Bach

Frescoes in memory of seasonal workers: The small village of Bach lies in the Upper Lechtal Valley at an altitude of 1,070 metres above sea level.

Located in the Upper Lechtal Valley at an altitude of 1,070m, the small village of Bach is part of the administrative region of Reutte and home to around 640 residents. Several streams flow through the village, including the Alperschonbach, which merges nearby with the larger Lech river. The Alperschonbach approaches from the south and thunders through the wild and very narrow Madäuer Klamm, a gorge popular with experienced wildwater enthusiasts. The village itself has a large number of houses decorated with delightful frescoes depicting generations of seasonal workers from the Lechtal Valley who were forced to move abroad. Bach is a good starting point for hikes including the Lech River Trail, through the Sulztal Valley or along the Lechtal Valley Panoramic Hiking Trail and the Botanic Learning Trail, both of which begin at the top of the cable car on the Jöchelspitze at 2,226m. In winter this mountain, which also houses the Heuberg Museum, welcomes skiers and snowboarders, while cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to explore on the valley floor. During the summer months Bach is popular with paragliders thanks to its many meadows offering plenty of space to land. The Freibad Oberlechtal open air swimming pool is a good place to cool off on hot summer days.

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