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Service Booklet, your guide

An easy long-distance trail through the Alps and one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe – journey to yourself.


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Important telephone numbers for emergencies or difficulties: München

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Memmingen

Emergency/Rescue in Germany

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Emergency/Rescue in Austria

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Bodensee

Füssen

Reutte Fire St. Department in Germany Gallen

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Fire Departmentam in Austria

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Arlberg

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Innsbruck

Police in Germany

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Police in Austria

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Mountain Rescue in Germany I Mountain Rescue in Austria

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Bozen

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Naturklettergarten Warth Naturbadesee Lechschlucht Lech am Arlberg

Teschenberger Alpe

Älpele Zug Waldschwimmbad Alpe Fischteich Kneippanlage Formarin Steinbockdenkmal Formarinsee Vorarlberg Lechquellgebiet

Geier Open Elbi

Höhenbachschlucht Simmswasserfall Jöchl Fußgängerhängebrücke spitzbahn Holzgau

Kneippanlage Erlebnisbad Steeg Wasserfall Naturkäserei

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Tirol


The Lechweg in the leading role, the water as its companion, the mountain peaks as the setting: for the first time, the Lechweg long-distance trail opens this alpine region into a relaxed walking experience. From the spring to the falls, one of the last wild river landscapes offers stages to pause and wind down.

Forggensee

Bayern

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Neuschwanstein Castle/ Hohenschwangau Castle Alpsee

Frauensee Costaries Chapel

Tirol

Castle Worlds Ehrenberg

Lech Weissenbach Forchach Hanging Bridge

Bird-watching Tower Pflacher Au Reutte

Hahnenkamm

Rieden Lake

Johannes Bridge Forchach

Lech ÂťBraidÂŤ Panoramic View Baichlstein Stanzach Vorderhornbach

Natural Adventure Pool

Elmen Doser Waterfall

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Fuessen Lechfall

Outdoor Swimming Pool

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Outdoor Swimming Area Bach

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Lake Constance

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CONTENTs

Editorial Toni Knittel: The »Bluatschink«

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Trail Song: »Along the Lech«

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Lech Bike Trail: from Steeg to Fuessen

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From the spring to the falls

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Travel directions: by air/train/car/public transport

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Baggage transfer: Lechweg Shuttle

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Guest cards: Lech Card, Lechtal Aktiv Card, Aktiv Card and KoenigsCard Signage/Amenities/Degree of difficulty

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Three regions: Arlberg, Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte and Allgaeu

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Naturpark Tiroler Lech: Conduct/Tours

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Suggested Stages/Advice

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Sections/Stages

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Walking tips: Trail/Weather/Season

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Walking tips: Equipment/Backpack/Clothing

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Walking tips: Footwear/Buying guide

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Lechweg certification/holiday package Hosts: Information

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Hosts: Hotels, guesthouses, apartments, farmsteads

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Dining/Eating on the Lechweg

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Frequently asked questions

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Imprint Important numbers/overview map Pictograms/Legend/Scale

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Editorial Toni Knittel

The »Bluatschink« on the Lechweg Here in the Alps we have many climbing trails and highmountain hiking routes. But it is not about a strolling ramble, but about athletic challenges, mostly to be overcome by experienced persons. And throughout Europe there are sensational trails on which you can relax while walking through unique landscapes. On the Lechweg however, both are combined: easy rambling and experiencing magnificent mountain scenery in one. You walk through three provinces in two different countries. That is great. The Lech River is the symbol for these borders – then it knows no borders. It has been the link between these two regions for centuries. Through the Lechweg now, these have grown closer together. The Lech River has been my life-long companion. It provides me with my very first childhood memories and also delivers many ideas for my artistic career. In my recent past, it has been a source of great strength to me. In my witty yet critical songs sung in the Lech Valley dialect, I have tried, with the use of the »Bluatschink« (a kind of imaginary water creature), to raise awareness and get peoples' attention about the impeding threat of plans to build a power plant in one of the last natural river systems of the Alps.


As I walked the Lechweg in stages for the first time in the Fall 2009, one of my most important projects in the past years was failing - we had to declare bankruptcy on the »Knight Ruediger Musical«. All of a sudden, I didn't just enjoy the walk along the Lech River; I needed it badly. On the one hand, it was wonderful to be able to release my thoughts in the peace and quiet. On the other hand, many of my worries were relativized in light of this grand river. It had flowed in this riverbed for millions of years. It had carved the landscape into centuries' old history all of which can be read if you go through it with open eyes. It still constantly sings a soughing and intoxicating melody which so pervades the entire valley. Suddenly, many of my problems were put into perspective, and in an instant, I was again that carefree young boy, sitting on a boulder, and skipping rocks across the water's surface. Henceforth, the melody and lyrics to my song »Along the Lech« flowed by themselves. »Bluatschink« Toni Knittel, Singer/Songwriter from the Tyrolean Lech Valley


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The Trail song

Along the Lech . Wenn er wia a kloanes Kind ganz oba am Berg no über d‘Felsa springt, da siecht ma ihm dia Kraft it o, dia er scho kurz drauf hat! Spater in der tiafa Schlucht, da hörsch du ihn tosa und du spürsch dia Wucht, mit der er scho seit so viel Jahr sei Tal in da Felsa grabt. Und i geah mit ihm mit – kann lesa, was sei Wasser in die Landschaft schreibt. Und i geah mit ihm mit – weil er mir mit sei‘m scheana Tal a Hoamat geit! REF: Am Lech entlang kann i mi ganz oafach treiba lassa. Am Lech entlang – dia Gedanka fliaßa frei wia s’Wasser! Am Lech entlang geah i Schritt für Schritt von der Quelle to zum Fall. Am Lech entlang spür i Schritt für Schritt so viel Wunder überall! Am Lech entlang! . Wenn er seinen Kampf dann gwinnt, auf oamal ganz, ganz ruhig aus da Felsa rinnt, ja, dann wird des Tal so weit! Dia Berg, sie macha Platz! Wo heind bunta Wiesa sei, und Dörfer wia Perla findesch nach der Reih, da hat der Mensch die Fassung gmacht, mittadrinn strahlt der Fluss als Schatz! Und i geah mit ihm mit – geah an sei‘m Ufer, hör des Liad, des er mir singt! Und i geah mit ihm mit – tragt der Weg mi heacher, hör i, wia des Tal mitklingt!

M +T: Toni Knittel/Interpret BLUATSCHINK


The Lech Bike Trail For those who wish to experience the breathtaking landscape along Lechweg trail a second time, they can choose to go by bicycle. In some parts, the Lech Bike Trail runs parallel to the long-distance walking trail. The tour begins in Steeg and ends in Fuessen after 64 kilometres. One can enter the trail anywhere along the stretch. The Lech Bike Trail mostly runs away from the roads on partly asphalted and gravel ground. It mainly runs downhill. The route allows for enjoyable biking with many views oft he wild river landscape and mountains. The Lech Bike Trail is therefore also suited for families. On the go, one runs into the Lechweg wanderer resting at the designated rest or BBQ areas, and so one may exchange a few tips. A biking map is available in all tourist offices in the Lech Valley and in the Naturpark Region Reutte.


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Who and what does the Lechweg stand for?

The Lechweg from the spring to the falls Easy long-distance walking through an alpine region which is simultaneously one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe: the Lechweg offers an extraordinary nature experience, from the inhabitants molded by their landscape and the truly mythical stories. The wanderer accompanies the Lech for almost 125 kilometers. From its spring near the Formarinsee in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg to the Lechfall in Fuessen in the Allgaeu. The Lechweg leads past one of the largest colonies of alpine ibex in Europe, past a waterfall which magically springs anew after running dry every year, flowing under the longest-suspension swing bridge in Austria, and finally leading up to the royal castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The trail connects three regions and two countries with their traditions and histories. From the Arlberg region through the Tyrolean Naturparkregion Lechtal-Reutte up to the southern Allgaeu. The Lech has formed all three regions for centuries. From the Romans and their Alpine crossings, the »Schwabenkinder« (Swabian children) up to the »Floessern« (raftsmen). In each of these histories the Lech had played a meaningful role. The magical turquiose river shaped the flora and fauna. Many breeding birds and wild-growing Orchids make it one of the most species-rich habitats in Central Europe. In order to protect one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe, the Naturpark Tiroler Lech was initiated.


The European Hiking Association tested the cross-border Lechweg along very strict criteria. They certified the long-distance trail as a first Leading Quality Trail. The Lechweg is thus a model for long-distance trails all over Europe. What does it mean to ramble on the Lechweg? The Lechweg is easy long-distance walking through an alpine region. Yet this does not mean that rambling is necessarily an easy stroll. Every long-distance trail sets some demands for the physical condition of the wanderer. After all, there are multiple stages back to back which need to be overcome. If, therefore we speak of an easy long-distance trail through the Alps, then it is in contrast to other alpine trails and climbs with more demanding elevation profile. When compared to them, the Lechweg makes a moderate claim. For those who are comfortable on the long-distance trails of the German Mittelgebirge, they are equally served on the Lechweg, for that is its advantage: it leads through the impressive high-mountain landscape into the alpine foothills- without climbs and steep passages. This means that previous alpine experience is not necessary – but you should still always be aware of the specifics of the Alps, such as the rapid weather change for example. Nevertheless, the Lechweg can be planned individually to suit each person‘s condition (see suggested stages on page 20). Calculate enough resting periods, enjoy a massage at the end of the day, and feel free to shorten a segment by taking the public bus if your legs get too tired. We wish you a wonderful experience on your Lechweg ramble. Yours, Werbegemeinschaft Lech-Wege: Lech Zuers GmbH Warth Schroecken Tourismus Tourismusverband Lechtal Tourismusverband Naturpark Region Reutte Fuessen Tourism and Marketing


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Arrival

Stuttgart

Start your rambling

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Munich Memmingen

holiday without stress: Travel to Lech

Lake Constance

am Arlberg the night before and acquaint yourself with the mundane alpine village before starting out

St. Gallen

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Lech am Arlberg

Fuessen Reutte Innsbruck

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on the first stage the next day.

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Arrival by airplane The closest airports are the Allgaeu Airport in Memmingen, Friedrichshafen Airport, Innsbruck Airport or Munich Airport. The Lechweg-Shuttle by STM Service comfortably transfers you from each airport to Lech am Arlberg. Transportation for up to 8 persons (up to 20 persons) costs € 260 (€ 310) from Allgaeu Airport, € 240 (€ 290), from Innsbruck Airport and € 360 (€ 480) from Munich Airport. For more information or booking, contact our partner STM Service, Oberdorf 51, A-6652 Elbigenalp, telephone +43 676 6366825, lechweg@stm-service.at, www.stm-service.at.

Arrival by train Fuessen in the Allgaeu is connected to the German National Railway (DBB) system. From most major cities ICE trains arrive on an hourly schedule with only one change in Augsburg or Munich. Information regarding train travel on the Austrian National Railway (OEBB) is available around the clock online at www.oebb.at or per telephone +43 5 1717, or on the German National Railway at www.bahn.de or per telephone +49 1 80 5996633. From the station at Fuessen, regularly scheduled buses run to Lech am Arlberg.


The Lechweg-Shuttle by STM Service can also pick you up from Fuessen train station. The price for the transfer to Lech am Arlberg for up to 8 persons (up to 20 persons) is â‚Ź 130 (â‚Ź 180). For more information or booking, contact our partner STM Service, Oberdorf 51, A-6652 Elbigenalp, telephone +43 676 6366825, lechweg@stm-service.at, www.stm-service.at. Lech am Arlberg is not directly situated on the Austrian Railway grid. The arrival is via the train station Langen am Arlberg or St. Anton am Arlberg with a distance of ca. 17 kilometers. There is a regular taxi and bus connection to Lech am Arlberg, Transfer time is ca. 20 minutes, online reservations under www.taxi-lech.at or www.taxi-zuers.com.

