C Bärguntalpe in the Kleinwalsertal © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Alpine summer & winter pleasures
Want to escape your daily routine? Take a deep breath of clear mountain air? Recover and relax in the beautiful mountain world? Enjoy this and more in Kleinwalsertal.
36 mountain peaks encircle this idyllic valley, which is only accessible by road from Germany. Hikers, mountain bikers and winter sports enthusiasts appreciate the intact, largely untouched mountains where there are plenty of wonderful ways to relax and unwind.
The yellows and whites of mountain wildflowers contrast with the greens of the meadows and pine trees and the deep blue of the sky. In summertime, holiday offers are as rich and varied as nature’s palette of colours during the Kleinwalsertaler Bergsommer. Hikers can explore the cross-border network between Austria and Germany. Mountain bikers, climbers and mountain runners will appreciate the countless routes and trails. Children can enjoy a mountain adventure programme, and culture enthusiasts will be delighted by the region’s diverse array of traditional events.
Regionalism and hospitality are top priorities in Kleinwalsertal. The GenussWirte (gourmet chefs) and GenussHütten (gourmet huts) prepare dishes primarily with locally sourced ingredients. Often made from beef and venison, such specialities are characteristic of the valley. Some dishes are even prepared with hay from mountain huts. In summer, a culinary foray through this gourmet region takes place once a week and lasts several hours. Tastings are included.
Regain your rhythm
Activating, regenerating or balancing? An HRV (heart rate variability) measurement can provide a visualisation of the right stimulation to help promote your personal wellbeing. This special health check is offered exclusively in Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg. The subsequent analysis can provide recommendations for personalised exercise programmes. You can embark on a journey to better health along trails specifically created to promote fitness. In winter, cross-country ski trails fulfill the same purpose.
Fun in the snow
The ski areas start from the village centre and extend up to 2,200 m above sea level. There’s even a cross-border ski area: from Kleinwalsertal it’s easy to ski across to Oberstdorf in Germany. An attractive snowpark, optimally prepared winter hiking trails and cross-country ski routes will inspire you to make the most of the snow. Regional cuisine is available in the mountain huts and in the valley.
Our top 5 tips
- A guided gourmet hike and cooking on the alp
- Fun times during the summer holidays adventure programme with mascot “Burmi”
- Magnificent: open all year round, the Breitachklamm gorge is located at the entrance to Kleinwalsertal
- A snowshoe hike over the dunes of the Gottesacker plateau
- Ski from Austria to Germany and back – at the cross-border ski area at Kanzelwand and Fellhorn
Wilderness Day in the Kleinwalsertal allows children and their parents to get up close to nature
In the Kleinwalsertal hikers can choose from trails through the valley at minimum 1,100 m or from mid-elevation mountain trails at over 2,000 m.
In the Kleinwalsertal Gourmet Region the cuisine comprises mouthwatering regional specialities - often using local beef or venison.
The virtually unspoilt natural mountain landscape invites you to find you own rhythm and revitalise yourself.
Winter fun for the whole family in the Kleinwalsertal
In the Kleinwalsertal there is a choice of leisurely descents as well as daredevil runs and deep powder
Snow and ice transform the awe-inspiring Breitach gorge into a fairy-tale landscape
Whether in mountain-top lodges or restaurants down in the valley, take your pick from regional specialities
Experience true vitality in the Kleinwalsertal: a holistic approach to improving quality of life, health and wellbeing with a little bit of help from nature.
In northeastern Vorarlberg
Kleinwalsertal is located 36 mountain peaks encircle the valley, which is only accessible by road from Germany.
Places in the Kleinwalsertal
Nestling in the Kleinwalsertal are three picturesque villages: Hirschegg, Mittelberg and Riezlern.