Reutte Nature Park Region

With its sweeping lakes, towering mountains and rushing Lech river, the Reutte Nature Park Region bordering Bavaria is the gateway to the mountains of Tirol.

Situated on the Bavarian border, the Reutte Nature Park Region forms the gateway to the mighty mountains of Tirol. It stretches from Vils in the foothills of the Allgäu Alps, one of Austria’s smallest towns, via the administrative centre Reutte to the village of Weißenbach im Lechtal in the south-west. The Reutte Nature Park Region comprises eleven villages, all of which are located on the Lech river. The Lech is one of the few remaining untamed rivers in Europe and has a unique landscape with its wide river bed and alluvial forests. The region is also characterised by large lakes, such as Lake Plansee at 1,000m altitude, the Lechtal Alps, lush green meadows, rushing streams and a wide valley floor.

Hanging bridge between two fortresses

Outdoor enthusiasts will find much to see and do in the region, from cross-country skiing and alpine skiing in winter to hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing in summer. Reutte has many cultural attractions and a pretty town centre, while visitors interested in history should pay a visit to the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg. Between the Ruine Ehrenberg and the Fort Claudia lies the highline179, the world’s longest free-standing footbridge. It was opened in 2014 and measures 406 metres in length. A must for those with a strong stomach and head for heights! Watersports lovers can choose between whitewater rafting on the Lech and sailing, surfing, diving and rowing on the calmer Lake Plansee.

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The cable car up to the Hahnenkamm at 1,938m altitude is open all year round. In winter it transports skiers and snowboarders up into the resort, while in summer many hikers come to see the alpine flower garden and explore the many signposted trails., © Naturparkregion Reutte/Robert Eder
Skiing and outdoor adventure at the Hahnenkamm

The cable car up to the Hahnenkamm at 1,938m altitude is open all year round. In winter it transports skiers and snowboarders up into the resort, while in summer many hikers come to see the alpine flower garden and explore the many signposted trails.



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Families can embark on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages with a visit to the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg and its four ancient fortresses. There is plenty for children to see and do, including the chance to dress up as knights and explore the Magic Forest. Once a year the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg hosts the Knight Festival., © Tirol Werbung/Aichner Bernhard
Burgenwelt Ehrenberg: back to the Middle Ages

Families can embark on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages with a visit to the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg and its four ancient fortresses. There is plenty for children to see and do, including the chance to dress up as knights and explore the Magic Forest. Once a year the Burgenwelt Ehrenberg hosts the Knight Festival.



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The Lech is one of the few remaining untamed rivers in Europe and flows through the beautiful valley with which it shares its name. The best way to experience its wide river bed and alluvial forests is by hiking along a stretch of the Lech River Trail, which runs 125km from source to estuary., © Tirol Werbung/Kathrein Verena
The Lech, one of the last wild rivers in Europe

The Lech is one of the few remaining untamed rivers in Europe and flows through the beautiful valley with which it shares its name. The best way to experience its wide river bed and alluvial forests is by hiking along a stretch of the Lech River Trail, which runs 125km from source to estuary.



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The mountains in the region appear even more majestic when seen from the water. Visitors can take a journey on MS Margarethe and MS Willhelm during the summer months to explore these two interconnected lakes. Each boat makes several stops, so it is easy to combine the boat trip with hikes near the lake., © Naturparkregion Reutte
Lake Plansee and Lake Heiterwanger See

The mountains in the region appear even more majestic when seen from the water. Visitors can take a journey on MS Margarethe and MS Willhelm during the summer months to explore these two interconnected lakes. Each boat makes several stops, so it is easy to combine the boat trip with hikes near the lake.



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Visitors interested in culture should definitely pay a visit to Reutte. The largest town in the region is home to wonderful old houses with facades painted by 18th century Austrian artist Johann Zeiller, who was born in Reutte. One highlight is the “Green House”, home to the local history museum. A range of events take place throughout the year, including the Reuttener Kulturherbst arts festival in autumn., © Tirol Werbung/Aichner Bernhard
Walking tour of Reutte

Visitors interested in culture should definitely pay a visit to Reutte. The largest town in the region is home to wonderful old houses with facades painted by 18th century Austrian artist Johann Zeiller, who was born in Reutte. One highlight is the “Green House”, home to the local history museum. A range of events take place throughout the year, including the Reuttener Kulturherbst arts festival in autumn.



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