Rolling hills, lush meadows and a sky that seems to go on forever – the Tannheimer Tal in the Allgäu Alps is an idyllic mountain valley with the small village of Nesselwängle at its eastern end.
Although it officially lies on the edge of the Alps, this settlement of 430 inhabitants with a pedestrianised village centre is perched high at 1,136 metres above sea level in what is one of the highest valleys in Tirol. The hamlet of Haller stands on the shores of the Lake Haldensee, a pretty lake popular with windsurfers, rowers and sailors in summer. There is also an outdoor swimming pool next to the lake. The region’s mountains such as the Gimpel, Rote Flüh and Krinnenspitze offer excellent hiking trails and rock climbing routes. Indeed, Nesselwängle has twice been voted "hiking area of the year". Further outdoor attractions include a high rope adventure park at the foot of the Krinnenspitze mountain as well as a via ferrata fixed rope climbing route with handholds and footholds on the Lachenspitze mountain. Also well worth a visit is the alpine flower garden at 1,800 m on the Hahnenkamm mountain near Reutte. In winter there is a two-man chairlift which runs straight from the village up into the small but perfectly formed Nesselwängle ski resort with its own funpark. The Füssener Jöchle ski area is also just a short drive away.