Ever heard of Fallerschein? Maybe not; but in Tirol, is a place everyone is more than familiar with, and for good reason.
Located in a tributary of the Lech Valley and home to 40 mountain huts, Fallerschein is Austria’s largest Alpine village. Its location in the Lech Valley Alps makes it an ideal base for walkers and climbers, as well as anyone who loves spending their time amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Attractions such as the Tiroler Zugspitze Railway, Ehrenberg Castle Ruins, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Lechweg hiking trail are easily accessible; nature tracking and deer hunting are other popular pursuits. While the village is accessible by car, only residents or tourists who are staying in a holiday cottage here are permitted to drive into the village, while all other visitors are encouraged to leave their cars at Berwangertal and walk the remaining two miles. For anyone who prefers not to cook whilst on holiday, the village has two catered mountain huts: Michl’s Fallerscheinstube and Sennereistüberl. You’ll also find cabins to rent in every category, from very simple to simply luxurious. The newly renovated, three bedroom cottage I stayed in (Chalet Fallerschein) was well-equipped and could accommodate up to nine people. There was also electricity, hot running water, a shower room with toilet, and a wood and gas furnace. It’s worth noting that mobile phone reception is very limited in Fallerschein… and that peace, tranquillity and relaxation are guaranteed! The cabin can be rented from early May (depending on snow conditions) until mid-October, for €700 per week exclusive of tax.
Contact: Chalet Fallerschein, Hr. Michael Schwarz Tel +43 (0) 664.461.8202
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