From Kristberg to Obere Wies and back via the Coral Reef
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KristbergsattelPhoto: Christina Wachter, Montafon Tourismus GmbH_(c)_Christina Wachter
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.
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Why not leave your car behind?
The Montafonerbahn regional buses cover all of Montafon. The main lines depart from the Schruns railway station at hourly intervals.
The 88 bus takes you to Silbertal from the Schruns railway station. Get off at the “Kristbergbahn” stop.
To get back again
Take the 88 bus from Silbertal back to the Schruns railway station.
The Montafonerbahn railway runs every hour (sometimes every 30 minutes) from the Bludenz railway station. Direct transfer available also from Lindau in Germany or from Bregenz.
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
ParkingYou 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.
EquipmentSturdy 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.
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