Sturdy shoes, hats or weather-proof clothing and hiking poles 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.
Riezlern (1083 m)
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The tour starts in Riezlern opposite the Catholic Church. After a few minutes on the main road into the valley, turn left at the Ferienhof Stephanie towards Letzte / Zwerwald. Here you have a free view of the impressive Ifen. After about 20 minutes you reach the apartments Hilbrand. Here, the trail branches off to the left again and leads relatively steeply upwards for some 20 minutes. But the effort is worth it, as you can enjoy a wonderful panorama from the high trail: Hirschegg with the Ifen and Mittelberg with the Bärenkopf and Widderstein. After passing the short but steep ravine, the Panorama is again relatively flat until Höfle. On the way you can rest at the "Schwabenhütte", afterwards you soon reach the beautiful panoramic terrace of the "Gasthof Alpenblick". After a refreshment you continue on the road and turn left at the Haus Bergidyll to the right onto the Höflerweg until you reach the beautiful Höflerbrücke that was rebuilt after the 2005 flood. From here, it is a 10 minutes hike uphill back to Mittelberg / Alpenrose. If you prefer a less steep trail, you can turn to the left and walkd bach to Bödmen along the Breitach for about 20 minutes.
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 "Gemeindeamt". Way back: bus line 1 from "Alpenrose".
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 at the Kanzelwand lift, approx. 5 minutes from the starting point.