rustic mountain village
During your holiday in Stanzach you should not miss the chance to visit the small alpine village Fallerschein. The romantic mountain village is the largest inhabited alpine village in Austria and lies with over 40 log cabins in the midst of lush and steep mountain meadows at approx. 1,300 m. Two snack stations invite you to stop and spoil hikers with traditional Tyrolean home cooking.
Highlight: In summer 1x weekly guided hike to the largest alpine village in Austria with a stop at Michl's Fallerscheinerstube (seasonal)
Klimmbrücke in Elmen
A welcome and informative stopover for cyclists and hikers is the Nature Park House of the Tyrolean Lech Valley located on the Klimm Bridge. From the middle of the bridge near Elmen you have a beautiful view of the wide riverbed of the Lech, probably the last untamed wild river of the Northern Alps. The building is home to the nature park administration and informs visitors about the peculiarities as well as rare animals and plants of this unique natural landscape.
An extremely interesting place to visit lies hidden near Martinau: the largest occurrence of lady's slipper in Europe! Up to 6000 specimens of this magnificent orchid thrive here in close proximity to many lilies of the valley. There are small paths across the grounds, so that you can stroll extensively through the wide flowering areas in the shady forest. During the flowering period from the end of May to mid-June, a sea of yellow stretches out before your eyes and you discover an even more beautiful specimen with every step you take.
Built directly into the striking cliffs of the Elbigenalp Bernhardstal gorge, the impressive setting of the Geierwally open-air stage attracts numerous visitors to Elbigenalp year after year in the summer months of July and August.
in the Lechtal
Since 2005, the Lechtaler Distillery in Elbigenalp has been dedicated to the art of high-quality brandies and liqueurs. Show distillery - Shop - Guided tours incl. tasting
The Wunderkammer of the local historian Johann Anton Falger, the last universal scholar of the Tyrolean Lechtal. With partly curious scientific exhibits on Lechtal history, culture and population. In the former Elbigenalp doctor's house.
A top excursion destination in the Lechtal is Austria's longest pedestrian suspension bridge: It is 200 m long and 100 m high and leads over the wildly romantic Höhenbach Valley Gorge. Nearby are wonderful hiking trails on the sunny slopes of Gföllberg, Schiggenberg and Simmswasserfall.
The suspension bridge in Forchach leads over the Lech. Built in 1906, the suspension bridge has a span of over 75 m. The suspension bridge can be reached in a few minutes from Forchach. From the village centre, walk towards the sports field through the forest to the bridge. From the suspension bridge you can enjoy the extensive wild landscape particularly well.
Summer toboggan run
A special highlight is the summer toboggan run "Wally Blitz" in Elbigenalp. With 25 curves and a length of 900 m, the toboggan run offers the perfect adventure for young and old.
In the wonderfully designed nature playground in Elmen with its climbing possibilities and the green labyrinth our little guests can really let off steam - what could be better than fun and games in the great outdoors?