Tour on passable routes from the backyard mountain of Mittelberg down to the wild and romantic Schwarzwassertal
Leaving the cable car behind you can enjoy sights on the incomparable mountain panorama of the Kleinwalsertal – and hike with little effort. As you descend into the Schwarzwassertal you can admire the Ifenplateau and will probably be surprised by the relatively lush vegetation. Several alps invite you to stop while you walk down to the valley.
Take down the panoramic elevator at the mountain station of the Walmendingehorn cable car and start your tour from here.
Sturdy shoes and hiking poles. Weather-proof clothing recommended.
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.
Mittelberg (1930 m)
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Ascent with the Walmendingerhornbahn (on foot about 1 hour ascent to the junction). At the junction turn left to Obere Lüchle-Alpe and straight past the Äußere Stierhofalpe. Shortly after, follow the way up to the Ochsenhofer Scharte (wind gap). From here follow the path north side down to Schwarzwasser Hütte. The trail leads you down into Schwarzwassertal past the Alpe Melköde to the Ifen chair lift at Auenhütte.
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 Mittelberg. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Mittelberg". Way back: bus line 5 from "Ifen".
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.