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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Genießerberg Kristberg

„Towards the sun“

that's the motto of the small, fine pleasure ski area, which stands for family friendliness and is one of the sunniest ski areas in Vorarlberg.
The two ski lifts with a length of 300 meters and 700 meters, the free conveyor belt at "Silbis Winterwelt" and the four perfectly groomed, wide ski slopes with a difficulty level from easy to medium offer families with (small) children, beginners and experienced skiers an enjoyable skiing experience. If there is enough snow, a 4.5-kilometre-long ski route leads into the Silbertal. And the deep snow slopes on the Kristberg are a very special experience when there is fresh snow.
Recreation seekers will also find an extensive network of winter and snowshoe hiking trails as well as a ten-kilometre-long panoramic cross-country ski trail that guarantees fantastic views.

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Mountain experience “Mining in the Montafon”

Millennia of knowledge using archaeology and its methods (only in German)

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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Did you know that...

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

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

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
© Montafon Tourismus GmbH

Kristberg - Muttjöchle (2,074 m)

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

Silberpfad (Silver Trail)

medium-difficulty hike | 2.6 km | 0.50 hrs | ↗ 107 vm |
↘ 99 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

Silbertal legend trail

medium-difficulty hike | 14.9 km | 4.39 hrs | ↗ 318 vm |
↘ 881 vm
Langsee im hinteren Silbertal | © Patrick Säly

Montafon Verwall loop

difficult hike | 36.5 km | 13.35 hrs | ↗ 1,533 vm |
↘ 1,434 vm

Wasserstubental tour

medium-difficulty bike tour | 59.3 km | 5.00 hrs | ↗ 1,345 vm |
↘ 1,345 vm
© Montaofn Tourismus GmbH

Bergknappenweg Kristberg - Schruns

medium-difficulty hike | 12.2 km | 3.48 hrs | ↗ 169 vm |
↘ 922 vm
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Tourismusbüro Schruns | © Montafon Tourismus, Niclas Bösch

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Silbertal over the course of the seasons

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