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

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The Lechweg in the leading role, the water as its companion,

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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.

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Emergency/Rescue in Germany

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Emergency/Rescue in Austria

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Fire Department in Germany

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Fire Department in Austria

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Police in Germany

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Police in Austria

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Mountain Rescue in Germany

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Mountain Rescue in Austria

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Fuessen Lechfall

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Neuschwanstein Castle/ Hohenschwangau Castle Alpsee

Frauensee Costaries Chapel

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Castle Worlds Ehrenberg

Lech Weissenbach Forchach Hanging Bridge

Bird-watching Tower Pflacher Au

Rieden Lake

Johannes Bridge Forchach

Lech »Braid« Panoramic View Baichlstein Stanzach Vorderhornbach

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Natural Adventure Pool

Elmen Doser Waterfall

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Geierwally- Haeselgehr Open-Air Stage Elbigenalp

Höhenbachschlucht Simmswasserfall JöchlNaturklettergarten Fußgängerhängebrücke spitzWarth bahn Holzgau Naturbadesee TeschenKneippanlage Lechschlucht berger Alpe Erlebnisbad Steeg Wasserfall Naturkäserei Lech am Arlberg

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Outdoor Swimming Pool

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Outdoor Swimming Area Bach

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Editorial by 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 Travel directions: By Air/Train/Car/OEPNV

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Baggage Transfer: Lechweg Shuttle

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Guest Cards: Lech Card, Lechtal Aktiv Card,

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Aktiv Card and KoenigsCard Signage/Amenities/Degree of Difficulty

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Three regions: Arlberg, Nature Park Region

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Lechtal-Reutte and Allgaeu TATONKA GmbH · Robert-Bosch-Straße 3 · D-86453 Dasing · Fax +49 8205 9602-30 · www.tatonka.com

Naturpark Tiroler Lech: Conduct/Tours

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Suggested Stages/Advice

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Sections/Stages

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Walking Tips: Route/Weather/Equipment Lechweg Products: Regional & High-Quality Lechweg certification/holiday package

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Outstanding Hosts and Accommodations

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Booking a Walking Holiday

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Host Information Key

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Hosts: all dining and accommodations from

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Lech to Fuessen Dining along the Lechweg

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Best Trails of Austria – the four long-distance trails

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Frequently asked questions Imprint Overview Map/Pictograms/Key

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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

2009, one of my most important projects in the past years was

link between these two regions for centuries. Through the

failing – we had to declare bankruptcy on the »Knight Ruediger

Lechweg now, these have grown closer together.

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 wonder-

The Lech River has been my life-long companion. It provides

ful to be able to release my thoughts in the peace and quiet.

me with my very first childhood memories and also delivers

On the other hand, many of my worries were relativized in

many ideas for my artistic career. In my recent past, it has

light of this grand river. It had flowed in this riverbed for mil-

been a source of great strength to me.

lions of years. It had carved the landscape into centuries’ old history all of which can be read if you go through it with open

In my witty yet critical songs sung in the Lech Valley dialect,

eyes. It still constantly sings a soughing and intoxicating mel-

I have tried, with the use of the »Bluatschink« (a kind of im-

ody which so pervades the entire valley. Suddenly, many of my

aginary water creature), to raise awareness and get peoples’

problems were put into perspective, and in an instant, I was

attention about the impeding threat of plans to build a power

again that carefree young boy, sitting on a boulder, and skip-

plant in one of the last natural river systems of the Alps.

ping rocks across the water's surface. Henceforth, the melody and lyrics to my song »Along the Lech«

As I walked the Lechweg in stages for the first time in the Fall

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.

The Lech Bike Trail

Und i geah mit ihm mit – kann lesa, was sei Wasser in die Landschaft schreibt.

For those who wish to experience the breathtaking

Und i geah mit ihm mit –

landscape along Lechweg trail a second time, they can

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!

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

Wo heind bunta Wiesa sei,

exchange a few tips. A biking map is available in all

und Dörfer wia Perla findesch nach der Reih,

tourist offices in the Lech Valley and in the Naturpark

da hat der Mensch die Fassung gmacht,

Region Reutte.

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


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Who and what does the Lechweg stand for?

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.

The Lechweg from the spring to the falls

What does it mean to ramble on the Lechweg?

Easy long-distance walking through an alpine region which

The Lechweg is easy long-distance walking through an alpine

is simultaneously one of the last wild river landscapes in

region. Yet this does not mean that rambling is necessarily an

Europe: the Lechweg offers an extraordinary nature experi-

easy stroll. Every long-distance trail sets some demands for

ence, from the inhabitants molded by their landscape and

the physical condition of the wanderer. After all, there are

the truly mythical stories.

multiple stages back to back which need to be overcome.

The wanderer accompanies the Lech for almost 125 kilometers.

If, therefore we speak of an easy long-distance trail through

From its spring near the Formarinsee in the Austrian state of

the Alps, then it is in contrast to other alpine trails and climbs

Vorarlberg to the Lechfall in Fuessen in the Allgaeu. The Lech-

with more demanding elevation profile. When compared to

weg leads past one of the largest colonies of alpine ibex in

them, the Lechweg makes a moderate claim. For those who

Europe, past a waterfall which magically springs anew after

are comfortable on the long-distance trails of the German Mit-

running dry every year, flowing under the longest-suspension

telgebirge, they are equally served on the Lechweg, for that is

swing bridge in Austria, and finally leading up to the royal

its advantage: it leads through the impressive high-mountain

castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

landscape into the alpine foothills- without climbs and steep passages. This means that previous alpine experience is not

The trail connects three regions and two countries with their

necessary – but you should still always be aware of the specifics

traditions and histories. From the Arlberg region through the

of the Alps, such as the rapid weather change for example.

Tyrolean Naturparkregion Lechtal-Reutte up to the southern Allgaeu. The Lech has formed all three regions for centuries.

Nevertheless, the Lechweg can be planned individually to suit

From the Romans and their Alpine crossings, the »Schwaben-

each person‘s condition (see suggested stages on page 20).

kinder« (Swabian children) up to the »Floessern« (raftsmen). In

Calculate enough resting periods, enjoy a massage at the end

each of these histories the Lech had played a meaningful role.

of the day, and feel free to shorten a segment by taking the public bus if your legs get too tired.

The magical turquiose river shaped the flora and fauna. Many breeding birds and wild-growing Orchids make it one of the

We wish you a wonderful experience on your Lechweg ramble.

most species-rich habitats in Central Europe. In order to pro-

Yours,

tect one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe, the Naturpark Tiroler Lech was initiated.

Werbegemeinschaft Lech-Wege: Lech Zuers GmbH Warth Schroecken Tourismus Tourismusverband Lechtal Tourismusverband Naturpark Region Reutte Fuessen Tourism and Marketing


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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 17 17. Arrival

The German National Railway is available at www.bahn.de or per telephone +49 1 80/5 99 66 33. From the station at Fuessen, regularly scheduled buses run to Lech am Arlberg.

Start your rambling holiday without stress: Travel to Lech am Arlberg the night before and acquaint yourself with the

The Lechweg-Shuttle by STM Service can also pick you up from

mundane alpine village before starting out on the first stage

Fuessen train station. The price for the transfer to Lech am

the next day.

Arlberg for up to 8 persons (up to 20 pers.) is € 130 (€ 180). For more information or booking, contact our partner STM Service, Oberdorf 51, A-6652 Elbigenalp, telephone +43 6 76/6 36 68 25, lechweg@stm-service.at, www.stm-service.at.

Arrival by airplane Lech am Arlberg is not directly situated on the Austrian RailThe closest airports are the Allgaeu Airport in Memmingen,

way grid. The arrival is via the train station Langen am Arlberg

Friedrichshafen Airport, Innsbruck Airport or Munich Airport.

or St. Anton am Arlberg with a distance of ca. 17 kilometers.

The Lechweg-Shuttle by STM Service comfortably transfers

There is a regular taxi and bus connection to Lech am Arlberg,

you from each airport to Lech am Arlberg. Transportation for

Transfer time is ca. 20 minutes, online reservations under

up to 8 persons (up to 20 persons) costs € 260 (€ 310) from

www.taxi-lech.at or www.taxi-zuers.com.

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.


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Arrival by automobile

Parking lots

It is possible to arrive at either the starting point Lech am

Lech am Arlberg: the Anger underground garage (hours 8:00

Arlberg or the ending point Fuessen in Allgaeu. You can leave

AM to 8:00 PM, free of charge in summer) is located in the town

your car in either location for the duration of your ramble.

centre, near the Lechweg and bus stations.

From the North, the Autobahn A 7 and the State Road B 17

Fuessen: P5 – Parkgarage City/Sparkassenhaus (€ 20,- per

(Romantic Road) and the A96/B16 lead directly to Fuessen.

week, tickets under www.apcoa.de or Mon.–Sat. directly in par-

To reach Lech am Arlberg from Fuessen, take the Autobahn

king garage), P2 – Ice sports Centre – BLZ Arena (free of charge).

A 7 through the border tunnel and onto the State Road B179

P5 is in the town centre, P2 on outskirts. Bus 71 runs to city

to Reutte. From here the Country Road L198 leads directly to

centre/bus station Fuessen.

Lech. Please note the road closings between Warth and Lech until well into the spring.

There is a wander portal with free parking and wander friendly entry onto the Lechweg in Warth next to the Tourist

Lech am Arlberg can be reached from Bregenz over the Bregenz

Office, in Steeg next to the Gemeindeamt (town hall), in

Forest on the L 200. You can als use the Rheintalautobahn A14,

Holzgau behind the Gemeindeamt, in Elbigenalp below the

through the Klostertal S 16, on the L 197 and finally on the L 198

Schnitzschule (wood carving school), in Stanzach behind

over the Flexenpass to Lech. Coming from the Tyrolean Inn Val-

Sport Fredy and in Pflach near the bird watching tower.

ley, take the Autobahn A 12 and S16 to St. Anton am Arlberg and then on to the L197 and L198. Public Transportation Please be aware that there is a compulsory toll vignette (sticker) The Lechweg is connected to the public transit system. Detailed

on Austrian Autobahns.

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

Stuttgart

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Memmingen Lake Constance

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By 4:00 PM, the baggage is at its next destination. The transport per stage and piece of baggage costs € 7.50 with booking 2-days before the transfer. Please note that each piece of baggage may have a maximum weight of 20 kg. Eventual excess baggage (20+ kg) will not be transferred nor money refunded. Please pay for the total number of bags and stages in advance to the STM Service by bank transfer. STM Service, IBAN AT11 3622 0000 0001 5354 and BIC RZTIAT22220. Baggage Transfer So go ahead, travel only with a light daypack and enjoy the landscape along the Lechweg. Rambling on the Lechweg is most enjoyable without a heavy

Mandatory information for your baggage booking:

burden upon your shoulders. The Lechweg-Shuttle by STMService transports your baggage to your next accommodation.

