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Riefensberg | the Hochhäderich circuit

· 3 reviews · Winter Hiking · Bregenzerwald
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  • Idyllische Winterlandschaft am Hochhäderich
    / Idyllische Winterlandschaft am Hochhäderich
    Photo: Jakob Faisst, Almhotel Hochhäderich
  • / Winterlandschaft Hochhäderich
    Photo: Jakob Faisst, Almhotel Hochhäderich
  • / Winterwandern am Hochhäderich
    Photo: Ludwig Berchtold, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Winterwandern Hochhäderich
    Photo: Elisabeth Sohm, Community
  • / Winterwandern Hochhäderich
    Photo: Elisabeth Sohm, Community
  • / Winterwanderweg Hochhäderich
    Photo: Elisabeth Sohm, Community
  • / Winterwanderweg Hochhäderich
    Photo: Elisabeth Sohm, Community
  • / Idyllischer Winterwanderweg am Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Winterwandern Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Bestens präparierter Winterwanderweg Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Winter am Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rundweg Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Verschneite Bäume Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick auf das Almhotel Hochhäderich
    Photo: Nadine Lerho, Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH
  • / Winterwandern am Hochhäderich
    Photo: Jakob Faisst, Almhotel Hochhäderich
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Lovely mountain path in the alp area of the Vorderwald.
easy
7.3 km
2:30 h
70 m
70 m
The cross-border circuit connects the Bregenzerwald with Oberallgäu, i.e. Vorarlberg with Bavaria. Between the approach road and the moos alp, the blanket of snow conceals the Kojenmoos, an upland moor which has been widely preserved and which is protected. The Riefensberg locals used to cut peat here, and convey it into the valley via a material ropeway.

The route follows almost completely flattened hiking trails through the mountain valley basin beween the Nagelfluh ridges of Hochhäderich and Kojen-Fluh. It takes you from the Hochhäderich car park (1,227 m) across the Austrian-German border, and takes you up to the plateau of the Hörmoos alp (1,270 m). From there, you go downwards for a while to the Hochwies alp (1,230 m), then to the Glutgschwanden alp (1,200 m) and finally back to the starting point via the Moos alp (1,224 m).

Author’s recommendation

Chances to stop off for a drink/food:
Hotel Hochhäderich, Hörmoos alp, Hochwies alp, Glutgschwanden alp, Moos alp
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Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Updated: January 20, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1289 m
Lowest point
1197 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Safety instructions
EMERGENCY CALL:
140 Alpine emergency Austria
144 Alpine emergency Vorarlberg
112 Euro-emergency call
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

Equipment

- waterproof footwear
- warm outerwear

Start

Hochhäderich car park (1216 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.489000, 9.985550
UTM
32T 574240 5259978

Destination

Hochhäderich car park

Turn-by-turn directions

The route follows almost completely flattened hiking trails through the mountain valley basin beween the Nagelfluh ridges of Hochhäderich and Kojen-Fluh. It takes you from the Hochhäderich car park (1,227 m) across the Austrian-German border, and takes you up to the plateau of the Hörmoos alp (1,270 m). From there, you go downwards for a while to the Hochwies alp (1,230 m), then to the Glutgschwanden alp (1,200 m) and finally back to the starting point via the Moos alp (1,224 m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.mobil.at

Getting there

... from the North
Motorway Stuttgart - Singen - Meerburg - Lindau OR Ulm - Memmingen - Lindau or Augsburg -. Munich - Kempten oder Munich - Memmingen - Lindau.

... from the West
Over the Switzerland motorways via Zürich - St. Gallen - St. Margrethen oder Zürich - Wallensee - Sargans.

... from Bregenz
Alberschwende - Müselbach - Lingenau - Hittisau - after Gasthof Engel turn right - mountain road of 6 km - Hotel Hochhäderich

Parking

Hochhäderich car park
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Questions & answers

Question about Anna Bublitz · January 04, 2020 · Community
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Reviews

4.7
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Peter Hafner
February 23, 2018 · Community
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Done at February 09, 2018
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Markus Hirschauer
February 02, 2018 · Community
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Timo
January 06, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
70 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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