Arrival by automobile It is possible to arrive at either the starting point Lech am Arlberg or the ending point Fuessen in Allgaeu. You can leave your car in either location for the duration of your ramble. From the North, the Autobahn A7 and the State Road B17 (Romantic Road) and the A96/B16 lead directly to Fuessen. To reach Lech am Arlberg from Fuessen, take the Autobahn A7 through the border tunnel and onto the State Road B179 to Reutte. From here the Country Road L198 leads directly to Lech. Please note the road closings between Warth and Lech until well into the spring. Lech am Arlberg can be reached from Bregenz over the Bregenz Forest on the L 200. You can als use the Rheintalautobahn A14, through the Klostertal S16, on the L197 and finally on the L198 over the Flexenpass to Lech. Coming from the Tyrolean Inn Valley, take the Autobahn A12 and S16 to St. Anton am Arlberg and then on to the L197 and L198.


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Arrival/Baggage Transfer

Please be aware that there is a compulsory toll vignette (sticker) on Austrian Autobahns. Parking lots: Lech am Arlberg: the Anger underground garage (hours 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, free of charge in summer) is located in the town centre, near the Lechweg and bus stations. Fuessen: P5 – Parkgarage City/Sparkassenhaus (€ 20,- per week, tickets under www.apcoa.de or Mon.–Sat. directly in parking garage), P2 – Eissport Centre – BLZ Arena (free of charge). P5 is in the town centre, P2 on outskirts. Bus 71 runs to city centre/bus station Fuessen. There is a wander portal with free parking and wander friendly entry onto the Lechweg in Warth next to the Tourist Office, in Steeg next to the Gemeindeamt (town hall), in Holzgau behind the Gemeindeamt, in Elbigenalp below the Schnitzschule (wood carving school), in Stanzach behind Sport Fredy and in Pflach near the bird watching tower. Public Transportation The Lechweg is connected to the public transit system. Detailed schedules are found under www.vvt.at or in the respective Tourist Offices. From the end of June to the beginning of October, the local town »Wanderbus« commutes between Lech am Arlberg and the Formarinsee from the post office station in Lech. Bus connections between Warth and Lech am Arlberg are only available starting in mid-June. Lech am Arlberg to Reutte is serviced by Busline 4268, between Reutte and Fuessen it is Busline 74 and 4258.


Baggage Transfer Rambling on the Lechweg is most enjoyable without a heavy burden upon your shoulders. The Lechweg-Shuttle by STM Service transports your baggage to your next accommodation. It is recommended that you book this transport before you arrive for your walking holiday directly with the company STM Service: Oberdorf 51, A-6652 Elbigenalp, tel. +43 676 6366825, lechweg@stmservice.at, www.stm-service.at. A direct booking is possible up to two days before the actual transport is needed. If you wish to transfer your baggage on short notice, your accommodation can assist you with organising a transport. Your hosts will tell you where you can stow your baggage for pick-up. They will be tagged with nametags. Please enter your name, mobile phone number, or the phone number of your next accommodation and location. Attach the nametag to your baggage so that it is easily visible. Drivers are only able to deliver baggage which has been paid for and has a clear destination. Baggage Pick-up and Delivery on the Lechweg The latest pick-up at Lech am Arlberg and Warth is 8:30 AM, from Steeg at 9:00 AM. By the latest at 4:00 PM, the baggage is at its next destination. The transport per stage and piece of baggage costs â‚Ź 5.50 with 2-days notice. Please note that each piece of baggage may have a maximum weight of 20 kg. Eventual excess baggage will be charged accordingly. Please pay for the total number of bags and stages ahead of time to the STM Service by bank transfer: STM Service, BANK: Raiffeisenbank Oberlechtal (Austria), Account Nr. 15.354, BLZ 36220, IBAN AT11 3622 0000 0001 5354, BIC RZTIAT22220 So go ahead, travel only with a light daypack and enjoy the landscape along the Lechweg.


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Guest Cards/Discounts

The Lechweg connects three regions: the Arlberg region, the Tyrolean Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte and the Allgaeu with its Royal Castles. Various guest cards are offered in these regions, which are also interesting for Lechweg hikers. Please be aware that there is no unified single Lechweg-card! Hosts who accept the guest card in their region, can be recognized with their respective pictogram in the accommodation directory: Lech Card The Lech Card is the recreational ticket for Lech, Warth and surrounding areas. It is available with a one night stay from the host or at the Lech Zuers Tourism Office. Especailly interesting for Lechweg wanderers: All cable railways and chair lifts, and the use of local town and wander buses are included (from Spullersee and Formarinsee up to the Hochtannbergpass, the regional line #40 to Hochkrumbach as well as the regional line #91/92 between Lech and Zuers – the toll fee is not included). Also included in this offer is the Waldschwimmbad with rock island, waterslide and numerous other services. In Warth itself you receive the card (valid from end of June to begin of October) from your host beginning with a 2 nights-stay. www.lech-zuers.at/lech-im-sommer/lech-card/ Lechtal Aktiv Card The Lechtal Aktiv Card is valid throughout the Lech Valley. It is included in the accommodation price from the hosts who have the respective pictogram. Alternatively, the card is available for


28 € per person (valid for 7 days) from the Tourist Offices. It is valid from May 30 th to October 20 th, 2013 beginning on the second day of your stay. It is also interesting for a Lechweg wanderer: with the Lechtal Aktiv Card, the Wanderbus can be used without charge throughout the entire Naturpark Region, as well as cable cars and railways. www.lechtal.at/ferienregion-lechtal/lechtal-cardsommerkarte/ lechtal-aktivcard.html Aktiv Card in the Naturpark Region Reutte Every guest, who stays overnight in the Naturpark Region Reutte, receives the Aktiv Card from their host. Included free of charge is the use oft he regional buses. A DVD of the Naturpark Region Reutte is included, as well as numerous discounts in the Alpentherme Ehrenberg, the Castle Worlds Ehrenberg and the Reutte mountain cable car, or for guided hikes, rafting, etc. www.reutte.com FuessenCard and KoenigsCard Beginning with one nights accommodation, all guests in Fuessen receive the FuessenCard from their host. Free of charge are the train rides between Fuessen – Kaufbeuren and Pfronten – Kempten and public transportation in the municipalities of Fuessen (incl. Hopfen am See and Weissensee), Hopferau, Eisenberg, Nesselwang, Pfronten, Rieden am Forggensee, Rosshaupten, Rueckholz, Schwangau, Seeg, Halblech and Lechbruck am See. Important for Lechweg wanderers: The bus ride Fuessen –Reutte is not yet included! Some other hosts in Fuessen offer the KoenigsCard with over 200 regional inclusive services like cable railways, swimming pools, museums and recreational attractions. www.koenigscard.com/ www.fuessen.de/service/fuessencard.html Detailed information on the service of the guest cards can be gotten at the respective Tourism Offices.


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Signage/Amenities/Degree of difficulty

The »L« points the way The prominent »L« is the symbol of the Lechweg. A white »L« on a black background indicated the way. You will find the »L« on the signposts and on trees and rocks along the path. The distance between the symbols is usually no more than 250 metres. Arrows below the »L« point in the right direction at crossings. A red »L« in brackets points out short cuts or worthwhile alternatives. Please pay attention to the time designation. Details can be found in the specific stage description on page 20. Thes »L« in blue with a line on top and bottom, indicates you are on an entry point to the Lechweg, because the Lechweg does not always lead directly through the town centre.

Rest and Repose The Lechweg-bench is the prominent piece of furniture along the trail. Over 60 times it invites you to take a break. The Lechweg-bench is made from weather-resistant alpine larch lumber, is massive and yet carefully crafted; comfortable and unique. Numerous resting areas with a combination of bench and table and also loungers are the perfect spot to have a snack and to relax. Designated barbecue areas along the Lech River are also available.


Degree of difficulty At the beginning of every stage description in this booklet there is a level of difficulty category. This is in accordance with the guidelines of the European Rambler’s Association and delineates the following:

easy walking trail, valley trail, footpath:

➜ predominently wide and with little incline ➜ no passages with a danger of falling ➜ no previous or particular skill or ability in

hiking is required

➜ suitable for all ramblers, also for beginners

demanding walking trail, easy mountain path,

respectively:

➜ ordinary paths that can be narrow and steep ➜ generally no passages with a danger of falling ➜ require basic skills in hiking ➜ for walkers, beginners included, with moderate

physical condition


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The three regions: the Arlberg area, the Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte and the Allgaeu

The two communities Lech am Arlberg and Warth belong to two different municipalities, yet connect the Austrian States of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. This region has a population of about 1,600 inhabitants. Both towns are a popular tourist destinations both in summer and winter. The region Lech Zuers am Arlberg is known as the birthplace of alpine skiing. The ski area Warth-Schroecken is one of the snowiest ski resorts in Europe, with an average eleven metres of new snow annually. Starting in the 2013/2014 winter season, the ski resorts of WarthSchröcken and Lech-Zuers are connected by a cable car. The Walser, a folk who settled here in the 13th and 14th century, took great influence on this region. Typically Walser is demonstrated not only in the traditionally bound and secular character of the decendents, but also in the grandious natural backdrop. Even today you can see the traces left behind on the Tannberg theme-trail: a gripping, multi-faceted, and not simply historical tour, on which you can experience the historical highlights and numerous natural wonders. The Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte reaches from Steeg to the national border at Pinswang. In large parts of the park, you come across extraordinary wild river landscapes. The nativeness of the Lech River was the reason for proclaiming the area as a natural preserve. It belongs to the European network of protected areas called »Natura 2000«. The Lech River and its wetlands are home to unusually numerous rare animal and plant species. For example the species of orchid »Lady Slipper«, the German tamarisk – also known as Myricaria germanica – or the spotted rattle grasshopper. At Hoefen the valley basin


Reutte appears. This stage captivates through its bathing lakes and 400 kilometer trail network, on which you can hike in the mountains, go for a walk or ride a mountain bike. A visit to the alpine flower garden or the barefoot trail on the Hahnenkamm Mountain and the Castle Worlds of Ehrenberg, with its museum ÂťOn the Knight's TrailÂŤ, are an absolute must. For some rest and relaxation, stop by the new Alpentherme Ehrenberg Spa with its swimming and sauna facilities. Fuessen is situated at the foot of the Allgaeu Alps. It borders on the Tyrol and is Bavaria's highest city at 800 metres altitude. The municipality is made up of the City of Fuessen, Bad Faulenbach, Hopfen am See and Weissensee. Fuessen is classified as the birthplace of European lute and violin-making. It is located along the Roman road, Via Claudia Augusta, and was a favorite place of Emperor Maximilian I. Aside from the cultural highlights, Fuessen has specialised itself in medical and healthcare tourism and has numerous certifications (City of Fuessen: Kneipp therapy resort; Bad Faulenbach: Moor healing bath, Kneipp therapy resort; Hopfen am See: Kneipp therapy resort, climatic health resort; Weissensee: climatic health resort). About 200 kilometres of walking trails and mountain bike trails await the active vacationer. A boat ride on the Forggensee provides a wonderful view of the Royal Castles and of the magnificent panoramic vista of the Allgaeu, Lechtal and Ammergau Alps. The Lechweg connects people in one Europe of regions.


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Naturpark Tiroler Lech

The Naturpark Tiroler Lech extends between the Lech Valley Alps in the southeast and the Allgaeu Alps in the northwest. Around 41 square kilometres are preserved land: the wild river, its adjacent wetlands, parts of mountain forests and the main tributaries. The »Tyrolean Lech Nature Park« is as such, the largest contiguous protected valley area in Tyrol.The natural environment and its biodiversity are influenced by the Lech. In 2000, the Lech River joined to the European network of protected areas called »Natura 2000«. Four years later, the State of Tyrol certified this region as a nature reserve with the title »Naturpark«. Natural and cultural landscapes should therefore retain their character. The landscape around the wild river Lech is striking in its uniqueness and originality. We kindly ask you to make a contribution to the preservation and protection of the Naturpark Tiroler Lech and the entire region.

