Lechaschau

The nature park village Lechaschau is located in the valley basin of Reutte on the left riverside of the Lech.

Altitude: 846 m asl

Lechaschau has been mentioned for the first time in 1218 AD as “Lech”, a term that was changed into “Lechaschau” in 1888 in order to avoid confusions with the village of Lech in Vorarlberg. The construction of the bridge taking to Reutte, which has been used for centuries for the salt transport in the Tannheimer valley, marked the beginning of an economic boost of the village. At this bridge the centre of the village emerged and it started spreading in a stellar manner, which can perfectly been seen from the air. By the way: Josef Naus, officer, surveying technician and alpinist, was born in Lechaschau in 1793!

The area round Lechaschau has several sights and places of interest to offer, such as the “Sankt-Mangus-Sessele”, an early Christian, pagan sacrificial altar. In a rock niche St. Magnus recovered during his missionary journey. Also the sacred buildings are worth to be visited, such as the St. Martin chapel at Unterdorf and the Ottilienkapelle chapel, located in idyllic position in the meadows of Lechaschau. And a short walk takes you to the Costarieskapelle chapel, starting at the Langtennenlift parking lot. The modern parish church of Lechaschau, however, is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

Those who prefer trips into the countryside can make an excursion to Lake Frauensee at the eastern foot of the Gehrenspitze mountain (2,367 m asl). In summer this lake, which still belongs to the municipality of Lechaschau, is a popular lake for swimming and reaches a water temperature of up to 19° C. The Lech river itself is a “Natura 2000″ area and consequently it deserved a particular protection. Discover the river along the Lechuferweg trail, taking hikers from Lechaschau via Höfen to Weissenbach! Several animal and plant species live littoral, such as the natterjach toad, the little ringed plover or the stone crab. The offer regarding sports is completed by a three clay courts, several cross-country ski trails in the valley and the skiing area at the Hahnenkamm. The Reuttener Seilbahnen lift facilities take you to the slopes.

Our recommendation: already the Celts called the Lech river “Licca”, the “fast flowing”. In terms of current velocity nothing has changed, which results in the river to be perfect terrain for those who love rafting and canyoning!

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