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R55 St. Gerold » Feldkirch
  |   4h50   |   21 km   |   273 m   |   677 m

Via Thüringerberg, the village which has always been known as the main gate to the Große Walsertal valley, as all of the paths from Schnifis, Bludesch and Thüringen meet here, the trail reaches Feldkirch. Feldkirch is the westernmost town in Austria and, with the Schattenburg neighbourhood, boasts the best preserved medieval townscape in the province of Vorarlberg.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
St. Gerold
855 m
|   3.2 km / 0h45
872 m
| B  4.8 km / 1h05
662 m
| B  2.2 km / 0h30
605 m
| B  2.6 km / 0h35
499 m
| B  4.9 km / 1h10
469 m
| B  3.3 km / 0h45
437 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Wanderschönes Feldkirch ~ Amt der Stadt Feldkirch (1:25.000)
  • Wandern in Vorarlberg - Walgau-Sonnenseite ~ Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung (1:40.000)
  • Wanderkarte Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal ~ Tourismusvereine u. Gem. des Großen Walsertales (1:40.000)
  • WK 364 Bregenzerwald ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 2 Bregenzerwald, Westallgäu ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 141 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen

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  • Alf - 2020-05-04
    Meiner Meinung nach ist der Weg von Thüringerberg bis nach Schnifis sehr schlecht beschildert.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-04
    Lundi 2 juillet 2018
    Partis de Satteins du fait de manque d'hébergement depuis St-Gérold, nous arrivons en fin de matinée à Feldkirch, par le château-fort de Schaffenburg d'où nous avons une vue imprenable sur les beaux toits de la ville.
    C'est l'heure de la séparation d'avec Thierry. Je me retrouve seul. Pas d'hébergement bon marché; il fait beau: je décide de continuer jusqu'à Fedkircher Hütte, ce ne sont que 7,5km, et en plus arrivée dans un cadre superbe et sympathique.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Monday, July 2, 2018 Satteins parties due to lack of accommodation from St. Gerold, we arrive in the late morning in Feldkirch, by the castle of Schaffenburg from where we have a breathtaking view of the beautiful roofs of the city . It's time for the separation from Thierry. I find myself alone. No cheap accommodation; the weather is nice: I decided to continue until Fedkircher Hütte, it is only 7.5km, and more arrived in a beautiful and friendly.
  • Eva - 2017-07-02
    Mini market in Schnifis is closed between 12.00-15.00 :-( Good tenting spot next to the Tipitent (and volleyball field) in Satteins.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    The Tourist Office is in the Montfort House, just as you enter the old town. Look for the green 'i'. Very helpful people, they will give you a Via-Alpina overview map. I was sent to a pension way out of town, easily reached by bus. There is also a Youth Hostel close to the station (which was full then).
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    According to the people in Gasthof Thüringerberg there is NO accomodation in this village, nor in Schnifis. So I had to take the bus back to St.Gerold, Gasthof Kreuz. Pleasant stay there.
  • tof - 2014-12-27
    Trieste-Monaco le 13/8/14

    Bivouac à Hagen (promontoire).
    Epicerie à Schnifis, ouf!

    A Feldkirch arrivée par un étroit chemin entre le tunnel ferroviaire et la rivière. Peu engageant mais ça passe.
    Camping de Feldkirch en banlieue à 3kms environ. Bon accueil, calme, supermarché non loin.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 13/8/14 Bivouac in Hagen (headland). Grocery in Schnifis, phew! A Feldkirch arrival by a narrow path between the railway tunnel and the river. Uninviting but it happens. Camping Feldkirch in the suburbs about 3kms. Welcome, quiet, supermarket nearby.
  • Thierry M. - 2014-01-11
    Monaco - Trieste
    Lots of little town, food, water and friendly people will help you out if needed on this transition stage
  • Martine keller - 2011-09-19
    A Thüringerberg, il y a une chambre d'hôte très bon marché chez une dame charmante. Pour réserver:
    Frau Rosemarie Bischof
    6721 Thüringerberg
    Innerberg 141
    Tel 05550/4324

    (Prise de pitié, en me voyant partir sous une pluie qui n'en finissait pas de tomber depuis plusieurs jours, elle m'a offert un parapluie !)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Thüringerberg, there is a guest house very cheap at a charming lady. For reservations: Frau Rosemarie Bischof 6721 Thüringerberg Innerberg 141 Tel 05550/4324 (Taking pity, seeing me from under a rain that would not stop falling for several days, she offered me an umbrella!)
  • Martin Schreiber - 2010-10-03
    (St. Gerold -> Feldkirch): Instead of staying in Feldkirch (which i did), you can go directly up to the Feldkircher hut which is on the next day etap.
    This takes about only 2 more hours from the entrance to Feldkirch and allows you to stay on a hut instead of a town with quite expensive accomodations.

    Feldkircher Huette:
    tel: +43 (0)5522 77979
    mobile: +43 (0) 650 8600239
Last update : 2019-12-16