Please take your rubbish with you instead of leaving it in

nature. A small plastic bag for waste belongs in every back-

pack.

Please do not pick flowers, shrubs, or take any animals, etc.,

with you that you encounter on the trail. This insures that

not only subsequent hikers will be able to enjoy the same

beautiful sights, but will also protect the flora and fauna.


Do not start any fires! There are specified grilling areas

along the Lechweg.

• Stay on marked trails and paths. This provides security

and also protects the vegetation.

Keep your pet on a leash in order to avoid disturbing wild

animals.

Take consideration of those hikers around you and of the

wild animals by not making excess noise.

Do not camp in the middle of the nature park. Public

campgrounds are located in Reutte and Haeselgehr.

»Lechweg-Escorts« with Naturpark Guides »Beginners« welcome! No experience needed! For everyone who wants to ramble and explore! The Lechweg leads, for a majority of its route, through the Naturpark Tiroler Lech. The Naturpark Guides escort you from Stanzach to Forchach through the heart of the Naturpark. Along the gravel banks and in the alluvial forest there is a lot to discover. You may know some of the animals and plant life, yet some you will never have seen before. Learn more about the uniqueness of the wild river landscape in an entertaining manner. You have never seen it in this way: Precision binoculars by Swarovski make impressive nature experiences possible. Our Naturpark Guides make these available free of charge during the nature walk!

When: Every Tuesday in July, August and Sept., 9:00 AM – ca. 11:00 AM Start: Stanzach, Tourism Office End: Forchach, Cafe alte Muehle Route Distance: ca. 4 km Registration: In July and August without registration, in September registration by 4:00 PM the day before, direct booking at Naturpark Tiroler Lech (Tel. +43 676 885087941, info@naturpark-tiroler lech.at).

Price: Adults € 8.Youth (15 –18 years) € 4.Children up to 15 years free (Guests of all official Naturpark Hosts are free of charge)


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Suggested Stages and Tips

Suggested Stages The Lechweg represents easy long-distance walking through an alpine region. It begins at 1,793 metres aboove sea level in the vicinity of the Formarinsee and ends at about 800 metres above sea level in Fuessen. The Lechweg passes through high mountains regions and reaches into the alpine foothills. A major portion of the trail has a slight incline. Yet sometimes there are steeper passages to surmount. Depending on your physical condition and individual travel plans, three different tour variants are offered: •

The Athletic (six days): Suitable for the experienced

long-distance walker in very good physical condition.

Starts near the Formarinsee – Lech (14 km) – Steeg

(25 km) – Elbigenalp (17½ km) – Stanzach (21 km) – Waengle

(21½ km) – Fuessen (24 km)

The Classic (seven days): Suitable for the long-distance

walker in good physical condition. Starts near the

Formarinsee – Lech (14 km) – Gehren/Lechleiten (14 km)

– Holzgau (16 km) – Elbigenalp (12½ km) – Stanzach (21 km)

– Waengle (21½ km) – Fuessen (24 km)

The Unhurried (eight days): Suitable for anyone who

likes walking. Starts near the Formarinsee – Lech (14 km)

– Warth (10 km) – Steeg (15 km) – Bach (15½ km) – Elmen/

Vorderhornbach (21½ km) – Weissenbach (15½ km) – Pflach

(18½ km) – Fuessen (14½ km)


Stage Tips Choose your individual stage goal depending on your condition and ambition on the table below.. All stage destinations have adequate accommodations.

Leg

time ELV alloted KM ELV

Formarinsee – Lech Lech – Warth/Lechleiten

14 km

195 Elv

629 Elv

5h

14½ km

733 Elv

635 Elv

5h

Warth/Lechleiten – Steeg

1 1 km

295 Elv

7 1 1 Elv

4h

Steeg – Holzgau

5 km

130 Elv

140 Elv

1½ h

Holzgau – Bach

9½ km

7 34 Elv

7 78 Elv

4h

Bach – Elbigenalp

3 km

16 Elv

40 Elv

1h

Elbigenalp – Haeselgehr

7 km

1 37 Elv

1 73 Elv

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Haeselgehr – Elmen

5 km

309 Elv

274 Elv

2h

Elmen – Vorderhornbach

6 km

297 Elv

361 Elv

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Vorderhornbach – Stanzach Stanzach – Forchach Forchach – Weissenbach Weissenbach – Waengle

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119 Elv

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Waengle – Pflach

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485 Elv

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Pflach – Fuessen

15 km

722 Elv

760 Elv

5h

Entire Route 123 kilometres, elv=elevation (in metres), h=hours, all rounded-off.

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#1

Formarinsee – Lech am Arlberg

route

Bus stop Formarinsee – Steinbock (Ibex) Monument – Zug – Lech am Arlberg

length

14 km

duration

ca. 5 hours (easy mountain path)

publ.transp. Wanderbus between Lech am Arlberg and Formarinsee (toll-road) (see summer schedule for Wanderbus Lech) sights/ Formarinsee – Alpe Formarin – Steinbock (Ibex) Monu attractions ment – Lecher Pflanzgarten – Zug – Waldschwimmbad (pool) – Kneipp basin information Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH (Dorf 2, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg, telephone +43 5583 2161-0) Formarinsee

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On the Formarinsee Over wooden planks along the young Lech River


The »Wanderbus« takes you from the Post Office station in Lech to the bus stop »Formarinsee«, the last station. The Lechweg starts here at 1,793 metres above sea level. A first short detour on the »Gueterweg« to the Formarinsee is well worth it: a beautiful panorama opens up with a view over the lake. After a u-turn you head back to the bus stop. Take the short way along the street to the Alpe Formarin. There a meadow path forks to the right and leads you past the Stein-

bock (Ibex) Monument, which reminds us of the resettlement of these animals into the wild in 1958. One of the largest ibex colonies in Europe lives here. In the spring after the snowmelts you can, in the Lech source area, see a few springs emerge right next to the trail. After about an hour's march across mountain pastures and past weathered limestone boulders, the Formarinbach (stream) escorts you. Pretty soon it joins the waters of the Spullerbach to form into the young Lech River. Farther down valley the Lechweg passes the Aelpele, until you reach the locality of Zug. At the fishpond, fresh fish are caught and grilled. Now

follow the Lech riverbank path to Lech am Arlberg crossing the Tannberg parcel.


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Lech am Arlberg

sights/ St. Nikolaus church (both old and new) – old court attractions of the Walser on the Tannberg – Museum Huber Hus – Ruefikopfaussicht (reachable with the Ruefikopfbahn) information Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH (Dorf 2, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg, telephone +43 5583 2161-0)

View of Lech Resting benches near Lech


The Lech, a wild river, turquoise green, full of irrepressible momentum, gave the town its name. Known first as »Licca« it appeared in historical sources in the 8th century as »Lecha«. The rushing, gravel-filled Lech characterizes the entire region and also the center of the town of Lech. Lech is located at 1,450 meters above sea level and in 2004 was named »Europe's most beautiful village« for its development in harmony with nature. The approximately 1,600 inhabitants of Lech and Zuers are proud of their areas. No buildings interfere here with the Alpine image. True to the motto »Better less, but of the highest quality«, Lech serves as an energy model region for sustainable economies. Each and every faucet and fountain in Lech is fed by spring water. The Huber Hus Museum represents the historical and cultural center of the community. Before the 280 km of slopes and 180 km of variants open in the cradle of alpine skiing, the inhabitants of Lech devote themselves to new thoughts at the traditional Philosophicum in September.


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#2

Lech am Arlberg – Warth/Lechleiten

route length

Lech am Arlberg Kuhschwab – Warth Lechleiten

duration

ca. 5 hours (easy mountain path)

– Stubenbach – Gehren

– –

14½ km

publ.transp. Bus 4268, Bus 40a, »Wanderbus« Lech-Warth Line #3 sights/ attractions

Natural swimming hole in Warth – town centre Warth with »Walserhus« and St. Sebastian Church – »Waelder Metzge« (butcher) – hanging footbridge across the Krumbach – climbing wall »Schrofenwies«

information Warth-Schroecken Tourism, Warth Office (A-6767 Warth, telephone +43 5583 3515-0)

Lech am Arlberg

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733 m –

635 m

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Swimming hole Warth Hanging footbridge across the Krumbach

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From the eastern locality Stubenbach, the Lech River snakes through a fascinating ravine formation which is not always visible from the trail. Through Stubenbach the trail lies above the Lech chasm to the Grenztobel – the border between the communities Lech and Warth. You cross several small mountain streams. The sharp left fork leads to a rest and dining possibility, the Bodenalpe. Otherwise the forested path always heads above the Lech River to a wooden bridge, which is secured with steel cables. The trail goes uphill through the wood Hoehenwald to the Walser village of Warth. Right at the town entrance, a natural

swimming pond and the highest situated cheese factory and butcher of Vorarlberg, the »Waelder Metzge«, invite you to have a break. The Walserhus and St. Sebastian Church bear witness to the Walser craftmens' skills. More fun: wildwater swimming in the Lech River with experienced guides from the Alpinschule Widderstein (www.alpinschulewidderstein. com, office@alpinschulewidderstein.com, Tel. +43 660 2149207). A small swing bridge over the Krumbach stream leads to Gehren and now you are on Tyrolean soil. Right near the trail in the section of Steeg named Lechleiten, there is a natural climbing

crag »Schrofenwies« with over 31 tours for beginners to advanced climbers.


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#3

Warth/Lechleiten – Steeg

route length

11 km

Lechleiten

duration

ca. 4 hours (easy mountain path)

– Panorama Trail – Steeg

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Naturkaeserei Sojer – Swimming pool Aqua Nova attractions information Tourism Office Steeg and Kaisers (A-6655 Steeg, telephone +43 5633 5308) Lechleiten

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Your route leads you over the »Panorama Trail« in the direction of Steeg. Far above the Lech River, spectacular vistas open up into the Lech Valley. Again and again, the magical turquiose color of the river flashes from the deep. Several switchbacks lead down to the Lech River. Along the riverside you reach the town of Steeg. Have a break at the cheese factory Naturkaeserei Sojer or in the award-winning restaurant »Postwirt«.The Hotel Post is a member of the association »Naturparkwirten« (Nature Park Hosts). Eight restaurants have joined together for the purpose of preparing and serving meals made from high-quality Austrian products and ingredients. And afterwards, you can release built-up muscle aches in the »Erlebnisbad Aqua Nova« swimming pool. One of the first Tyrolean female physicians comes from Steeg. Anna Maria Dengel was born here on March 16th, 1892. She studied in Ireland and finished her medical degree in 1919. As a young doctor she founded a congregation of sisterhood missionary physicians, whose activities today still reach from the counseling of youth, the ailing, the aged and prison populations up to projects helping AIDs patients.


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#4

Steeg – Holzgau

route

Steeg

length

5 km

duration

ca. 1 ½ hours (easy trail)

– Holzgau

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Waterfall and Kneipp basin – frescoes – parish church attractions Maria Himmelfahrt – St. Sebastian Chapel – brewery information Tourism Office Holzgau (A-6654 Holzgau, telephone +43 5633 5356) Steeg

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Brigde over Waterfall Frescoes in Holzgau


From Steeg to Holzgau you begin on a field path in direction Haegerau. At the wildly romantic waterfall a Kneipp basin invites you to get into the water and stay a while. Along the »Jochweg«, the ramble continues on to Holzgau. Here Lueftlmalereien (Frescoes) from the late Baroque decorate numerous facades and bear witness to the wealth of foregone times.They emulate architectural elements and show the house patron saint or the house mark or symbol. Also biblical scenes or motives from the farming life and hunting are presented. The architecture of the »Dengeles Hauses« is worth seeing as is the parish church Maria Himmelfahrt with its altar paintings by Johann Jakob Zeiler and Joseph Keller. In the Sebastian Chapel of 1497, frescoes from the founding era are preserved. In the brewery you can stop along the way for a freshly draught beer and taste test. The Hotel Neue Post located right on the town square, has made Tyrolean tourism history. Innsbrucker Hans Fessler – student of Clemens Holzmeister – was responsible for its architecture. Both belonged to a circle of architects who substantially coined international tourism architecture in the period between the World Wars.