It is recommended that you book this transfer service before

• Exact home address (street, zip code, city, country)

you arrive for your walking holiday directly with the company

• Telephone number or mobile number

STM Service: Oberdorf 51, A-6652 Elbigenalp, telephone

• Email address

+43 676/6366825, lechweg@stmservice.at, www.stm-service.at.

A direct booking is possible up to two days before the actual

• Number of pieces of luggage, max. 20 kg each

transfer is needed. Sending an email to STM Service up to the

Date of baggage transfer

evening before the transfer is requested, usually is sufficient

Pick-up location (accommodation name and

for a transfer arrangement. Your accommodation can assist

address, telephone number too with private

you with organising a transport which cannot be serviced

accommodations)

by STM Service. Your host will tell you where you can stow

Destination (accommodation name and address,

your baggage for pick-up. They will be tagged with nametags.

telephone number too with private accommoda-

Please enter your name, mobile phone number, or the phone

tions)

First and last name

First and last name of other travellers

number of your next accommodation and location. Attach the nametag to your baggage so that it is easily visible. Drivers

You will receive a confirmation within 1–2 days of making a

are only able to deliver baggage which has been paid for and

reservation.

has a clear destination. The latest pick-up time at Lech am Arlberg and Warth is 8:30 AM, from Steeg at 9:00 AM.


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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 29 € per person (valid for 7 days) from the Tourist Offices. It is valid from May 29th to October 19th, 2014 beginning on the second day of your stay. It is also interesting for a Lechweg wanderer: with the Lechtal Aktiv Card, Guest Cards/Discounts

the Wanderbus can be used without charge throughout the entire Naturpark Region, as well as cable cars and railways.

The Lechweg connects three regions: the Arlberg region, the

Aktiv Card in the Naturpark Region Reutte

Tyrolean Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte and the Allgaeu with its Royal Castles. Various guest cards are offered in these regions,

Every guest, who stays overnight in the Naturpark Region

which are also interesting for Lechweg hikers. Please be aware

Reutte, receives the Aktiv Card from their host. A DVD of the

that there is no unified single Lechweg-card! Hosts who accept

Naturpark Region Reutte is included, as well as numerous

the guest card in their region, can be recognized with their

discounts in the Alpentherme Ehrenberg, the Castle Worlds

respective pictogram in the accommodation directory:

Ehrenberg and the Reutte mountain cable car, or for guided hikes, rafting, etc.

Lech Card FuessenCard and KoenigsCard The Lech Card is the recreational ticket for Lech, Warth and surrounding areas. It is available with a one night stay from the

Beginning with one nights accommodation, all guests in

host or at the Lech Zuers Tourism Office. Especailly interesting

Fuessen receive the FuessenCard from their host. Free of charge

for Lechweg wanderers: All cable railways and chair lifts, and

are the train rides between Fuessen – Kaufbeuren and Pfronten

the use of local town and wander buses are included (from

– Kempten and public transportation in the municipalities

Spullersee and Formarinsee up to the Hochtannbergpass, the

of Fuessen (incl. Hopfen am See and Weissensee), Hopferau,

regional line #40 to Hochkrumbach as well as the regional line

Eisenberg, Nesselwang, Pfronten, Rieden am Forggensee,

#91/92 between Lech and Zuers – the toll fee is not included).

Rosshaupten, Rueckholz, Schwangau, Seeg, Halblech and

Also included in this offer is the Waldschwimmbad with rock

Lechbruck am See. Important for Lechweg wanderers: The bus

island, waterslide and numerous other services. In Warth it-

ride Fuessen –Reutte is not yet included! Some other hosts in

self you receive the card (valid from end of June to begin of

Fuessen offer the KoenigsCard with over 250 regional inclu-

October) from your host beginning with a 2 nights-stay. It is

sive services like cable railways, swimming pools, museums

also possible to return the Lech Card in the Tourism Office in

and recreational attractions.

Steeg. Detailed information on the service of the guest cards can be gotten at the respective Tourism Offices.


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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:

Signage/Amenities/Degree of difficulty

easy walking trail, valley trail, footpath:

➜ predominently wide and with little incline ➜ no passages with a danger of falling

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

➜ no previous or particular skill or ability in

hiking is required

➜ suitable for all ramblers, also for beginners

»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. 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.

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

Worthwhile detours can be found in the stage descriptions, starting with page 24. 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.

physical condition


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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 »On the Knight’s Trail«, are an absolute must. For some rest and relaxation, stop by the new Alpentherme Ehrenberg Spa The three regions: the Arlberg area,

with its swimming and sauna facilities.

the Naturpark Region Lechtal-Reutte and the Allgaeu 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 two communities Lech am Arlberg and Warth belong to

The municipality is made up of the City of Fuessen, Bad Faulen-

two different municipalities, yet connect the Austrian States

bach, Hopfen am See and Weissensee. Fuessen is classified as

of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. This region has a population of about

the birthplace of European lute and violin-making. It is located

1,600 inhabitants. Both towns are a popular tourist destina-

along the Roman road, Via Claudia Augusta, and was a favorite

tions both in summer and winter. The region Lech Zuers am

place of Emperor Maximilian I.

Arlberg is known as the birthplace of alpine skiing. The ski area Warth-Schroecken is one of the snowiest ski resorts in Europe,

Aside from the cultural highlights, Fuessen has specialised

with an average eleven metres of new snow annually. Start-

itself in medical and healthcare tourism and has numerous

ing in the 2013/2014 winter season, the ski resorts of Warth-

certifications (City of Fuessen: Kneipp therapy resort; Bad Fau-

Schröcken and Lech-Zuers are connected by a cable car. The

lenbach: Moor healing bath, Kneipp therapy resort; Hopfen am

Walser, a folk who settled here in the 13th and 14th century, took

See: Kneipp therapy resort, climatic health resort; Weissensee:

great influence on this region. Typically Walser is demonstra-

climatic health resort). About 200 kilometres of walking trails

ted not only in the traditionally bound and secular character

and mountain bike trails await the active vacationer. A boat

of the decendents, but also in the grandious natural back-

ride on the Forggensee provides a wonderful view of the Royal

drop. Even today you can see the traces left behind on the

Castles and of the magnificent panoramic vista of the Allgaeu,

Tannberg theme-trail: a gripping, multi-faceted, and not sim-

Lechtal and Ammergau Alps.

ply historical tour, on which you can experience the historical highlights and numerous natural wonders.

The Lechweg connects people in one Europe of regions.

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 –


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Naturpark Tiroler Lech

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.

The Naturpark Tiroler Lech extends between the Lech Valley

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

Alps in the southeast and the Allgaeu Alps in the northwest.

campgrounds are located in Reutte and Haeselgehr.

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

»Lechweg-Escorts« with Naturpark Guides

largest contiguous protected valley area in Tyrol.The natural

»Beginners« welcome! No experience needed!

environment and its biodiversity are influenced by the Lech. For everyone who wants to ramble and explore! The Lechweg In 2000, the Lech River joined to the European network of pro-

leads, for a majority of its route, through the Naturpark Tiroler

tected areas called »Natura 2000«. Four years later, the State

Lech. The Naturpark Guides escort you from Stanzach to Forch-

of Tyrol certified this region as a nature reserve with the title

ach through the heart of the Naturpark. Along the gravel banks

»Naturpark«. Natural and cultural landscapes should therefore

and in the alluvial forest there is a lot to discover. You may know

retain their character.

some of the animals and plant life, yet some you will never have seen before. Learn more about the uniqueness of the wild river

The landscape around the wild river Lech is striking in its

land-scape in an entertaining manner. You have never seen it

uniqueness and originality. We kindly ask you to make a con-

in this way: Precision binoculars by Swarovski make impressive

tribution to the preservation and protection of the Naturpark

nature experiences possible. Our Naturpark Guides make these

Tiroler Lech and the entire region.

available free of charge during the nature walk!

Please take your rubbish with you instead of leaving it

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

backpack.

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.

When: Every Tuesday in July, August and Sept., 9:00 AM – ca. 11:00 AM Start: Stanzach, Tourism Office End: Forchach, Café alte Muehle Route Distance: ca. 4 km Registration: by 4:00 PM the day before, direct booking at Naturpark Tiroler Lech (Tel. +43 6 76 8 85 08 7941, 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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Stage Tips Choose your individual stage goal depending on your condition and ambition on the table below.. All stage destinations have adequate accommodations. The designated times are solely walking time and are calculated without any breaks nor stops. Suggested Stages and Tips

time Leg

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Formarinsee – Lech Suggested Stages

Lech – Warth/Lechleiten

ELV

ELV

alloted

14 km

195 Elv

629 Elv

14½ km

733 Elv

635 Elv

5h

1 1 km

295 Elv

7 1 1 Elv

4h

Warth/Lechleiten – Steeg

5h

The Lechweg represents easy long-distance walking through

Steeg – Holzgau

5 km

130 Elv

140 Elv

1½ h

an alpine region. It begins at 1,793 metres aboove sea level in

Holzgau – Bach

9½ km

7 34 Elv

7 78 Elv

4h

the vicinity of the Formarinsee and ends at about 800 metres

Bach – Elbigenalp

3 km

16 Elv

40 Elv

1h

above sea level in Fuessen. The Lechweg passes through high

Elbigenalp – Haeselgehr

7 km

1 37 Elv

1 73 Elv

3h

mountains regions and reaches into the alpine foothills. A

Haeselgehr – Elmen

5 km

309 Elv

274 Elv

2h

major portion of the trail has a slight incline. Yet sometimes

Elmen – Vorderhornbach

6 km

297 Elv

361 Elv

2½ h

there are steeper passages to surmount. Depending on your

Vorderhornbach – Stanzach

3 km

43 Elv

79 Elv

1h

physical condition and individual travel plans, three different

Stanzach – Forchach

5½ km

40 Elv

65 Elv

2h

tour variants are offered:

Forchach – Weissenbach

7 km

1 15 Elv

14 1 Elv

2h 3h

9 km

1 73 Elv

119 Elv

The Athletic (six days): Suitable for the experienced

Weissenbach – Waengle Waengle – Pflach

9½ km

381 Elv

485 Elv

3h

long-distance walker in very good physical condition.

