Pettneu am Arlberg, the neighbouring village of St. Anton am Arlberg, is located at the foot of the 3,231 m high Hoher Riffler mountain.
Altitude: 1,228 m asl
Pettneu am Arlberg is located between the city of Landeck and the Arlberg pass in the romantic Stanzertal valley. Together with the chief city of Pettneu, the locality of Schnann and several hamlets form the municipal area. The name of the village, mentioned for the first time in the 13th century as “Pudnew”, probably means “new bridge”.
The Lechtal Alps and the Verwall mountain range offer some 400 km of hiking trails, completed by several mountain bike routes. Equally popular is mountaineering on the local mountain, which is the 3,231 m high Hoher Riffler, from the summit of which you can enjoy a magnificient panoramic view on the Allgäu in Germany and the Swiss East Alps. Also recommendable is the Schnanner gorge (Schnanner Klamm) in the homonymous locality, which recently has been made accessible. The roaring wild river and waterfalls make you feel the elemental force of water. An impressive experience! And there is also a climbing rock in this gorge, offering 42 routes (difficulty level: 3 - 9).
However, relaxation at Pettneu am Arlberg starts right at the doorstep, as in the village there is the wellness park Arlberg-Stanzertal, open in summer and winter. With its indoor pool, the saunas and recreation rooms, it is a great place for relaxation! In winter the municipality offers the illuminated natural toboggan run Pettneu (1.5 km) and the 200 m long toboggan run Schnann as well as a 40 km long cross-country ski trail network in the surroundings of Pettneu am Arlberg. Also the Arlberg skiing arena, called Ski Arlberg, offering 88 lift facilities as well as 303 km of ski runs, is located nearby. A free shuttle service takes you to the valley station of the lift facilities.
Our recommendation: in the Stanzertal valley you become acquainted with an ancient handicraft, which is the forging of cow bells, called “Schellenschmieden”. What a rarity!