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#5

Holzgau – Bach

route Holzgau Stockach

– Hoehenbachtal – Schigge – – Bach

length

9 ½ km

duration

ca. 4 hours (demanding mountain trail)

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Hoehenbachschlucht – Simms Waterfall – suspension attractions footbridge – Joechelspitzbahn (chairlift)/Mountain Hay Museum – Modertal Waterfall information Tourism Office Lechtal (Untergiblen 23, A-6652 Elbigen alp, telephone +43 5634 5315)

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Pedestrian suspension bridge over the Hoehenbachschlucht Joechelspitzbahn


For those who are not dizzy, the Lechweg takes you over the longest and probably most spectacular suspension footbridge in Austria. 200.5 metres long and 110 metres high, it crosses the Hoehenbachschlucht (gorge). For those who get dizzy, you can also walk into the Hoehenbachtal valley path, past the

Simms Waterfall to the rest station Café Uta. From there the trail leads up to the »Schigge«. For part of the way you walk on wooden planks across the landscape jewel Schigge, in direction Bach. Shortly before the »Bengler Wald« (wood), the trail heads to the base station of the chairlift Joechelspitzbahn. Taking the ride up, at the peak station of the Joechelspitze you find the Lechtal Bergheumuseum (mountain hay museum). It documents the very laborious work, and desolate conditions under which the Tyrolean mountain farmers had to once survive. Make your way from the Bengler Wood to a short detour towards »Seesumpf« to the mythical Modertal Waterfall. At Seesumpf on the right-hand side, the path again leads into the wood. After a short while, you arrive at a small chapel. From there the path leads down to the village of Bach. Between

Bach and Elbigenalp there is also an outdoor swimming area with three heated pools.


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#6

Bach – Elbigenalp

route

Bach Elbigenalp

length

3 km

duration

ca. 1 Stunde (easy trail)

– Obergiblen

– Untergiblen

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Geierwally Open-Air Stage – Dengelhaus – St. Nikolaus attractions Church – Martin‘s Chapel – wood-carving school – Lech- taler Haussegen Distillery information Tourism Office Lechtal (Untergiblen 23, A-6652 Elbigen- alp, telephone +43 5634 5315)

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On the Lech shore Geierwally Open-air Stage


Directly along the Lech river‘s shore the Lechweg takes you from Bach to Elbigenalp. You march three kilometers on an easy trail. To get to the centre of Elbigenalp, you must leave the Lechweg. Elbigenalp is geographically the center of the Lech Valley and is in the middle between Reutte and Lech am Arlberg. It is the village of Queen Marie, mother of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who spent much time here. Elbigenalp – birthplace of the legendary Geierwally, Anna Stainer-Knittel, and stronghold of the art of wood-carving. There are a number of schools, among them, the College for Arts and Crafts, Sculpture, Gilding and Sign-making. On the open-air stage »Geierwally«, plays and concerts are performed which have a connection to the Lech Valley. In the restaurant »Zur Geierwally«, an exhibit can be seen on the life of Anna Stainer-Knittel. The parish church of St. Nikolaus with its rich artistic treasures is worth a visit. Right next to it is the oldest chapel in the valley, the Martin Chapel with its Ossuary. Here you see the »Dance of Death« painted by Johann Anton Falger, who used the Fuessen »Dance of Death« in the Anna Chapel as a model.


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#7

Elbigenalp – Haeselgehr

route

Elbigenalp Haeselgehr

length

7 km

duration

ca. 3 hours (easy trail)

– Koeglen – Griessau

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ attractions

Biotope near Koeglen – St. Martin Church – outdoor swimming pool – herbal path – mineral spring Otterbach

information Tourism Office Lechtal (Untergiblen 23, A-6652 Elbigen- alp, telephone +43 5634 5315)

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From the centre of Elbigenalp it goes back to the Lech River. The Lechweg now ambles along the river. Shortly before reaching Koeglen you reach a small biotope. At Koeglen you cross the Lechtal country road and walk on forest and wooded paths to a leg with a wonderful panoramic view. At the altitude of Griessau you again cross the road and walk on a farm lane through a small lowland forest and thereafter along the Lech River to the outdoor swimming pool in Haeselgehr. A little artifical creek with sulferous water runs through the facility. In Haeselgehr, the parish church St. Martin awaits you with a rarity: it is decorated in a pure Nazarene style. The walls of the nave are, to an extent, coated in sheet brass. Contours of saints are engraved and painted over colorfully in these sheets. For those who may wish to take part of the route on the water, they can sign-up in Haeselgehr at the »Wildwater Sport Lechtal – Fun Rafting and Canyoning« outfit. Contact: Tel. +43 5634 6304, www.fun-rafting.at


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#8

Haeselgehr – Elmen

route

Haeselgehr

length

5 km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy mountain path)

– Luxnach – Klimm

– Elmen

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Doser Waterfall – Klimm bridge* – parish church Elmen* attractions information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632 6605)

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From Haeselgehr, the Lechweg leads on to the »Weiler Luxnach«. Here you will find the Doser waterfall. Its water comes

from a grotto and had previously driven a mill. The waterfall dries up on St. Martin's Day (November 11th) and springs back on St. George's Day (April 23rd). According to legend, a dragon is responsible for this – it lets the stream flow and dissapear at the right times. Your trek takes you to the Purweg and then on to the panorama trail towards Elmen. A break from rambling is offered in »Klimm«, at the rest stop »Zur Gemuetlichkeit« (is not located on Lechweg). To get to the centre of Elmen, you must leave the Lechweg. The 15th century parish church in Elmen is worth a visit. Like in Elbigenalp, there is also a »dance of death« by Johann Anton Falger right here in the cemetery chapel. From August 22 to 23, 2005 a terrible storm struck the region. The flood waters of the Lech River created a wider riverbed in Elmen and wiped out the Klimm bridge. It thus, upon rebuilding, had to be extended in length.


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#9

Elmen – Vorderhornbach

route

Elmen

length

6 km

duration

ca. 2 ½ hours (easy mountain path)

– Martinau

– Vorderhornbach

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Church zum Hl. Joseph in Martinau* – Natural Adventure attractions Pool Badino* information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632 6605)

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View from the Panoramaweg onto the Lech River near Elmen View down from old skilift to Vorderhornbach


From the centre of Elmen you go back to »Klimm« and from there back up to the Lechweg. On the trail through the Lech Valley, you for the first time run into a beech forest shortly before reaching Vorderhornbach. Before you hike down to the small hamlet of Martinau, a short detour to the old ski lift can be taken. From here you have a wonderful panoramic view of Vorderhornbach and the Lech Valley. From Martinau, follow the »Krackweg« to Vorderhornbach. There you can enjoy the natural adventure pool Badino. Here you can relax in natural, chlorine-free water. A rock to jump from, a creek to play in, and a Tarzan vine to swing from, all provide a special bathing experience. The mild climate of Vorderhornbach gives it the name »Merano of the Lech Valley«. Up until the 1960s rye was harvested here.


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Vorderhornbach – Stanzach

route

Vorderhornbach

length

3 km

duration

ca. 1 Stunde (easy trail)

– Stanzach

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Baichlstein* with view of Lech »braid« – St. Michael Parish attractions Church information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632 6605)

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View back toward Vorderhornbach View of the »Lechzopf« from Baichlstein


You pass Vorderhornbach and walk on a farm lane to the Lech bridge. Here you cross the river and walk along the embankment to Stanzach. Shortly before the Lech bridge, still on the Vorderhornbach side, a short detour off the road on the left-hand side takes you up to the Baichlstein. After about a forty-five minute walk, you reach a lookout point with a great panoramic view of Vorderhornbach and onto the Lech ÂťbraidÂŤ, a magnificent riverbank formation, downstream. This distinctive landscape goes back to old groynes, which were once built by the former inhabitants to secure the embankment. In Stanzach be sure to visit the St. Michael parish church, built in 1660 in a Nazarene style. In 1774 it burned down, the reconstruction took place between 1775 and 1780. It was last renovated from 1976 to 1984. The artist, Johann Jakob Zeiler from Reutte, designed the high altar painting of St. Michael. Please note that Stanzach is the last opportunity to buy

groceries. The next supermarket is located in Weissenbach.


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# 11

Stanzach – Forchach

route

Stanzach

length

5 ½ km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy trail)

– Forchach

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Wild river landscape – Forchach hanging bridge attractions information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632 6605)

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Welcome to the »wild river«.The Lechweg now leads you along the gravel banks through the characteristic wild river landscape. Take the time to build stone sculptures, have a refreshment on one of the driftwood logs, or stop for a snack at a designated picnic area. Just before reaching Forchach, a forest lane branches off to the »Café Alte Muehle«. Simply follow the signs. The Lechweg leads on the left side along to the Forchach hang-

ing bridge. The walking trail does not lead over the bridge, yet a trip across it is worth it. You have a spectacular view onto the wild Lech River from this 75 metre-long swing bridge, erected in 1906. We recommend that birdwatchers stay longer on this segment of the Lech River. The gravel enbankments offer the best conditions for viewing many species of breeding birds, such as the sandpiper or the little ringed plover. Guided tours from Nature Park Rangers are held every Tuesday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in July, August and September (see page 19).


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# 12

Forchach – Weissenbach

route

Forchach

length

7 km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy trail)

– Weissenbach

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Johannes Bridge – man-made Lake – Moosberg – Kneipp attractions basin information Tourism Board Office Naturpark Region Reutte (Kirch- platz 3, A-6671 Weissenbach, telephone +43 5678 5303)

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Lech River near Forchach Sheep on the Moosberg near Weissenbach


Continuing along the riverbank you reach the Johannes Bridge. The first bridge here was built in the mid-19 th century. Those who crossed then had to pay a toll. The ramble climbs on past the man-made quarry lake. This rest area sets the stage for a cook-out and a break. After, you cross the main country road, leaving the Lech River for a bit. At the foot of the Moosberg mountain the Lechweg leads to Weissenbach. At Weissenbach, there is a Kneipp basin to refresh your tired feet and legs. The Moosberg is a very special ecological area. It provides a small-scale mosaic of dry and wet spots. The wide-open meadows and pastures at the foot of the slope offer ground-nesting birds, such as the whinchat and skylark, an ideal habitat. The grazing of sheep keeps the landscape open and thus contributes to the conservation of biological diversity.


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# 13

Weissenbach – Waengle

route

Weissenbach Hoefen

length

9 km

duration

ca. 3 hours (easy trail)

– Rieden – Ehenbichl – Waengle – (Reutte

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publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Rieden Lake – Gasthof Kreuz – Castle Worlds Ehrenberg* – attractions Hahnenkamm information Hoefen (Hauptstrasse 24, A-6604 Hoefen, Tel. +43 5672 64937)

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From the center of the Weissenbach, the Lechweg leads back to the river and to the outlet of the Rotlech ravine. From here it is on to Rieden, where Lake Rieden poses an idyllic hideaway. Hidden in the forest, it offers some rare natural treasures. In the hamlet of Rieden the Gasthof Kreuz has been serving Tyrolean hospitality for over 250 years. The outdoor seating in the garden is especially inviting. You have two paths to choose from for your route. Through the Klausen Forest, you reach to the Fortress »Schlosskopf«. It offers a breathtaking panorama. The Castle Worlds Ehrenberg is testimony to over two thousand years of European history. In the museum »On the Knight's Trail« you can dip into the past. Beginning July 2013, a new natural history exhibition about the Lech River will be on display. The descent is down towards Ehenbichl. For those who do not want to visit the Castle Worlds, follow the marked trail at the riverside to Ehenbichl. From Ehenbichl you walk over the bridge to Hoefen, located at the foot of the Hahnenkamm Mountain. From here, the Reutte cable car takes you up to the mountains. On the path between Hoefen and Waengle there is a plant garden in a small wood.


