Ehenbichl

Ehenbichl is located in the valley basin of Reutte, far away from hustle and bustle.

Altitude: 862 m asl

The municipality of Ehenbichl, part of the nature park region of Reutte, is separated from Reutte by the 939 m high Sintwag hill. The village has been documented for the first time in 1404 AD as “Ehenpühel”, this term reminds on the court of Ehrenberg, as “Ehe” stands for rights and “Bichl” means “little hill”. In the upstream located locality of Rieden there are several mansions, pointing to the fact that Ehenbichl used to be the summer residence of German aristocrats in the 19th century.

Over the Lech river, representing also the natural border of Ehenbichl, there was a bridge, which is subject of a fresco painted on a façade in the village. This bridge, the oldest way across this river, connected Ehenbichl and the neighbouring village of Höfen. Still today there is a footpath between the two municipalities, consequently you can reach the Reuttener Bergbahnen lift facilities on foot. Ehenbichl is located also at the foot of the ruin of Ehrenberg, which has got a special attraction to offer, the adventure museum “Europäische Burgenwelt Ehrenberg”. This museum provides a special insight into the world of Mediaeval times. The exhibitions are child-friendly, and at night-time the castle is gorgeously illuminated.

In summer the lake of Rieden makes you jump into its refreshing waters! The environs offers several hiking and MTB-trails and is particularly popular with mountaineers. A riding stable and a fitness course make your leisure time even more varied. This fitness trail, called “Forstmeile Sintwag”, is a 1,800 m long exercising trail, which includes a 1,000 m long running course and a 800 m course with obstacles. In winter, however, in the village there is the little Waldrast ski lift, and the Reuttener Seilbahnen lift facilities take you into the skiing area at the Hahnenkamm mountain. By the way: the Giant Slalom World Champion of 2007, Nicole Hosp, was born in Ehenbichl!

Our recommendation: the largest Roman and knights festival takes place every year at the “Europäische Burgenwelt Ehrenberg”! In this festival adults and children can make a journey back in the times of the Romans, knights and aristocrats for three whole days.

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