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Mountains in Lechtal

The Lechtal and Allgäu Alps are two mountain ranges in the Austrian and German Alps that are characterized by their impressive beauty and diverse landscape. These Alps are especially known for their imposing peaks, deep valleys and crystal clear mountain lakes.

Summer in Lechtal landscapes and nature
Lechtal Alps

The Lechtal is one of the most pristine regions of Tyrol, in the middle of the Lechtal and Allgäu Alps and offers unique natural experiences. The landscape is characterized by rugged peaks, lush alpine pastures and deep gorges.

The highest mountain in the Lechtal Alps is the Parseierspitze (3,036m), which is also the only three-thousand-meter peak in the Northern Limestone Alps.

The geology of this region is characterized by rock layers formed during the formation of the Alps millions of years ago. The valleys were formed by the river Lech, which crosses the area and forms numerous picturesque alluvial landscapes and gravel banks.

Bernhardseck hut
Allgäu Alps

The Allgäu Alps, on the other hand, stretch across southern Bavaria and Tyrol. This mountain range is known for its gentler peaks and wide alpine meadows.

It is also home to numerous idyllic mountain lakes such as Sieglsee, Alpsee and Plansee, which are fed by the surrounding mountains. The highest peaks in the Allgäu Alps are the Große Krottenkopf (2,656m) and the Hochvogel (2,592m). Both peaks can be hiked from the Lech Valley.

The geology of this region is characterized by the deposits of the Tethys Sea, which existed here millions of years ago. Alpine farming has been an important industry here for centuries and shapes the cultural landscape of the region.

In winter, the Allgäu Alps offer numerous opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and winter hiking. In summer, you can enjoy wonderful hiking, climbing, mountain biking or simply enjoy nature. The Allgäu Alps are a popular vacation region and offer numerous possibilities for an active and relaxing vacation in the midst of an impressive mountain landscape.

Huts & Alps

In the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps there are over 50 cozy alpine pastures and huts that offer hikers and mountaineers a break from the strenuous tour. But not only that, because here you can also enjoy culinary delights from the traditional, Tyrolean cuisine.

Refuges and alpine club huts

The Lechtal shelters and alpine club huts are true refuges in the midst of the mountains. They are perched on craggy rock faces and steep mountain slopes, predominantly in the alpine high mountains of the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps. Via the Lechtaler long-distance hiking trails, such as the Lechtaler Höhenweg, the Heilbronner Höhenweg or the E5, numerous huts are also connected with each other. Most of the Lechtal mountain refuges can be reached by hikers in a day's hike and offer shelter from bad weather, overnight accommodations and hearty meals for hungry hikers and climbers. Anyone who has ever been a guest at a refuge knows that the stopover and also the overnight stay is a unique mountain experience that simply belongs to a mountain tour.

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