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The Lechweg stands for moderate long-distance hiking in an alpine landscape. The untamed wild river Lech plays the main role, the mountains are always companions: In 125 km the long-distance hiking trail Lechweg leads hikers from the Formarinsee near Lech am Arlberg via Warth through the Tyrolean Lechtal and the nature park region Reutte to the Lechfall near Füssen in the Allgäu.

With a little luck, you will encounter herds of ibex, cross the Holzgau suspension bridge high above the wild Höhenbach Valley, and finally see the legendary royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. The Lechweg connects three regions and two countries with their respective traditions and histories.

In addition, the Lechweg was certified as the first "Leading Quality Trail" by the European Hiking Association. The Lechweg is thus a model for long-distance hiking trails throughout Europe.


From the source to the fall

120 km

Starting at the Formarinsee lake in Lech am Arlberg, which was named the most beautiful spot in Austria in 2015, Lechweg hikers first accompany the Formarinbach stream, which joins with the Spullerbach stream to form the young Lech. From Lech am Arlberg, the trail continues to the Walser village of Warth with Vorarlberg's highest alpine dairy and butchery "Wälder Metzge".

After Lechleiten, the Panorama Trail leads into the Tyrolean Lech Valley to Steeg. Along the Lech it goes to Holzgau. Here, Lüftl paintings from the late Baroque period adorn numerous house facades.

Probably the most spectacular and once the longest suspension bridge in Austria spans the Höhenbachtal gorge in Holzgau. It is 200 meters long, 110 meters high and about one meter wide. For hikers who are not quite free from giddiness, there is an alternative route to Elbigenalp, the hometown of the "Geierwally" Anna Stainer-Knittel.

At Häselgehr, the trail passes the legendary Doser waterfall to Elmen and Martinau, home to Central Europe's largest lady's slipper flower. Along the Lech, the trail finally continues to Stanzach and on through natural river meadows to the Reutte Nature Park region. From there it goes through the Pflacher Au with its unique bird diversity across the border into Germany in the direction of the Alpsee. Here a magnificent view of the castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein opens up. Over the Kalvarienberg it goes to the Lechfall in Füssen, the end of the Lechweg.


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