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# 14

Waengle – Pflach

route

Waengle Pflach

length

9½ km

duration

ca. 3 hours (demanding trail)

– Costaries chapel – Frauensee – (Reutte )

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ Costaries chapel – Frauensee – town centre Reutte* – attractions Heritage Museum Gruenes Haus* – Alpentherme Ehren- berg SPA* – bird-watching tower Pflach information Tourism Board Naturpark Region Reutte (Untermarkt 34, A-6600 Reutte, telephone +43 5672 62336)

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From Waengle the Lechweg of leads you at first over the High Panorama Trail. From there, a climb leads up to the Costaries

chapel. The short climb is worth it – a wonderful panoramic view of the Reutte basin awaits you. Continue towards the small lake, the Frauensee. At 150 meters long and 120 meters wide, the lake appears almost inconspicuous. Right on the Frauensee, you can stop for some refreshment. Then the path leads down to Hinterbichl. You cross the river via the footbridge and walk through the Pflacher Au. It is known for its extraordinary birdlife. The wild river stretches of the Lech River with gravel banks offer teriffic conditions. In the vicinity of the Innovation Center you find the bird-watching tower. An educational trail about birdlife begins here. To get to the center of Reutte, you must leave the Lechweg beyond the footbridge. Follow the signs. The district's main town offers many shopping opportunities. The Alpentherme Ehrenberg Spa invites you to relax. Stroll through the Reutte lower market with its colorful old mansions. The museum in the »Gruenes Haus« is worth a visit.


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# 15

Pflach – Fuessen

route

Pflach wang Lechfall

length

15 km

duration

ca. 5 hours (easy mountain path)

– Kniepass – Sternschanze – Oberpins– Alpsee – Swan Lake – Kalvarienberg – – Fuessen

publ.transp. Bus 4258 sights/ Sternschanze – Alpsee – Marie Monument – museum attractions of the Bavarian Kings* – Royal Castles – Kalvarienberg – Lechfall – Forest Nature Centre Ziegelwies* information Fuessen Tourism and Marketing (Kaiser-Maximilian- Platz 1, D-87629 Fuessen, telephone +49 8362 9385-0)

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Alpsee near Hohenschwangau Lechfall near Fuessen


On this last stretch, you leave the Lech River and walk on forest paths and lanes over the Kniepass to the Sternschanze (starshaped entrenchment). It is as part of the fortification remains of the Castle Worlds Ehrenberg. Here a beautiful view of Oberpinswang can be taken in.

Follow in the footsteps of King Ludwig II. Leave the Lechweg at Unterpinswang and stop in at the Gutshof Schluxen. King Ludwig II was a frequent guest here. From the Schluxen, take the Fuerstenstrasse back to the Lechweg. After a stretch on forested roads, the Lechweg leads on wooded paths toward a lake, the Alpsee, and onto Bavarian soil. You walk past the Israelite, an elongated, slightly overhanging rock face. Soon the

Alpsee flashes through the leaves of trees. Enjoy the wonderful view of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles shortly thereafter. Follow the Alpsee trail past the Marie Monument. If your legs are tired from walking, on the other bank, the café and restaurant »Alpenrose am See« awaits you. Afterwards, you go above the Swan Lake on the Alpenrosenweg to the Kalvarien-

berg. Climb the last ascent of the Lechweg. The view makes up for the effort: Over the rooves of Fuessen, the view extends far into the Alpine foothills with its many lakes, or back to the castles and the Tyrol. Now you descend to the Lechfall – the terminal point of the Lechweg Trail.


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Fuessen

sights/ attractions

Fuessen City Museum (with Anna Chapel and Dance of Death) – Baroque Basilica St. Mang – High Castle with Municipal Art Gallery and State Painting Collection – Forggensee with boat tours – Heilig Geist Infirmary Church – St. Sebastian cemetary – Franciscan monastery with St. Stephan’s Church – St. Nikolaus Creche Church – Festspielhaus (festival hall)

information Fuessen Tourism and Marketing (Kaiser-Maximilian- Platz 1, D-87629 Fuessen, telephone +49 8362 9385-0)

View from the Kalvarienberg to Fuessen Neuschwanstein Castle with the Alpsee


Surrounded by impressive mountain peaks, but also by gentle hills, the city of Fuessen lies at 800 meters above sea level. It is the hub of the Allgaeu hiking trail network. This is where the »Romantic Road«, the »Maximilianweg«, the »Via Alpina« and the »Via Claudia Augusta« meet. Around 200 kilometres of hiking trails lead to more than ten lakes, to the Royal Castles, to the Forggensee boat tours, to dairies and also breweries. Fuessen can look back on more than 700 years of history. The medieval streets of the old town, the city walls and many Baroque churches invite you to stroll and marvel. In 1562, the first European lute-making guild was established in Fuessen – the town became the cradle of commercial lute and violin instrument-making. Today, the Fuessen City Museum houses one of Europe's finest collections of historical lutes and violins. Also worth seeing in the museum is the Fuessen »Dance of Death« by Jakob Hiebeler. Above the old town the

High Castle towers with its late-medieval illusionary trompe l'oeil paintings in the courtyard. The former summer residence of the prince bishops of Augsburg now holds a Bavarian State

Painting Collection and the Municipal Art Gallery.


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Walking tips

The Trail Rambling is not a sprint! Do not begin the legs too fast. Sweating is OK, but do not get out of breath. If you are able to hold a conversation comfortably while walking, then you have found an appropriate pace. Walking should relax you! A mobile phone helps in an emergency: dial 144 for emergency assistance, the European emergency number is 112 and mountain rescue is 140.

The Weather Do not start any leg if thunderstorms or a storm has been forecast. Also if poor weather sets in, the trail segments can be shortened by taking the public transportation. In the category ÂťAttractionsÂŤ, you can find alternative things to do on rainy days on the stages.

The Walking Season The Lechweg starts at 1,793 meters above sea level. The entire trail can only be walked between the end of June and the beginning of October. Whoever wants to begin sooner may choose an abbreviated variant from Steeg to Fuessen. Here the hiking season begins in May.


The right gear for the Lech Trail – Tips by outdoor-specialist Tatonka Equipment list for a multi-day hike on the Lechweg: ■

Hiking backpack with back circulation

Rain poncho

Rain gear and rain pants (functional clothing/SPF Block)

Comfortable seasonal clothing

Hiking shoes or hiking boots

Trekking poles

Sunglasses and retainer

Sun hat or cap

Fleece pullover (even in summer!)

Extra pair of socks

Provisions (at least a snack or granola bar)

Drink bottle or drinking system

Sunscreen

First-aid kit

Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, creams,

etc. personal use)

Medications

Hygiene items

Toilet paper, Kleenex

Towel

Slippers or sandals

Sleepwear

Mobile phone

evtl. map »Lechweg«1/Wanderfuehrer »Der Lechweg«2

(available at the Tourism Information/Offices)

Pocket knife

Photo ID, currency

and do not forget the Lechweg-Service Booklet

Maps/Literature 1

Wanderkarte »Lechweg«, 1:25.000, Public Press, ISBN 978-3-89920-728-6, € 6,95

2

Wanderfuehrer »Der Lechweg«, Christel Blankenstein, 128 S., Berg & Tal Verlag, ISBN 978-3-939499-37-4, € 14,90


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Information about backpacks: A walking backpack normally has a packing volume of 20 to 30 liters, suited for a one to two day tour. It should have good carrying strap system, which ideally supports your back. A good walking backpack should have side pockets for things that you need to access quickly (food, water bottle, hat, etc.). An integrated rain shell is advantageous as is a bracket for your hiking poles. For your safety we recommend a shoulder strap with a whistle and a flashlight holder. For men we recommend the model Leon 38 for the Lechweg. The equivalent women's model is Jaca 36. Both backpack models are best suited for multiple stage tours with a packing volume of 38 or 36 liters, respectively. The proven X Lite Vario strap carrying system with lumbar pad; has the option to adjust the shoulder straps to varying lengths at the onset, is strengthened with two crossed GFK-tubing which efficiently redistributes the load onto the ergonomically-shaped hip belt. Information about clothing: Hikiing apparel should be chosen according to the season. In any case, a comfortable fit is very important. This guarantees maximum freedom of motion. Functional undergarments are recommended, since you can break out in a sweat while walking too. Remember that the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Take along long trousers, a warm fleece and rain shell even in summer. Because of their breathability, special functional sportswear instead of simple rain clothes is recommended. Having a second pair of socks in the backpack is never a bad idea (one could get wet feet sometimes...).


Shoulder Straps Strap System

Hiking Pole Bracket

Shoulder Strap Side Pockets

Hip Belt integrated Rain Shell

Additional tips: Trekking poles offer secure footing on mountainous terrain! Take along sufficient energy food (granola bar, dextrose, chocolate, trail mix) and liquids! Regardless of the season, always bring sunscreen, and because of the strong UV rays in the mountains, take sunglasses along! In case of an emergency, take your mobile phone with you!


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Getting the perfect footwear: This is how long-distance walking becomes a joy – Tips from hiking footwear expert LOWA In order to search for, and find the perfect hiking boot which can provide pain-free walking on long-distance trails like the 125 km Lechweg, one needs some know-how. The hiking footwear fits, when the shaft surrounds the foot like a second skin. Yet at the same time, it should not pinch. Your toes need room: they should not bump against the front nor top. Test this necessary free motion also while going uphill and downhill – specialty shops often offer »test parcours«, which simulate walking on the terrain. Additionally, walk slanted to make certain your foot does not slide around in the shoe. The fit around the heel in the footwear is especially important. If the heel room of the hiking footwear is too wide, your foot will slide up when rolling over or standing on uneven terrain. This can lead to painful chafing. Therefore, test very consciously if the heel sits tight in the shoe. The walker should also carefully inspect the lacing: it is very important in uneven terrain. Optimal support are provided by laces which reach almost to the tow cap. It is recommended that you readjust the lacing after ten minutes of wearing the footwear, because the shoe only fits correctly after it has been worn a while.


Useful tips for purchasing hiking boots:

➜ When: Do not buy your hiking boots just before the ramble!

Shoes need to be broken in in order to insure absolute foot

comfort. Wear your shoes at least four weeks on short walks

before the hike.

➜ How: Test various models and do not go for the first pair that

seems to fit. Make no compromises!

➜ Extra Tip: Go shopping for your hiking shoes during the after-

noon, During the day, your foot swells, making it a better time

to test footwear.

Inner side: The shaft is additionally padded on the inside, in order to fixate the foot and to avoid any pressure spots. Shaft: It needs to support the ankle and at the same time remain flexible enough to allow for free motion.

Heel box: If too big the foot slips back and up in the shoe – which can cause chafing.

Laces: Good hiking footwear is offered (i.e. at LOWA) in various lacing sizes.


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Lechweg Certification

The Lechweg has been awarded the quality award »Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe« as excellent long-distance trail by the European Ramblers Association (ERA). The new European evaluation system has been adding to the content of established quality trails »Wanderbares Deutschland« for years, yet sets even higher requirements for a hiking trail. Criteria need to be met in relation to short 4 km-long section, daily stages, and the overall length of the route. Thus the »Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe« have strict limits for asphalted or street segments, they must be contiguous, user-friendly, and signposted and offer a diversified course. The most important further developments relate to the daily stages. Safety according to national regulations plays a significant role. Also hiker-friendly entry points, including parking areas, and the accessibility to public transportation must be guaranteed.The level of difficulty of the trail is designated by the categories set by the ERA, which are based on those of the Alpenvereine (Alpine Associations). One new criteria is »paths with implemented safety measures«, paying due respect to the demands of trails in alpine regions. The required information headboards at the start and end point of the long-distance trail, which need to be in at least two languages, are also new.


