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THE HOLIDAY MAGAZINE SPRING // SUMMER // AUTUMN 2019 FASCINATION OF THE WIEGENSEE EUROPEAN CONSERVATION AREA // SINGLETRACK TOUR AROUND THE ITONSKOPF // THE PEAK OF JOY ON THE ZIMBA // NEW VIA FERRATA UP THE MADRISELLA // MAJA BINDA AT ALPE LATSCHÄTZ // MONTAFON TOTALE TRAIL // TOP EVENTS IN SUMMER


MOUNTAINS THAT FULFIL DESIRES The desire for genuine encounters makes people search for places where originality and authenticity can still be found. It isn’t “Higher, faster, farther” that matters, but rather the deep sense of bliss you feel when you can still smell the tangy air of the mountains, see the sparkle of the lakes and reminisce about the personal encounters on the mountain and in the valley once you’re back home. You can enjoy these moments in the Montafon while taking part in special mountain experiences such as the hike to the Wiegensee European Conservation Area with nature guide Gerlinde or the eBike singletrack tour with bike guide Christoph. On the Madrisella via ferrata, a Montafon mountain guide assists you with your sporting challenge. For those of us who live in the Montafon, there’s one reason in particular why you should spend the best time of year with us in the valley and nowhere else: With us, you’ll experience personal moments to remember forever. Because being personable is the very essence of the valley’s inhabitants. This amiable closeness can be sensed in the ubiquitous informality of the place. Because lively village life and aspects of cultural history are concentrated between the craggy summits of the surrounding alps. Heartfelt hospitality and a zest for life also dwell here. And so the Montafon is a combination of many things.

VORARLBERG IS A JOY TO THE SENSES Whoever wants to combine exercise in impressive nature with cultural inspiration will have a proper holiday in the Montafon and in Vorarlberg. In this small state in western Austria, the inhabitants have always carefully shaped the place they call home. This is to the advantage of hikers, cyclists and eBikers, who will find excellent trails and can discover the loveliest places on guided tours. To the joy of culture lovers, who value contemporary (wooden) architecture, exhibitions and music of all styles. Attentive and cordial hosts create high-quality places to stay in and also know how to deliver culinary luxury, preferably with specialities from the region. Montafon – the southernmost valley in Vorarlberg: vorarlberg.travel


CONTENTS A WARM WELCOME TO THE MONTAFON MY MONTAFON CABLEWAYS IN THE WIEGENSEE EUROPEAN CONSERVATION AREA SINGLETRACK TOUR AROUND THE ITONSKOPF CULINARY TIP: MONTAFON SURA KEES NEW MADRISELLA VIA FERRATA THE HEARTBEAT OF THE MONTAFON ZIMBA – THE CLIMBING MOUNTAIN FOR THE TRULY DARING MAJA BINDA AT ALPE LATSCHÄTZ MONTAFON TOTALE TRAIL MY SUMMER PANORAMA PREVIEW: TOP EVENTS AT A GLANCE THE MONTAFON ON YOUTUBE

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MY MONTAFON

A warm welcome to the Montafon

MOUNTAIN CULTURE AN ALPINE VALLEY FULL OF TRADITION D CH

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Bregenz Dornbirn Feldkirch Bludenz

Whether consciously or unconsciously, you will certainly encounter one or two features in the Montafon during your time there. Perhaps it will be the Montafon Sura Kees, which is served at breakfast. Perhaps you will see women in the Montafon festival costume in front of church on a Sunday. Or perhaps you will hike past the pastures of the Montafon Steinschaf, without realising that it is a very special animal breed. • 13 alpine dairy farms produce the traditional Montafon Sura Kees with love and care • Each Montafon table is a unique item with its artistic decorations • The historic costume of the Montafon people has its origins in the Baroque period • The entire valley celebrates the longest day of the year with impressive solstice fires • The alpine pasture landscapes in the Montafon are virtually unique in the Alps • Committed breeders ensure the continued existence of the rare Montafon Steinschaf (stone sheep)

You can find up-to-date information at montafon.at/en/my-montafon


From May to October, our guest programme BergePLUS offers different experiences every day and is free of charge for guests of the approximately 200 partner establishments. montafon.at/bergeplus

