Vorderhornbach is located in the anterior part of the Hornbachtal valley, branching off from the Lechtal valley.
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Altitude: 974 m asl
The Hornbachtal valley is the only settled side valley of the Allgäu Alps and branches off from the Lechtal valley. In 1218 AD Vorderhornbach has been mentioned for the first time and is today a calm holiday resort with 300 inhabitants. The emblem of the village shows a black horn and a blue surface, symbolizing the river, which refers to the name of the village, meaning “horn” and “river”.
Vorderhornbach is surrounded by the unique mountains of the Lechtal and Allgäu Alps, offering a wide range of possibilities regarding climbing routes and hiking trails. Popular routes take you on the Hochvogel mountain (2,592 m asl), the Höllhörner peaks (2,140 m and 2,150 m asl) or the Hornbachkette, a 15 km long mountain chain in the Allgäu Alps. Moreover this area is part of the Tiroler Lech Nature Park, which is also a “Natura 2000″ area, deserving particular protection. Rare plant and animal species populate this nature reserve along the wild Lech river. A 17 metres high bird watching tower in the nature park makes you observe various bird species in their natural habitat.
In summer, the natural adventure pool Lechtal is a particular attraction: as its name reveals, it has been built out of natural construction materials and can be found on the areal of the former swimming pool of the village. In this facility there is also a beach volley field, a children’s playground, a soccer ground and a restaurant. As this leisure centre is located along the Lechtal cycle track, many visitors combine a stop with a cycling tour or a snack in the restaurant. In winter, the adventure pool transforms into an ice skating ground, nearby there is an illuminated cross-country ski run. Skiers, however, find in the municipality of Vorderhornbach a small ski lift.
Our recommendation: we recommend you a hike to the Petersberg pasture (1,250 m asl) with a great Tyrolean snack including a mug of beer! This easy and impressive trail starts in the neighbouring Hinterhornbach.