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Around Widderstein

Blick ins Gemsteltal
Bernhard's Gemstelalp
Gemstel Schönesboden
Widdersteinhütte
Widderstein
Aufstieg zum Hochalppass
Bärgunthütte
Vorarlberger Wanderwegekonzept

Factbox

Difficulty: mittel
Distance: 15.37 km
Ascent: 837 m
Descent: 907 m
Duration: 5.5 h
Deepest point: 1134 m
Highest point: 2041 m
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  • Höhenprofil

    Mittelberg-Bödmen (1150 m) – Gemsteltal valley – Bernhardsgemstel alp – Gemstel-Schönesboden – Hintere Gemstelalpe – Obere Gemstelalpe – Widdersteinhütte hut (2015 m) – high-altitude trail to Bärgunt-Hochalpe – Hochalp pass – Bärgunthütte hut– Innere and Äussere Widderstein alp – Baad. Bus from Baad returning to Bödmen.


    Author: Helmut Tiefenthaler und Rudolf Mayerhofer

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    Altitude: 2041 m 1134 m Best season:
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    Safety instructions:

    EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
    140 alpine emergencies Austria
    144 alpine emergencies Vorarlberg
    112 Euro emergency call (if there is no reception at the site of the emergency, first switch off your mobile phone, and when switching it on again, immediately dial 112 or press the SOS button instead of entering the PIN code).
    www.vorarlberg.travel/safety

  • Directions

    The life of nomads yesteryear and today: in the spring, farmers and dairymen used to take their families and cattle, kith and kin, up to the intermediate alps, called ‘vorsaess’ or ‘maisaess’.
    After the snowmelt in the mountains, they moved to the high-lying alps following the vegetation, not to return until mid-September. Locals and visitors alike trace their footsteps on safe hiking trails to alpine homesteads and shelters, on verdant pastures, through barren high-alpine shrublands up to the finest summit views. The trail to Widderstein is dotted with alps, from where even Lake Constance can be spotted on a clear day.

    Start Mittelberg-Bödmen
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.30959 N 10.12164 E
    Destination Baad

    Waypoints

  • Public transportation:

    Walserbus – separate bus system in the Kleinwalsertal (www.kleinwalsertal.com)

    Approach:

    Route Planner

    Park:

    Mittelberg-Bödmen