Corona - Current Information

AS OF 24.09.2020 | 3.15pm

On Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 a travel warning was issued by the German government for Vorarlberg.

TEst -  Möglichkeit für Gäste

As an immediate measure, we, together with the Red Cross Vorarlberg, have been able to implement central testing for our guests. Starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., you will have the opportunity to be tested by the Red Cross at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg. This test station is set up for the next three days.

The following procedures must be followed:

  • Registration for the tests takes place via your accommodation provider as a group registration. Information on the registration process is available from your accommodation provider.
  • For a test on Friday, September 25th, registration by the accommodation provider must be made by Thursday, 6:00pm at the latest. This is also valid for the follwing days.  To be tested the next day, the registration must be completed by 6pm on the day before.
  • The cost of the test will be charged to your accommodation provider. The costs amount to € 45.00 per test and person.
  • The Red Cross Vorarlberg will endeavour to deliver the test result as quickly as possible (goal is within 24 hours, but this can vary).
  • Please ensure that you adhere to the applicable hygiene measures if there are waiting times in the Walserhaus.

As of 24.09.2020 | 9.22am

On Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, and to our surprise, a travel warning was issued by the German government for Vorarlberg. Since yesterday evening we have been in intensive contact with the state and federal government to work on a possible exception for Kleinwalsertal.

In addition, we are working on providing a quick and uncomplicated test option for our guests. With the submission of a valid test result on the return journey to Germany, the quarantine at home is no longer required.

We ask for your understanding that the preparation for this will take at the very least, a few hours. At the same time, we recommend waiting for the forthcoming offer and refrain from a hasty departure or cancellation of your booking.

There are currently no border controls at the Walserschanze. Here, too, we are clarifying details with the German Federal Police and will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

HOW CAN PEOPLE PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CORONA?

WASH YOUR HANDS THROUGHLY

Washing hands plays a crucial role in hygiene. You can protect yourself by washing your hands throughly and regularly.

STAY AT HOME WITH A FEVER OR A COUGH

Stay in your accommodation with symptoms of illness (breathing difficulties, cough and fever). Contact a doctor or healthcare facility, always by phone first, before visiting.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Keep your distance from other people. Infection with the new corona virus can occur if you are in close proximity to a sick person who is less than two meters away and for more than 15 minutes. By keeping your distance, you protect yourself and others from infection.

AVOID SHAKING HANDS

Depending on what we have just touched, our hands are not always clean. Contagious droplets of cough and sneezing can be on the hands. They get to your mouth, nose or eyes when you touch them. That is why it is important to avoid shaking hands.

Careful | Gentle | Safe

We care for your security

Together, Kleinwalsertal, Oberstdorf and the OK Bergbahn (Lift operater) have thought about how we can make a vacation in the mountains Corona safe.

You will encounter the heart icon in many places in the region. At these points we have taken special measures to make your vacation in the region even safer. Help us to keep everyone in good health.

  • Wear a protective mask
  • keep the distance
  • Wash / disinfect your hands

Hotels & Restaurants

What do I need to consider when visiting a restaurant?

  • Keep a minimum distance of 1 meter from people who do not live in the same household
  • Tables will be assigned by employees
  • When the minimum distance of 1 metre is not possible , a mouth and nose mask must be worn
  • A maximum of 4 adults and their children should be seated at one table
  • Reserve a table (if possible in advance)

Lifts | Walserbus | Shops

What do I have to consider when using the mountain lifts?

  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from people who do not live in the same household
  • Wear a face mask
  • The capacity on the Austrian side is limited to 50% of the transport capacity per cabin
    • Kanzelwand: max. 3 guests per cabin
    • Ifen: max. 5 guests per cabin
    • Walmendingerhornbahn: max. 30 guests per large cabin
    • Heuberg: max. 2 guests per chairlift
    • Zaferna: max. 1 guest per chairlift
    • No restriction for the same family / household in the small cabins and chair lifts.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN USING THE WALSERBUS?

  • Walserbus (and at bus stops): Keep a minimum distance of 1 meter from people who do not live in the same household
  • Wear a face mask

If, due to the number of passengers and when boarding and alighting, it is not possible to maintain the distance, an exception can be made.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN ENTERING A BUSINESS?

  • Keep a minimum distance of 1 meter from people who do not live in the same household
  • Wear mouth-nose protection mask
  • If possible - wash or disinfect hands

Public Transport | Taxis

What should I consider when using the bus and taxis

  • Mouth-nose protection mask must be worn when sharing motor vehicles with people who do not live in the same household (the same also applies to taxis and taxi-like businesses)
  • Only 2 people per row of seats including the driver

SYMPTOMS OF FEVER OR A COUGH

Symptoms of fever or a cough

  • If you have symptoms of illness (difficulty breathing, coughing and fever) stay in your accommodation
  • Before you go to see a doctor or health care facility, always call first (Health hotline Tel. +43 5517 1450)

Important Information from the doctors of Kleinwalsertal

NeW: telephone appointments necessary by all doctors

We ask all of our holiday guests and local patients to make an appointment by phone during office hours.

The doctor on duty can also be reached outside of office hours at the telephone number below.

  • Dr. Elmar Lingg - Telefon: 0043-5517-34000
  • Dr. Erich Gantner - Telefon: 0043-5517-6110
  • Dr. Andreas Grote - Telefon: 0043-5517-3470
  • Dr. Lukas Fritz - Telefon: 0043-5517-30800
  • Außerhalb der Sprechzeiten: - Telefon: 0043-5517-5315-141

If you suffer from cold symptoms (e.g. cough, difficulty breathing, fever, runny nose, sore throat or ear pain) it is prohibited to visit a doctor's office.

In this case, too, it is necessary to contact one of the local docotrs by telephone, who will then organize a transfer to the infection control team.
This procedure is without exception and is also applicable to children and adolescents.
In order to minimize the risk of infection, a separate infection coordination for diseases has been  set up in Kleinwalsertal.