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Natural diversity and beauty around Götzis

.... mit Blick auf Götzis und den Kummenberg
Durch die kühle Schlucht des Mitzgebachs
In trockenen Sommermonaten führt der Emmebach wenig Wasser
Wenig Wasser und kühle Umgebeung sind ideal für Kinderabenteuer
Die wilde Wegvegetation ist ein Paradies für Schmetterlinge
Die Mationswiesen mitten im Wald werden nur einmal im Jahr nach dem 15. Juli gemäht
Abstieg durch schönen, schattigen Buchenwald nach Arbogast
Die Arbogastsenke mit der Wallfahrtskirche und der Ruine Neu-Montfort
Das Wasserhaus als Symbol für den Lebensquell Wasser ....
.... und zum innehalten, besinnen und verweilen.
Idyllischer Weg zum Bildungshaus
Das Bildungshaus Arbogst mit Einkehrmöglichkeit
Aussichtspunkt Therenberg ....
Abstieg von Therenberg zur Ruine Neu-Montfort
Ruine Neu-Montfort
Die Loykapelle mit der aufgemalten Geschichte des Hl. Loy


Difficulty: leicht
Distance: 6.58 km
Ascent: 240 m
Descent: 240 m
Duration: 2.5 h
Deepest point: 471 m
Highest point: 610 m



  • Höhenprofil

    Experience the nature of Götzis on a leisurely hike through the Örflaschlucht (gorge), Mationswiesen (meadows), the hollow at Arbogast, the ruins of Neu-Montfort and past the chapel of St. Loy to the starting point.

    The wooded surroundings of Götzis are ideal for a leisurely exploration of the interesting surroundings on hot sunny days in summer. The route follows the remnants of the Ice Age, first crossing the Örflaschlucht, then the Mitzgebach gorge and the dry valley with the Mationswiesen. These are only mown after 15 July and are therefore a great habitat for many butterflies and other insects. After descending into the hollow at Arbogast – another dry valley – the route takes in the impressive Wasserhaus (Water House) and then ascends via the Bildungshaus Arbogast (education centre where food and drink are also served) to the Therenberg viewpoint where hikers are able to take in the view across Götzis and see as far as Lake Constance when the weather permits. The descent also presents a detour to the ruins of Neu-Montfort before the route returns to the starting point again via the chapel of St. Loy.

    The route can be easily varied or extended at any time. Booking a hiking guide will open up many more options, just contact us at

    Presented by: Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
    Author: Erich Zucalli

  • Difficulty: leicht




    Altitude: 610 m 471 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:

    Please note that parts of the route take in mountain trails that have to be trodden with care.


    Ankle-high hiking boots with profiled sole

    Don’t forget your sun screen, water and camera.

    More info & links:

    If you would like to enjoy your first trip in the company of a hiking guide, simply contact us at Hiking guides are able to take visitors off the beaten track and away from busy routes. Detailed information about the landscape and natural and cultural landscapes maximises the enjoyment of nature.

  • Directions

    The route starts at the ‘In der Riebe’ swimming pool’s parking lot and follows the signs through the Örflaschlucht (gorge). It then follows the signposts for Mationswiesen across the Mitzgebach (gorge) and passes the Mationswiesen to the ‘Kälberweide’. This is where it descends to the Arbogastsenke (hollow), crosses the federal highway and follows the signs towards the Bildungshaus. Relax for a few minutes in the impressive Wasserhaus. The route climbs past the Älpele water-treading pool up to the Bildungshaus and on to the Therenberg viewpoint. It descends again via the Neu-Montfort ruin to the chapel of St. Loy and back to the car park.

    Start Parking place swimming pool
    Geogr. 47.33278856561657 N 9.651057475267635 E
    Destination Parking place swimming pool


  • Public transportation:

    Take the train to Götzis, then the No. 60 bus (Feldkirch) to Montfortstraße and on to the swimming pool or by the local No. 1 bus (Millrütte) to the swimming pool.


    Travelling from Bregenz, leave the Rheintalautobahn (Rhine Valley Motorway) at the exit for Altach and continue towards the swimming pool in Götzis; travelling from Feldkirch, leave it at the Götzis exit and then continue towards the town centre and the swimming pool.

    Route Planner


    Free parking at the swimming pool