Lechtal Valley

Holidays in one of Europe’s last wild river landscapes! With its wide bed and large banks formed of sand and gravel, the mighty Lech is a constant companion during holidays in the Lechtal region.

With its wide river bed, large areas of gravel and sand, and alluvial forest lining its bank, the Lech is one of the few untamed rivers in Europe. It flows through the rustic Lechtal Valley, one of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in the Alps, and is home to an exceptionally diverse range of flora and fauna. It is bordered by the craggy peaks of the Allgäu Alps and the Lechtal Alps and is home to a total of 1,160 flowering plants, making it a haven for hikers and nature lovers.

Farmhouse frescoes depicting life in a bygone age

The villages in the Lechtal Valley are famous throughout Tirol for their elaborate frescos painted on the facades of farmhouses. Dating back to the 18th century, they show scenes from everyday life in the farming community or stories from the Bible. Holzgau has a particularly large number of these paintings. Hikers will find many trails to explore in the Lechtal region, including the "Sense Trail" through the Hölltalschlucht canyon as well as other paths leading to the Modertalbach waterfall. For ambitious walkers there is the 125km long Lech River Trail. Outdoor enthusiasts visiting in winter will find many showshoe hiking trails such as the one via the Gibler Alm to the Bernhardseckhütte. The region has several small family-friendly ski resorts as well as a network of cross-country skiing trails. The best way to experience the Lech river and its wild tributaries is on a wildwater rafting or canyoning adventure.

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Hidden in a side valley and surrounded by lush green meadows, the village of Fallerschein is made up of 40 buildings, all of them solid wood huts, making it the largest settlement of its kind in Tirol. Hungry hikers can stop off here for a traditional meal., © Lechtal Tourismus/Anja Krämer
Romantic and remote – Fallerschein

Hidden in a side valley and surrounded by lush green meadows, the village of Fallerschein is made up of 40 buildings, all of them solid wood huts, making it the largest settlement of its kind in Tirol. Hungry hikers can stop off here for a traditional meal.

The Geierwally-Freilichtbühne is an open-air theatre located at the entrance to the Bernhardschlucht canyon. It puts on excellent plays throughout the season and each year draws thousands of visitors to the annual “Geierwally-Festspiele” theatre festival., © kdg mediacope/Arnold Weißenbach
Geierwally-Freilichtbühne: theatre in nature

The Geierwally-Freilichtbühne is an open-air theatre located at the entrance to the Bernhardschlucht canyon. It puts on excellent plays throughout the season and each year draws thousands of visitors to the annual “Geierwally-Festspiele” theatre festival.

Two fortresses, one ruined castle and a fort – there are few better places to play at being a knight than the Burgenwelt Ehrenburg. Visitors of all ages can journey back in time thanks to a series of multimedia attractions., © Tirol Werbung/Aichner Bernhard
Burgenwelt Ehrenberg: knight for a day

Two fortresses, one ruined castle and a fort – there are few better places to play at being a knight than the Burgenwelt Ehrenburg. Visitors of all ages can journey back in time thanks to a series of multimedia attractions.

The “highline 179” footbridge over the Fernpassbundesstraße near Reutte measures a total of 406 metres, making it the longest footbridge in the world without any supporting pillars. It has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records and is well worth a visit if you are not afraid of heights., © Naturparkregion Reutte/Strabag
Longest hanging footbridge in the world

The “highline 179” footbridge over the Fernpassbundesstraße near Reutte measures a total of 406 metres, making it the longest footbridge in the world without any supporting pillars. It has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records and is well worth a visit if you are not afraid of heights.

The Lechtal region is home to five small ski areas. Almost all of the slopes in the valley, from Stanzach and Jöchelspitze to the Gföllberglift in Holzgau, are suitable for families. Excellent for skiers and snowboarders looking for pistes not parties., © Lechtal/Irene Ascher
Good things come in small packages

The Lechtal region is home to five small ski areas. Almost all of the slopes in the valley, from Stanzach and Jöchelspitze to the Gföllberglift in Holzgau, are suitable for families. Excellent for skiers and snowboarders looking for pistes not parties.

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