Do you want fresh, aromatic mountain air? To take your exercise in the unspoilt nature of the Tyrolean Lech valley? Do you want spectacular views? Action for old and young? Culture and history? Then you've come to just the right place.
The Alpenhotel Ernberg's location in Breitenwang makes it the ideal starting point for many adventures in the Außerfern and the neighbouring Allgäu.
We have collected the best tips for you. We would be happy to help you with further planning during your stay.
Get active in the summer
Where should we start our list? The region offers a range of both gentle and sporty activities in the unspoilt natural surroundings of the Lech valley. In the summer, hiking and mountain biking are very popular with us. There is a very varied, well-signed network of trails, with something for everybody.
Naturally, in winter snow sets the tone. Many ski areas invite you to speed along the pistes. If you like things to be calmer, you can make your way along the cross-country skiing trails or enjoy the landscape on a winter hike.
At 406 metres, this is one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in the world and it's not for the nervous. But if you are free of vertigo, you can get a spectacular view at a height of 114.6 metres. From the car park at the Klause, you can reach the bridge in 20 minutes comfortable walking time. The EhrenbergLiner, an inclined lift, provides disabled access to the highline 179.
The Benedictine abbey of Ettal is located about 30 minutes away from Breitenwang, in the neighbouring Allgäu. The mighty basilica, the rococo sacristy and the monastery library attract many visitors every year. The monastery site dates back to the 14th century and the mighty basilica can be seen far and wide. The brewery and the liqueur distillery can be visited.
Built in the 19th century, this is the only palace that Ludwig II of Bavaria lived to see completed. The original building on this site was a simple hunting lodge, which Ludwig converted into a pleasure palace with a magnificent park along the lines of Versailles.
Neuschwanstein Castle, the actual model for the famous Disneyland castle, is one of the most popular castle sites in Europe. 1.4 million people visit this most famous of the royal castles every year. King Ludwig had it built in the 19th century for his private use, but it was never completed.
A trip to highline 179 provides you with the best connection to the Ehrenberg castle ensemble. Here you can take a trip to the Middle Ages, because Ehrenberg was once a mighty defensive site, seat of administration and customs post. It towers above the Außerfern and was a buttress against warlike attacks.
Once there was a border post here, separating Austria and Germany, but now there is a border-free natural experience. Between the Lech and the steep slopes of the Allgäu mountain landscapes, you will find the Forest Experience Centre Ziegelwies. Numerous small and large attractions will help you learn about the important functions of the forest.
The strong green colour of the façade designed in 1779 by the Reutte painter Johann Jakob Zeiller is responsible for the name. The Grüne Haus (green house) is one of the most impressive buildings in the centre of Reutte and contains a museum with differently themed exhibitions.
Crystal-clear lakes surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery invite you in summer to take a refreshing dip. In the immediate neighbourhood you will find the Plansee, Tyrol's second largest lake, and Heiterwangersee lake, linked to the Plansee by a canal. The Urisee and Frauensee lakes are not far away.
Alpentherme Ehrenberg spa
You can get to the Alpentherme Ehrenberg spa in a mere 5 minutes. The various indoor and outdoor pools have a water surface area of 700 m2 and promise fun, action and relaxation all the year round. In the generously sized sauna and wellness area, relaxing and healthy perspiration awaits you in 6 different steam baths.