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(E)MOUNTAIN BIKING –DISCOVERING ALPINE PLACES OF LONGING The problem: Dad looks to give it his all on the pedals, mum prefers relaxed coasting. And they both want to explore the Montafon together on mountain bikes. The solution is the “electric mountain bike” with its various speed settings and availability for hire from a range of sporting goods stores. Guided tours will take you along the loveliest routes to the highest viewing points, regardless of whether you use the electric motor or not. • • • • •

Around 270 kilometres of signposted mountain bike routes 67 selected bike tours at touren.montafon.at 8 eBike rental stations and 27 charging stations Some cableways will transport your bike to your alpine destination Bike-friendly accommodation throughout the valley

CLIMBING – SUMMIT ASCENTS AND THRILLS You can do it inside or outside, on low walls or high peaks, on rock or on ice, on long ridges or on vertical walls – climbing is a sport with almost unlimited facets! It’s a good thing that the Montafon mountain guides are on the go seven days a week to take you safely up and down the climbing gardens, via ferratas and climbing mountains. • 19 via ferratas – from challenging to easy • 8 climbing gardens for catching that first fresh mountain air • Tour up Piz Buin (Vorarlberg’s highest mountain) • Impressive glacier tours in the Silvretta • Climbing tours on the most legendary routes of the Rätikon

HIKING – DEEPLY RELAXED AND HIGHLY ACTIVE In the Montafon, you simply can’t walk anywhere near as much as you’d like to hike: to the loveliest meadows of flowers and herbs, on old smugglers' trails, on the trail of the chamois, to alpine pastures and shelter chalets, along ridges and to summits. 1,160 kilometres of signposted hiking trails take in the mountain ranges of Verwall, Silvretta and Rätikon. Whether with a guide or on your own, sporty or leisurely, on exposed inclines or with strollers – you’ll find your own way in the Montafon. • 1,160 kilometres of hiking trails • More than 40 idyllically located chalets • 267 hiking tours: from easy to difficult, from barrier-free to family-friendly • 16 special themed trails • Cableway operations also in the summer months


EXPERIENCING THE MOUNTAINS

My Montafon cableways

Enjoy the mountains in the Montafon, Brandnertal, Klostertal, Walgau and Grosses Walsertal with the multi-day pass of the Montafon Brandnertal Card. You can enjoy unlimited use of a total of 19 cableways during operating hours for an attractive all-inclusive price. Also included are museums, swimming pools and public transport in the regions shown. The perfect ticket for all passionate sportsmen, hikers, climbers, nature lovers and sun-seekers.


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SILVRETTA MONTAFON

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Experiencing mountains intensively. Alpine camping Just silence and the infinite expanse of stars: The adventure begins at the Versettla Bahn summit station with the hike towards Vier Barga. Under an open sky, you’ll relax with a convivial barbecue before spending a cosy night in a tent. The following morning, enjoy breakfast in the Nova Stoba mountain restaurant. silvretta-montafon.at

GOLM

TIP

Family fun on Bewegungsberg Golm. Waldrutschenpark-Golm Seven different slides and a newly created 3 km-long hiking trail take you from Matschwitz to Latschau over 500 vertical metres. The slides vary in length from 32 to 62 m and have a total combined length of 380 m. The number and lengths of the slides is one-of-a-kind in Europe! Fun for everyone from 4 years of age. golm.at

TIP

VALLEY STATION

Border crossings in an alpine setting. Madrisa Circuit To Switzerland and back: In the place where all sorts of smugglers and traders used to hang around and try to evade the customs officers, there is now an easily accessible network of paths through the mountains of the Rätikon. A border-crossing hiking event. montafon.at/bergbahnen-gargellen

KRISTBERGBAHN

The pleasure mountain in the Montafon.

