Take a deep breath and enjoy the fabulous view of the Rätikon mountain peaks. At 1,100 m above sea level, Bartholomäberg is not only a paradise for holiday-makers in search of peace and tranquillity, but also boasts the most hours of sunshine in Montafon. Looking back on thousands of years of cultural development, this village is held to be the “cradle of Montafon“. The fascinating history of mining becomes alive in the historical mine on Bartholomäberg and in the St Agatha miners’ chapel on Kristberg.
St. Agatha miners’ chapel on Kristberg
Built in the early 15th century, the miners’ chapel is the oldest surviving church in Montafon.
Guided tour of the historical mine:
Highly interesting tours guided by Erich Fritz take place at the historical mine on Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 13:00 to 17:00, from mid-June to mid-October.
At the St. Barbara’s statue, take the road to the right, then turn left shortly thereafter to get to the historical mine.
EMERGENCY CALL NUMBERS:
140 Alpine emergencies, throughout Austria
144 Alpine emergencies, Vorarlberg
112 European emergency call number (works with any mobile phone/network)
Coming from Bludenz, take the Bludenz/Montafon exit from the motorway and follow the L188 towards Montafon until you reach Schruns. www.maps.google.com
Battery exchange or rental stations are available along the way.
Charging stations give you an opportunity to take a nice relaxing break while your bike’s battery is being recharged.
Battery exchange and charging stations on this tour: