Strengen

Strengen is located at the entrance of the Stanzer valley along the old Roman Road to the Arlberg.

Altitude: 1,029 m asl

The municipality of Strengen is composed of several hamlets that are spread all over the slopes. Bajuwaric framehouses and Roman mural buildings characterise this village. Already around 1000 AC it has been founded as “Rallsberg”. In 1774, however, “Gstreng” as it used to be called then, was described in the Atlas Tyrolensis by Peter Anich.

Also Strengen, like all the villages of the Stanzer valley, boasts a few sights and places of interest, such as the roofed wooden bridge over the Rosanna river with its 18 metres span. Worth to be visited is also the Maria Hilf chapel, in which in 1871 two miraculous healings are supposed to have taken place. However, there are four further chapels in the village: the St. Anna chapel was established by the inhabitants of the hamlet Hof, while the Magnus chapel, dating back to 1760 AD, replaces a former wayside shrine. The chapel dedicated to the Holy Family (Heilige Familie), also showing them on an illustration, is a wooden construction. The origins of the Stopferkreuz chapel are not completely retractable. As you might notice, there is much to see for those who love culture!

The village is connected to a vast cycling and hiking trail network, which takes you e.g. to the Dawin Alpe pasture, where you can enjoy a glass of fresh milk. In order to reach this wonderful place hikers have to overcome 450 m of altitude difference on an 8 km long trail, which starts at 1,400 m asl in the locality of Oberweg. Of course you can also make a trip to St. Anton am Arlberg, located only 15 km from the village, as well as the city of Landeck, 10 km away. In winter the municipality offers the 1 km long toboggan run Strengen and a great winter landscape ideal for ski touring.

Our recommendation: there is a legend regarding the Dawin Alpe pasture, which was supposed to be covered by a white plant, the reason why the cows yielded that much milk. Therefor the Alpine herdsman became cocky and started to waste this precious liquid, while farmers got less butter and cheese. Suddenly a dwarf appeared and punished the herdsmen for their cockiness by making the white flowers only grow in winter…

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