latschau, Golmerbahn, Grüneck mountain terminal

      End of tour

      Golmerbahn middle terminal Matschwitz

      Description

      Grüneck mountain terminal (1890 m) – Obere Latschätzalpe – Obere Sporaalpe – Lindauer Hütte – Untere Sporaalpe – Untere Latschätzalpe – Wachters Dieja – middle terminal Matschwitz

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Outdooractive

      In the footsteps of the Walser people

      This route takes you to numerous sites that are significant in terms of culture…

      • 7,0 km

      • 02:50 h

      • leicht

      In the footsteps of the Walser people
      In the footsteps of the Walser people
      In the footsteps of the Walser people
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:7,0 km
      Ascent:409 m
      Descent:606 m
      Duration:02:50 h
      Deepest point:1453 m
      Highest point:1808 m
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      In the footsteps of the Walser people

      This route takes you to numerous sites that are significant in terms of culture and…

      Start of tour

      Postamt

      End of tour

      Wanghus

      Description

      Take the hiking bus from the starting point in front of the post office to Oberlech. Alternatively, you can also take the Oberlech mountain railway to the Schlössle terminus. The asphalted road leads to the viewpoint Tannberg. Downhill you reach a barbecue area. Continue uphill via the Gaisbühelalpe and chives fields uphill and downhill to the Auenfeldsattel. When you reach Bürstegg you can choose the steep descent to Wang-Hus in…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Startpunkt Walser Kulturweg Ortsrunde Mittelberg

      Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg

      On the walk through village testimonies like penitence crosses and typical houses are telling their stories. 

      • 7,9 km

      • 02:17 h

      • leicht

      Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg
      Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg
      Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:7,9 km
      Ascent:174 m
      Descent:187 m
      Duration:02:17 h
      Deepest point:1156 m
      Highest point:1327 m
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      Walser Cultural Walk: Mittelberg

      On the walk through village testimonies like penitence crosses and typical houses are telling their stories. 

      Start of tour

      Mittelberg

      End of tour

      Mittelberg

      Description

      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,…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Gedeckte Brücke Riezlern Höfle

      Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour

      The extended hike combines culture and history of the Kleinwalsertal with panoramic viewpoints.

      • 20,1 km

      • 06:02 h

      • mittel

      Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour
      Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour
      Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:20,1 km
      Ascent:464 m
      Descent:667 m
      Duration:06:02 h
      Deepest point:912 m
      Highest point:1253 m
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      Walser Cultural Walk: Valley tour

      The extended hike combines culture and history of the Kleinwalsertal with panoramic viewpoints.

      Start of tour

      Mittelberg

      End of tour

      Riezlern

      Description

      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.

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Monzabonsee

      Geology hike ”Rüfikopf”

      This geological tour takes you on a fantastic journey through time – past the…

      • 3,4 km

      • 02:30 h

      • leicht

      Geology hike ”Rüfikopf”
      Geology hike ”Rüfikopf”
      Geology hike ”Rüfikopf”
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:3,4 km
      Ascent:178 m
      Descent:176 m
      Duration:02:30 h
      Deepest point:2235 m
      Highest point:2332 m
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      Geology hike ”Rüfikopf”

      This geological tour takes you on a fantastic journey through time – past the ”stone…

      Start of tour

      Bergstation Ruefikopfbahn

      End of tour

      Bergstation Ruefikopfbahn

      Description

      A hiking trail with many geological and historical highlights in the breathtaking landscape of Lech am Arlberg.

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Angelika Kauffmann and Eduard Mörike – Art and literature

      "Wandern auf Panoramawegen in Vorarlberg": Vorarlbergs große landschaftliche Vielfalt bringt Ausblicke und Einblicke, Berg-Blicke,…

      • 12,6 km

      • 03:30 h

      • mittel

      Angelika Kauffmann and Eduard Mörike – Art and literature
      Angelika Kauffmann and Eduard Mörike – Art and literature
      Angelika Kauffmann and Eduard Mörike – Art and literature
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:12,6 km
      Ascent:820 m
      Descent:820 m
      Duration:03:30 h
      Deepest point:700 m
      Highest point:1464 m
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      Angelika Kauffmann and Eduard Mörike – Art and literature

      "Wandern auf Panoramawegen in Vorarlberg": Vorarlbergs große landschaftliche Vielfalt bringt Ausblicke und Einblicke, Berg-Blicke, Gipfel-Blicke…

      Start of tour

      Schwarzenberg

      End of tour

      Schwarzenberg

      Description

      Schwarzenberg village square (700 m) – settlement of Gmeind – Haldenvorsäss – Alpe hut –Hochälpele alp – detour to Hochälpele summit (1464 m) – Lustenauerhütte hut (1243 m) – Klausbergvorsäss – Schwarzenberg village square (700 m).

