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Bregenz | Adventure route Pfänder - Hirschberg

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  • View from Pfänder
    / View from Pfänder
    Photo: Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
  • Hirschberg Alpine hut
    / Hirschberg Alpine hut
    Photo: Vorarlberg Rundweg, Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
  • Old steam-powered sawmill
    / Old steam-powered sawmill
    Photo: Vorarlberg Rundweg, Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH - VorarlbergRundweg
  • Pfänderbahn
    / Pfänderbahn
    Photo: Dietmar Walser, WK Vorarlberg - Fachgruppe Seilbahnen
  • Panorama platform on the Pfänder
    / Panorama platform on the Pfänder
    Photo: Othmar Heidegger, Stadt Bregenz
  • Resting place by the summit
    / Resting place by the summit
    Photo: Othmar Heidegger, Stadt Bregenz
  • Geserbergrundweg crossroad - here it leads on to Ahornach
    / Geserbergrundweg crossroad - here it leads on to Ahornach
    Photo: Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG
  • / Hiking trail concept Vorarlberg
    Photo: Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
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Popular family hike from Pfänder, the local mountain of the inhabitants of Bregenz, across the Hirschberg to Langen.
moderate
12 km
3:45 h
262 m
624 m
From the Pfänder you have a wonderful panoramic view over the whole of Lake Constance and the mountain peaks of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg. Around the mountain station and along the route there are several inns and snack stations to choose from.

Author’s recommendation

Tour through the Alpine Wildlife Park below the Pfänderbahn summit station (open all year round daily from 8.30 to 18.30, free admission, approx. 30 minutes for the Wildlife Park Loop Trail).

The Pfänderbahn Museum in the valley station: The exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Pfänderbahn (open daily), Admission free).

The cheese-trail to Eichenberg/Lutzenreute with information boards on cheese production (approx. 1.5 h walking time).

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1095 m
Lowest point
655 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Emergency phone numbers in Austria:

140 Alpine Emergencies throughout Austria as a whole

144 Alpine  Emergencies Vorarlberg

112 Euro  Emergency calls (works with every mobile/provider) 

www.vorarlberg.travel/en/safety-tips-on-the-mountain

Start

Bregenz, Pfänderbahn summit station (1019 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.505863, 9.779418
UTM
32T 558693 5261675

Destination

Langen, Bregenz

Turn-by-turn directions

Ascent with the Pfänderbahn to the summit station. From the mountain station hike via the Pfänder summit and the Jungholz parcel to the Hirschbergalpe and Hirschberg. Descent on the southern slope via the Ahornach, Geserberg and Stollen parcels to Langen. Return with the Landbus ( bus line 25) to Bregenz.

Variants: Ascent via "G'schlief", the "Gschliefweg" (approx. 1.5 h walking time). The hike is also possible in the opposite direction (Langen - Ahornach - Hirschberg - Pfänder, 3 1/2 hours).

Public transport

www.vmobil.at

Parking

At the Pfänderbahn or city center of Bregenz
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
262 m
Descent
624 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops

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