TIP

Moonlight legend hike with Hertha Glück Hertha Glück brings past happenings of the legendary and mystical Silbertal and Kristberg vividly to life on a hike along easy trails. After a drink by the fire, you’ll go on a 3-course culinary journey into the early Montafon at Panoramagasthof Kristberg. Age 18 years and up, dogs are not allowed. montafon.at/kristberg Additional cableways: Tafamuntbahn, Lünerseebahn, Bergbahnen Brandnertal, Muttersbergbahn, Sonnenkopfbahn, Schnifisberg cableway, Sonntag-Stein cableway You can find up-to-date information at montafon.at/cableways-operating-times


HIKING

A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE MYSTICAL MOMENTS IN THE WIEGENSEE EUROPEAN CONSERVATION AREA Gerline Manz-Christ is a hiking guide – and “nature diplomat”. What does that mean? “I provide facts about the particularities of special habitats in an exciting and playful way. While doing so, I point out opportunities for people to regain strength and restore their equanimity for everyday life in nature.” After several years in the diplomatic service, she also implements this approach on a tour to the “Natura 2000” area above the town of Partenen. The Wiegensee, which lies at around 1,900 metres above sea level, was dammed by plants, not by humans. This makes it the oldest “dammed lake” in the Montafon – and an unspoilt moor landscape that gives off a downright mystical effect when the sun doesn’t shine.


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THE WIEGENSEE IS THE OLDEST ‘DAMMED LAKE’ IN THE MONTAFON. Nature guide Gerlinde


HIKING

GOOD TO KNOW: HIKE TO THE WIEGENSEE • Every Wednesday from 03.07.2019 to 04.09.2019 • Total duration approx. 6–6.5 hours (walking time approx. 5–5.5 hours) • Price: €20 per adult // €12 per child // Free for guests of BergePLUS partner establishments // 20% discount with the Montafon Guest Card


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GOLDEN EAGLE AND PEREGRINE FALCON The name of the Wiegensee is derived from its topography. “It lies between two hillsides in a basin, the so-called cradle, or ‘Wiege’ in German,” Gerlinde explains. The natural silting up of a shallow, alpine lake becomes very apparent at the Wiegensee: It starts to become overgrown, the lake basin fills up – the lake is increasingly turning into land. A floating mat is already growing out onto the Wiegensee from the sides: “Because it’s not connected to the bottom of the lake, it moves when you step on it.” As appealing as stepping onto the lake may seem, it is strictly prohibited. Walking onto the floating mat would destroy the sensitive plant cover. An adjacent pond is almost completely filled with plants, another is already entirely silted up. The nature guide summarises these experiences as a “journey into the future”. In her eyes, this tour is more than a nice hike through beautiful landscapes. That is due to this unique habitat, which also includes the surrounding Verwall – another “Natura 2000”. It is a bird sanctuary, where the participants of this tour can watch golden eagles and peregrine falcons.

VARIETY GUARANTEED About the tour: The hikers will be assisted by the Tafamuntbahn for the longest part of the ascent. From the summit station, the route leads uphill all the way to the Wiegensee. The tour continues over gently rolling terrain to Alpe Verbella – a perfect place, not only because of the beautiful panorama, to take a break and have a snack: the Montafon Sura Kees, for example, is really delicious. After climbing along a steep path through alpine grass and quaint mountain forests, the participants reach Ganifer and finally Partenen. On this path, you can once again enjoy the view of the impressive artificial reservoir of the Kopssee with its curved dam wall. “The descent of 1,000 vertical metres requires some stamina,” says Gerlinde, “but you’ll be more than rewarded by the very diverse landscape.”

Video tip: Nature guide Gerlinde on the fascination of the Wiegensee

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BIKING

Aiming high with the eBike ON A SINGLETRACK TOUR AROUND THE ITONSKOPF WITH THE SUPPORT OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR The mountain bike tour around the Itonskopf covers 1,000 vertical metres and a distance of 20 kilometres – despite the beautiful landscape, it is not suitable for beginners. The descent down the “flowing” singletrack as well as the Bärger lake landscape makes the heart of every cyclist beat faster. Schruns, shortly before ten o’clock. The weather couldn’t be better: a brilliantly blue sky, a pleasant 20 degrees. Bike guide Christoph Wald brings three participants with him from St. Gallenkirch to the meeting place at the tourism office, where I’m waiting with Willi. Curiosity about the eBike gripped the 62 year-old German insurance broker following a brief test ride with friends. “I’m now toying with the idea of buying one for myself,” he says. Before we climb into the saddle, Christoph explains what we’ll be doing today. A ride up to 1,800 metres above sea level before the treat of this tour: the exciting and promising singletrack back into the valley.