Pflach – Fuessen

15 km

722 Elv

760 Elv

5h

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)

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

Scale Lechweg-map detail 0 km

2,5 km Scale 1:62.500 Scale 1:125.000

(8 cm 10 km) ( pp. 21, 25 –51) 5 km

0km

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5 km (4 cm 10 km) ( pp. 23, 53) 10 km


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#1

Mohnenfluh 2542 Braunarlspitze 2649

Feuerstein 2271

Formarinsee – Lech am Arlberg

Lech am Arlberg

Westlicher Johanneskopf 2573

route

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

length

14 km

duration

ca. 5 hours (easy mountain path)

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) 14 km –

195 m –

Aelpele

Lech

publ.transp. Wanderbus between Lech am Arlberg and Formarinsee (toll-road) (see summer schedule for Wanderbus Lech)

Formarinsee

Misthaufen 2436

629 m Lech am Arlberg

Kneipp Basin WaldZug schwimmFishpond bad (Pool) Stierlochbach

Spullerbach Formarinbach Alpe Formarin

Omeshorn 2557

Mehlsack 2651 Pongertle 2539

Zuerser See

Steinbock (Ibex) Monument Formaletsch 2292

Formarinsee

Gamsbodenspitze 2296 Saladinaspitze 2230

Roggalspitze 2673

Spullersee Rohnspitze 2495

1950 1800 1650 1500

The »Wanderbus« takes you from the Post Office station in

1350

Lech to the bus stop »Formarinsee«, the last station. The Lech-

m

weg starts here at 1,793 metres above sea level. km

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12

A first short detour on the »Gueterweg« to the Formarinsee is well worth it: a beautiful panorama opens up with a view over On the Formarinsee

the lake. After a u-turn you head back to the bus stop. Take

Over wooden planks along the young Lech River

meadow path forks to the right and leads you past the Stein-

the short way along the street to the Alpe Formarin. There a

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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Mohnenfluh 2542

Lech Chasm

Lech am Arlberg Stubenbach

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)

Lech am Arlberg

information Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH (Dorf 2, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg, telephone +43 5583/2161-0)

Walkerbach

Kneipp Basin

View of Lech Resting benches near Lech

Zug

Waldschwimmbad (Pool) Ruefikopf 2362

Fishpond Zuersbach

Omeshorn 2557

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

Geisshorn 2366 Widderstein 2533

Haldenwanger Bach

Lech am Arlberg – Warth/Lechleiten

Krumbach

Biberkopf 2599

Gehren

route length

Lech am Arlberg Kuhschwab – Warth Lechleiten

duration

ca. 5 hours (easy mountain path)

– Stubenbach – Gehren

– –

Warth

14½ km

Lech Chasm

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

Schaeferkoepfe 2416

Lech am Arlberg Kneipp Basin

635 m

Lechleiten

1800

Zug

Waldschwimmbad (Pool)

Bockbach

Laerchspitze 2393

Stubenbach

information Warth-Schroecken Tourism, Warth Office (A-6767 Warth, telephone +43 5583/35 15-0)

733 m –

Lech

Mittagsspitze 2370

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

14½ km –

Natural Swimming Pond Teschenberger Alpe

Karhorn 2416

Lech am Arlberg

Lechleiten Natural Climbing Crag

Mittlere Woesterspitze 2557

Ruefikopf 2362

Walkerbach

1650 1500

From the eastern locality Stubenbach, the Lech River snakes

1350

through a fascinating ravine formation which is not always

1200

visible from the trail. Through Stubenbach the trail lies above the Lech chasm to the Grenztobel – the border between the

m km

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4

6

8

10

12

14

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

Swimming hole Warth Hanging footbridge across the Krumbach

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 (telephone +43 660 2 14 9207 Email office@alpinschulewidderstein.com www.alpinschulewidderstein.com ). 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.


Rappensee

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#3

Haldenwanger Bach

Warth/Lechleiten – Steeg

Muttekopf 2431 Biberkopf 2599 Gehren

route length

Lechleiten 11 km

duration

ca. 4 hours (easy mountain path)

Hohes Licht 2651

– Panorama Trail – Steeg

Lechleiten Natural Climbing Crag

Wilder Kasten 2542 Ellbogner Spitze 2552

Warth Natural

Swimming Pond

Teschenberger Alpe

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)

Dickenau Cheese Factory

Lech

Steeg

Ellenbogen

Mittagsspitze 2370 Schaeferkoepfe 2416

Adventure Pool

Bockbach

Kneipp Basin Waterfall

Kienberg

Krabach

Laerchspitze 2393

Lechleiten

11 km –

295 m –

Steeg

711 m

Kaisers

1650 Mittlere Woesterspitze 2557

1500

Gsteinsjoch 2440

1350

Walkerbach

1200 1050

m km

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

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. Settle your hunger in the Naturkaeserei (cheese

Lech canyon before Steeg View from Warth to Lechleiten at foot of Biberkopf

maker) or in the prize-winning gourmet restaurant Postwirt, member of the Naturparkwirte. 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 »Adventure Pool 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

Rappensee

Hoehenbach

Joechlspitze 2226 Hoehenbachschlucht Muttekopf 2431 Simms Waterfall Joechlspitzbahn Wilder Kasten 2542 Suspension Footbridge Schoenau Ellbogner Spitze 2552 Hohes Licht 2651

route

Steeg

length

5 km

duration

ca. 1 ½ hours (easy trail)

– Holzgau

Holzgau

Duernau Haegerau Walchen Dickenau Cheese Factory

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 56 33/53 56)

Steeg

Ellenbogen

Adventure Pool

Kneipp Basin Waterfall

Steeg

5 km –

130 m –

Griestaler Spitze 2622

Tajaspitze 2538

Kaisers

Holzgau

140 m

1350

Sulzlbach

Kienberg

Krabach

Sulzl

Lech

Gsteinsjoch 2440

1200

Kaiserbach

1050

Wetterspitze 2895

900 750

m

From Steeg to Holzgau you begin on a field path in direction km

1

2

3

4

5

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

Brigde over Waterfall

or motives from the farming life and hunting are presented.

Frescoes in Holzgau

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

Krottenkopf 2656

Rotwand 2262

Balschtebach

Holzgau – Bach

Strahlkopf 2388

Bernhardsbach

Hoehenbach route

Holzgau Stockach

length

9½ km

duration

ca. 4 hours (challenging hiking trail)

– Hoehenbachtal – Schigge –

Untergiblen

Joechlspitze 2226 Hoehenbachschlucht Muttekopf 2431 Simms Waterfall Joechlspitzbahn Suspension Footbridge Schoenau

– Bach

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 5634/53 15)

Duernau Haegerau

Kneipp Basin Waterfall

Walchen

734 m –

Sulzlbach

Sonnenkogel 2324

Griesslbach Tajaspitze 2538

Bach

778 m

Bach

Sulzl Stockach

Griestaler Spitze 2622

9½ km –

Outdoor Swimming area

Lech

Kienberg

Holzgau

Obergiblen

Holzgau

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Geierwally Open-Air Stage

Greitjochspitze 2319

1500 1350 1200 1050

For those who are not dizzy, the Lechweg takes you over the

900

longest and probably most spectacular suspension footbridge

m

in Austria. 200.5 metres long and 110 metres high, it crosses km

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

the Hoehenbachschlucht (gorge). Whoever suffers from dizziness ought to take the original route into the Hoehenbachtal, 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

Pedestrian suspension bridge over the Hoehenbachschlucht

station of the Joechelspitze you find the Lechtal Bergheumuse-

Joechelspitzbahn

um (mountain hay museum). It documents the very laborious

»Bengler Wald« (wood), the trail heads to the base station of the chairlift Joechelspitzbahn. Taking the ride up, at the peak

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

Marchspitze 2609

Bach – Elbigenalp

route Bach Elbigenalp

– Obergiblen

length

3 km

duration

ca. 1 Stunde (easy trail)

Balschtebach – Untergiblen

Strahlkopf 2388

Bernhardsbach Untergiblen

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 5634/53 15)

3 km –

16 m –

Haeselgehr

Scheidbach

Schoenau

Geierwally Koeglen Open-Air Griessau Stage

Elbigenalp

Joechlspitze 2226

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Bach

Luxnach

Pfeiler 2206 Rotwand 2262

Elbigenalp

40 m

Joechlspitzbahn

Obergiblen

Schoenau

Lech Sulzlbach

Bach

Sulzl Stockach

Ruitelbach

Griesbach Ruitelspitze 2580

Sonnenkogel 2324

Alperschonbach

1350 1200

Glabkopf 2110

Grossstein 2632

Griesslbach

1050 900

Directly along the Lech river‘s shore the Lechweg takes you

750

from Bach to Elbigenalp. You march three kilometers on an

m km

½

1

2

3

easy trail. To get to the centre of Elbigenalp, you must leave the Lechweg.

On the Lech shore Geierwally Open-air Stage

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 Elbigenalp Haeselgehr

length

7 km

duration

ca. 3 hours (easy trail)

Doser Waterfall

– Koeglen – Griessau

Rotwand 2262

Balschtebach

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 5634/53 15)

Untergiblen

Elbigenalp

7 km –

137 m –

173 m

Haeselgehr

Haeternach

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Scheidbach

Schoenau Lichtspitze 2356

Lech

Elbigenalp

Obergiblen

Bach

Gutschau

Luxnach

Haeselgehr

Geierwally Koeglen Open-Air Griessau Bernhardsbach Stage

publ.transp. Bus 4268 sights/ attractions

Wasserfallbach

Sattelkarspitze 2552

Pfeiler 2206

route

Klimm

Bretterspitze 2608

Wannenspitze 2362

Ruitelbach

Glabkopf 2110

Ottenbach

Griesbach Ruitelspitze 2580

1350 1200

Gruentalspitze 2399

1050 900

From the centre of Elbigenalp it goes back to the Lech River. The

750

m

Lechweg now ambles along the river. Shortly before reaching km

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2

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4

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6

Koeglen you reach a small biotope. At Koeglen you cross the Lechtal country road and walk on forest and wooded paths to

Wading in sulferous water (outdoor pool Haeselgehr) Lech River between Elbigenalp and Haeselgehr

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: telephone +43 5634 6304, www.fun-rafting.at


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#8

Haeselgehr – Elmen

Steinmandl 1909

Hinterhornbach

Martinau

Hornbach

Elmen

Zwoelferspitze 2416

route

Haeselgehr

length

5 km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy mountain path)

