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Along the Schwarzwasserbach

Walser Omgang Entlang des Schwarzwasserbachs
Steinmännchenwald auf der Kiesbank


Distance:12,2 km
Ascent:275 m
Descent:570 m
Duration:03:30 h
Deepest point:907 m
Highest point:1304 m



  • Walser Omgang hike - follow the course of life - summer. A regenerating half-day tour

    On this route you can experience water – the elexir of life – with all its spirit and facets. Waterfalls, water filled rock holes, the natural bridge and finally the entrance to Breitachklamm gorge are the highlights of the tour.

    Torchlight hike through Breitachklamm, which is next to Walserschanze (arrival point)

    Author: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
    letzte Änderung: 16.06.2020

  • Difficulty:mittel




    Altitude: 1304 m 907 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:

    Emergency Numbers
    140 Alpine Emergencies Austria wide
    144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
    112 Euro-Emergencies (works with every mobile network)


    Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.

    More info & links:

    Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.

  • Directions

    First across the Wildmoos valley and along the Schwarzwasserbach back out of the valley over the Kessel holes and waterfalls down to the Au and on to the natural bridge. On the Karolinenweg you pass another waterfall before the path leads over the covered Höflebrücke on the other side of the valley. Along the stream, it goes down to the old Schwende bridge and over the wild and romantic Little Zwing to the forest house and the Walser ski jump.

    Start Hirschegg
    Geogr. 47.342864 N 10.136828 E
    Destination Riezlern
  • Public transportation:

    Leave the car where it is!

    The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 5 takes you to the district Au. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop “Ifen”. Way back: bus line 1 from “Walserschanz”. 

    >>> Timetable Walserbus


    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.

    Route Planner


    A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.