Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling to Alpen Lodge by train, the final station is Oberstdorf. From here you take the Walserbus, which drops you off in front of Alpen Lodge.

Alpen Lodge Riezlern: Telephone (0043) (0) 6 4216 3788

Fire brigade: Walserstraße 30 · 6991 Mittelberg Telephone 122 

Police: Walserstraße 226 · 6992 Hirschegg  112 / 133

Ambulance: 112

Doctors: Dr Andreas Grote, Kopfleweg 8 6991 Riezlern telephone 0043 5517 3470

Mountain rescue: 144

You can do your shopping in the centre of Riezlern. There are various supermarkets, a pharmacy and shops, 

There are various restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours in the centre of Riezlern where you can go for a delicious dish.

You can find tips for summer and winter activities on our winter and summer page, or at www.kleinwalsertal.com or www.allgaeu-walser-card.com.

The Heuberg and Kanzelwand lift is a five minute walk from Alpen Lodge. The other lifts are a few minutes away by Walser bus. This bus stops in front of our Alpen Lodge and takes you to the cable car lifts free of charge. In short, you can simply leave your car at Alpen Lodge during your stay.

The bus stops in front of our Alpen Lodge and takes you to the cable car lifts free of charge. In short, you can simply leave your car at Alpen Lodge during your stay. 

There are various sport shops in the village where you can hire skis and snowboards. There are also various ski schools where you can take lessons.

Kleinwalsertal is a part of Austria where snow is guaranteed. Like nearby Warth, it benefits from the well-known Nordstau with enormous amounts of snow due to its location on the slopes of Arlberg. Provided that the Nordstau comes of course.

When the snow comes from the south, there is significantly less, but still more than many parts of Tirol or Salzburg. Although it is deep in the northern Alps, the same Arlberg counters the drop in air pressure. The clouds of snow therefore sometimes stretch across Kleinwalsertal. The elevated location of the valley and aforementioned geography make it a destination with guaranteed snow.

You will most likely need snow chains in the Kleinwalsertal area in winter, so you are strongly advised to bring them. It depends on the type of car you have, of course.

The road to Alpen Lodge is cleared by the municipality after heavy snowfall and is therefore accessible.

 

The summer cable car ticket is included in your stay in summer and provides free entry to the cable cars.