Gut untergekommen

You can book the Lechweg as a package holiday with our partner, Wikinger Tours. Itinerary 1. Day: Welcome to the Lech Valley! 2. Day: Formarinsee & Lech source region 3. Day: From Lech am Arlberg to Steeg 4. Day: To Elbigenalp 5. Day: Orchids and butterflies 6. Day: Intact river landscapes 7. Day: To the Lech falls 8. Day: Departure from the Allgaeu or extension in Fuessen Included travel services: ➜ 7 nights accommodations in rooms with toilet,

bathtub and/or shower

➜ 5 x half-board ➜ 2 x breakfast buffet only (in Stanzach and Fuessen) ➜ baggage transportation ➜ detailled trail descriptions ➜ maps with marked routes ➜ tourist taxes Excluded services: ➜ SPA and wellness treatments Dates: Arrival on any day of the week possible Price per person with a min. of 2 persons

Single Room

Double

29.June – 12.July 2013

€ 690

€ 595

13.July – 13.Sept. 2013

€ 7 10

€ 625

(Single supplement € 40.-) Additional nights are bookable at all points. Please mention at time of booking. Contact and Information: Wikinger Reisen, Koelner Strasse 20, D- 58135 Hagen telephone: +49 2331 904804, Fax: +49 2331 904891 individuell@wikinger.de, www.wikinger-reisen.de


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Excellent Ramblers‘ Hospitality

On the following pages, we introduce the Lechweg hosts. They have been tested according to quality criteria and are oriented to the special needs of the rambler. Before and after every stage, they are your competent contact person, adviser and helper. Every guesthouse has an employee who is familiar with the Lechweg and the regional route, knows how to get you back on the Lechweg, and offer you maps. Current public bus schedules or suggested routes for walks can also be obtained at your accommodation. Information on things like weather forecasts or notification of accessibility of the trail is available on the notice board in most guest houses. Booking inquiries can be made at all hosts simply per letter, phone call, fax and internet or e-mail – even for only one night. Assistance with baggage transfer or shuttle service to the start or endpoint of the stages are offered for a fee. In the event of small inconveniences along the way, your hosts are equipped with a limited hikers‘ pharmacy or can also offer the chance for you to launder and dry your gear. Tip: Don’t want to pack your luggage or change your accommodation location daily? Then simply book a home base accommodation and use the public bus service to get to your stage starting point. This makes your travel plans easier while saving you money along the way.


The listing of the 112 Lechweg-Partner enterprises ensues in different categories: For one they are arranged according to the course of the route – from Lech am Arlberg as starting point to Fuessen in the Allgaeu as end point. They are also listed according to their classification. Please be aware that these are different in Germany and Austria, respectively: In Germany stars are the quality symbol for all accommodations regardless of type. In Austria hotels and guesthouses are also classified into categories with stars. Private apartments and rooms, on the other hand, are given an Edelweiss symbol, farmsteads have daisies. Generally, the more stars, edelweiss or daisies an accommodation has, the more amenities and services it offers. Camping along the Lechweg: Camping along the Lechweg is possible at camp and caravan sites in Haeselgehr, Reutte and Fuessen. Because the public bus services along the route are so good, these places can be used as a home base and you can return to them after your day’s walk. Camping in undesignated areas is illegal, as is the case in many European countries. Information about the host section: Local tourist taxes are not included in the given prices. Information can be obtained at the respective tourism organisations. The price shown is per person, based on double occupancy, including breakfast, in hotels and guesthouses. There is a single supplement in most cases. Prices for apartments are usually independent of number of occupants, otherwise it is noted. Please note that in most cases no breakfast is included in an apartment booking. The prices range »from… to…« and take into account the season and room category; for more information contact the host directly. Some hosts offer a shuttle transfer (short stretch) free of charge to the starting point of the next stage, or from the end of the stage to the accommodation. Look for the following pictogram:


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Lech am Arlberg

Die Krone von Lech Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 53

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 120.– to 215.–

Romantik Hotel, Dorf 13 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2551 email@kronelech.at www.kronelech.at

Hotel Gasthof Post Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

50 m 48

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 170.– to 270.–

Dorf 11 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 06 info@postlech.com www.postlech.com

Hotel Austria Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

300 m 33/25

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 72.– to 102.– Price/night for an apartment (4 Pers.) € 95.– to 192.– Omesberg 287 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 82 office@hotelaustria.com www.hotelaustria.com


Hotel der Berghof Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 57

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 87.– to 136.–

Dorf 161 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/26 35 info@derberghof.at www.derberghof.at

Hotel Gotthard Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

30 m 49

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 70.– to 130.–

Omesberg 119 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 56 00 hotel@gotthard.at www.gotthard.at

Hotel Aurora Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 24

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 75.– to 95.–

Omesberg 209 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 54 hotel@aurora-lech.com www.aurora-lech.com


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Burgwald Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

1,3 km 17/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 51,60 to 58,60 Price per night for an apartment € 75,60 Oberlech 151 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 10 mail@hotelburgwald.com www.hotelburgwald.com

Haldenhof Hotel-Pension Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

150 m 23

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 59.– to 69.–

Tannberg 347 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/244 40 reservation@haldenhof.at www.haldenhof.at

Hotel Pension Roggal Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

160 m 22

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 48.– to 67.–

Omesberg 184 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 74 roggal@lech.at www.roggal.com


Rote Wand Hotel & Gasthof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

550 m 50

Price per person per night (DBL + All incl.) € 139.– to 143.–

Zug 5 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 43 50 gasthof@rotewand.com www.rotewand.com

Hotel Garni Staefeli Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

600 m 8/5

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 55.– to 80.– Price per night for an apartment € 60.– to 90.– Zug 525 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/39370 info@staefeli.at www.staefeli.at

Hotel Theodul / Hus Hoerili Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

200 m 30/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 56.– to 87.– Price per night for an apartment € 130.– to 255.– Omesberg 332 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 08 office@theodul.at www.theodul.at


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Bergheim Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

200 m 19/8

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34.– to 38.– Price per night for an apartment € 70.– to 145.– Dorf 172 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 56 bergheim@bucher.lech.at www.hotel-bergheim.at

Hotel Kristall Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

650 m 20

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 37.– to 44.–

Anger 284 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/24 22 kristall@lech.at www.lech-kristall.at

Hotel Laerchenhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

400 m 26

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 44.– to 54.–

Omesberg 313 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 00 info@laerchenhof-lech.at www.laerchenhof-lech.at


Hotel Lech Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 19

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 51.– to 91.–

Dorf 263 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 89-0 hotel.lech@lech.at www.hotel-lech.eu

Pension Alwin Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

180 m 12

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36.– to 39.–

Zug 309 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 0930 pension@alwin.at www.alwin.at

Haus Buerstegg Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

900 m 8

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 46.– to 56.–

Strass 326 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2453 buerstegg@lech.at www.buerstegg.at


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Garni Lavendel Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

50 m 12

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 55.–

Dorf 447 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2657 info@lavendel.at www.lavendel.at

Pension Bergmaehder Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

2,3 km 1/4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 55.– to 65.– Price per night for an apartment € 65.– to 175.– Oberlech 531 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/30 07 pension@bergmaehder.at www.bergmaehder.at

Apartmenthaus Braunarl Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

0m 12

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 52.– to 110.–

Omesberg 438 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 66 40 welcome@braunarl.com www.braunarl.com


Pension Daniel Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

150 m 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 47.–

Omesberg 397 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 29 info@pension-daniel.at www.pension-daniel.at

Pension Hasenfluh Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28,60 to 34,40

Strass 402 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2 1 1 29 pension@hasenfluh.at www.hasenfluh.at

Pension Michaela Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

2,3 km 9

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 47.–

Oberlech 341 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/26 1 7 fam.schnell@pension-michaela.com www.pension-michaela.com


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Lech am Arlberg

Pension Schneider Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

700 m 11

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 44.–

Dorf 1 15 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 69 info@schneider-lech.at www.schneider-lech.at

S´Edelweiss Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 43.–

Anger 1 45 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/24 10 info@edelweiss-lech.at www.edelweiss-lech.at

Haus Wallis Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

1 70 m 9/9

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 50.– Price/night for an apartment (4 Pers.) € 90.– to 140.– Omesberg 17 1 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 80 00 info@wallislech.at www.wallislech.at


Pension Walserheim Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

450 m 7

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 38.–

Dorf 1 58 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 96 walserheim@vol.at www.walserheim.at

Appart Altana Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

450 m 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 79.– to 144.–

Dorf 570 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/42 12 lech@altana.cc www.altana.cc

Appartements Haus Dr. Muxel Category: 4 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

400 m 2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 47.– to 98.–

Strass 654, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 09 77 oder Mobil +43 664/7 82 96 65 haus@dr-muxel.com www.dr-muxel.com


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Lech am Arlberg – Warth

Chalet Anna Maria Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 2/10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 58.– to 84.– Price per night for an apartment € 86.– to 300.– Tannberg 235 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/20 75 info@annamarialech.at www.annamarialech.at

Wellnesshotel Warther Hof Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 72/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 94.– to 152.– Price/night for an apartment (5 Pers.) € 150.– Bregenzerwaldstrasse 53 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/35 04 hotel@wartherhof.com www.wartherhof.com

Boutique Hotel Lechtalerhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 20

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 50.– to 75.–

Nr. 55 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/26 77 info@lechtalerhof.at www.lechtalerhof.at


Familienhotel Jaegeralpe Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

3 km 43

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 59.– to 65.–

Hochkrumbach 5 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/42 50 hotel@jaegeralpe.at www.jaegeralpe.at

Sporthotel Steffisalp Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 56

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 77.–

Bregenzerwaldstrasse 36 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/3699 info@steffisalp.at www.steffisalp.at

Alpin Garni Warth Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 6/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 43.– Price per night for an apartment € 40.– to 43.– Nr. 56 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/27 16 haus@alpinwarth.at www.alpinwarth.at


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Warth

Gasthaus Walserstube Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

200 m 7/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45.– to 50.– Price/night for an apartment (4 Pers.) € 110.– to 120.– Bregenzerwaldstrasse 60 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/3557 info@walserstube.at www.walserstube.at

Haus Sabine Category: 4 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 4/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28.– to 32.– Price per night for an apartment € 28.– to 32.– Nr. 66 A-6767 Warth telephone +43 664/3 89 43 11 pension.sabine@vol.at www.pension-sabine.com

Gasthof Tyrol Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

280 m 19

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 38.–

Gehren 1 A-6767 Warth-Gehren telephone +43 55 83/36 09 gasthoftyrol@aon.at www.gasthof-tyrol.com


Gehrnerhof Urlaub am Bauernhof Category: 4 Margeriten Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 3/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 40.– Price per night for an apartment € 70.– to 75.– Gehren 5 A-6767 Warth-Gehren telephone +43 55 83/3602 gehrnerhof@aon.at www.gehrnerhof.at

Berggasthaus Alpenrose Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 18

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 40.–

Lechleiten 15 a A-6767 Warth-Lechleiten telephone +43 55 83/36 16 info@berggasthaus-alpenrose.at www.berggasthaus-alpenrose.at

Gasthof Holzgauerhaus Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 8

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 60.–

Lechleiten 7 A-6767 Warth-Lechleiten telephone +43 55 83/35 13 info@holzgauerhaus.at www.holzgauerhaus.at


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Steeg

Hotel Post Steeg Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 35

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 85.– to 119.–

Nr. 17 A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/53 07 hotel@poststeeg.at www.poststeeg.at

Hotel Tannenhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 39

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36.– to 44.–

Walchen 46 A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/52 90 hotel@tannenhof.at www.tannenhof.at

Gasthof Schwarzer Adler Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

400 m 28

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 50.–

Haegerau 11 A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/56 22 info.adler@tirol.com www.gasthof-schwarzer-adler.at


»Der Stern« Kraeuterhotel & Wirtshaus Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 15

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 43.– to 48.–

Dickenau 14 A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/56 44 info@gasthof-stern.at www.gasthof-stern.at

Gaestehaus Wiesenruh Category: 4 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 25.– to 33.–

Buckgasse 19 A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/5697 info@wiesenruh.com www.wiesenruh.com

Laerchenhof Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

70 m 3/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 23.– to 28.– Price per night for an apartment € 40.– to 56.– Hinterellenbogen 11a A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/56 1 7 lu.huber@aon.at www.laerchenhof-tirol.net


