The Lechweg Trail

From the source of the river to the waterfall - hikers on this trail accompany the Lech River on this more than 125km-long trail. The Lechweg trail starts at the source of the river near the Formarinsee lake in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg. From there, it leads through three regions and two countries and finally forms a waterfall in Fussen, Germany.

Along the Lechweg trail, you can see Europe’s largest ibex colony, walk over Austria’s largest pedestrian suspension bridge and check out King Ludwig II’s world-famous castles.

The Lechweg trail has undergone strict testing and earned the "Leading Quality Trail" certification from the European Ramblers’ Association, making this trail a model for long-distance hiking routes in Europe.

The Lechweg trail, the Romantic Road in Bavaria, the "Deutsche Alpenstrasse" ("German Alpine road") and the Via Claudia Augusta meet in Fussen, Germany and form the centre of the Allgau region’s network of hiking trails.

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The Altstadthotel Zum Hechten in Fussen is a specially-chosen Lechweg host. All Lechweg partner businesses specialise in hikers and offer the comfort you need after a long day of hiking in the Alps.

Find more information about the route, sights along the trail, altitude profile and other useful information at

Book your hiking holiday at the Altstadthotel Zum Hechten near the Neuschwanstein Castle today.

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