– Luxnach – Klimm

– Elmen Wasserfallbach

Sattelkarspitze 2552

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

Doser Waterfall

Pfeiler 2206

Luxnach

Haeselgehr

309 m –

Elmen

274 m

1350

Pfeilspitze 2469

Gutschau Haeternach

Streimbach

Schoenau

Lichtspitze 2356

Lech

Griessau

Elbigenalp

1200

Hoelltalschlucht

Scheidbach Outdoor Swimming Pool Koeglen

5 km –

Edelbach

Klimm

Bretterspitze 2608

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Haeselgehr

Mittagsspitze 2227

Klimmspitze 2464

Spitzkopf 2346

1050

Ottenbach

900 Wannenspitze 2362

750

m km

1

2

3

4

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. View from Panoramaweg over Elmen

Your trek takes you to the Burweg and then on to the pano-

Doser Waterfall

on Lechweg). To get to the centre of Elmen, you must leave the

rama trail towards Elmen. A break from rambling is offered in »Klimm«, at the rest stop »Zur Gemuetlichkeit« (is not located 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

Panoramic View Baichlstein 1164

Elmen – Vorderhornbach

route

Elmen

length

6 km

duration

ca. 2 ½ hours (easy mountain path)

– Martinau

Jochumkopf 2337

Grubachspitze 2100

Pleisspitze 2109

Stanzach Namlosbach

Vorderhornbach

– Vorderhornbach

Natural Adventure Pool Steinmandl 1909 Hinterhornbach

publ.transp. Bus 4268

information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632/6605)

Martinau Klimmspitze 2464

sights/ Church zum Hl. Joseph in Martinau* – Natural Adventure attractions Pool Badino*

Mittagsspitze 2227

Lech Elmen

Zwoelferspitze 2416

6 km –

297 m –

361m

Doser Waterfall

Vorderhornbach

1350

Luxnach

1200

Haeselgehr

1050

Elmer Kreuzspitze 2480

Edelbach

Klimm

Wasserfallbach Elmen

Lech »Braid«

Saldeiner Spitze 2036

Pfeilspitze 2469

Gutschau Haeternach

Hoelltalschlucht

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Streimbach

Bschlabs

900 750

From the centre of Elmen you go back to »Klimm« and from

m km

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3

4

5

6

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

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

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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Forchach

Schwarzwasserbach

Vorderhornbach – Stanzach

Mahdspitze 1963

Lech »Braid«

Saldeiner Spitze 2036

Pleisspitze 2109

route

Vorderhornbach

length

3 km

duration

ca. 1 Stunde (easy trail)

– Stanzach

Panoramic View Baichlstein 1164 Grubachspitze 2100

Stanzach Namlosbach

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Vorderhornbach

sights/ Baichlstein* with view of Lech »braid« – St. Michael Parish attractions Church

Natural Adventure Pool Steinmandl 1909

information Tourism Office Stanzach (Stanzach 6, A-6642 Stanzach, telephone +43 5632/6605)

Martinau Klimmspitze 2464

Vorderhornbach

3 km –

43 m –

79 m

Mittagsspitze 2227

Lech Elmen

Stanzach

1200 Klimm

1050

Wasserfallbach

900

Elmer Kreuzspitze 2480

Edelbach Pfeilspitze 2469

750 600

You pass Vorderhornbach and walk on a farm lane to the Lech

m km

½

1

2

3

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 »braid«, a magnificent riverbank formation, downstream. This distinctive landscape goes back

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

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

Schochenspitze 2069

Lachenspitze 2126

Weissenbach Leilachspitze 2274

Quarry Lake

Lech

Johannes Bridge

route

Stanzach

length

5 ½ km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy trail)

Forchach Hanging Bridge

– Forchach

Forchach

Schwarzwasserbach

Hallanderberg 1971 Mahdspitze 1963

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)

Saldeiner Spitze 2036

Lech »Braid« Pleisspitze 2109

Panoramic View Baichlstein 1164 Grubachspitze 2100

Mitterkarspitze 2191

Stanzach Namlosbachbach

Stanzach

5½ km –

40 m –

Forchach

65m

1200

Vorderhornbach Natural Adventure Pool

1050

Steinmandl 1909

900 750 600

m

Welcome to the »wild river«.The Lechweg now leads you along km

1

2

3

4

5

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. Shortly before Forchach, a forest road forks off to a refreshment station. The Lechweg leads along the left-hand side along to the Forchach hanging 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

Forchach hanging bridge Building stone men

Park Rangers are held every Tuesday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in July, August and September (see page 19).


# 12

Krinnenspitz 2000

Forchach – Weissenbach

route

Forchach

length

7 km

duration

ca. 2 hours (easy trail)

Platten

Hahnenkamm

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Hoefen Gaichtspitze 1986

Hornberg

Weissenbach

– Weissenbach

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 56 78/5303)

Rieden

Quarry Lake

Lech

Rieden Lake

Johannes Bridge

Schartenkopf 1514

Forchach Hanging Bridge

Forchach

Schwarzwasserbach

Rotlech

Hallanderberg 1971

Mahdspitze 1963

Forchach

7 km –

115 m –

Weissenbach

141m

Liegfeistbach

1200 1050

Lech »Braid«

Pleisspitze 2109

900 750

Stanzach

600

Galtjoch 2109

Mitterkarspitze 2191

m km

1

2

3

4

5

6

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

Lech River near Forchach Sheep on the Moosberg near Weissenbach

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

Rote Flueh 2108 Gehrenspitze 2163 Koellenspitze 2238

Weissenbach – Waengle

route

Weissenbach Hoefen

length

9 km

duration

ca. 3 hours (easy trail)

Costaries Chapel

Sababach

Frauensee Pflacher Au Hinterbichl Lech-

Waengle aschau

– Rieden – Ehenbichl – Waengle – (Reutte

Reutte

Platten

Hahnenkamm

)

Hoefen Gaichtspitze 1986

Weissenbach

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Schlossberg 1283 Castle Worlds Ehrenberg

sights/ Rieden Lake – Gasthof Kreuz – Castle Worlds Ehrenberg* – attractions Hahnenkamm information Hoefen (Hauptstrasse 24, A-6604 Hoefen, telephone +43 5672/64937)

Ehenbichl

Hornberg

Lech Weissenbach

Lake Rieden

Rauchkopf 1527

Rieden

Weissenbach

9 km –

173 m –

119 m

Waengle

1200

Johannes Bridge

Schartenkopf 1514 Thaneller 2341

1050 900

Forchach

750

Rotlech Hallanderberg 1971

600

From the center of the Weissenbach, the Lechweg leads back

m km

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

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. 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 testi-

View from the Schlosskopf

mony to over two thousand years of European history. In the »On the Knight's Trail« Museum, one can dive into past times, and next door, can discover the Lech River natural history exhibit. 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

length

9½ km

duration

ca. 3 hours (demanding trail)

– Costaries chapel – Frauensee – (Reutte )

Sababach

Hahlekopf 1758 Costaries Chapel Gehrenspitze 2163

Hoefen Gaichtspitze 1986 Hornberg

381 m –

Pflach

485m

Bird-watching Tower Pflacher Au

Hinterbichl

1200

Urisee

Muehl

Breitenwang

Reutte

Platten

Hahnenkamm

information Tourism Board Naturpark Region Reutte (Unter markt 34, A-6600 Reutte, telephone +43 56 72/62336)

Lettenbach

Frauensee

Lechaschau Waengle

sights/ Costaries chapel – Frauensee – town centre Reutte* – attractions Heritage Museum Gruenes Haus* – Alpentherme Ehren- berg SPA* – bird-watching tower Pflach

9½ km –

Pflach

Unterletzten

publ.transp. Bus 4268

Waengle

Lech

Musauer Berg 1510

route

Saeuling 2047

Oberpinswang

Musau

Waengle – Pflach

Ehenbichl

Tauern 1841

Heiterwanger See Schlossberg 1283 Castle Worlds Ehrenberg Heiterwang

1050 900 750

From Waengle the Lechweg of leads you at first over the High

600

Panorama Trail. From there, a climb leads up to the Costaries

m km

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

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

View of the Frauensee

find the bird-watching tower. An educational trail about birdlife

Bird-watching tower Pflacher Au

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.


Forggensee

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# 15

Fuessen

Pflach – Fuessen

Weissensee

Bad Faulenbach

Lechfall

Ziegelwies

Alatsee route

Pflach wang Lechfall

length

15 km

duration

ca. 5 hours (demanding mountain path)

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

Vils

Unterpinswang

Pflach

15 km –

722 m –

Fuessen

760 m

Hohenschwangau Neuschwanstein Castle/ Hohenschwangau Castle

Tegelberg 1881

Alpsee Poellat

Musau

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

Swan Lake

Lech

Vils

publ.transp. Bus 4258 sights/ Sternschanze – Alpsee – Marie Monument – museum attractions of the Bavarian Kings* – Royal Castles – Kalvarienberg – Lechfall – Forest Nature Centre Ziegelwies*

Kalvarienberg

Schwangau

Saeuling 2047

Oberpinswang

Lettenbach Musauer Berg 1510

Sababach

Unterletzten

Pflach

Saueregg 1706

Frauen-

Hahlekopf 1758 see Costaries Bird-Watching Tower Chapel Pflacher Au Urisee Zwieselbach Gehrenspitze 2163 Muehl Hinterbichl

Reutte

1200

Archbach

1050 900 750

On this last stretch, you leave the Lech River and walk on forest

600

paths and lanes over the Kniepass to the Sternschanze (star-

m

shaped entrenchment). It is as part of the fortification remains km

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

of the Castle Worlds Ehrenberg. Here a beautiful view of Ober-

pinswang 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 Alpsee near Hohenschwangau

Israelite, an elongated, slightly overhanging rock face. Soon the

Lechfall near Fuessen

view of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles shortly

Alpsee flashes through the leaves of trees. Enjoy the wonderful 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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Hopfensee

Fuessen

sights/ Fuessen City Museum (with Anna Chapel and Dance attractions 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)

Forggensee Schwangau

Fuessen

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

Bad Faulenbach

Municipal Art Gallery High Castle City Museum

Lechfall Faulenbach

Ziegelwies

Kalvarienberg

Swan Lake

Lech

Hohenschwangau Neuschwanstein Castle/ Hohenschwangau Castle

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 View from the Kalvarienberg to Fuessen Neuschwanstein Castle with the Alpsee

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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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!)

Rambling is not a sprint! Do not begin the legs too fast. Sweat-

Extra pair of socks

ing is OK, but do not get out of breath. If you are able to hold

Provisions (at least a snack or granola bar)

a conversation comfortably while walking, then you have

Drink bottle or drinking system

found an appropriate pace. Walking should relax you! A mobile

Sunscreen

phone helps in an emergency: dial 144 for emergency assis-

First-aid kit

tance, the European emergency number is 112 and mountain

Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, creams etc.)

rescue is 140.