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Steeg – Holzgau

Haus Lechblick Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 25.– to 26.–

Nr. 10, A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/57 62 Mobil +43 680/3 22 68 17 haus.lechblick@aon.at www.hauslechblick.at

Familie Pfefferkorn Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

800 m 2/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 25.– to 30.– Price per night for an apartment € 46.– to 48.– Haegerau 34a A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/2 00 65 haus@fidel.at www.fidel.at

Ferienwohnung Jasmin Category: 4 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments Price per night for an apartment € 65.– to 72.–

Haegerau 40e A-6655 Steeg telephone +43 676/6 0550 99 jasmin@lechtal.info www.lechtal.info

1,2 km 1


Wohlfuehlhotel Berg Heil Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 15

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34.– to 42.– Price/person/night (DBL+ half-board) € 48.– to 54.– Lechtaler Strasse 114 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 15 info@bergheil.com www.bergheil.com

Hotel Ober-Lechtalerhof Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

50 m 20

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39.– to 49.–

Nr. 40 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/56 88 oberlechtalerhof@tirol.com www.oberlechtalerhof.com

Hotel Neue Post Category:

/

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 27/10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 41,50 to 45.– Price per night for an apartment € 64.– to 76.– Nr. 47 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 04 neue-post@tirol.com www.hotelneuepost.eu


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Holzgau

Hotel Winklerhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

900 m 20

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45.– to 48.–

Winkl 122 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/54 83 office@winklerhof.at www.winklerhof.at

Gasthof Baeren Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 26

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36.– to 49.–

Nr. 56 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 17 baeren@holzgau.net www.holzgau.net

Ferienschloessl Harmonie Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 4/5

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 30.– to 39.– Price/night for an apartment (2–4 Pers.) € 52.– to 107.– Nr. 38 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/2 00 99 urlaub@harmonie-lechtal.at www.harmonie-lechtal.at


Pension Alpenperle Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

700 m 8/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 29.– to 32.– Price per night for an apartment € 46.– to 60.– Nr. 120 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/53 83 info@alpenperle-holzgau.com www.alpenperle-holzgau.com

Pension Birkenhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 21/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34.– to 48.– Price per night for an apartment € 34.– to 48.– Nr. 59 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 17 baeren@holzgau.net www.holzgau.net

Landhaus Marion Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 2/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 30.– to 35.– Price per night for an apartment € 48.– to 56.– Nr. 41 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 93 info@landhaus-marion.at www.landhaus-marion.at


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Holzgau – Bach

Laerchenhof Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

0m 2

Price per night for an apartment € 25.–

Duernau 7 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 676/6 36 93 52 info@laerchen-hof.at www.laerchen-hof.at

Hof Walch Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

900 m 5/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 20.– to 25.– Price per night for an apartment € 37,50 to 42,50 Schoenau 14 A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 08 rositawalch@gmx.at www.hof-walch.com

Gaestehaus Huber Category: 3 Margeriten Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 3/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 22.– to 25.– Price per night for an apartment € 44.– to 52.– Nr. 24a, A-6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/51 05 Mobil +43 664/6 41 42 62 gaestehaus-huber@aon.at www.huber-holzgau.at


Hotel Post Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 28

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 45.–

Oberbach 44 A-6653 Bach telephone +43 56 34/63 45 gasthof-post@tirol.com www.hotelpost-bach.at

Hotel Alpenblick Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 35

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32.– to 40.–

Unterbach 10 A-6653 Bach telephone +43 56 34/63 66 inf0@alpenblick-bach.at www.alpenblick-bach.at

Wanderhotel Gruener Baum Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 25

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 42.–

Am Dorfplatz 43 A-6653 Bach telephone +43 56 34/63 43 robert@gruenerbaum.at www.gruenerbaum.at


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Bach – Elbigenalp

Haus am Waldrand Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

1 km 4/4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 30.– to 35.– Price per night for an apartment € 55.– to 60.– Unterbach 27a A-6653 Bach telephone +43 56 34/65 11 info@haus-am-waldrand.at www.haus-am-waldrand.at

Trudis Hoamat Category: 2 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 5

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 24.– to 30.–

Stockach 21 A-6653 Bach telephone +43 6 76/9 60 44 16 gabi.maier@aol.at www.trudis-hoamat.at

Alpenrose Wellness- u. Familienhotel Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

600 m 90

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 89.– to 134.– Price/person/night (DBL+ half-board) € 99.– to 143.– Untergiblen 2 1 A-6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 56 34/A-6651 info@alpenrose.net www.alpenrose.net


Hotel-Gasthof-Stern Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,1 km 41

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45.– to 49.–

Nr. 7 A-6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 56 34/62 02 info@hotel-stern.at www.hotel-stern.at

Hotel Panorama Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

700 m 17

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 60.– to 75.–

Untergiblen 26 A-6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 56 34/62 75 info@alpenparadies.at www.alpenparadies.at

Haus Walch Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

700 m 3/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28,80 to 33,80 Price per night for an apartment € 55,80 to 58,80 Nr. 12 A-6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 6 64/73 72 13 34 info@haus-walch.at www.haus-walch.at


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Haeselgehr – Elmen – Vorderhornbach – Stanzach

Haus Alpina Category: 4 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28.– to 30.–

Griessau 12 A-6651 Haeselgehr telephone +43 56 34/62 49 info@alpina-tirol.at www.alpina-tirol.at

Landgasthof Kaiserkrone Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,7 km 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28.– to 33.–

Nr. 45 A-6644 Elmen telephone +43 56 35/2 10 office@gasthof-kaiserkrone.at www.gasthof-kaiserkrone.at

Casa Genoveva Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

1,9 km 2

Price per night for an apartment € 33.– to 45.–

Nr. 108 A-6644 Elmen telephone +43 6 64/73 70 53 62 kl.gruening@gmail.com www.casa-genoveva.at


Gasthof Rose Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 17

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 21,70 to 23,20

Nr. 39 A-6645 Vorderhornbach telephone +43 56 32/2 12 h.schlichtherle@tsn.at www.gasthof-rose.biz.at

Bauernhof/Haus Scheiber Category: 2 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 4/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 16.– to 18.– Price per night for an apartment € 35.– to 50.– Nr. 2 1 A-6645 Vorderhornbach telephone +43 56 32/3 11 monika.larcher@aon.at www.bauernhof-scheiber.at

Hotel Foehrenhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

150 m 28/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39.– to 46.– Price per night for an apartment € 42.– to 46.– Nr. 114 A-6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/3 71 info@hotel-foehrenhof.at www.hotel-foehrenhof.at


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Stanzach – Weissenbach – Ehenbichl

Pension Waldhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 15

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 37.–

Nr. 100 A-6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/66 01 info@waldhof-lechtal.at www.waldhof-lechtal.at

Haus Falger Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 21.– to 24.–

Nr. 112, A-6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/3 03 Mobil +43 664/1 53 00 77 Josef.falger@aon.at www.lechtal.at/falger

Ferienhotel Dobler Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 5

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.–

Sommer 24 A-6671 Weissenbach telephone +43 56 78/52 54 info@hotel-dobler.at www.hotel-dobler.at


Naturparkhotel Florence Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

400 m 13/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 37.– to 40.– Price per night for an apartment € 55.– to 60.– Schaefflershof 4 A-6671 Weissenbach telephone +43 56 78/52 77 info@hotel-florence.at www.hotel-florence.at

Hotel Goldenes Lamm Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 19

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 37,50 to 39.–

Oberbach 14 A-6671 Weissenbach telephone +43 56 78/52 16 info@goldenes-lamm.at www.goldenes-lamm.at

Hotel Maximilian Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

650 m 32

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 41.– to 51.–

Reuttenerstrasse 1 A-6600 Ehenbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 25 85 info@hotelmaximilian.at www.hotelmaximilian.at


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Ehenbichl – Hoefen – Waengle

Gintherhof Category: 4 Margeriten Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

700 m 4/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32.– to 37.– Price per night for an apartment € 60.– to 70.– Unterried 7 A-6600 Ehenbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 7697 info@gintherhof.com www.gintherhof.com

Landgasthof Lilie Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 28

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 43.– to 51,50

Alte Bundesstrasse 19 A-6604 Hoefen telephone +43 56 72/6 32 11 urlaub@gasthof-lilie.at www.gasthof-lilie.at

Feriendorf am Hahnenkamm Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

500 m 16

Price/night for an apartment (2 Pers.) € 109.– to 129.–

Bergbahnstrasse 14 A-6604 Hoefen telephone +43 56 72/2 10 14 info@feriendorf-hahnenkamm.at www.feriendorf-hahnenkamm.at


Hotel Talhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

30 m 35

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45.– to 80.–

Holz 8 A-6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 22 80 hotel@talhof.com www.talhof.com

Hotel Gasthof Kroell Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 18

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 31.– to 36.–

Dorfstrasse 24 A-6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 23 7 7 gasthof.kroell@tnr.at

Ferienhotel Tannenhof Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 24

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 41.– to 45.–

Hinterbichl 12 A-6610 Waengle-Hinterbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 38 02 info@tannenhof.cc www.tannenhof.cc


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Waengle – Lechaschau – Reutte – Pflach – Pinswang

Alpenhof Category: 3 Edelweiss Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

550 m 2/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 40.– Price per night for an apartment € 30.– to 32.– Dorfstrasse 1 1 A-6610 Waengle telephone +43 6 76/6 26 49 55 info@alpenhof-waengle.com www.alpenhof-waengle.com

Hotel Goldene Rose Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,3 km 35

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45.– to 60.–

Dorfstrasse 2 A-6600 Lechaschau telephone +43 56 72/6 24 11 info@hotel-goldene-rose.at www.hotel-goldene-rose.at

Romantik Krone Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,4 km 27

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38.– to 48.–

Waengler Strasse 6 A-6600 Lechaschau telephone +43 56 72/6 23 54 info@romantik-krone.at www.romantik-krone.at


Hotel zum Mohren Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,6 km 54

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 60.– to 80.–

Untermarkt 26 A-6600 Reutte telephone +43 56 72/6 23 45 info@hotel-mohren.at www.hotel-mohren.at

Hotel-Gasthof zum Schwanen Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 14

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36,50 to 49.–

Fuessener Strasse 2 A-6600 Pflach telephone +43 56 72/6 20 14 welcome@gasthof-schwanen.com www.gasthof-schwanen.com

Gutshof zum Schluxen Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

3 km 34

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39.– to 48.–

Unterpinswang 24 A-6600 Pinswang telephone +43 56 77/8 90 30 info@schluxen.at www.schluxen.at


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Fuessen

Hotel Schlosskrone Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,2 km 66

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 50.– to 110,50

Prinzregentenplatz 2–4 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/93 01 80 rezeption@schlosskrone.de www.schlosskrone.de

Biohotel Eggensberger med.well Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

6,5 km 50

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 71.– to 124.–

Enzensbergstrasse 5 D-87629 Fuessen-Hopfen am See telephone +49 83 62/9 10 30 info@eggensberger.de www.eggensberger.de

Luitpoldpark-Hotel Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,3 km 131

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 62.– to 102.–

Bahnhofstrasse 1 –3 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 04-0 fuessen@luitpoldpark-hotel.de www.luitpoldpark-hotel.de


Hotel Sommer Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

3,3 km 70

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 79.– to 105.–

Weidachstrasse 74 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 14 70 info@hotel-sommer.de www.hotel-sommer.de

Hotel Filser Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,9 km 30

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 59.– to 75.–

Saeulingstrasse 3 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 12 50 info@hotel-filser.de www.hotel-filser.de

Vitalhotel Wiedemann Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

400 m 36/4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 57.– to 65.– Price per night for an apartment € 65.– to 90.– Am Anger 3 D-87629 Fuessen-Bad Faulenbach telephone +49 83 62/9 13 00 info@hotel-wiedemann.de www.hotel-wiedemann.de


