The Lechweg - From the Source to the Falls
The Lechweg offers a unique natural experience, people shaped by the landscape, and truly legendary stories. Over about 125 kilometers, the hiker accompanies the Lech. From its source near the Formarinsee in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg to the Lechfall in Füssen in the Allgäu. The Lechweg leads past one of the largest ibex colonies in Europe. From a waterfall that magically dries up and springs anew every year, it goes over the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Austria to the Bavarian royal castles.
The trail connects three regions and two countries with their traditions and stories. From the Arlberg region via the Tyrolean nature park region Lechtal-Reutte to the southern Allgäu. All three regions have been shaped by the Lech over the centuries. From the Romans and their crossings of the Alps, through the Swabian children to the raftsmen. In every story, the Lech played a significant role.
The magically turquoise river shapes the flora and fauna. Many species of breeding birds and wild orchids form one of the richest habitats in Central Europe. To preserve one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe, the Tyrolean Lech Nature Park was created. The Hotel Goldene Rose is located directly on the Lechweg between the Lechtal and the Allgäu. (Lechfall)