From the bus stop in Baad on the circular walk to Bärgunttal to Bärgunthütte and on the circular route back to the valley.
It is hard to imagine today that in the Stone Age hunters roamed the rearmost Kleinwalsertal, which even boasts a major find of stone implements and weaponry of the time. When in the late Middle Ages the Walser immigrated from the Tannberg to the Breitach valley, the Bärgunttal valley was presumedly their main access. Via Hochalp pass they were connected with the assizes in Tannberg up until 1563. It is only recently that this route to the Bärgunttal has become negotiable on convenient hiking paths also during the winter time.
Enjoy the view on the Bärgun hut and let your mind wander.
Updated: January 17, 2019
Best time of year
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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.
Baad (1219 m)
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From the Baad bus stop, a compacted snow trail near the Bärguntbach creek runs to the high-lying valley along an alpine road. In winter, the creek is a spectacle in its own right. While the watercourse is mostly hidden under a snow cover, the towering snow caps on the boulders attract the attention of the beholder. The welcoming Bärgunthütte hut lies in sun-exposed alpine terrain close to the inhospitable high north-west flank of the Widderstein. From here, scenically enchanting views of the valley end with the craggy peaks of Höferspitze, Weisser Schrofen and Heiterberg unfold. To catch even better views of the valley head, choose the panorama trail to return, which first runs gently downhill to the bridge over the Bärguntbach creek only to mount for a short while on the opposite side of the valley. At Innere Widdersteinalpe you reach woodless terrain with views of the south-exposed slopes of the Kleinwalsertal and of Walmendinger Horn. Below Äussere Widdersteinalpe you reach the very same trail which you used for the ascent, and from there it is only a couple of steps to Baad.
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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 Baad. For this tour you need to get off at the bus stop "Baad".
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.
Parking space (fee required) located at the starting point