The market town of Reutte is located at the Lech river at the border to the Allgäu/Germany.
Image gallery: Reutte
Altitude: 854 m asl
Three firs, three hills and the Tyrolean colours white and red - that’s what the emblem of Reutte depicts. The name of the village derives from “roden” which means “to stub”. Thus the firs symbolise the abundance of forest of the region and the hills point to the landscape. Take your time to ramble about in the city. A sight to see are above all the houses characterised by facades that have been painted by Johann Jakob Zeiller!
In summer, however, a funicular railway takes you to the popular Hahnenkamm mountain. This is where not only a large number of hiking trails are waiting to be explored, but also the Alpine Flower Garden on the Höfener Alm alpine pasture: Some 600 plant species are here in flower on an area of 1.5 hectares from June to September. The first “Alpine Barefoot Hiking Trail”, however, has recently been established according to the Kneipp principle and includes wood, stone, sand and water. And: the “Allgäu-Tyrol-Hiking-Card” offers you even more benefits! Those who love splashing around in the waters can look forward to the lakes Plansee, Heiterwang and Urisee, in which you cannot only swim, but also surf, sail, fish and dive.
In winter the funicular railway of Reutte takes you to the Adventure Arena Hahnenkamm. Also for this arena there is a special card, the “Allgäu-Tyrol-Family-Ski-Card” which enables you to access 81 lift facilities - amongst other facilities also the funicular railway of Reutte. Off the ski slopes you can enjoy skating on frozen Lake Plansee or show-shoeing. One of the highlights in your winter holidays might be a romantic ride with a horse-drawn sleigh across the beautiful landscape.
Our recommendation: the traditional Reutte market festival, which every year takes place in August and combines Tyrolean delicacies, music and entertainment! Moreover every year there is also a knight’s festival and the cultural autumn of Reutte.