Medications

Hygiene items

Toilet paper, Kleenex

Towel

Slippers or sandals

Do not start any leg if thunderstorms or a storm has been

Sleepwear

forecast. Also if poor weather sets in, the trail segments can be

Mobile phone

shortened by taking the public transportation. In the category

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

»Attractions«, you can find alternative things to do on rainy

(available at the Tourism Information/Offices)

days on the stages.

Pocket knife

Photo ID, currency

and do not forget the Lechweg-Service Booklet

Walking tips

The Trail

The Weather

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.

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

Further hiking guides can be found online at www.lechweg.com


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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

Shoulder Straps Strap System

Hiking Pole Bracket

Shoulder Strap

holder. For men we recommend the model Leon 38 for the Lechweg.

Side Pockets

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

Hip Belt

crossed GFK-tubing which efficiently redistributes the load onto the ergonomically-shaped hip belt.

integrated Rain Shell

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

Additional tips:

too. Remember that the weather in the mountains can change

Trekking poles offer secure footing on mountainous terrain!

quickly. Take along long trousers, a warm fleece and rain shell even in summer. Because of their breathability, special functional

Take along sufficient energy food (granola bar, dextrose, cho-

sportswear instead of simple rain clothes is recommended. Having

co-late, trail mix) and liquids!

a second pair of socks in the backpack is never a bad idea (one could get wet feet sometimes...).

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:

Useful tips for purchasing hiking boots:

This is how long-distance walking becomes a joy – Tips from hiking footwear expert LOWA

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

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

In order to search for, and find the perfect hiking boot which can

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

provide pain-free walking on long-distance trails like the 125 km

before the hike.

Lechweg, one needs some know-how. ➜ How: Test various models and do not go for the first pair that The hiking footwear fits, when the shaft surrounds the foot like a

seems to fit. Make no compromises!

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

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

this necessary free motion also while going uphill and downhill –

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

specialty shops often offer »test parcours«, which simulate walking

to test footwear.

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.

Inner side: The shaft is additionally padded on the inside, in order to fixate the foot and to avoid any pressure spots.

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.

Shaft: It needs to support the ankle and at the same time remain flexible enough to allow for free motion.

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 toe 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.

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 Products Also the many products which evolve along the deep-blue river, ranging from culinary to crafty, are as unique as the wild river landscape of the Lech River itself. Learn about some of these very special products, which mirror the values of the Lechweg, during your walk: The items are high-quality and are still produced by hand,

A small label explains the production, historical association, materials and ingredients of each single product.

The craftsmen place a great deal of value on the use of base products and ingredients originating from the region, in order to guarantee the authenticity of the products. They therefore signify a conservation of nature and a great measure of sustainability. All Lechweg products have a direct relatedness to the Lech River, its valley and its inhabitants.

The design of the products transmits something about them and also attempts to bring their authenticity to the surface.

Regional food and drink stand in the foreground, for example the Lechweg Beer, the Lechweg Kramat (Tiroler Lech Valley Gin), or the Lechweg Cheese. These delicacies cannot only be bought at the producers themselves, but are also represented on the local menus at restaurants, or during breakfast at the Lechweg hosts’ table. The Lechweg specialities are recognizable by the unified labelling and the brochure which explains the unique characteristics of each product. So enjoy the Lechweg in all senses – not only on foot, but also through its culinary delights.


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Lechweg Certification

Mullerthal Trail – Rocky Fascination

The Lechweg has been awarded the

Hiking through Luxembourg sandstone rock crevices, through

quality award »Leading Quality Trails –

forests, light-filled valleys and along small streams – The fan-

Best of Europe« as excellent long-

tastic world along the Mullerthal Trails offer all these options.

distance trail by the European Ramblers Association (ERA). The new European

The Mullerthal Trail has also been named a »Leading Quality

evaluation system has been adding to

Trail«. On about 112 km, it leads through the varied landscape

the content of established quality trails

of the Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland.

»Wanderbares Deutschland« for years, yet sets even higher

Many regional characteristics await the hiker on the three trail

requirements for a hiking trail. Criteria need to be met in

routes, like bizarre cliffs, mossy forests and quaint river valleys,

relation to short 4 km-long section, daily stages, and the overall

and also wide-open pastures. Again and again, the Mullerthal

length of the route. Thus the »Leading Quality Trails – Best of

Trail leads to beautiful overlooks and cultural sites. The three

Europe« have strict limits for asphalted or street segments,

routes of the Mullerthal Trail each have their own character.

they must be contiguous, user-friendly, and signposted

Route 1 provides, typical for the region, changing landscape

and offer a diversified course. The most important further

features such as rock formations, forests and meadows. Route 2

developments relate to the daily stages. Safety according to

leads through the heart of Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland and

national regulations plays a significant role. Also hiker-friendly

takes hikers to spectacular cliff formations. Route 3 is charac-

entry points, including parking areas, and the accessibility

terized not only by the rocks, but moreover by magical river

to public transportation must be guaranteed. The level of

valleys and romantic castles.

difficulty of the trail is designated by the categories set by the ERA, which are based on those of the Alpenvereine (Alpine

For more information: www.mullerthal-trail.lu

Associations). One new criteria is »paths with implemented

Regional Tourist Office Mullerthal Region

safety measures«, paying due respect to the demands of trails

Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland BP 152 L-6402 Echternach

in alpine regions.

telephone +35 2 72 04 57 · info@mullerthal.lu

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.


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The listing of the 107 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 Excellent Ramblers‘ Hospitality

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

On the following pages, we introduce the Lechweg hosts. They

accommodation has, the more amenities and services it offers.

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

Camping along the Lechweg

helper. Every guesthouse has an employee who is familiar with the Lechweg and the regional route, knows how to get

Camping along the Lechweg is possible at camp and caravan

you back on the Lechweg, and offer you maps. Current public

sites in Haeselgehr, Reutte and Fuessen. Because the public

bus schedules or suggested routes for walks can also be

bus services along the route are so good, these places can be

obtained at your accommodation. Information on things

used as a home base and you can return to them after your

like weather forecasts or notification of accessibility of the

day’s walk. Camping in undesignated areas is illegal, as is the

trail is available on the notice board in most guest houses.

case in many European countries.

Booking inquiries can be made at all hosts simply per letter, phone call, fax and internet or e-mail – even for only one

Nearby Huts with Sleeping Facilities:

night. Assistance with baggage transfer or shuttle service to the start or endpoint of the stages are offered for a fee. In

Freiburger Hütte Jankowitsch Family, Formarinsee,

the event of small inconveniences along the way, your hosts

telephone +43 6 64/5 12 47 87 or +43 6 64/1 74 50 42

are equipped with a limited hikers’ pharmacy or can also

info@freiburger-huette.at

offer the chance for you to launder and dry your gear.

Widdersteinhütte 2.015 m Peter Jochum, A-6767 Warth telephone +43 6 64/3 91 25 24

Tip: Don’t want to pack your luggage or change your accom-

Sonnalm Egon Brandhofer, A-6653 Bach, info@joechelspitze.at

modation location daily? Then simply book a home base

telephone +43 56 34/68 34 or +43 6 76/9 24 84 35

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.


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It is also possible to book an individualized

Information about the host section

Lechweg hiking trip through the following tour operators:

Local tourist taxes are not included in the given prices. Information can be obtained at the respective tourism organisations.

ASI Wirklich Reisen

The price shown is per person, based on double occupancy,

In der Stille 1 · A-6161 Natters

including breakfast, in hotels and guesthouses. There is a

telephone +43 5 12/54 60 00 60

single supplement in most cases.

verkauf@asi.at www.asi.at

Prices for apartments are usually independent of number of

6 Stages

occupants, otherwise it is noted. Please note that in most cases no breakfast is included in an apartment booking.

Wikinger Reisen GmbH Kölner Strasse 20 · D-58135 Hagen

The prices range »from … to …« and take into account the

telephone +49 23 31/90 48 04

season and room category; for more information contact

individuell@wikinger.de

the host directly.

www.wikinger-reisen.de 6 or 7 Stages

Please let the host know when you make a reservation, that you are a Lechweg hiker, and please inform them if you are

Kleins Wanderreisen

delayed upon arrival.

Ruderstal 3 · D-35686 Dillenburg telephone +49 27 71/2 68 00

Some hosts offer a shuttle transfer (short stretch) free of

info@kleins-wanderreisen.de

charge to the starting point of the next stage, or from the end

www.kleins-wanderreisen.de

of the stage to the accommodation. Look for the following

7, 9 or 11 Stages

pictogram:

Alpenlandtouristik Bertold Jetschke lockbox 10 13 13 · D-86883 Landsberg telephone +49 81 91/30 86 20 info@alpenlandtouristik.de www.alpenlandtouristik.de 9 Stages


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Gasthof Post

Hotel Gotthard

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

50 m 48

30 m 49

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 170,– to 290,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 72,– to 107,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 200,– to 320,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 102,– to 137,– Walch Hotelbetriebs GmbH Omesberg 119 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 56 00 hotel@gotthard.at www.gotthard.at

Gasthof Post GmbH & Co. KG Dorf 11 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 06 info@postlech.com www.postlech.com

Hotel Sonnenburg

Hotel Austria Category:

Category:

S

S

Distance to Lechweg 300 m Number of rooms/apartment 33/25

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 75,– to 105,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 73,– to 80,–

Price per night for an apartment (4 pers.) € 100,– to 197,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 91,– to 102,–

Georg Strolz GmbH Omesberg 287 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 82 office@hotelaustria.com www.hotelaustria.com

1,3 km 80

Hotel Sonnenburg Hoch GmbH & Co. KG Oberlech 55 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/21 47 hotel@sonnenburg.at www.sonnenburg.at

Hotel der Berghof

Hotel Pension Alpenrose

Category:

Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 57

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 90,– to 159,–

300 m 16

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

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 105,– to 174,– HOTEL BERGHOF Burger GmbH Dorf 161 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/26 35 info@derberghof.at www.derberghof.at

S

Elisabeth Elsensohn Lech 237 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 92 hotel@alpenrose-lech.com www.alpenrose-lech.com


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Aurora

Hotel Appartement Roggal

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Hotel Aurora GmbH & Co. KG Omesberg 209 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 54 hotel@aurora-lech.com www.aurora-lech.com

50 m 24

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

160 m 22

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 70,– to 95,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 57,– to 70,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 95,– to 135,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–6 pers.) € 120,– to 210,– Pension Roggal Walch KG Omesberg 184 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 74 roggal@lech.at www.roggal.com

Day of rest: Wednesday

Hotel Burgwald

Rote Wand Hotel & Gasthof

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

1,3 km 17/3

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 54,– to 61,–

Hotel Burgwald GmbH & Co. KG Oberlech 151 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 10 mail@hotelburgwald.com www.hotelburgwald.com