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IN THE MIDST OF NATURE

MORE THAN ENOUGH PANORAMIC VIEWS

Four modes are available on our eBikes: from “eco” to “turbo”. Level 2 (“tour”) will take you comfortably up the road of the first stage to Bartholomäberg. Here, on the “sunny balcony of the Montafon”, you will be able to see far into the Rätikon with the Drei Türme and the Zimba – a magnificent panorama that accompanies us on our way. We will see almost no cars from now on. After passing Alpengasthaus Rellseck mountain restaurant, a gravel path leads all the way to Alpe Latons. The cowbells ring and the marmots whistle as you try a slice of bread with fresh Montafon Sura Kees right where herdsman Christoph produces this typical cheese from the region with his wife, Magdalena. A glass of buttermilk or elderberry juice to go with it – this prepares us for the finale of the tour. The highest point of the tour, Alplegi, is already behind us, but the most technically challenging part is still to come.

Christoph gives us some practical tips on how to manage the steep descent and its various scree sections. We practise this a bit. The path is so narrow that only one bike can fit on it at a time, which explains the name “singletrack”. On the next part of the tour around the Itonskopf, we will mostly push our bikes. Back in the saddle, the path leads along a few rough patches with roots before comfortably sailing along a singletrack section. We will ride back past the Fritzensee and along public roads – all the while enjoying the fantastic view of the Rätikon summits. “For me, the special thing about this tour is that it is far off the beaten track,” says Christoph. It won’t be possible to change the bike batteries en route. That is why we charge our personal batteries to the maximum on this tour.


BIKING

Montafon Sura Kees ONE OF THE OLDEST CHEESE TRADITIONS IN THE ALPS

As tasty as other types of cheese, but much healthier – that’s the Montafon sour cheese, or “Sura Kees” in the local dialect. It has just one tenth the fat content of other kinds of cheese.

TASTING ON THE ALPINE PASTURE

DIVERSE USE

The Montafon Sura Kees is a regional speciality with character and a long history that reaches back into the 12th century. Since the 1990s, the people of the Montafon have increasingly focused on this product and made it the culinary ambassador of the valley. Today, 800 cows on 13 alpine dairy farms produce the milk in the Montafon for the Sura Kees. It is best sampled right where it’s produced. Attractive hiking trails lead to alpine pastures such as Nova, Innerkapell or Latons.

Sura Kees is not only a pleasure on its own but can also be used as an accompaniment for boiled potatoes or as an excellent basis for a terrine or a fresh spread with chives and cream. A crispy Sura Kees crust also finishes off a veal steak.

You can find up-to-date information and booking options at montafon.at/bergsommer


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YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY THE MONTAFON SURA KEES AT ALPE LATONS. Bike guide Christoph

GOOD TO KNOW: EBIKE TOUR AROUND THE ITONSKOPF • Every Thursday from 30.05.2019 to 31.10.2019 • Total duration approx. 4 hours (travel time approx. 3 hours) • Price: €35 per adult // €25 per child // free for guests of BergePLUS partner establishments // 20% discount with the Montafon Guest Card


CLIMBING

Get into the

climbing fun

NEW MADRISELLA VIA FERRATA WITH FANTASTIC 360 DEGREE VIEW Made it! At almost 2,500 metres above sea level, the view is uplifting – especially once you reach the summit of the Madrisella via the north face. The mountain seems more edgy and majestic from this side. The Novatal is easy to spot far below. Since last summer, a new via ferrata with degree of difficulty C/D has led up the Madrisella. The two state-certified mountain guides Martin Marinac and Manfred Sprung had only 6 weeks to create this path. The last snow didn’t melt until the middle of May and the cableways only resumed operation at the end of June. The project was supposed to be finished by then. Not an easy task, as the terrain is very steep and the route covers an impressive 450 vertical metres.

A REAL JEWEL The effort required was accordingly high, with around 500 hours of work – but it was totally worth it as the feedback from climbers shows. Comments such as “one of the most beautiful via ferratas in all of Vorarlberg” are always welcomed by Manfred. For him, the special feature of this mountain experience is the material, the so-called ‘Gneisfels’: “It is layered absolutely horizontally and very good to climb with the help of these flat treads.”

VERTICALLY UPWARDS The best option for experiencing this treat for climbers leads – in dry weather – from the summit station of the Versettla Bahn over Alp Nova to the starting point at the Seressee. If you’re lucky, you might see a marmot here. The 150 metre-high vertical wall is the biggest climbing challenge. After the end point, it takes another five minutes to reach the summit. The whole tour takes around five to six hours, the main part attached to the climbing rope takes two to two and a half hours. Have fun!

Discover more via ferratas at montafon.at/climbing


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BERGLIABI [#MEINMONTAFON]

GOOD TO KNOW: MADRISELLA VIA FERRATA • Elevation change: 450 metres • Rope length: 750 metres • Total duration (round tour Versettla Bahn summit station): 5–6 hours • Duration of via ferrata: 3 hours • Versions: 1 • Degree of difficulty: C/D


39 km-long valley from Bludenz to Silvretta-Bielerhöhe

551.87 km² total area (140 km² of forest)

3 mountain chains Verwall, Silvretta, Rätikon

Piz Buin 3,312 metres highest mountain

11 tourism towns St. Anton i. M., Vandans, Bartholomäberg, Silbertal, Schruns-Tschagguns, Gargellen, St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl, Gaschurn-Partenen

16,234 inhabitants (as at June 2016)

Montafon Steinschaf

Rest and relaxation Solitary alpine pastures, unspoilt nature, pleasant

The Montafon Steinschaf (stone sheep) were threatened with extinction until Peter and Martin from the Montafon came to the rescue. Today, the number of these small, undemanding breeding animals is on the rise again. The black to brown wool is alleged to have healing properties.

chats with the locals, the finest food, cosy chalets, still mountain lakes – the Montafon is the right place for switching off.

Cultural events Montafon Legends Festival, Montafoner Resonanzen, Montafoner Theatre Hike, Montafoner Winterzauber

Montafon costume

4 Montafon museums

Practised tradition. A black dress, colourful aprons, red stockings and lavishly embroidered ribbons are the typical elements of the holiday costume. It is still made to a historical pattern in traditional workshops.

Schruns Heritage Museum, Gaschurn Alpine and Tourism Museum, Silbertal Mining Museum, Bartholomäberg Matins House Museum

Montafon Custom Pasture drives, torch burning, solstice celebration...


6 cableways Golm, Silvretta Montafon, Gargellner Bergbahnen, Kristbergbahn, Silvretta-Bielerhöhe, Brandnertal

1,100 km of marked hiking trails

295 kilometres of pistes

270 km of bicycle, mountain bike & eBike routes

649 touring tips Interactive map

More than 2 million overnight stays per year

Montafon app

The interactive guide for the Montafon has everything you need to know for every season of the year. It contains GPS tracks of hikes, (e)mountain bike tours, snowshoe and ski tours, cross-country routes and much more. Handy: favourite tours can be saved offline.

Montafon table

Montafon Sura Kees

The regional speciality is a sour milk cheese with a very low fat and cholesterol content. The people of the Montafon have been making the mildly aromatic Sura Kees on the pastures and in the valley since the 12th century.

Old crafts are in demand. The square or octagonal tables are still mostly made by hand. Decorated with inlay work, a slate in the middle and angled feet, Montafon tables are real works of art.

Sporting events

Montafon World Cup, M³ Montafon Mountainbike Marathon, Montafon Arlberg Marathon, Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon, Montafon Totale Trail

Sport in the Montafon

Hiking, climbing, (e)mountain biking, swimming, paragliding, trail running, football, golf, skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, ski touring... pure variety for adrenalin junkies and less demanding sportspeople, everyone will find the right challenge to suit them here.

Architecture

The Montafon has impressive architectural treasures: the valley’s own building style of the Montafon house. The Illwerke Centre Montafon in Vandans, one of Europe’s biggest office buildings in a wood hybrid construction. The innovative Montafon Nordic Ski Jumping Centre in Tschagguns for yearround ski jumping.


CLIMBING

THE CLIMBING MOUNTAIN FOR THE

TRULY DARING THE ASCENT OF ZIMBA, THE MATTERHORN OF THE MONTAFON, IS A REAL CHALLENGE. The 2,643 metre-high mountain has fascinated mountaineers throughout the country for generations. Zimba is also often described as the Montafon’s Matterhorn because of its unusual shape. There is no hiking trail or via ferrata up to the summit, and it takes a head for heights and fitness to conquer the demanding rock tour with degree of difficulty III.

