Relaxing tour with a great view on top and a sunny stop for refreshment .
Especially in fall a colorful walk on the sunny side of the Kleinwalsertal. Thanks to Kanzelwand cable car you can expect only little elevation on this hike. When you arrive on the Kuhgehren peak, prepare yourself for spectacular views into the entire Kleinwalsertal and neighboring Allgäu. Afterwards the Kuhgehren alp awaits you for a refreshment on their sun terrace.
If you don't mind a steep ascent, reverse the direction of the tour for a joint-friendly descent and take the Kanzelwand cable car down to the valley.
Sturdy shoes and hiking poles for steep sections recommended. When necessary, rainproof clothing and head covering.
Tips, hints and links
Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
Riezlern (1938 hm)
47.337330 N 10.202270 E
32T 590825 5243352
Starting from the top station follow the signs thorugh wide pan to Kuhgehrensattel. Turn right for the summit Kugehrenspitze. Afterwards follow the way down to Kuhgehrenalpe. From here steep descent via Brandalpe to Nebenwasser.
To get back to Riezlern follow the trail in direction out of the valley to Außernebenwasser and down to Letzte and via Zwerwaldstraße to Riezlern. As an alternative you can take the bus at the main road, bus stop "Walserhaus" to return to Riezlern.
Public transport friendly
Leave the car where it is!
The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Riezlern. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Kanzelwandbahn".
Most routes from Germany lead to Ulm before carrying on along the A7. Take the Allgäu junction over a section of the A980 to the Waltenhofen junction, then take the 4- lane B19 via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to Kleinwalsertal. From Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland you reach the Kleinwalsertal via the Bregenzerwald (Hittisau) – Riedbergpass – Fischen – Oberstdorf. From Tyrol the fastest route is over the A7 to Kempten carrying on along the B19 direction Oberstdorf. A motorway vignette is not required to reach the valley.
A parking area (fee required) is located directly by the starting point.