550 m 50

Price per person per night (DBL + All incl.) € 143,– to 147,–

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

Hotel Haldenhof

Staefeli Hotel Garni

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

150 m 23

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

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

600 m 8/5

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 55,– to 80,– Price per night for an apartment € 60,– to 90,–

I. Schwärzler GmbH & Co. KG Tannberg 347 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/244 40 reservation@haldenhof.at www.haldenhof.at

Heinz & Gitti Birk Zug 525 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/39370 info@staefeli.at www.staefeli.at


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Theodul / Hus Hoerili

Hotel-Pension Bianca

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

200 m 30/3

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 57,– to 88,–

750 m 12

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 41,– to 44,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–4 pers.) € 135,– to 265,– Walch & Cie. GmbH & Co. Kg Omesberg 332 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 08 office@theodul.at www.theodul.at

Imelda Morscher Anger 23 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/28 29 fam.morscher@bianca.at www.bianca.at

Hotel Lech Category:

Hotel Kristall S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Category: 300 m 19

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

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

Hotel Lech Alpensport GmbH & Co. KG Dorf 263 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 89-0 hotel.lech@lech.at www.hotel-lech.eu

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39,– to 46,–

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

Hotel Bergheim

Hotel Laerchenhof

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

200 m 19/8

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32,60 to 38,60

400 m 22

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

Price per night for an apt. (2–6 pers.) € 67,20 to 145,60 Edith Bucher Omesberg 172 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/22 56 bergheim@bucher.lech.at www.hotel-bergheim.at

650 m 10

Hotel Laerchenhof Andrea Bischof KG Omesberg 313 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/23 00 info@laerchenhof-lech.at www.laerchenhof-lech.at


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Lech am Arlberg

Hotel Garni Sursilva

Hotel Garni Lavendel

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

600 m 12

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 44,– to 51,–

Hotel Sursilva GmbH Dorf 487 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 70 office@hotel-sursilva.at www.hotel-sursilva.at

50 m 12

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

Hotel Garni »Gaestehaus Lavendel«**** Bernadette Mascher Dorf 447, 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2657 info@lavendel.at www.lavendel.at

Pension Alwin

Gasthof Pension Alphorn

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

180 m 12

550 m 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39,– to 46,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45,– to 55,–

Price per night for an apartment € 46,– to 49,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 55,– to 60,– Pension Alphorn Heinz Griesser e.U. Zug 449 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2 7 50 info@alphorn-zug.at www.alphorn-zug.at

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

Day of rest: Tuesday

Buerstegg

Pension Bergmaehder

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

900 m 8

2,3 km 1/4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45,– to 55,–

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

Price per night for an apt. (2–6 pers.) € 73,– to 93,– Buerstegg Frühstückspension, Jochum OG Strass 326 · 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/2453 buerstegg@lech.at www.buerstegg.at

Pension Bergmaehder Oberlech 531 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/30 07 pension@bergmaehder.at www.bergmaehder.at


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Lech am Arlberg

Apartmenthaus Braunarl

Pension Michaela

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

500 m 12

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

2,3 km 9

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45,– to 65,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 43,– to 49,–

Price per night for an apt. (1–6 pers.) € 53,– to 73,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 53,– to 60,–

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

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

Pension Daniel

Pension Schneider

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

150 m 10

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 42,– to 55,–

Albert Huber Pension Daniel KG Omesberg 397 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 29 info@pension-daniel.at www.pension-daniel.at

50 m 11

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

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

Pension Hasenfluh

Pension Walkerbach

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 10

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34,– to 38,–

250 m 10/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35,– to 39,– Price per night for an apt. (2–6 pers.) € 30,–

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

Pension Walkerbach e.U. Oberstubenbach 28 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/ 2 51 90 info@walkerbach.at www.walkerbach.at


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Lech am Arlberg – Warth

Haus Wallis

Appartement Omesberg 1

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

1 70 m 9/9

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35,– to 50,–

800 m 7

Price per night for an apt. (2–8 pers.) € 120,– to 180,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–6 pers.) € 80,– to 200,– Krimhild Walch Omesberg 17 1 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 80 00 info@wallislech.at www.wallislech.at

Stefan Defranzeschi Omesberg 1 A-6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/3 98 73 appartement@omesberg1.at www.omesberg1.at

Pension Walserheim

Pension Zoeggeler

Category:

Category: 4 Edelweiss

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

450 m 7

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

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

Pension Walserheim, Fam. Leichtfried Dorf 1 58 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/29 96 walserheim@vol.at www.walserheim.at

500 m 6

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 33,60 to 36,60

Claudia Feldkircher Strass 41 6764 Lech am Arlberg telephone +43 55 83/21 38 info@zoeggeler-lech.at www.zoeggeler-lech.at

Appartements Haus Dr. Muxel

Wellnesshotel Warther Hof

Category: 4 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

400 m 2

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Price per night for an apt. (1–4 pers.) € 49,– to 159,–

0m 72/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 94,– to 157,– Price per night for an apt. (1–5 pers.) € 30,– to 150,–

Brigitte Muxel Straß 654, 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

Jaeger GmbH Bregenzerwaldstrasse 53 6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/35 04 hotel@wartherhof.com www.wartherhof.com


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Warth

Familienhotel Jaegeralpe

Gasthof Tyrol

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

3 km 43

280 m 19

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

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 71,– to 96,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 49,– Hotel Jaegeralpe GmbH Hochkrumbach 5 6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/42 50 hotel@jaegeralpe.at www.jaegeralpe.at

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

Alpin Garni Warth

Gehrnerhof Urlaub am Bauernhof

Category:

Category: 4 Margeriten

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 3/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 42,– to 45,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36,– to 45,–

Price per night for an apartment (2 pers.) € 55,– to 60,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–4 pers.) € 75,– to 90,– Franz und Liesbeth Fritz Gehren 5 6767 Warth-Gehren telephone +43 55 83/3602 gehrnerhof@aon.at www.gehrnerhof.at

Gebhard und Maria Fritz Warth 56 6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/27 16 haus@alpinwarth.at www.alpinwarth.at

Gasthaus Walserstube

Berggasthaus Alpenrose

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Gasthaus Walserstube Bregenzerwaldstraße 60 6767 Warth telephone +43 55 83/3557 info@walserstube.at www.walserstube.at

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 6/1

100 m 7/1

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 18

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 48,– to 52,–

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

Price per night for an apt. (2–4 pers.) € 110,– to 130,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 45,– to 50,– Familie Bickel Lechleiten 15 a 6767 Warth-Lechleiten telephone +43 55 83/36 16 info@berggasthaus-alpenrose.at www.berggasthaus-alpenrose.at


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Warth – Steeg

Gasthof Holzgauerhaus

»Der Stern« Kräuterhotel & Wirtshaus

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 8

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

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

0m 15

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 44,– to 56,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 58,– to 82,– Christine Bechter Lechleiten 7 6767 Warth-Lechleiten telephone +43 55 83/35 13 info@holzgauerhaus.at www.holzgauerhaus.at

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

Day of rest: Wednesday

Hotel Post Steeg

Haus Bergfruehling

Category:

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 49/1

1,7 km 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 55,50 to 128,50

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 29,– to 35,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–12 pers.) € 94,– to 104,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 45,– to 51,–

Norbert Obwegeser e.U. Steeg No. 17 6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/53 07 hotel@poststeeg.at www.poststeeg.at

Denise Paulmichl Haegerau 53 6655 Steeg-Haegerau telephone +43 56 33/55 72 info@bergfruehling.at www.bergfruehling.at

Gasthof Schwarzer Adler

Gaestehaus Wiesenruh

Category:

Category: 4 Edelweiss

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

400 m 28

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39,– to 56,–

Schwarzer Adler-Gasthof, Johann Huber Haegerau 11 6655 Steeg-Haegerau telephone +43 56 33/56 22 info.adler@tirol.com www.gasthof-schwarzer-adler.at

Day of rest: Tuesday

100 m 4

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 27,– to 35,–

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


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Steeg – Holzgau

Laerchenhof

Wohlfuehlhotel Berg Heil

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

70 m 3/2

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 15

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

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34,– to 42,–

Price per night for an apartment (2 Pers.) € 42,– to 56,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 48,– to 54,–

Familie Huber Hinterellenbogen 11a 6655 Steeg-Hinterellenbogen telephone +43 56 33/56 1 7 lu.huber@aon.at www.laerchenhof-tirol.net

Wohlfuehlhotel Berg Heil, Familie Frey Lechtaler Straße 114 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 15 info@bergheil.com www.bergheil.com

Haus Lechblick

Hotel Ober-Lechtalerhof

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 4

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 26,70 to 28,70

50 m 20

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 39,– to 59,– Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 54,– to 74,–

Familie Moosbrugger No. 10, 6655 Steeg telephone +43 56 33/57 62 mobile +43 680/3 22 68 17 haus.lechblick@aon.at www.hauslechblick.at

Elmar Blaas eU Holzgau 40 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/56 88 oberlechtalerhof@tirol.com www.oberlechtalerhof.com

Familie Pfefferkorn

Hotel Neue Post

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Familie Pfefferkorn Haegerau 34a 6655 Steeg-Haegerau telephone +43 56 33/2 00 65 haus@fidel.at www.fidel.at

800 m 2/2

/

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 27/10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 28,– to 32,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38,– to 42,–

Price per night for an apt. (2–4 pers.) € 48,– to 52,–

Price per night for an apt. (4–5 pers.) € 57,– to 134,– Christian Hammerle e.U. Hotel Neue Post Holzgau 47 · 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 04 neue-post@tirol.com www.hotelneuepost.eu


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Holzgau

Hotel Winklerhof

Pension Alpenperle

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

900 m 20

700 m 6/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 51,– to 54,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 31,70 to 37,70

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 58,– to 61,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 –4 pers.) € 76,20 to 85,50

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

Sonja Hauser Holzgau 120 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/53 83 info@alpenperle-holzgau.com www.alpenperle-holzgau.com

Gasthof Baeren

Landhaus Marion

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 26

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

100 m 2/3

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 42,– to 53,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32,– to 38,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 48,– to 69,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 –5 pers.) € 49,– to 57,–

Familie Lumper Holzgau 56 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 17 baeren@holzgau.net www.holzgau.net

Marion Huber Holzgau 41 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 93 info@landhaus-marion.at www.landhaus-marion.at

Ferienschloessl Harmonie

Haus Edelweiss

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Haus Harmonie, Familie Hannes und Monika Neururer Holzgau 38, 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/2 00 99 urlaub@harmonie-lechtal.at www.harmonie-lechtal.at

