Kaisers is located in a side valley of the Lechtal valley at 1,518 m asl.
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Altitude: 1,518 m asl
The little village of Kaisers with its 80 inhabitants has been founded in the 14th century by emigrants of the Stanzertal valley and was part of the municipality of Pettneu am Arlberg until 1938. For this reason Pettneu still owns the pasturing rights at Kaisers. The municipal area in the rear Lechtal valley is composed of the hamlet Kienberg and the settlement of Kaisers, extending on the steep slopes. The emblem of the municipality shows a dairy vessel, an item used to produce cheese, and refers to the importance of the village in the field of alpine dairy.
Already in the 19th century the village was a popular starting point for hikes and mountain tours. Up to WWII, the parish estate has at the same time been run as tavern “Gasthaus zum guten Tropfen”! Hikes and tours into the beautiful world of mountains are still very popular, above all in the area Kaisertal and Almajurtal valleys. Also recommendable is a hike to the Kaiseralm pasture, which starts at the inn Vallugablick at Kaisers and takes hikers along a forest trail towards the Kaiserjochhaus mountain hut. After a walk of two hours you reach the idyllic Kaiseralm pasture at 1,689 m asl, located in the Kaisertal valley below the 2,648 m high Aplespleisspitze mountain.
Particularly interesting for those who love cycling is the Lechtal cycle path, snaking along the bottom of the valley, hardly representing any gradients. This trail is lined by the Lech river and the beautiful Lechau meadows, which are part of a nature reserve. The local tourist offices offer a cycling map illustrating all trails and the four stages of the biking excursion, including a detailed description and altitude diagram. In winter Kaisers is an ideal terrain for those who love ski touring. An easy slope with baby lift, however, is available for all those who would like to make their first passes on snow.
Our recommendation: particularly worth visiting is the former pilgrimage church of Kaisers, dedicated to St. Anna, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary!