An idyllic high mountain tour through the European protected area Verwall. It goes past the clear mountain lakes to the New Heilbronn Hut.

Statistics

6 - 7

hrs

1,528

m

112

m

10

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

The Natura 2000 area "Verwall" is with approx.

120 km² the largest protected area of Vorarlberg.

Transition is the hallmark of Verwall.

This is where the transition from the Randal Alps to the Central Alps takes place.

This concerns both the rocks in the underground and the precipitation.

In a small space, plants and habitats are interlocked, and elsewhere they are strictly separated from each other.

Surrounded by the Klostertal, the Ill and the Tyrolean border, the European nature reserve encloses a unique alpine habitat from the valley floor of the Litz to the two thousand metre peaks of the Verwallgruppe.

Here you will find the largest larch and Swiss stone pine forests in Vorarlberg as well as numerous moors, lakes, extensive mountain pine, alder and alpine rose bushes, colourful alpine mats and rugged rock habitats.

The seclusion and tranquillity of the area allows a large number of endangered bird species and other wildlife to find undisturbed retreats here.