Kristberg cable-car mountain terminal - Kristbergsattel - Silbertal forest school - Ganzaleita - Falla - Küngsmaisäss - Obere Wies - Coral Reef - Gässtuala - Amas-Legi - Fulateia - Ganzaleita - Silbertal forest school - St Agatha miners’ chapel - Kristberg cable-car mountain terminal
Excellently positioned, Kristberg offers one of the most scenic mountain settings in Montafon. The view of Montafon’s iconic “Three Towers” landmark alone makes Kristberg a place well worth visiting, but there is a wide choice of attractive hikes to boost.
The Coral Reef
It was some 200 million years ago, in the Triassic period, that a splendid coral reef developed in a flat and shallow sea. Now, mountain-forming processes later, a small remainder of that reef is still visible as a rocky ridge overlooking green Alpine pastures on “Obere Wies” to the west of Kristberg saddle near the Schwarzhorn mountain peak.
EMERGENCY CALL NUMBERS:
140 Alpine emergencies, throughout Austria
144 Alpine emergencies, Vorarlberg
112 European emergency call number (works with any mobile phone/network)
Sturdy boots; poles recommended. Take enough to drink along with you - there are no mountain springs along the way. On hot days, it is advisable to wear some kind of headgear.
Coming from Bludenz, take the Bludenz/Montafon exit from the motorway and follow the L188 towards Montafon until you reach Schruns. Continue to Silbertal along the Silbertal road. www.google.at/maps
You will find parking spaces at the Kristberg cable-car valley terminal (fees apply in the summer). Before going up in the cable-car, you can get a small refund on the parking ticket at the cable-car ticket office.