You can find up-to-date information and booking options at montafon.at/climbing


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LUKAS [MOUNTAIN GUIDE]

GOOD TO KNOW: ZIMBA • Every Wednesday and Friday from 12.06.2019 to 19.10.2019 • Total duration approx. 5–7 hours (walking time depending on the route and starting point) • Price: €180 per person for ascent along west ridge (price from 2 participants), €195 per person for ascent along east ridge (price from 2 participants)


CLIMBING

Zimba THE TOUR 07.24 AM

08.15 AM

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The way up the Zimbajoch is along a steep zig-zag path, which is partly secured with ropes and marked in blue-white. Caution: Summit ascent not marked.


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08.55 AM

09.27 AM

the final 300 After a shor t break on the Zimbajoch, led. metres are tack Put your harnesses on and off you go!

The key point is the legendary Sohmplatte – a steep, smooth passage that requires courage and a head for heights.

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11.35 AM

From there, the route leads along the ridge to the summit via some exposed points.

Once at the top, you’ll be generously rewarded for your efforts with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains.


MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Impressive return home


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When the pastures on the alpine pasture have been fully grazed in September and the temperatures gradually drop, it is time for both people and animals to make their way down. We are at Alpe Latschätz to witness the preparations for the pasture drive. “It is a special day for the cows and the pasture workers – and both go down into the valley with a certain pride,” says Kathrin Häusler, a dairy farmer at Alpe Latschätz, about the riotously colourful return home through the Gauertal. After almost 100 days and a workload of, in some cases, twelve hours a day, there is a clear sense of joy that all the farm workers and animals have returned to the valley in a good state of health, but talking with the farmers almost reveals a little melancholy that the summer is over again. “The time is always much too short because in the spring we can hardly wait to get up onto the alpine pasture again,” explains Kathrin.

Video tip: Dairy farmer Kathrin and pasture master Franz on the traditional “Maja binda”

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MOUNTAIN CULTURE

“MAJA” – THE TRADITIONAL HEADDRESS The preparations for the big day demand a fair bit of effort on the part of the farmers. The tradition includes the tying of the traditional Maja – the flower decoration that the animals wear on their heads to celebrate the pasture drive – and the polishing of the bells. Preparations for the “Maja binda”, as it is called in the Montafon, begin a week in advance. Hours of laborious manual work produce riotously coloured wreaths and crowns made from silk flowers, spruce tips and heather. They represent the full pride of the farmers. Kathrin knows about the special significance of the Maja, because each alpine pasture takes a different approach to whether and how the animals are decorated: “Decoration only takes place when an accident-free time on the pasture can be assured for people and animals alike.” While the headdress used to be distributed by size and appearance, only the so-called “Milkstöfleri” – in other words the cow that has given the most milk – occupies a special position nowadays. “But all of our cows are prettily Maja-ed. They are all good cows,” adds alpine pasture master Franz Jenny with a wink. Farmers, locals and guests wait for the decorated herds in the valley, where they welcome them with festivities. Once they’ve arrived down in the valley, the animals put on a show, almost like a parade, before the are finally handed over to their owners. Farmers’ markets with specialities directly from the alpine pastures and live music provide a fitting setting for this. And a glass or two are raised to toast the successful alpine season and the well-being of the returning farmer workers and animals.


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YOU WILL NEED ABOUT ONE HOUR TO TIE A MAJA. Farmer Kathrin


EVENT TIP

N O F A M O NT L I A R T E L A TOT

15 JUNE 2019


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MONTAFON TOTALE ULTRA

THAT WAS THE BEST ROUTE I’VE EVER COMPLETED ON A TRAIL EVENT.

47 km, 4,200 vm

MONTAFON TOTALE TRAIL 33 km, 3,300 vm

Jakob, participant in the Montafon Totale Trail 2018

MONTAFON TOTALE MOUNTAIN RUNNING

Are you tough and up for a challenge? Do you also defy changing weather conditions and prefer demanding trails with thousands of vertical metres? Are you ready for the 4th Montafon Totale Trail?

10 km, 1,200 vm

MONTAFON TOTALE JUNIOR TRAIL

Because hundreds of runners will literally make their way over hill and dale on 15 June 2019. Different distances are available to choose from, since even the youngest next-generation runners can have a go at mountain running: Apart from the demanding Ultra, Trail and Mountain Running distances, the programme also includes the Junior Trail and the Kids Trail.

