Altes Walserhaus in Hirschegg | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Oliver Farys
Behind the secrets of the Walser tradition

along the walser paths

Walser Culture – Traditions & Modern art

Its special, without a doubt: Not belonging to Allgäu, but only accessible via Oberstdorf/Germany. A dialect and a tradiontal costume similar to the Swiss, a region with German and Austrian postal codes - this is Kleinwalsertal! Go find the clues! Whether you hike along the Walser history on your own on cultural trails or take a walk through the valley together with  the museums curator Stefan Heim. Many cultural events during the year make the Walser culture come alive: for example, the Alphorn Festival or the Walser Advent. The alpine tradition of the pioneers is still being pursued today. Get to know the Walser culture!

Experience Walser Dialect & culture

Did you know...?

Kleinwalsertal...

...was the last stop of the Walser travellers. Why? Quite simple: even the older generation knew it's the most beautiful place to settle.
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Knowledge sharing

The Walser culture is cherished and maintained amongst others, by museum curator Stefan Heim . Book a tour and get more information about its history.
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traditional Concerts

...take place every week Check out the event calendar.
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The natural and cultural landscape of the valley has been shaped by agriculture since the beginning of its settlement in the 13th century. Our rural farms preserve the diversity of the landscape through their natural way of farming. Look forward to real experiences from and with our mountain farmers in September and October!

Kuh auf der Alpe | ©  Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Frank Drechsel
Heuen im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf Frank Drechsel
Senn im Käsekeller | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Oliver Farys

For two days one valley, 10 reading spots and 17 authors turned Kleinwalsertal into a literary festival. On September 29th until 30th, 2017 the first festival of literature took place in Kleinwalsertal and was a huge success. In curious reading locations such as in an oldie bus, mountain rescue office or in a cable car, the authors presented their works and inspired countless listeners. The highlight took place on Saturday evening in form of a poetry slam in and next to the Walmendingerhornbahn. We look forward to the next festival of literatur in 2019 - save the date!

Literaturfest im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Justina Wilhelm
Literaturfest im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Justina Wilhelm
Literaturfest im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Justina Wilhelm