Herbst im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

16 Oct. 2016 · Summer Activities | Recuperation
Sarina Berchtold

7 Things You Should Do During the Autumn in Kleinwalsertal

We often mourn the ending of summer a little. The long days when we sat in our t-shirts on the mountainside and looked forward to a cool drink of shandy at one of the mountain huts.

At the same time, we also tingle with anticipation at the thought of the coming winter and the first falls of snow in the mountains. For some of us this cannot come soon enough. You can also use this time differently and enjoy all the glories of autumn in the beautiful alpine scenery.  

Herbst im Kleinwalsertal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

1. Take a Walk Through Rustling Leaves

The image of the alpine landscape is usually characterised by pine trees, however, there are also plenty of deciduous trees that offer up their rustling leaves. Why not take a walk along these trails where you are certain to find plenty of piles of leaves to jump into? 

Signpost in Derratal | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Oliver Farys

2. Enjoy the Sunshine Whilst Everyone Else Sits in the Fog

Obheiter is a phenomenon that can only be encountered in the mountains. A sea of fog almost like candyfloss can lie around your feet whilst your face is bathed in sun.

Autumn hikes above Riezlern | ©  Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Photographer: Dominik Berchtold

3. Go On an Autumn Hike

During the autumn, the air is usually clearer than at any other time. Climb, breathe deeply and enjoy the views. Another advantage is at this time of the year, you will barely meet another soul along the route. You will find many other suggestions for walks and hikes in our tour search.

Heiße Schokolade im Herbst | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

4. Warm Yourself Up Again with a Lovely Cup of Hot Chocolate

It can become noticeably cooler during the afternoons as soon as the sun has disappeared. A great way to warm yourself up again is with a cup of hot chocolate. Please click here to view a summary of bars, cafés and restaurants that are open at this time of the year.

Herbst in den Bergen | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

5. Marvel at the Beauty of the Colourful Mountain Scenery

It is not just the trees that change colour in the autumn; the mountain ridges also shimmer in an array of the brightest colours which will entice you to stop and marvel. Why not hop on one of our mountain lifts to reach these higher destinations? 

Winterliche Stimmung | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

6. Build a Snowman Earlier in the Season than Anyone Else

Snow can start falling in the valley in October. If you are quick, you can be the first person to build a snowman as the snow usually disappears very quickly at this time of the year. 

Stone towers | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen

7. Jump In Some Puddles

It is true that you cannot expect to enjoy wall-to-wall sunshine during the autumn. It is important to keep the saying in mind that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. So pull on your wellies, take a run-up and jump into the next puddle!

App mit GPS Daten | © Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen | Fotograf: Antje Pabst

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