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Fuessen

Hotel Jakob garni Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

350 m 13/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 49.– to 60.– Price/night for an apartment (2 Pers.) € 90.– Schwaerzerweg 6 D-87629 Fuessen-Bad Faulenbach telephone +49 83 62/9 13 20 info@kurhotel-jakob.de www.kurhotel-jakob.de

Ruchti´s Hotel & Restaurant Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 26

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 47.– to 60.–

Alatseestrasse 38 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 10 10 info@hotel-ruchti.de www.hotel-ruchti.de

Altstadt-Hotel »Zum Hechten« Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1 km 34

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 46.– to 60.–

Ritterstrasse 6 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 16 00 info@hotel-hechten.com www.hotel-hechten.com


Dreimaederlhaus Category: G Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

6,7 km 11

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40.– to 65.–

Pfrontener Strasse 43 D-87629 Fuessen-Weissensee telephone +49 83 62/9 19 00 info@dreimaederlhaus.de www.dreimaederlhaus.de

Gaestehaus Kieser Category: G Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

450 m 11

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35.– to 46.–

Ziegelwiesstrasse 15 D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/1690 info@gaestehaus-kieser.de www.gaestehaus-kieser.de

Berghof Sichler Category: P Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

8,3 km 4/6

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34.– to 38.– Price per night for an apartment € 50.– to 60.– Rossmoos 4 D-87629 Fuessen-Weissensee telephone +49 83 63/16 67 info@berghof-sichler.de www.berghof-sichler.de


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Fuessen

Ferienwohnungen Keller Category: F / Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

6,4 km 4

Price per night for an apartment € 45.– to 65.–

Burgweg 1 D-87629 Fuessen-Hopfen am See telephone +49 83 62/47 92 info@ferienwohnungen-keller.de www.ferienwohnungen-keller.de

Ferienhof »Am Holderbusch« Category: F Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

9,1 km 3

Price per night for an apartment € 49.– to 80.–

Benkener Weg 9 D-87629 Fuessen-Weissensee telephone +49 83 63/7 31 76 info@entspannen-erlaubt.de www.entspannen-erlaubt.de

Haus Hildebrandt Category: F Distance to Lechweg Number of apartments

6,9 km 1

Price per night for an apartment € 45.– to 60.–

Steigmuehlenweg 14b D-87629 Fuessen-Weissensee telephone +49 83 62/3 79 82 mail@goetz-hildebrandt.de www.allgaeu-fewo-hildebrandt.de


Dining/Eating on the Lechweg

#1

Bus stop Formarinsee – Ibex Monument – Zug – Lech am Arlberg

Allerlei-Genussraum

Open fromJuly to September from 8:00AM–6:00PM

A-6764 Lech, Zug 503 telephone +43 664/5 39 82 74 www.staefeli.at

Hotel Arlberg – Die Stube A-6764 Lech, Tannberg 187 telephone +43 55 83/213 40 www.arlberghotel.at

Hotel Elisabeth

Open 1. July to mid-September 2013 from 12:00PM–1:30PM and 6:30PM–8:30PM not directly on Lechweg

A-6764 Lech, Nr. 285 telephone +43 55 83/23 30 www.hotelelisabeth.com

Lech am Arlberg schwab – Warth

– Stubenbach – Kuh– Gehren – Lechleiten

Dorfcafé A-6767 Warth, Nr. 48 telephone +43 55 83/36 15

Gasthaus Walserstube A-6767 Warth, Bregenzerwaldstr. 60 telephone +43 55 83/35 57 www.walserstube.at

Wanderhotel Jaegeralpe A-6767 Warth, Hochkrumbach 5 telephone +43 55 83/42 50 www.jaegeralpe.at

Lisl´s Terrasseneinkehr A-6767 Warth-Gehren, Gehren 5 telephone +43 55 83/36 02 www.gehrnerhof.at

Gasthof Tyrol A-6767 Warth-Gehren, Gehren 1 telephone +43 55 83/36 09 www.gasthof-tyrol.com

Open daily 12:00PM–2:00PM and 7:00PM–11:00PM (Meals served until 9:00PM)

#2

Terrace with view of »Biberkopf« Open daily from 10:00AM– 10:00PM Open 5. July to mid-October 2013 from 8:00AM–10:00PM Closed Tuesday

regional and seasonal specialities by the »Genusswirt«! Tip: Walser Mountain Breakfast (every Thursday) at the mountain hut »Hochalp«, open daily warm meals served til 9:00PM, open from 26. June to 13. October 2013 not directly on Lechweg »Bauernkoscht«, (farmstead cooking) »Bauernjause« Upon request, open from June to October 11:00AM – 5:30PM Closed Monday and Tuesday Open 1. June to 13. October 2013 daily from 8:00AM – 10:00AM, 12:00PM – 2:00PM and 6:00PM– 8:00PM


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Gasthof Holzgauerhaus A-6767 Warth-Lechleiten, Lechleiten 7 telephone +43 55 83/35 13 www.holzgauerhaus.at

#4

Steeg Holzgau

Gasthof Baeren A-6654 Holzgau, Nr. 56 telephone +43 56 33/5217 www.holzgau.net

Pension Birkenhof A-6654 Holzgau, Nr. 59a telephone +43 56 33/5217 oder 5234 www.holzgau.net

Pension Holzgauerhof A-6654 Holzgau, Nr. 66 telephone +43 56 33/52 50 www.holzgauerhof.at

#6

A-6652 Elbigenalp, Dorf 41b telephone +43 56 34/62 05 www.hotel-post.biz

Afternoon light menu on the terrace at 2:00PM

Open 15. May to 26.October 2013 from 10:00AM –midnight (begin mid-September, closed Wednesday)

Open mid-May to mid-October 10:00AM – 10:00PM Closed Tuesday

Haeselgehr – Luxnach – Klimm – Elmen

Landgasthof Kaiserkrone A-6644 Elmen, Nr. 45 telephone +43 56 35/210 www.gasthof-kaiserkrone.at

# 12

Open mid-May to mid-October from 7:00AM–midnight

Bach – Obergiblen – – Elbigenalp Untergiblen

Hotel Gasthof Post

#8

»Genuss am Berg«, open 12. Juli to 29. September 2013, daily 12:00PM–midnight Closed Wednesday

Open 10:00AM –midnight Closed Tuesday

Forchach – Weissenbach

Pizzeria-Restaurant Dobler A-6671 Weissenbach, Sommer 24 telephone +43 56 78/52 54 www.hotel-dobler.at

Open daily Closed Monday and Tuesday


Weissenbach – Rieden – Ehenbichl – Waengle – (Reutte Hoefen

Gasthof Kreuz A-6671 Rieden, Nr. 4 telephone +43 56 78/52 02 www.gasthof-kreuz-tirol.at

Geniesserrestaurant Sennerland A-6604 Hoefen, Hauptstrasse 26 telephone +43 56 72/7 24 00 www.sennerland.at

Waengle Pflach

A-6610 Waengle, Dorfstrasse 8 telephone +43 676/3 53 19 34 lottesstamperlbar@gmx.at

Hotel zum Mohren A-6600 Reutte, Untermarkt 26 telephone +43 56 72/6 23 45 www.hotel-mohren.at

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Open daily 9:00AM – 11:00PM Closed Monday and Tuesday

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00AM – 11:00PM, Warm meals from 11:00AM – 9:00PM Provisions available, closed Monday except on public holidays

– Costaries chapel – Frauensee – (Reutte )

Frauenseestube

D-87629 Fuessen, Alatseestrasse 8 telephone +49 83 62/9 17 30 www.hotel-fruehlingsgarten.de

Haus Hopfensee D-87629 Fuessen, Hoehenstrasse 14 telephone +49 83 62/67 52 www.haus-hopfensee.de

# 14

Open daily 10:00AM – 10:00PM Closed Thursday

Open daily Warm meals served all day not directly on Lechweg

Pflach – Kniepass – Sternschanze – Oberpinswang – Schwansee – Kalvarienberg – Lechfall – Fuessen

Hotel Fruehlingsgarten

# 13

– Alpsee

# 15

Open from 10:00AM – 10:00PM Closed Tuesday

Open at 10:00AM Closed Monday


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Frequently Asked Questions Do I need to book accommodation in advance or can I spontaneously find one? Basically, you are on the safe side, if you pre-book your accommodation. The local tourist offices are happy to help with the search. Especially in July and August it is high season in all places at along the Lechweg. If it is important to you that your accommodation has certain standard amenities and is close to or directly on the route, we recommend booking in advance. Can the complete Lechweg be hiked in May? The Lechweg is only walkable in its entire length from the end of June to the beginning of October. Before that you can expect to cross remaining snow patches on the stages Formarinsee to Warth. In addition, the accommodations in Lech and Warth only open at the start of the season. The public bus, which takes you to the Formarinsee, also begins its runs at the end of June. We recommend the abbreviated version from Steeg to Fuessen in May. Is it possible to walk the Lechweg in opposite direction from Fuessen to Lech? The trail marking and signage is in accordance with the guidelines of the European Ramblers‘ Association throughout and in both directions. So if you prefer to go sportingly uphill and into the Alps, you can walk the Lechweg from the falls to the source. How long does it take by bus from Fuessen to Lech am Arlberg and on to the Formarinsee? The bus ride from Fuessen to Lech with a short stop in Reutte takes just under three hours. The Wanderbus from the post office in Lech runs to the Formarinsee every hour; the trip takes about 40 minutes. How do I get at the end of the walk back to my car? From Fuessen, you can take the bus line 74 or 4258 to Reutte and the line 4268 continues on to Lech. At the station in Reutte, you have to change once. The entire trip will cost around € 15.- per person. Please note that the last bus from Fuessen to Lech departs around 2:00PM. Both lines run in the opposite direction as well. Where can I park my car? In Lech am Arlberg you can park in the Anger underground garage free of charge. In Fuessen, park for free at the Eissport Centre (P2) or in the Parkgarage City (P5) for a fee of € 20.- per week. Further information can be found on p. 10.


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Text: Antonia Gemein

Printing and Processing: BULU Buchdruckerei Lustenau

Photography: Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte/ Robert Eder, Runimation Gerhard Eisenschink Helmut Hein Franz Rauter Guenther Standl Toni Vorauer Werbegemeinschaft Lech-Wege

Climate neutral printing on FSC-certified paper

Date: June 2013


Stanzach

town in the Lech Valley/Lech source area

Imst

town outside of the Lech Valley/Lech source area

Parseierpitze 3036

mountain with elevation in metres

Cheesemaker

Attraction

Namlosbach

river, stream, lake, spring, pool, Kneipp basin, or waterfall

Bus station/stop

Lechweg-Partner (host)

Grocer store

Sporting good/shoe store

Dining

Tourist information

Doctor Pharmacy

(long-term) parking *

not directly on Lechweg

Strating point/Goal Lechweg Section Actual Lechweg section Previous/further Lechweg route Street in town, forest/farming road Country road Main road (with underpass/tunnel) Highway or two-lane motorway Train tracks (with underpass/tunnel) Mountain cable car (summertime) River/stream (with lake)

Guest card included

Non-smoking rooms

Internet/WLAN

Washing machine/dryer/laundry service

Dogs permitted

Free transfer service

Massage

Swimming pool

Sauna/steam bath

Restaurant

EC cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Legend Lechweg Stages/Host Section


info@lechweg.com www.lechweg.com

For inquiries for Austria: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH Dorf 2, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 5583 2161-0 www.lech-zuers.at Tourismus Warth-Schroecken A-6767 Warth telephone +43 5583 3515-0 www.warth-schroecken.com Lechtal Tourismus Untergiblen 23, A-6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 5634 5315 www.lechtal.at Tourismusverband Naturparkregion Reutte Untermarkt 34, A-6600 Reutte telephone +43 5672 62336 www.reutte.com

For inquiries for Germany: Fuessen Tourismus und Marketing Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz 1, D-87629 Fuessen telephone +49 8362 9385-0 www.fuessen.de

Coordination: Verein Werbegemeinschaft Lech-Wege Untergiblen 23 A-6652 Elbigenalp


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