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 4/5

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

500 m 11/ 1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 33,– to 43,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 27,– to 29,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 –9 pers.) € 28,– to 43,–

Price per night for an apartment € 69,– Hans und Irene Stegherr Holzgau 104 b 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/2 00 53 info@haus-edelweiss-lechtal.at www.haus-edelweiss-lechtal.at


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Holzgau – Bach

Laerchenhof

Hotel Post

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

0m 2

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per night for an apt. (1 –6 pers.) € 25,– to 150,–

100 m 28

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 40,– to 45,– Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 52,50 to 60,–

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

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

Hof Walch

Wanderhotel Gruener Baum

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

900 m 5/3

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 24

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 20,– to 25,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 37,– to 47,–

Price per night for an apartment € 37,50 to 42,50

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 43,– to 53,–

Rosita Walch Schoenau 14 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/52 08 rositawalch@gmx.at www.hof-walch.com

Lechtaler Wanderhotel Gruener Baum Am Dorfplatz 43 6653 Bach telephone +43 56 34/63 43 robert@gruenerbaum.at www.gruenerbaum.at

Gaestehaus Huber

Hotel Alpenblick

Category: 3 Margeriten

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

0m 3/1

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 25,– to 27,–

500 m 35

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

Price per night for an apt. (2 –3 pers.) € 50,– to 55,– Martha Huber Holzgau 24a, 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 56 33/51 05 mobile +43 664/6 41 42 62 gaestehaus-huber@aon.at www.huber-holzgau.at

Day of rest: Thursday

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


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BACH – Elbigenalp – Haeselgehr

Trudis Hoamat

Hotel Panorama

Category: 2 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

500 m 5

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

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

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

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

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

Alpenrose Wellness- u. Familienhotel

Haus Walch

Category:

Category: 3 Edelweiss

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

600 m 90

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

500 m 3/1

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 84,– to 134,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 29,70 to 35,70

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 94,– to 144,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 –4 pers.) € 56,70 to 74,70

Baldauf GmbH & Co. KG Untergiblen 2 1 6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 56 34/66 51 info@alpenrose.net www.alpenrose.net

Herta Walch/Familie Kohler Dorf 12 6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 6 64/73 72 13 34 info@haus-walch.at www.haus-walch.at

Hotel-Gasthof-Stern

Gasthof Pension Lechtaler

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Hotel Stern, Josef Kapeller e.U. Dorf 7 6652 Elbigenalp telephone +43 56 34/62 02 info@hotel-stern.at www.hotel-stern.at

700 m 17

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,1 km 50

1 km 10

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 47,– to 61,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 30,50 to 36,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 55,– to 69,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 39,50 to 45,–

Tuesday Day of rest

Pension Lechtaler, Familie Toeppel No. 92 6651 Haeselgehr telephone +43 56 34/63 36 gasthoflechtaler@aon.at www.lechtaler-tirol.at

Montag Day of rest (Restaurant)


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Haeselgehr – Elmen – Vorderhornbach

Gasthof Helena

Casa Genoveva

Category:

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

2 km 4/1

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 24,– to 35,–

1,9 km 2

Price per night for an apt. (3 pers.) € 33,– to 45,–

Price per night for an apt. (5 pers.) € 80,– to 90,– Mark Hornkamp Gutschau 14 6651 Haeselgehr-Gutschau telephone +43 6 99/ 17 10 21 17 info@gasthofhelena.at www.gasthofhelena.at

Genoveva & Klaus Gruening No. 108 6644 Elmen telephone +43 6 64/73 70 53 62 kl.gruening@gmail.com www.casa-genoveva.at

Haus Alpina

Gasthof Rose

Category: 4 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

200 m 2

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 25,45 to 28,45

100 m 17

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 22,30 Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 33,30

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

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

Landgasthof Kaiserkrone

Bauernhof/Haus Scheiber

Category:

Category: 2 Edelweiss

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

1,7 km 10

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32,– to 37,–

0m 4/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 17,– to 19,– Price per night for an apt. (2 –4 pers.) € 40,– to 60,–

Gasthof Kaiserkrone, Fam. Santifaller No. 45 6644 Elmen telephone +43 56 35/2 10 office@gasthof-kaiserkrone.at www.gasthof-kaiserkrone.at

Edith Scheiber No. 2 1, 6645 Vorderhornbach telephone +43 56 32/3 11 mobile +43 6 76/4 28 30 86 monika.larcher@aon.at www.bauernhof-scheiber.at


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Stanzach – Weissenbach

Hotel Foehrenhof

Ferienhotel Dobler

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

150 m 28/2

100 m 5

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

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38,– to 45,– Price per night for an apartment € 42,– to 46,– Ferienhotel Dobler Sommer 24 6671 Weissenbach telephone +43 56 78/52 54 info@hotel-dobler.at www.hotel-dobler.at

Foehrenhof Natur & Wanderhotel No. 114 6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/3 71 info@hotel-foehrenhof.at www.hotel-foehrenhof.at

Pension Waldhof

Hotel Goldenes Lamm

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 15

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38,– to 45,–

200 m 17

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 35,– to 44,– Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 49,– to 58,–

Doris Selb No. 100 6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/66 01 info@waldhof-lechtal.at www.waldhof-lechtal.at

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

Haus Falger

Naturparkhotel Florence

Category: 3 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 4

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 23,– to 26,–

400 m 13/2

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38,– to 42,– Price per night for an apt. (2 –4 pers.) € 46,– to 50,–

Familie Johanna und Josef Falger No. 112, 6642 Stanzach telephone +43 56 32/3 03 mobile +43 664/1 53 00 77 Josef.falger@aon.at www.lechtal.at/falger

Hotel Florence Schäfflershof 4 6671 Weissenbach telephone +43 56 78/52 77 info@hotel-florence.at www.hotel-florence.at


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Ehenbichl – Hoefen – Waengle

Hotel Maximilian

Feriendorf am Hahnenkamm

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

650 m 32

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 43,– to 55,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 pers.) € 109,– to 129,–

price per person per night (SGL + breakf.) € 45,– to 65,–

each add. person € 15,– Feriendorf Hahnenkamm GmbH Bergbahnstrasse 14 6604 Hoefen telephone +43 56 72/2 10 14 info@feriendorf-hahnenkamm.at www.feriendorf-hahnenkamm.at

Gabriela Koch KG Reuttener Strasse 1 6600 Ehenbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 25 85 info@hotelmaximilian.at www.hotelmaximilian.at

Gintherhof

Naturhotel LechLife

Category: 4 Margeriten

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

700 m 4/1

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

50 m 41

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32,– to 39,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 58,– to 85,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 pers.) € 70,– to 80,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 81,– to 108,–

Annelies Paulweber Unterried 7 6600 Ehenbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 7697 info@gintherhof.com www.gintherhof.com

LechLife Naturhotel GmbH Manfred Kuehbacher Holz 1a, 6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 42 34 info@lechlife.at www.lechlife.at

Landgasthof Lilie

Hotel Talhof

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 28

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 43,– to 53,–

Day of rest: Tuesday (restaurant)

30 m 35

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

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 59,– to 69,– Gasthof Lilie, Rainer Tauber Alte Bundesstrasse 19 6604 Hoefen telephone +43 56 72/6 32 11 urlaub@gasthof-lilie.at www.gasthof-lilie.at

500 m 16

Tanja Weirather e.U. Holz 8 6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 22 80 hotel@talhof.com www.talhof.com


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Waengle – Lechaschau – Reutte

Hotel Gasthof Kroell

Hotel Goldene Rose

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

300 m 18

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 32,– to 37,–

1,3 km 38

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 44,– to 82,– Price per person per night (SGL + HB) € 55,– to 65,–

Gasthof Kroell, Alla Kroell Dorfstrasse 24 6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 23 7 7 gasthof.kroell@tnr.at

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

Montag Day of rest (Gasthof)

Ferienhotel Tannenhof

Romantik Krone

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

100 m 24

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 42,– to 45,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 45,– bis 55,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 60,– to 65,–

Price per person per night (SGL + breakf.) € 57,– to 70,– Familie Pohler Waengler Strasse 6 6600 Lechaschau telephone +43 56 72/6 23 54 info@romantik-krone.at www.romantik-krone.at

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

Alpenhof

Hotel zum Mohren

Category: 4 Edelweiss

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

550 m 2/3

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 38,– to 40,–

1,6 km 54

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

Price per night for an apt. (2–7 pers.) € 30,– Fam. Kammerlander-Geenen Dorfstrasse 1 1 6610 Waengle telephone +43 6 76/6 26 49 55 info@alpenhof-waengle.com www.alpenhof-waengle.com

1,4 km 27

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


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reutte – Pflach – Pinswang – Fuessen

Landgasthof Klause

Luitpoldpark-Hotel

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

3,3 km 14/6

1,3 km 131

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 87,– to 127,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 42,– to 50,– Price per night for an apartment € 65,– to 150,– Hotel-Gasthof Klause Klause 2 6600 Reutte telephone +43 56 72/6 22 13 gasthof-klause@gmx.at www.gasthof-klause.com

Betriebs- und Vermietungsgesellschaft mbH Bahnhofstrasse 1 –3, 87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/9 04-0 fuessen@luitpoldpark-hotel.de www.luitpoldpark-hotel.de

Hotel-Gasthof zum Schwanen

Hotel Sonne

Category:

Category:

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

0m 14

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

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

1,2 km 50

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 59,– to 105,– Price per person per night (SGL + breakf.) € 79,– to 105,– VIA-Hotels GmbH & Co. KG Prinzregentenplatz 1 87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/90 80 info@hotel-sonne.de www.hotel-sonne.de

Michael Ladinig KG Gasthof Pension zum Schwanen Fuessener Strasse 2, 6600 Pflach telephone +43 56 72/6 20 14 welcome@gasthof-schwanen.com www.gasthof-schwanen.com

Hotel Schlosskrone

Vitalhotel Wiedemann

Category:

Category:

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

Kur Café Hotel Allgäu GmbH Prinzregentenplatz 2–4 87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/93 01 80 rezeption@schlosskrone.de www.schlosskrone.de

1,2 km 62

S

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

400 m 36/4

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

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 59,– to 70,–

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 73,– to 133,50

Price per night for an apt. (2–4 Ppers.) € 70,– to 95,– Kurhotel Wiedemann KG Am Anger 3 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

Berghof Sichler Category: P

Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

350 m 13/1

Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms/apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 50,– to 65,–

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 34,– to 38,–

Price per night for an apt. (2 pers.) € 90,–

Price per night for an apartment € 50,– to 60,–

Kurhotel Jakob Inh. Gertrud Jakob Schwaerzerweg 6 87629 Fuessen-Bad Faulenbach telephone +49 83 62/9 13 20 info@kurhotel-jakob.de www.kurhotel-jakob.de

