The biggest and southernmost municipality in Vorarlberg
In the district of Bludenz, Gaschurn is located – one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vorarlberg. It’s where pristine nature meets top-notch and modern accommodation options – and one of them is Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon.
The Verwall range to the right-hand side, the Silvretta to the left-hand side, and the river Ill in the middle of the two. With 175 square kilometres, Gaschurn is the biggest municipality in Vorarlberg and forms the southern end of the Montafon valley. It’s located right at the foot of the Piz Buin, which is – with 3,312 metres – the highest mountain of the westernmost federal state. Furthermore, the municipality, which also encompasses the town of Partenen, is located at the hiking and ski resort of Silvretta Montafon.
Active holidays in Gaschurn
Get out of the house and head right into nature! In Gaschurn, there are a myriad of options to spend an active holiday – both in summer and in winter.
Here’s what awaits you:
- 270 kilometres of diverse hiking trails
- more than 70 kilometres of mountain bike routes
- a 12-kilometre biking, walking or winter hiking tour from Partenen to St. Gallenkirch
- the Running and Nordic Walking Scene Montafon with 13 select routes
- the adventure pool “Mountain Beach” with natural spring water and the public outdoor pool Partenen
- the Rifa climbing garden and the Kleinnitzer and Ballunspitze via ferrratas
- the highest located golf course in Vorarlberg
- signposted snow shoe hiking routes
- the “Muntafunder Gagla” kids winter hiking trail
Take a break! How about at one of the four Alpine Association huts: the new Heilbronner hut, the Wiesbadener hut, the Saarbrücker hut or the Tübinger hut? The Versettla cable car near the town centre of Gaschurn takes you up the mountain and closer to your adventures in nature – in every season.
Silvretta-Bielerhöhe: worth an excursion year-round
The Bielerhöhe amidst the Silvretta is an exceptional destination for an excursion year-round! How about high-alpine fishing, a mountain bike tour or a walk around the Silvretta reservoir pond in summer? Skiing, ski touring, winter and snow shoe hiking or cross-country skiing on the frozen reservoir pond – there are also lots of activities you can do in winter in Gaschurn.
Good to know: In summer, you can reach the Bielerhöhe via the breathtaking Silvretta High Alpine Road – in winter, with the tunnel taxi of the Vermunt cable car in Partenen.
Directions to utter holiday joy in Vorarlberg
From Bludenz, Gaschurn can be reached within 25 minutes by car via the Montafoner Straße. Alternatively, you can take the Montafonerbahn train from Bludenz to Schruns and then the public “mbs” bus. A valuable tip for summer – if you want to enjoy some incredible scenic views: the route from Landeck via Galtür and the Silvretta High Alpine Road. It takes about an hour and a half.
You would like to find out more about the region in Vorarlberg? Then how about a little detour to the Tourism Museum Gaschurn? You should also check out our webcams and the weather in Gaschurn. The team of Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon, who knows the region like the back of their hand, is looking forward to your holiday enquiry!
During the winter, you can also leave your tracks on the numerous cross-country skiing trails that can be found down in the valley. During the summer, an extensive network of trails is just waiting to be explored on foot or by bike. During the hot summer months, the “Mountain Beach” water park provides a refreshing alternative to skiing with its natural spring water that comes directly from the mountains.
The social life in the Innermontafon never falls short of the mark: with its traditional eateries, good restaurants and rustic bars, unforgettable and atmospheric evenings are guaranteed.
Gaschurn & Partenen at a glance:
Height above sea level: 979-1,051 meters
Area: 175 km²
Inhabitants: Approx. 1,747
Location: At the end of the Montafon valley
Tourist infrastructure: Versettla Bahn, Vermuntbahn, Tafamuntbahn, Silvretta High Alpine Road, Rifa climbing park, Kleinlitzner and Ballunspitze climbing walls in the Silvretta, Mountain Beach leisure park, Partenen outdoor pool, Silvretta 9-hole golf course, two mini golf courses, two tennis courts, cabins and alpine farms, Gaschurn museum of tourism, “Muntafuner Gagla Weg” children’s hiking route in Gaschurn