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Outdooractive

      The Green Ring

      Walk the Green Ring Route and enjoy the beautiful landscape and artistical illustrations along…

      • 28,5 km

      • 10:00 h

      • leicht

      The Green Ring
      The Green Ring
      The Green Ring
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:28,5 km
      Ascent:1562 m
      Descent:2472 m
      Duration:10:00 h
      Deepest point:1433 m
      Highest point:2436 m
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      The Green Ring

      Walk the Green Ring Route and enjoy the beautiful landscape and artistical illustrations along the…

      Start of tour

      Lech Rüfisquare

      End of tour

      Lech Rüfisquare

      Description

      You can find detailed information about the stages on the detail pages:

      First Leg

      Second Leg

      Third Leg

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Evangelische Kreuzkirche

      Walser Cultural Walk: Hirschegg

      On a village tour old houses, stables and other testimonies tell their centuries old…

      • 3,4 km

      • 01:03 h

      • leicht

      Walser Cultural Walk: Hirschegg
      Walser Cultural Walk: Hirschegg
      Walser Cultural Walk: Hirschegg
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:3,4 km
      Ascent:99 m
      Descent:99 m
      Duration:01:03 h
      Deepest point:1045 m
      Highest point:1144 m
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      Walser Cultural Walk: Hirschegg

      On a village tour old houses, stables and other testimonies tell their centuries old history.

      Start of tour

      Hirschegg

      End of tour

      Hirschegg

      Description

      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.

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Pfarrkirche Maria Opferung

      Walser Cultural Walk: Riezlern – Söllereck – Walserschanz

      On old farmers tracks you can discover a piece of history in Kleinwalsertal on…

      • 13,2 km

      • 04:13 h

      • mittel

      Walser Cultural Walk: Riezlern – Söllereck – Walserschanz
      Walser Cultural Walk: Riezlern – Söllereck – Walserschanz
      Walser Cultural Walk: Riezlern – Söllereck – Walserschanz
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:13,2 km
      Ascent:479 m
      Descent:588 m
      Duration:04:13 h
      Deepest point:966 m
      Highest point:1404 m
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      Walser Cultural Walk: Riezlern – Söllereck – Walserschanz

      On old farmers tracks you can discover a piece of history in Kleinwalsertal on foot.

      Start of tour

      Riezlern

      End of tour

      Riezlern

      Description

      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.

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
      All route info
    • Hittisau im Winter

      Hittisau | around the village of Hittisau

      A gentle walk with lovely views in Hittisau.

      • 5,2 km

      • 01:30 h

      • leicht

      Hittisau | around the village of Hittisau
      Hittisau | around the village of Hittisau
      Hittisau | around the village of Hittisau
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:5,2 km
      Ascent:110 m
      Descent:110 m
      Duration:01:30 h
      Deepest point:789 m
      Highest point:925 m
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      Hittisau | around the village of Hittisau

      A gentle walk with lovely views in Hittisau.

      Start of tour

      Village hall in Hittisau

      End of tour

      Village hall in Hittisau

      Description

      With over 100 alps – making it the village with the most alps in Austria! – Hittisau has a long tradition in the art of alpine dairy farming, and was one of the first centres for full-fat cheese making in Vorarlberg. The route takes you right past the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum in Hittisau. Also worth a visit are the Women’s Museum in Hittisau and the objects on the “Wood…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Walser Omgang – Finding Your Way

      RAMBLE OVER MEADOWS AND THROUGH FORESTS; CROSS A TIME-WORN BRIDGE; HEAD FOR A CHAPEL;…

      • 19,2 km

      • 06:10 h

      • mittel

      Walser Omgang – Finding Your Way
      Walser Omgang – Finding Your Way
      Walser Omgang – Finding Your Way
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:19,2 km
      Ascent:627 m
      Descent:610 m
      Duration:06:10 h
      Deepest point:1031 m
      Highest point:1486 m
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      Experience:

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      Walser Omgang – Finding Your Way

      RAMBLE OVER MEADOWS AND THROUGH FORESTS; CROSS A TIME-WORN BRIDGE; HEAD FOR A CHAPEL; CLIMB…

      Start of tour

      Riezlern, Hirschegg, Mittelberg or Baad

      End of tour

      Baad, Mittelberg, Hirschegg or Riezlern

      Description

      Riezlern Dorf – Zwerwald – Letze – Hirschegg – Heuberg Sesselbahn – Panoramaweg Richtung Mittelberg – Zaferna – Bühlalp – Baader Höhenweg – Baad – Breitachweg zurück nach Mittelberg, Hirschegg oder Riezlern

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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