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Snow-crowned majesties

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  • Piz Buin
    / Piz Buin
    Photo: Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Auf der Bielerhöhe
    Photo: Richard Hörmann/Vorarlberg Tourismus, Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH - VorarlbergRundweg
  • / Silvrettasee
    Photo: Montafon Tourismus, Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH - VorarlbergRundweg
  • / Ochsentaler Gletscher mit Dreiländerspitze
    Photo: Julia Mangeng, Silvretta Historica; Marion Ebster
  • / Das Wasser stürzt aus dem Klostertal.
    Photo: mlaessig, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Vorarlberger Wanderwegekonzept
    Photo: Vorarlberg Tourismus, Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • / Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse
    Photo: Archiv Vorarlberger Illwerke, Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH - VorarlbergRundweg
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"Wandern auf Panoramawegen in Vorarlberg": Vorarlbergs große landschaftliche Vielfalt bringt Ausblicke und Einblicke, Berg-Blicke, Gipfel-Blicke und Tal-Blicke.
moderate
Distance 14.2 km
4:30 h
679 m
604 m
Car park at the Silvretta reservoir (2036 m) to the left of the lake to the Ochsental valley – Wiesbadener Hütte hut (2443 m).

Author’s recommendation

The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße (toll road) is ohne of the most popular and most beautiful mountain roads in the alps.
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Author
Doris Rinke und Hugo Habicher
Update: June 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,450 m
Lowest point
2,018 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Wiesbadener Hütte

Safety information

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
140 alpine emergencies Austria
144 alpine emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro emergency call (if there is no reception at the site of the emergency, first switch off your mobile phone, and when switching it on again, immediately dial 112 or press the SOS button instead of entering the PIN code).
www.vorarlberg.travel/safety

Tips and hints

Wiesbadener Hütte: www.wiesbadener-huette.com

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße: Infos und Mautgebühren auf www.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at/

Sie liegt am Ende des Ochsentales und dient als Ausgangspunkt für zahlreiche Touren wie z.B. auf den Piz Buin. Geöffnet von Ende Juni bis Anfang Oktober.

Start

Partenen, Bielerhöhe (2,031 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.917929, 10.095392
DMS
46°55'04.5"N 10°05'43.4"E
UTM
32T 583404 5196626
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Destination

Partenen, Bielerhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

A high-alpine kaleidoscope unfolding, from state-of-the-art energy technology, glaciers spreading their tongues over rubble fields, to proud, majestic snow-clad peaks, the highest in Vorarlberg. An opportunity to stop and think about how humankind’s presence on earth is dwarfed by eons of Alpine history. And as if it had nothing to do with the world, a mountain stream gushes, murmurs and fumes along the wayside and across a carpet of blossom and bloom. Your gaze is caught by the Ochsental valley, which opens up only to the skies and the Silvretta reservoir, the largest of its kind in the Silvretta area with a total of 38 million cubic metres storage capacity. Where Vorarlberg’s highest peak, the 3312m-high Piz Buin dons the glacier like a coat, the views stretch right into infinity. Your gaze will be drawn to mountain giants by the sounding names of Silvrettahorn, Seehörner, Hohes Rad, Lobspitze, Dreiländerspitze. …
Back in the 1920s, no one less than Ernest Hemingway revelled in this sublime panorama, when he spent the night at Madlenerhaus at the foot of the lake Silvretta dam, which of course did not even exist at the time.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

www.oebb.at

Getting there

Arrival via Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse (toll road). The Silvretta high alpine road is open from around June to October, depending on snow and weather conditions. www.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at

Parking

Bielerhöhe

Coordinates

DD
46.917929, 10.095392
DMS
46°55'04.5"N 10°05'43.4"E
UTM
32T 583404 5196626
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
679 m
Descent
604 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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