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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World of myths

Montafon Legends Festival in Silbertal

When Montafon Legends Festival begins in summer at the end of Silbertal with the proclamation “Clear the open-air stage!”, the premiere will celebrate the mystical history of Pippino the alpine magician.

The Montafon Legends Festival thrills more than 4,000 audience members every summer. As each production is extremely expensive to put on, the plays are produced on a two-year cycle. “The first thing to do is to select suitable legends from the region. Next, the piece is rewritten for the stage, which involves us visiting the areas the stories come from in order to get a sense of how they look and feel. The essence of the legend is always retained,” says the festival’s artistic director Ewald Netzer.

As soon as the snow has gone, the rebuilding work commences on the site of the 20,000 m2 open-air stage, followed by the rehearsals. Including everyone who works behind the scenes to ensure a smooth production, up to 70 people - from sound technician to chef - are involved in each performance.

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My mountain experiences in Silbertal

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E-Bike Tour am Bartholomäberg beim Fritzensee | © Vorarlberg Tourismus, Dietmar Denger

Sunny balcony tour in Bartholomaeberg

Enjoyment to the last ray of sunshine (mountain bike)
64,00
Schneeschuh-Genusstour mit Picknick | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH - Stefan Kothner

Picnic snowshoe hike on the Kristberg pleasure mountain

Experience the Montafon in its most delightful form
44,00

Snowshoe hike Kristberg

Out and about on the picturesque Kristberg pleasure mountain
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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)

Mountain experience “Mining in the Montafon”

Millennia of knowledge using archaeology and its methods (only in German)
20,00
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

On panoramic paths with llamas

Get a bit closer to nature with lamas
35,00
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

2-Valley-Tour 2-valley tour over the "Genießerberg" Kristbergover the Geniesserberg

From Montafon to the Klostertal and back (e-mountain bike)
10,00

Silbi takes you to the winter forest on Kristberg in Silbertal

Learn what the miners did during the wintertime and hear a lot of interesting information about the habitants of the winter forest.
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E-Mountainbiketour zum Langsee im Silbertal | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Christiane Setz und Moritz Müller

Myth trail at the Genießerberg Kristberg

Have a look the world of Montafon myths
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Herbstwanderung Muttjöchle | © Montafon Tourismus, Matthias Fend

Muttjöchle: Vantage point for lovers of life

Breathtaking panoramic views on the Kristberg
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Lamatrekking im Montafon | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Andreas Haller

Hanging out with llamas on panoramic routes

Historical winter hike amongst hairy company
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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
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Fellimännli | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Julia Eckert

Summit tour in the European nature reserve Verwall

Unique impressions in the largest Natura 2000 area in Vorarlberg
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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

Silbertal legend trail

medium-difficulty hike | 14.9 km | 4.39 hrs | ↗ 318 vm |
↘ 881 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
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
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH

Kristberg - Muttjöchle (2,074 m)

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

Silberpfad (Silver Trail)

medium-difficulty hike | 2.6 km | 0.50 hrs | ↗ 107 vm |
↘ 99 vm
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Tourismusbüro Schruns | © Montafon Tourismus, Niclas Bösch

Tourismusinformation Schruns

Bahnhofstr. 28, 6780 Schruns


Impressions

Silbertal over the course of the seasons

Wetter im Montafon

Bartholomäberg
21°C
Gargellen
19°C
Gaschurn-Partenen
22°C
St. Anton im Montafon
25°C
St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl
23°C
Schruns-Tschagguns
24°C
Silbertal
23°C
Vandans
25°C

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Golm

3 from 3 open Lifts

Gargellen

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Kristberg

1 from 1 open Lifts

Silvretta-Bielerhöhe

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Brandnertal

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