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Hike On the footsteps of the Walser

On the footsteps of the Walser


Min: 4137 ft
Max: 5725 ft
Uphill: 1355 ft
Downhill: 1532 ft
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last update on Oct 27, 2020
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Distance: 7.84 miles
Duration:4 h
Min: 4137 ft
Max: 5725 ft
Uphill: 1355 ft
Downhill: 1532 ft

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Hiking trail

Route description

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

From the church in Schröcken the hiking route leads to the Fellealpe. Afterwards you hike towards Auenfeld through a breathtaking landscape. The easily walkable trail now leads you to the Körbersee and further to the Kalbelesee at the Hochtannbergpass. Afterwards, you will pass the Ski- & Wanderhotel Jägeralpe and take the "Alte Salzstraße" to Warth.

Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Where to eat

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

During this hike you pass a lot of refreshments.
-> Restaurants in Schröcken, Batzenalpe, Berhotel Körbersee, Hotel Adler, Ski- & Wanderhotel Jägeralpe, resaurants in Warth.

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 8 miles on this moderate trail. The average length of all hikes in Vorarlberg is 9 miles.
  • On the footsteps of the Walser is among the 15 best rated Hikes in Austria.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 413 vertical meters on this hike. The high point of the hike is located at an elevation of 5725 ft.
  • This moderate hike is perfect for the whole family. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike. (See all dog friendly hikes in Vorarlberg.)
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Highlights of the tour

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Highlights of the tour are the cultural-historical information about the "Walser", which can be found on wooden columns, benches, signs, etc. are mounted and spread over the entire course of the route. Books to the history of the "Walser" and the tour are available in the tourist office. 


Due to the length of the hike good physical condition is necessary. Suitable mountain clothing as well as waterproof footwear is recommended. 


Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Warth 32
Phone+43 5583 3515 0
Fax+43 5583 3515 6
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