Incredible hiking adventures

Here, hiking dreams become a wonderful reality

Guided hikes with your host

Raimund Bischof is not only your host, but also a passionate hiker. As part of our special hiking and alpinist weeks, he shows guests his favourite Kleinwalsertal mountains.

Handy hiking gear to hire

How wonderful! You can hire practical hiking gear such as rucksacks, hiking poles and hiking maps from the hotel. What a great way to save some space in your suitcase!

Insider tips & hiking recommendations

Would you like to know where to find the best hiking trails and spots for a rest? Which summits are truly worth a visit? Find these answers and more in our Erlebach hiking guide, available at reception. Or ask our staff – we’ll be happy to help!

Hikes for everyone

No matter whether you’re looking for a challenging mountain summit tour or a leisurely “Walser Omgang” hike – there are plenty of trails for everyone around the hotel.

Summer: free Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket

In summer, guests of the Hotel Erlebach get free rides with the cable car! The Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket is valid from 8:30 am on the day of your arrival. Pick yours up from reception.

The Erlebach ¾ board is 360° of delicious dining! Our kitchen team will spoil you from 1:00 pm on the day of your arrival until 10:30 on the day you check-out

  • Breakfast buffet with regional selections from 7:30 – 10:30 am
  • Lunch snack from the buffet from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Coffee, tea & fruit – help yourself
  • First-class dinner from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Water 24/7

Every day at the Hotel Erlebach has a new gourmet highlight for you:

  • Monday: At the start of each week, our sommeliers uncork a magnum or double magnum bottle of wine. Big bottle – bigger enjoyment!
  • Tuesday: Every Tuesday we hold our popular farmhouse buffet with a selection of cold and hot dishes.
  • Wednesday: Once a week, we fire up our waffle iron from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and whip up fluffy, sweet treats that no one can resist.
  • Thursday: The absolute highlight of the week is without a doubt our gourmet evening! Let us spoil you with an aperitif and 6-course gourmet dinner.
  • Saturday: Every Saturday from 2:30 and 4:30 pm we prepare the favourite dish of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Be sure to stop by for fresh-made Austrian Kaiserschmarrn, or shredded pancakes!
  • Sunday: To end the week with a (tasty) bang, we invite you to our Sunday starter and dessert buffet. At 6:00 pm, your host Raimund Bischof invites you to toast your stay with an aperitif.
  • Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket
    As a partner of the Bergbahn cable cars, we are happy to provide summer visitors with a free Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket. This ticket gives you unlimited access to all OBERSTDORF · KLEINWALSERTAL BERGBAHNEN cable cars. Explore the most beautiful mountain summits, breath-taking landscapes and the feeling of freedom with the OBERSTDORF · KLEINWALSERTAL BERGBAHNEN – whenever and as often as you like! By the way, the Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket is also valid on the days of your arrival and departure.
  • Guided hikes
    Our hiking weeks / alpinist weeks are held in summer and winter. During these special weeks, your host and hiking guide Raimund offers three to four hikes through our magical mountains. In winter, you can also go snowshoeing. 
  • Equipment & hiking guide
    You can borrow hiking poles, rucksacks and hiking maps free of charge. Our in-house hiking guide, available at reception, has numerous hiking suggestions for your days spent in the great outdoors.
  • Walserbus
    Guests of the Hotel Erlebach can use their guest card to travel on the Walserbus in Kleinwalsertal for free (discounted fare on rides from the state border towards Oberstdorf). So give your car (and the environment) a break and let yourself be chauffeured to the start of lovely hiking routes or cable car valley stations. The bus stop is located in front of the hotel.
  • 25GipfelSpa
    With rooftop infinity pool, sun deck, Finnish sauna, organic sauna, infrared cabin, ice fountain, bucket shower, quiet rooms, lounge area with Grander water fountain and tea station. You can also book massages and other spa treatments.
  • Spa bag
    Every Erlebach guest receives a spa bag with cosy bathrobe and towels for the spa and pool area. To be more sustainable, we do not offer single-use slippers and ask you to bring your own pool shoes for the spa.
  • Winter garden
    Open 24 hours: a 170 m²-large, two-storey relaxation room with comfy lounge chairs.
  • Tepidarium
    Our tepidarium and Kneipp pool are situated at the rear of our winter garden and are open 24 hours. In your bathrobe or comfy tracksuit, enjoy the tepidarium set at 40°C. Perfect for evenings before heading to bed.

Year-round guided hikes & mountain tours

Can you hear the mountains calling? Are you ready for a hiking holiday? Then you’ve come to the right place! At the Hotel Erlebach, the most beautiful trails are right on your doorstep – all year round! During our year-round hiking and alpinist weeks, hotel manager and hiking guide Raimund Bischof joins you in the Kleinwalsertal mountains.

