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Winter hiking

Circuit Trail via Gauenstein

Winter hiking · Montafon
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  • Kloster Gauenstein
    / Kloster Gauenstein
    Photo: Helmut Tiefenthaler, Montafon Tourismus GmbH
Map / Circuit Trail via Gauenstein
m 1000 900 800 700 5 4 3 2 1 km Schruns, Kapuzinerkloster … Gartenmauer

Kirchplatz Schruns – Montjolastraße - Broxweg - Kloster Gauenstein - Gaueserwald - Aussichtspunkt Landschrofen-Känzili - Kaltenbrunnenweg - Bahnhof Kaltenbrunnen - Illweg - Bahnhof Tschagguns - Litzpromenade - Kirchplatz Schruns
easy
5.3 km
2:00 h
160 m
165 m
Schruns railway station (680m) – Litz promenade –Tschagguns railrod stop (660m) – Illweg – Kaltenbrunnen (650m) – Gauenstein monastery (728m) – Schruns

Author’s recommendation

Diese Tour ist in der Übersichtskarte "Aktivkarte Schnee"mit der pinken Nummer 26 eingezeichnet. Die Karte ist kostenlos in den Montafoner Tourismusbüros erhältlich.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Helmut Tiefenthaler
Updated: January 11, 2017

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
773 m
Lowest point
648 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

NOTRUF:
140 Alpine Notfälle österreichweit
144 Alpine Notfälle Vorarlberg
112 Euro-Notruf (funktioniert mit jedem Handy/Netz)   
www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps
www.vorarlberg.at/lawine

Start

Schruns railway station (688 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.080072, 9.919680
UTM
32T 569814 5214472

Destination

Schruns railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the main signpost at Schruns railway station, walk 100m on the road towards Bartholomäberg and cross the bridge over the Litz. From there you stroll along the Litz promenade along the brook looking towards the Zimba peak. At the railway station in Tschagguns there is a possibility for a detour to the neighbouring village. If you visit the local St. Mary’s pilgrimage church (constructed in the 15th century, extensions from the 18-19th centuries), our tour could become a three-church pilgrimage trail.
Where the Litz joins the main river, continue on the Ill trail on the woodland shores some 20min, leaving the valley behind you. At the Kaltenbrunnen-Gantschier railway stop, turn right onto a village road which offers a shortcut through the settlement of Kaltenbrunnen to the main road at the foot of the mountain range. From there, a groomed winter hiking trail runs uphill through the mountain forest. En route, you will encounter massive boulders - the remnants of an earlier rockslide. At Gaueser Wald you reach the lookout of Landschrofen and some minutes later the monastery of Gauenstein. This Capuchin monastery was founded in the 18th century by hermits who also built the church from 1847-51.
At the stations of the cross below the monastery, the route branches off to Broxweg. Here, you mount for a short while until you reach the hamlet of Brox, then stroll leisurely on the almost flat trail through idyllic mountain scenery to the edge of the forest below Montjola and on the Montjola road downhill to the beginning of Schruns. The route then passes the Litz chapel, which was erected in 1688. This chapel, together with the Gauenstein monastery church, is a site of pilgrimage in the Montafon. Having crossed the Litz bridge, you return to the point of departure.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.oebb.at

Parking

Schruns railway station
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
160 m
Descent
165 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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