1,200 m

MONTAFON TOTALE KIDS TRAIL 400 m

10

Lobspitze 2605 m

Silbertaler Winterjöchli 10

Vier Barga

Fellimännle 2209 m

Ganeu Lifinar

Labestation

Roßbergjoch 2315 m Gretschalpe

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Alpguesseen Alpguesalpe

Wasserstubenalpe

Alpe Nova

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Labestation 8

Jausenstation Hasahüsli

Gantakopf 1958 m

Lammhütta

Alpengasthaus Fellimännle

Labestation

979 m Knappastoba Panoramagasthof Kristberg

Innerkapellalpe 2 1662 m

Schwarzsee 4

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Montafon Totale Ultra

47 km / 4.200 hm

2456 m

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You can find up-to-date information and registrations at montafon.at/en/montafon-totale-trail

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EVERY EXPERIENCE BECOMES A STORY. Montafon saying – Manfred Dönz


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MY SUMMER PANORAMA

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Tübinger Hütte 2191 m

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Fellimännle 2209 m

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Neue Heilbronner Hütte 2320 m

Gandasee

Burg 2247 m

Saarbrücker Hütte 2538 m

ße

tra ens

Gafierjo 2415 Sc

Versettlaspitze 2372 m

Silvretta Bielerhöhe Vermuntsee

Kopssee

Madrisa 2770 m Schlappiner Joch 2202 m

Schafb

Gasthaus Zeinisjoch

Wiesbadener Hütte 2443 m

Bielerhöhe PAZNAUNTAL 2032 m Silvrettasee Galtür Restaurant Berggasthof Hotel Piz Buin Silvrettasee Silvretta-Haus

Ballunspitze 2671 m

Heimspitze Valiseraspitze 2685 m 2716 m

Madrisella 2466 m

iel

Ill

Wormser Hütte 2305 m

Zamangalpe

Silvretta Montafon

Sennigrat 2300 m

ST. GALLENKIRCH 878 m

Tunnel

Casa Nova

h Bahn

Grasjoc

Sen rat BSZ

Kapell

Kri

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Kapellalpe

Litz

Panoramagasthof Kristberg

Bah

Seebligasee

Kristberg 1442 m

Knappastoba

Bitschweil Wirtsch Bitschw

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Kristberg

Kapellrestaurant 1862 m

Ill

bah

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Schanzenzentrum

KLOSTERTAL Dalaas

SILBERTAL

Gasthaus Kropfen

889 m

Kropfen

685 m

SCHRUNS 690 m

ahn

hB joc

h Hoc

Gasthaus Mühle

BARTHOLOMÄBERG 1087 m

Fritzensee Hotel Bergerhof Alpilakopf 2030 m

Litz

Innerberg

TSCHAGGUNS

Itonskopf 2

Cableways, open year-round

Cable car

Tourism office

Aquatreppe and Europatreppe

Cableways, winter only

Chair lift

Museum

Viewing mine

Hiking trails, easy

Bus line

Mountain restaurant/chalet

Paragliding take-off & landing area

Hiking trails, moderate

Train station

Kiosk

Waldrutschenpark (Forest Slide Park)

Fun & action

Hiking bus

Viewing point

Alpine-Coaster-Golm

Cabin railway

Car park

Children’s playground

Waldseilpark (Forest Rope Park)


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Rätschenfluh 2703 m Gargellner Köpfe 2482 m St. Antönier Joch 2379 m