Tips for tours & ideas for summits

Would you like to know where you can find the best mountain tours and the most majestic peaks in the Kleinwalsertal? Take a look at our in-house newspaper over breakfast, where you will find daily hiking tips. All guests also receive Erlebach’s hiking guide with suggestions for leisurely hikes and challenging alpine tours. Or simply ask our staff – we’ll be happy to help you!

I packed my hiking bag and in it I put…

To ensure that everything goes smoothly on your hiking tours, we have put together a handy list of things that you should pack in your hiking rucksack. You can rent a suitable rucksack for your day trip (approx. 20-30 litres) at the hotel.

Packing list for a day hike

  • Rain gear / rain jacket
  • Rain cover for your rucksack
  • Water bottle with plenty of water, at least 1.5 litres
  • First aid kit including survival blanket and blister plasters
  • Provisions (snacks, nuts, bars, etc.)
  • Adjustable hiking poles – can be hired at the hotel
  • Hiking shirt to change into
  • Medications, if needed
  • Phone with emergency numbers
  • Maps of the region and hiking guide – we have plenty at the hotel for you to borrow
  • Headlamp
  • Cash and ID; Alpine Association ID, if applicable
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Small rubbish bag
  • Warm hat or headband – or sun hat, depending on season
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (SPF 30)

Delicious dining for hungry hikers

After an active day in the fresh mountain air, what could be better than treating yourself to exquisite food and drink? Nothing, right?! Hiking and delicious dining are two central elements at the Hotel Erlebach that we think can be perfectly combined. With our gourmet board you will be pampered with culinary treats, from our fantastic breakfast to the 5-course dinner each evening. And afterwards you can reminisce about your day in the mountains with a glass of wine and plan your next hike. A real treat in every sense of the word!

As part of the hiking and mountaineering weeks I accompany guests through “my” mountains! On my carefully-selected hikes and mountain tours, I want to show you the peaceful joy of the summit, as well as the techniques of hiking in the mountains. Regardless of the season and depending on your level of fitness, I will be happy to show you the most beautiful places in the Kleinwalsertal mountains.
Host & Sommelier

Kleinwalsertal: a large selection of hikes for everyone

The Kleinwalsertal boasts a few major advantages, including well-marked and well-developed hiking trails, and tours of all lengths and levels of difficulty that are open to hikers in summer and winter. And don’t forget about our hotel’s location: Hotel Erlebach is located at the start of the most beautiful tours at 1,100 metres above sea level – right in the middle of a hiking paradise and at the ideal altitude. So, lace up your boots and let’s go – what’s your hike of choice?

Simple hikes

  • Hike to the Breitachklamm gorge
  • Circular hike Gemsteltal
  • Circular hike Wildental
  • Upper Höhrenweg
  • Heubergrunde
  • Circular hiking trail Bärgunttal

Advanced hikes

  • Fellhorn ridge hike
  • Over the Kuhgehrenspitze to the Kanzelwand
  • Valley and panoramic tour
  • Circular hike through the Dura Valley
  • Circular hike Derratal
  • Gemstel round tour

Difficult hikes

  • Gottesacker plateau
  • 3-summit tour to the Fiderepass
  • Over the Ochsenhofer Köpfe
  • Hoher Ifen
  • Alpine Wildental tour
  • Geisshorn and Kemptler Köpfle

Boundless opportunities with the Cable Cars Unlimited Ticket

Hikers simply have a wonderful time at the Hotel Erlebach: with the Cable Cars Unlimited ticket, which our guests receive free of charge, you can enjoy unlimited use of all OBERSTDORF · KLEINWALSERTAL BERGBANEN facilities in summer – whenever and as often as you like! By the way, the Cable Cars Unlimited ticket is also valid on the days you check in and check out.

Walser Omgang:
for your vitality!

The Walser Omgang is a programme to improve quality of life, health and vitality, and is focused on your personal needs. Are you looking for balance, regeneration or activation? There are suitable trails for each:

  • Balance: Balancing hikes offer both activating and regenerative elements. Physical activity in the great outdoors brings body and mind together.
  • Regeneration: On regenerative hikes, your body can actively relax and regenerate. Feel the peace and power of nature in the Kleinwalsertal seep their way into the body and mind.
  • Activation: Activate your body and take on a challenging hike to learn more about yourself.


  • Find your way
  • Follow the path of life
  • Discover what’s hiding
  • Steinbock trail


  • Push your limits
  • Discover yourself
  • Free yourself
  • Schwende trail
  • Küren-Wäldele-Egg trail


  • Discover just how diverse life is
  • Nothingness
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