The Upper high path is a panorama trail below the Walmendingerhorn providing marvelous views on the mountain arena of the Kleinwalsertal. An easy walk with several resting point and refreshment stops.
Sitting in the chair lift, we watch the Ifen appear in the distance. From the Heuberg lift to the Bühlalpe the spruce and sycamore forest alternates with colorful flower meadows. This is why the trail is also called panorama trail: First we look towards the Kanzelwand, then into the Wildental and Gemsteltal and to parts of Mittelberg. Before we descend below the Bühlalpe and walk back to Mittelberg we are offered splendid views towards Baad and the posterior Kleinwalsertal. If you need a little rest before the return to Mittelberg – stop for a refreshment at the Bühlalpe!
Look out for the educational stations along the trail: Learn interesting things about avalanche safety and mountain flora!
Hiking trails, huts and attractions can also be found in the nature adventure map, which can be purchased at the tourist office in Hirschegg.
Hirschegg (1376 m)
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At the starting point of the tour we take the chair lift up to the Heuberg. Above we keep left and head out on the panorama trail. On the almost flat gravel road we walk towards the Zaferna mountain station. After about 20 minutes we reach the Sonna-Alp on Zaferna lift. If you want to take a short cut, you can take the chairlift down to Mittelberg. We follow the panorama trail to the Bühlalpe. Below the Alpe runs an asphalt serpentine path between a shady fern forest and freshly mown meadows leading us straight down to Mittelberg. Alternatively we take the less steep path below Bühlalp via Erlenboden. Past the Walmendingerhornbahn we reach the center of Mittelberg at the church.
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Public transport friendly
The Walserbus is a convenient way to reach your starting point. Line 1 takes you to the village Hirschegg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Walserhaus". Way back: bus line 1 from "Mittelberg".
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 (don't forget to pay!) is located around the Heubergbahn (starting point).