Ingrid Huber Rossmoos 4 87629 Fuessen-Weissensee telephone +49 83 63/16 67 info@berghof-sichler.de www.berghof-sichler.de

Ruchti’s Hotel & Restaurant

Ferienwohnungen Keller Category: F /

Category: Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

800 m 26

Distance to Lechweg Number of apts

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 49,– to 67,–

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

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

Gaestehaus Kieser Category: G Distance to Lechweg Number of rooms

450 m 11

Price per person per night (DBL + breakf.) € 36,– to 51,–

6,4 km 4

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

Price/person/night (DBL + half-board) € 63,– to 81,–

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

8,3 km 4/6


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Dining along the Lechweg

#1

Lechleiten

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

Hotel Post Steeg Rote Wand Alpen Sport Resort 6764 Lech am Arlberg · Zug 5 telephone +43 55 83/3 43 50 www.rotewand.com

#2

#3

– Panoramaweg – Steeg

Lech am Arlberg schwab – Warth

Wellnesshotel Warther Hof Bregenzerwaldstrasse 53 6767 Warth telephone +43 5583/35 04 www.wartherhof.com

Dorfcafé 6767 Warth · No. 48 telephone +43 55 83/36 15 www.dorfcafe-warth.at

Gasthaus Walserstube Bregenzerwaldstrasse 60 6767 Warth telephone +43 5583/35 57 www.walserstube.at

Wander- und Familienhotel Jaegeralpe 6767 Warth · Hochkrumbach 5 telephone +43 5583/42 50 www.jaegeralpe.at

Lisl’s Terrasseneinkehr 6767 Warth-Gehren · Gehren 5 telephone +43 5583/36 02 www.gehrnerhof.at

Open July 4 to October 5, 2014 not directly on Lechweg

6655 Steeg · No. 17 telephone +43 56 33/5307 www.poststeeg.at

»Der Stern« Kraeuterhotel & Wirtshaus 6655 Steeg · Dickenau 14 telephone +43 56 33/5644 www.gasthof-stern.at

Open from May to begin November 10:00AM– 9:00PM, Our own gourmet restaurant in the Lechtal, »Naturparkwirt« Open daily 8:00AM– midnight, Closed Tuesday, Member »Tiroler Wirtshaus«, awarded the AMA-Gastrosiegel for use of regional products and traditional and freshly cooked meals

– Stubenbach – Kuh– Gehren – Lechleiten

Open July 3, 2014 from 7:30AM– 8:30PM, Breakfast, Warm and regional dishes Homemade cakes and pastries

Steeg

Gasthof Schwarzer Adler Terrace with view of »Biberkopf« Open daily from 10:00AM–10:00PM Homemade cakes and pastries Open July 5 to mid October, 2014 from 8:00AM– 10:00PM, Closed Tuesday

6655 Steeg-Haegerau · Haegerau 34 A telephone +43 56 33/56 22 www.gasthof-schwarzer-adler.at

Wohlfuehlhotel Berg Heil 6654 Holzgau · No. 114 telephone +43 56 33/52 15 www.bergheil.com

Hotel Neue Post 6654 Holzgau · No. 47 telephone +43 5633/52 04 www.hotelneuepost.eu

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 June 27 to October 6, 2014 not directly on Lechweg

»Bauernkoscht«, (farmstead cooking) »Bauernjause« Only upon request, open from June to October 11:00AM–5:30PM Closed Monday and Tuesday

#4

– Holzgau

Gasthof Baeren 6654 Holzgau · No. 56 telephone +43 5633/52 17 www.holzgau.net

Pension Holzgauerhof 6654 Holzgau · No. 66 telephone +43 5633/5250 www.holzgauerhof.at

Open daily May 17 to October 13, 2014; Warm meals 11:30AM– 2:00PM and 5:30PM–9:00PM Open from June to mid October, 8:00AM – 11:00PM, Stone-oven pizza, Tyrolean specialiities Open from April 20 to November 2, 2014, 7:00AM– 11:00PM, »Naturparkwirt«

Open end of April to mid-October from 7:00AM–midnight

Open May to October from 10:00AM–midnight, Closed Wednesday beginning mid September, gluten-free cuisine


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#5

– Hoehenbachtal – Holzgau – Bach Schigge – Stockach

Cafe Uta 6654 Holzgau telephone +43 6 76/8 45 41 31 00 www.cafe-uta.at

Sonnalm 6653 Bach · No. 70 c telephone +43 6 76/9 24 84 35 www.joechelspitze.at

#6

Haeselgehr

Open May 29 to mid October, 2014 from 10:00AM– 6:00PM, Closed Wednesday. Reachable over the Hoehenbachtal, after the Simms waterfall

Mid May to mid October, Open daily 9:00AM– 10:00PM. Take cable car to Joechelspitze summit (Free of charge with Lechtal Activ Card)

Landgasthof Kaiserkrone 6644 Elmen · No. 45 telephone +43 5635/2 10 www.gasthof-kaiserkrone.at

Vorderhornbach

Lechtaler Haussegen 6652 Elbigenalp · Dorf 52 telephone +43 6 76/3 44 34 22 www.lechtaler-haussegen.at

Cafe Restaurant Jamdo

6652 Elbigenalp · Dorf 41 b telephone +43 5634/62 05 www.hotel-post.biz

#7

Elbigenalp

First and only show distillery In the Tyrolean Lechtal, Brandies made from the best ingredients; extravagant drinking pleasure. Open Tuesday and Thursday 5:00PM– 6:30PM, Tastings per telephone reservation only not directly on Lechweg

Open mid May to mid October 10:00AM– 10:00PM. Closed Tuesday not directly on Lechweg

– Koeglen – Griessau

Forchach

In Swimming Pool Center Haeselgehr 6651 Haeselgehr · No. 168 telephone +43 6 76/6 67 38 78

Gasthof Helena 6651 Haeselgehr · Gutschau 14 telephone +43 6 99/ 17 10 21 17 www.gasthofhelena.at

Open 9:00AM–midnight, Warm meals 11:00AM –8:30PM Closed Tuesday

– Haeselgehr

Open mid May to mid September regardless of weather

Pizzeria-Restaurant Dobler 6671 Weissenbach · Sommer 24 telephone +43 5678/5254 www.hotel-dobler.at

6671 Weissenbach · Schaefflershof 4 telephone +43 56 78/52 7 7

Open daily Closed Monday and Tuesday

Open daily 11:00AM– 9:00PM not directly on Lechweg

Weissenbach – Rieden – Ehenbichl – Waengle – (Reutte Hoefen

6671 Rieden · No. 4 telephone +43 5678/5202 www.gasthof-kreuz-tirol.at

Landgasthof Lilie Open 11:00AM– 10:00PM Closed Tuesday not directly on Lechweg

# 12

– Weissenbach

Gasthof Kreuz Riverside Kiosk

# 10

Naturparkhotel Florence Hotel Gasthof Post

Open April 16 to October 5, 2014 from 10:00AM–midnight, Closed Tuesday (except in July and August) not directly on Lechweg

– Stanzach

6642 Stanzach · Am Rain 144 telephone +43 56 32/2 00 73 www.jamdo.at Bach – Obergiblen – Untergiblen Elbigenalp

#8

– Luxnach – Klimm – Elmen

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

– )

# 13

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

Open 9:00AM–11:00PM, Warm meals 5:00PM –9:00PM, and on Sunday and holidays from 12:00PM– 2:00PM and 5:00M–9:00PM, Closed Tuesday


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# 13 Naturhotel LechLife Holz 1a · 6610 Waengle telephone +43 56 72/6 42 34 www.lechlife.at

# 14

Open daily, Warm meals from 11:30AM– 9:00PM. High-quality regional cuisine, also vegetarian and vegan meals

Waengle – Costarieskapelle – Frauensee – ) Pflach – (Reutte

Frauenseestube 6600 Lechaschau · Am Frauensee telephone +43 676/3 53 19 34 lottesstamperlbar@gmx.at

Hotel Goldene Rose 6600 Lechaschau · Dorfstrasse 2 telephone +43 56 72/6 24 11 www.hotel-goldene-rose.at

Hotel Tannenhof Hinterbichl 12 6610 Waengle-Hinterbichl telephone +43 56 72/6 38 02 www.tannenhof.cc

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

Hotel-Gasthof Klause 6600 Reutte · Klause 2 telephone +43 56 72/6 22 13 www.gasthof-klause.com

Best Trails of Austria

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

The Lechweg is a member of the »Best Trails of Austria«, which also includes

Open 7:15AM– 11:00PM Closed Sunday. Hotel Café-Bar open daily till 11:00PM

the Donausteig, the World Heritage Trail Wachau, and the alpannonia®. This cooperation of Austria’s best long-distance trails stands for optimal

Warm meals from 5:30PM– 8:30PM, On Sunday warm meals from 12:00PM–2:00PM and 5:30PM–8:30PM

orientation, exceptional nature experi-

Open daily Warm meals served all day not directly on Lechweg

The new platform gives you the oppor-

ences, outstanding guest services and easy hiking along the certified routes.

tunity to wander in and along Austria’s impressive, ecologically valuable and culturally significant landscapes. The

Open 10:00AM– 10:30PM not directly on Lechweg

stages are designed so that alpineinexperienced guests can also partake. Markings, signage and preliminary information insure simple and safe

# 15

guidance along the trail. Pflach – Kniepass/Sternschanze/Oberpinswang – Schwansee – Kalvarienberg – Lechfall – Fuessen

– Alpsee

For more information: www.best-trails.at

Hotel Fruehlingsgarten 87629 Fuessen · Alatseestrasse 8 telephone +49 83 62/9 17 30 www.hotel-fruehlingsgarten.de

Konditorei Kurcafe Prinzregentenplatz 4 87629 Fuessen telephone +49 83 62/93 01 80 www.kurcafe.com

Open 10:00AM– 10:00PM Closed Tuesday

Open 9:00AM– 10:00PM not directly on Lechweg


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Frequently Asked Questions

Imprint

Do I need to book accommodation in advance or can I spontaneously find one?

All of the offers and information published here are based on information from each host/vendor.No guarantee can be made for their correctness.

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.

Unless otherwise agreed upon, the Austrian hotel contract conditions apply (ÖHVB) and/or the provisions of the German guest contract.

Can the complete Lechweg be hiked in May?

Concept/Design/Photo Montage: designgruppe koop, Rueckholz

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.

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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.

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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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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

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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


Lechweg Service Booklet 2014 (english)