Breitenwang forms part of a large settlement area encompassing the nearby administrative town of Reutte and lies at the heart of the Reutte Nature Park Region.
Home to 1,475 residents, the municipality of Breitenwang has close connections to the nearby administrative centre of Reutte and is part of a larger settlement area in the magnificent Reutte Nature Park Region. It was in a farmhouse here in Breitenwang that the Holy Roman Emperor Lothair III passed away in 1137. A plaque today marks the building where he died. Visitors with an interest in local history should also visit the decanal church of St. Peter and Paul, built in 1650 and decorated with ceiling paintings by famous Austrian artist Johann Jakob Zeiller. The northern shore of the idyllic Lake Plansee also lies within this municipality and is popular with scuba divers and watersports enthusiasts. Breitenwang is also a good starting point for hikes and mountain bike rides in the Lechtal Alps and the Wetterstein Mountains. A must for keen hikers is a walk along the rocky Ministersteig and to the Stuibenfall waterfall, while the nearby town of Reutte has several museums and other cultural attractions of interest. In winter the Hahnenkamm-Höfen resort offers good skiing and snowboarding.