Berwang invites you to a special mountain vacation in the holiday area Zugspitz Arena.
Altitude: 1,336 m asl
Berwang, whose name derives from the German words “Bär” (bear) and “Wang” (meadow), is a real natural treasure. Brand, Bichlbach, Kleinstockach, Gröben, Mitteregg and Rinnen are the localities that belong to Berwang. Some 1,200 plant species form the most varied fauna of the Western Alps. In the background of alpine flowers and conifers you can admire the majestic mountain peaks of the Berwangertal valley, and the summits of the Heiterwand and the Zugspitze (2,962 m asl) mountains.
If you would like to hike, you don’t have to go far in order to reach your starting point, as the most beautiful mountains are located right on the doorstep! However, the highlights in summer, beside innumerable hiking and mountain bike trails, are the lido “Bärenarena Berwang” as well as the alpine herb garden and the highest located brewery of Austria, the “Bierbrauerei Rinnen” in the locality of Rinnen. This is where natural cloudy and cask-conditioned beer is brewed with natural rock water. The Kneipp facility stimulates your circulation and also what eating and drinking is concerned you absolutely do not have to worry, as special treats like homemade wood-fired bread, homemade beer, pork hocks and fresh trouts are offered in this holiday village.
In winter, however, the natural sledge track starting from the “Jägerhaus” takes you directly into the village. Those who would like to enjoy the fairytale-like winter landscape in the valley, can explore the area along 600 km winter hiking paths. For those who love skiing, there is the Skiarena Berwang, where you can enjoy 36 km of ski slopes as well as a beautiful view on the surrounding valleys. This area is connected to the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena featuring seven skiing areas and 142 km of slopes.
Our recommendation: Berwang offers another advantage to its visitors: coming from Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) or Pfronten/Füssen you don’t need the Austrian motorway permit sticker (”Vignette”). Have a good trip!