hoefen bei reutte
hoefen bei reutte

Höfen

The holiday resort of Höfen extends to the 1,938 m high Hahnenkamm mountain, a popular spot for paragliding.

Altitude: 868 m a.s.l.

Höfen with its airfield for glider pilots is located in the southwest of Reutte. Mentioned for the first time in 1427 AD, it is one of the most recent settlements of the Ausserfern region. In the transport of salt and the transport of wood on the Lech river, the village had an important role to play, while in the 17th century flax growing dominated the area and a textile plant was established at Reutte.

Today, Höfen extends up to the famous Hahnenkamm mountain, which in winter transforms into a skiing area with 16 km of slopes around the Höfener Pasture. Its mountain hut is a perfect place for families with a playground in summer. Above the mountain station of the Hahnenkamm Höfen Cable Car, there is the Alpine Flower Garden of the mountain rescue service of Reutte. Afterwards, a barefoot path leads you directly down to the Höfener Mountain Hut, the only "Milk Hut" on the Hahnenkamm: Dozens of milk cows - besides other animals - spend the summer here.

One upon a time, the inhabitants of the village were famous beyond borders for the production of marvellous stucco works. The Church of Mary Help of Christians in the village, called Kirche Maria Hilf, is well worth a visit: It was constructed in 1692 as wooden chapel and houses a stunning ceiling painting of 1801, a work by the local church painter Josef Anton Köpfle.

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