Verwall Alps

The Arlberg Pass connects the Verwall Alps with the Lechtal Alps, while the Zeinis Pass is the junction with the Silvretta Alps

The Verwall Alps (originally called Ferwall) extend in nearly equal parts in Tyrol and Vorarlberg and are a subgroup of the Austrian Central Alps. Often they are split up into the Eastern and Western Verwall Alps - the state border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg follows the main ridge. The name is supposed to derive from the Roman term "Val bel", that is to say "beautiful valley".

In Vorarlberg, parts of the Verwall Alps are protected as "Natura 2000" area, moreover it is considered a bird reserve. In Tyrol, this mountain range stretches to the Paznaun Valley with the famous ski resorts Galtür and Ischgl, as well as to the Stanz Valley with the holiday village St. Anton am Arlberg. The Verwall Alps are only hardly glaciated and a sought-after area for mountaineers.

Peaks: The most significant mountains of three thousand metres are the Hoher Riffler (3,168 m a.s.l.), an attractive hiking destination since the mid 19th century, the Kuchenspitze (3,148 m a.s.l.), the Küchlspitze (3,147 m a.s.l.), the Patteriol (3,056 m a.s.l.) and the 3,039 m high Samnaunspitze.

Trails: In the Verwall Alps, there are 10 mountain huts of the local alpinists' association AVS, which are connected by gorgeous trails. Two of these huts are called Niederebelhütte and Darmstädter Hütte, reachable along the Hoppe-Seyler High Route and the Sepp-Jöchler High Route.

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