The most important information about Riezlern in the Kleinwalsertal valley
With 2,536 inhabitants, Riezlern is the largest town in the Kleinwalsertal valley. It consists of Wald, Schwende, Unterwestegg and Egg, and is situated at almost 1,100 metres above sea level.
Together with Hirschegg and Mittelberg, Riezlern forms the Mittelberg district. The Kleinwalsertal valley is part of Vorarlberg (Austria) but is only accessible via road from Germany.
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Infrastructure in Riezlern
In addition to various sights (the Maria Opferung parish church, Walser Museum, Mariendank chapel, Mariahilf chapel, Breitachklamm gorge, protected stables in the town and much more), Riezlern also has plenty of entertainment to offer, such as the Kleinwalsertal Casino, the Crystal Ground Snowpark, various aprés-ski offers and even its own outdoor pool.
The Walserbus transports visitors comfortably to cable cars, neighbouring towns and to your destination within Riezlern. Use of the Walserbus is also free with your Kleinwalsertal guest card.
In addition to Riezlern, there are three other towns in the Kleinwalsertal valley:
Hirschegg has around 1,700 inhabitants and comprises the districts of Au, Dürenboden, Letze, Nebenwasser and Wäldele. Here you’ll find the famous Walserhaus, where you can see a ski exhibition and the “Bergschau 1122” exhibition. The large ski and hiking region of Heuberg Arena can also be found here.
Almost 2,200 Walser live in Mittelberg. The town consists of the districts Tobel, Höfle, Schwendle, Stütze and Bödmen. Culture-lovers will find the St. Judoc’s parish church and the Lourdes Chapel here. There are also numerous hiking trails, the Steinbock cross-country ski trail as well as the Walmendingerhornbahn cable car in Mittelberg.
With just 150 inhabitants, Baad is the smallest but also the highest town in the Kleinwalsertal (1,244 metres). Visitors to the Kleinwalsertal valley can enjoy the peace, far away from the tourist hustle and bustle.
From Baad, cross-country skiers can directly access the Steinbock cross-country ski trail, but there is also plenty for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy, since Baad is the starting point for many tours in the surrounding valleys (Bärgunttal, Derratal, Starzeltal and Duratal). St. Martin’s mountain church situated on a hill at Höhenweg offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and is well worth a visit.
Mountains and summits in the Kleinwalsertal valley
The Kleinwalsertal valley is a real paradise for mountain enthusiasts, with hiking and mountain biking in summer and skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and much more in winter.
An overview of the major mountains and summits:
- Großer Widderstein (2.536 m)
- Hoher Ifen (2.230 m)
- Walmendingerhorn (1.999 m)
- Bärenkopf (2.083 m)
- Kanzelwand (2.085 m)
- Geißhorn (2.366 m)
- Elferkopf (2.387 m) und Zwölferkopf (2.224 m)
- Schafalpenköpfe (2.201-2.320 m)
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Picture source: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Dominik Berchtold