Drusenfluh Drei Türme 2830 m 2827 m Totalphütte 2385 m

Sulzfluh 2818 m

Lünersee

Täli

Gargellen

Zaluandaalpe Alpe Lün

Tilisuna Hütte 2206 m Tilisunaalpe

Lindauer Hütte 1744 m

Kessl Hütte Tobelsee

Sporaalpe

BRAND 1037 m

Do

Fuchsbau

Platzis ach

Golm

Tschengla 1200 m

Schesatobel llsb Re

Rufana Alp

Restaurant Unicorn

Brandnertal

Matschwitz 1520 m

Rellstal

BÜRSERBERG 890m

Grabs

Hotel Montabella

Taleu 1746 m

n

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Außergolm

Haus Matschwitz

Berggasthof Grabs

Parpfienz 1390 m

Burtschasattel 1680 m Restaurant Frööd

n II

Gauertal Gampadels

Panoramabahn

rnbah

Gauertalhaus

Alpe Rona

Loischkopf 1860 m

Einho

Alpe Alpila

Gweil

Mondspitze 1967 m

Alpe Innerparpfienz

Niggenkopf Stüble

Pa

Alpengasthaus Rellstal 1490 m

Berghof Golm

Schillerkopf 2006 m

Alpilakopf 2156 m

r

Mittagsspitze 2168 m

Gulma Melkboden1800 m

Schattenlagant hn ba Hütte lüd

Golmerjoch 2124m

Grüneck 1890 m

Tödi

Glattjoch 2000 m

Palüdhütte

Alvie

GELLEN

Tuklar 2318 m

Obere Brüggelealpe

Untere Brüggelealpe

Schattenlagant

Latschätzalpe

423 m

Zimba 2643 m

Heinrich HueterHütte 1766 m

Fundlkopf 2401 m

Amatschonjoch Oberzalim Innerpalüdalpe Hütte 1889 m

Douglass Hütte 1976 m

Saulakopf 2517m

ahn eeb ers Lün

Schafberg Hüsli 2130 m

Schesaplana 2965 m Oberzalimkopf Windeckerspitz 2331 m 2340 m Brandner Mannheimer Hütte Gletscher 2679 m

Ganeu

Latschau 1000 m Holzschopf

Gasthof Sulzfluh

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Landschisott 59

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570m

Golm

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VANDANS 654 m Ill

ST. ANTON

LORÜNS 583 m

M

S16

Alpengasthaus Rellseck 1483 m

Alpe Latons

Flying-Fox-Golm

Smugglers’ Path

Mountain cart

Golmi's Exploration Trail

Smugglers’ Land

Tennis

AlpkulTour

Alpine pleasure

Golf

Mountain sports centre

Open-air pool

Silberpfad (Silver Trail)

Via ferrata/climbing garden

Ski jump centre

Waldschule (Nature Education Centre)

Bike park

Aktivpark Montafon

B Bear Country

BSZ

bahn

berg utters

im Montafon 651 m

Monteneu 1883 m

2089 m

Laz

588 m

nz Alfe

Liftstüble

Wannaköpf 2031 m

BLUDENZ

61 L188

Alpengasthof Muttersberg 1979 m

Muttersberg

Hoher Fraßen 1979 m Fraßen Hütte

Elser Alp 1590 m


SUMMER 2019 EVENTS 20 YEARS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

11th M3 MONTAFON MOUNTAINBIKE MARATHON

24 and 25 May 2019 // BARTHOLOMÄBERG

26 and 27 July 2019 // MONTAFON

MONTAFON TOTALE TRAIL

MONTAFONER RESONANCES

15 June 2019 // SILVRETTA MONTAFON

1 August to 8 September 2019 // MONTAFON

SOLSTICE IN THE MONTAFON

ALPEN OPEN AIR MONTAFON WITH NENA

22 June 2019 // MONTAFON

17 August 2019 // St. Gallenkirch

17th MONTAFON ARLBERG MARATHON

SEPTIMO - KULINARIK.KULTUR.KUNST

29 June 2019 // SILBERTAL AND ST. ANTON A. A.

(FOOD.CULTURE.ART) 1 to 30 September 2019 // MONTAFON

22nd SILVRETTA CLASSIC RALLYE MONTAFON 4 to 6 July 2019 // MONTAFON

PASTURE DRIVES IN THE MONTAFON September 2019 // MONTAFON

MONTAFON THEATRE HIKE 12 to 14 July, 23 to 25 August and 30 August to 1 September 2019 // GARGELLEN

MONTAFON LEGENDS FESTIVAL 20 July to 24 August 2019 // SILBERTAL

You can find further information and events at montafon.at/en/events

5th MONTAFON MOUNTAIN RUN 21 September 2019 // PARTENEN

We are at BUGA HEILBR ON N 4 AND 5 MAY 20 19


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Holiday magazine "Truly Montafon" summer, Activ map - hiking and overview mountain railways summer

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Holiday magazine "Truly Montafon" summer, Activ map - hiking and overview mountain railways summer

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