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Georunde Rindberg, Sibratsgfäll, Bregenzerwald (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Nature in motion

Konrad Stadelmann about the Georunde Rindberg in Sibratsgfäll

Vorarlberg Magazine
Poetry in Nature

Konrad Stadelmann

Georunde Rindberg

We have to respect that nature is stronger than we are, and learn to deal with it in both a creative and an innovative way.

Konrad Stadelmann, one of the initiators of the Georunde. He is working on a good future for his home town. Here is the cube, a crooked space in a – once again intact – environment, one of the stations on the Georunde Rindberg.

Georunde Rindberg, Erdrutsch, Sibratsgfäll (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Sibratsgfäll am Abend, Bregenzerwald (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Konrad Stadelmann, Sibratsgfäll, Georunde Rindberg (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus

The area of the landslides

Sibratsgfäll in the evening

Konrad Stadelmann is one of the initiators of the Georunde

I love the surrounding mountains and the vastness, the unspoilt view of nature

Konrad Stadelmann

says Konrad Stadelmann as he gazes across the green valley. He spent five years of his life as the mayor of Sibratsgfäll. Today, in his role as local councillor, he looks after the welfare of the village. In 1999, the idyllic mountain village in the Bregenzerwald was affected by a gigantic landslide: on an area of around 1.6 square kilometres, the mountainsides on the Rindberg plot started moving inexorably, with 18 buildings sliding down to the valley, some houses moving from their original spot by up to 240 metres.

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Konrad Stadelmann about the Georunde Rindberg

“The earth still hasn’t quietened down,” according to Stadelmann. The people in Sibratsgfäll have learned to live with the forces of nature, building houses which can move, which can slide along with the earth. In line with the mentality typical in Vorarlberg, the inhabitants have turned the disaster into something new, something positive. In conjunction with the association “Bewegte Natur Sibratsgfäll” the village has come to terms with the incidents and created the Georunde Rindberg project. This walk is a reminder of what happened, and raises awareness amongst locals and guests that they are part of nature.

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    • Georunde Rindberg

      Sibratsgfäll | Georunde Rindberg

      Eight stations bring you closer to the power of Mother Nature, letting experience it…

      • 3,9 km

      • 02:00 h

      • leicht

      Sibratsgfäll | Georunde Rindberg
      Sibratsgfäll | Georunde Rindberg
      Sibratsgfäll | Georunde Rindberg
      Difficulty: leicht
      Distance: 3,9 km
      Ascent: 250 m
      Descent: 250 m
      Duration: 02:00 h
      Deepest point: 995 m
      Highest point: 1245 m
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      Experience:

      Landscape:

      Sibratsgfäll | Georunde Rindberg

      Eight stations bring you closer to the power of Mother Nature, letting experience it for…

      Start of tour

      Felber's leaning house

      End of tour

      Alpenrose inn

      Description

      The tour brings you closer to the power of Mother Nature, letting you experience it for yourself: in May 1999, the mountainsides in the plot moved inexorably. The major incident left behind deep scars. On the landscape as well as on the spirit of the village. The stations of the Georunde Rindberg trace the happenings, communicate interesting information and provide insights into the way the inhabitants of Sibratsgfäll dealt with…

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    • Schönenbach

      Sibratsgfäll | Iferalpe – Schönenbach

      Easy hike on well-maintained supply roads (except for Hengstig) from Silgratsgfäll to the mid-alpine…

      • 13,3 km

      • 04:15 h

      • leicht

      Sibratsgfäll | Iferalpe – Schönenbach
      Sibratsgfäll | Iferalpe – Schönenbach
      Sibratsgfäll | Iferalpe – Schönenbach
      Difficulty: leicht
      Distance: 13,3 km
      Ascent: 350 m
      Descent: 350 m
      Duration: 04:15 h
      Deepest point: 835 m
      Highest point: 1078 m
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      Sibratsgfäll | Iferalpe – Schönenbach

      Easy hike on well-maintained supply roads (except for Hengstig) from Silgratsgfäll to the mid-alpine pasture…

      Start of tour

      Sibratsgfäll Krähenberg

      End of tour

      Sibratsgfäll Krähenberg

      Description

      Your first destination is the Krähenbergalpen area. From there, you continue through a gorge cut into the landscape by the Subersach brook. Having crossed the brook, you reach Schönenbach, a mid-alpine pasture settlement with lots of huts nestling in a gorgeous mountain setting. To return, follow the path across Hengstigrücken and Auenalpen to Krähenberg.

      This hike is also suited for families with children.

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