The Austrian alpine valley lies at a height of 1,100 to 1,250 m at the northern edge of the Alps. To the east and south-east, the Walser mountains border the Lechtal Alps; the alpine foothills open up to the north; and in the south and west the Great Widderstein (2,536 m) borders the Lechquellen Mountains/Arlberg and the Bregenzerwald.
The valley was settled in around 1270 by the Walser, a tribe that had migrated from the upper Valais region of Switzerland. The dialect is well maintained and still differs considerably to that of the neighbours in Vorarlberg and in the Allgäu. While the Walser were spreading along the Breitach river valley, the tributary valleys retained a purely alpine flavour – natural and unspoiled. Larger ski areas have been developed around three mountains. In the valley there is an extensive family and child-friendly ski area that connects all three locations. Today, three villages, Riezlern, Hirschegg and Mittelberg, have around 5,000 inhabitants, who work mostly in the tourism sector and look forward to your visit.
Snowy winter landscape as far as the eye can see, framed by a fantastic mountain panorama , and boards on your feet that mean the world. In the cross-border ski area Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal , this dream in white becomes a new reality each year. Discover 130 km of alpine slopes and 50 km of cross-country tracks, and experience unforgettable moments.