Silbertal in Vorarlberg

Mystical legends in wild and romantic natural scenery

In the valley of silver, its many stones sparkle. The name of the mountain village refers to the time when precious metal was mined on the Kristberg 500 years ago. Silbertal is the perfect location for mystical legends in wild and romantic natural scenery. Here you will hear the tales about the Teufelsbach, the “night people of Silbertal” and the great magician “Kupferlari” – enough reason why the idyllic community becomes the theatre stage once a year. There is hardly a local person who has not taken part in this.

If you have refuelled adequately on Kristberg mountain, then you are ready to immerse yourself in the untouched and precious European nature reserve Verwall. The landscape that opens up in the upper Silbertal is expansive and unique. While hiking along the wild Litz, you will become familiar with one of the purest areas of Vorarlberg. True beauty is often concealed.

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The Legend Hiking Trail

The Verwall habitat was once home to many happenings.

The Legend Hiking Trail tells of legends and sagas, which in the Montafon often revolved around the miners who used to live on the Kristberg and Bartholomäberg, but also around Christian events and moral transgressions. Passing by exciting scenes in the former mining area, the trail mostly runs in the shady forest, and also offers beautiful views of the Verwall and Silbertal.

The Silbertal is a mysterious and legend-steeped side valley of the Montafon. People have been recounting the Montafon legends for centuries, thus carrying the past into the present. Immerse yourself in this experience and walk in the footsteps of the past.

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My mountain experiences in Silbertal

Mountain experience “Mining in the Montafon”

Millennia of knowledge using archaeology and its methods (only in German)
Herbstwanderung Muttjöchle | © Montafon Tourismus, Matthias Fend

Muttjöchle: Vantage point for lovers of life

Breathtaking panoramic views on the Kristberg

Myth trail at the Genießerberg Kristberg

Have a look the world of Montafon myths

Full moon legend hike in Silbertal

Immerse yourself in mysticism and customs with HERTHA GLÜCK, garnished with a 3-course culinary journey into the early era of the Montafon
E-Bike Tour am Bartholomäberg beim Fritzensee | © Vorarlberg Tourismus, Dietmar Denger

Sunny balcony tour in Bartholomäberg

Enjoyment to the last ray of sunshine (e-mountain bike)
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the Verwall is by far the largest European nature reserve in Vorarlberg?

Der Langsee im hinteren Silbertal | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Daniel Zangerl

“Given its size, many wild animals can find undisturbed refuge here.”

The entrance gate to Verwall

Setting off from Silbertal, you can immerse yourself in the unspoilt and precious landscape of the Verwall. At 120 km², the Natura 2000 region is the largest nature reserve in Vorarlberg and is even larger than four of the six Austrian national parks. Anyone who hikes through the European nature reserve might be lucky enough to come across one of the rare Alpine bird species such as golden eagles, peregrine falcons and rock ptarmigans.

“The Verwall offers a wide range of habitats – from the largest larch and stone pine forests in Vorarlberg to numerous bogs and lakes through to extensive pine, alder and Alpine rose bushes, colourful Alpmatten as well as rugged rock habitats,” says Christian Kuehs, Verwall Area Supervisor. Given its size, timid species in need of peace and quiet can find large, undeveloped areas that allow them to survive.

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We recommend the following tours in Silbertal

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Kristberg - Muttjöchle (2,074 m)

medium-difficulty hike | 4.6 km | 3.45 hrs | ↗ 643 vm |
↘ 17 vm

Silbertal legend trail

medium-difficulty hike | 14.9 km | 4.39 hrs | ↗ 318 vm |
↘ 881 vm

From Kristberg to Silbertal via the Gretschersee and Lower Gaflunaalpe

medium-difficulty hike | 22.1 km | 7.27 hrs | ↗ 877 vm |
↘ 1,441 vm

Silberpfad (Silver Trail)

medium-difficulty hike | 2.6 km | 0.50 hrs | ↗ 107 vm |
↘ 99 vm
© Montaofn Tourismus GmbH

Bergknappenweg Kristberg - Schruns

medium-difficulty hike | 12.2 km | 3.48 hrs | ↗ 169 vm |
↘ 922 vm
Fellimännli | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Julia Eckert

Kristberg – Wasserstubental – Fellimännle – Litzbach adventure path – Silbertal

easy hike | 13.1 km | 4.09 hrs | ↗ 405 vm | ↘ 977 vm

Wasserstubental tour

medium-difficulty bike tour | 59.3 km | 5.00 hrs | ↗ 1,345 vm |
↘ 1,345 vm
Langsee im hinteren Silbertal | © Patrick Säly

Montafon Verwall loop

difficult hike | 36.5 km | 13.35 hrs | ↗ 1,533 vm |
↘ 1,434 vm
Winterlandschaft Kristberg | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Christina Wachter

Large Kristberg loop

medium-difficulty winter hike | 4.3 km | 2.00 hrs | ↗ 234 vm | ↘ 234 vm
Schneeschuhwanderung Muttjoechle | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Andreas Haller

From the Kristberg to the Muttjöchle and back

medium-difficulty snowshoe hike | 7.2 km | 4.00 hrs |
↗ 596 vm | ↘ 596 vm
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Tourismusbüro Schruns | © Montafon Tourismus, Niclas Bösch

Tourismusinformation Schruns

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Silbertal over the course of the seasons

Wetter im Montafon

St. Anton im Montafon
St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl


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