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The Bildstein Winter Circuit

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  • Geisbirn/Bildstein
    / Geisbirn/Bildstein
    Photo: Helmut Tiefenthaler, Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
Map / The Bildstein Winter Circuit
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Bildstein village square (665m) – Kapf (815m) – Geisbirn (822m) – Farnach Moos (880m) – Oberbildstein (940m) – Schneider (900m) – Grub (750m) – Bildstein
easy
8.2 km
2:30 h
350 m
350 m
The route runs on quiet access roads with hard surface. For hikers, roads are most comfortable when they are freshly cleared after snowfall, but still covered by a thin snow layer.
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Author
Helmut Tiefenthaler
Updated: March 11, 2016

Difficulty
easy
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Experience
Landscape
Altitude
946 m
654 m
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Start

Bildstein village square (653 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.458010, 9.772400
UTM
32T 558218 5256352

Destination

Bildstein village square

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the bus stop or the car park in the village square and soon leads to a shady mountain forest. From there, the road climbs up to the sun-exposed slopes of the settlements of Knobel and Kapf, and then continues on almost level ground along the Geisbirn terrace. Sweeping views into the Rhine valley, to Lake Constance in the north and the Alvier group in the south unfold as you mount, with the more than 3000m high Ringelspitzen peaks still discernible on the far horizon. At Farnach Moos, a protected hill moor, you mount uphill to Ferienheim Oberbildstein. From here you can see as far as the Vorderer Bregenzerwald and may even be able to spot some peaks of the Allgäu Alps between Hochhäderich and the Hohe Ifen. Near the centre of the ridge, you will catch sight of the towering Kanisfluh and Hochkünzelspitze peaks behind the Lorena. From here, descend on the north side of the ridge. Between Schniederloch at Buggenegg and Schneider the trail follows what is probably the oldest connection between Wolfurt und Alberschwende. In the hamlet of Schneider, the route turns left in the direction of Kreuzmoos. Continue hiking downhill through an idyllic high-lying hollow, with far-reaching views across the Rhine valley and the Appenzell mountains with the Säntis peak. Crossing the old clearings of Kreuzmoos and Grub, you pass remote mountain farms between ravine forests. After the forking below Grub, continue some 15min through cool and shady winter woods to pick up the trail you started out on when first hiking uphill. From here, it is only a short way to go back to the village of Bildstein to complete the circuit.

Public transport

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Parking

Bildstein village square
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Comments and ratings (1)

Vincent Vega
February 05, 2017
Wär eine sehr schöne Tour, leider ist der Grossteil der Tour aber auf Strassen die doch stark von Autos befahren ist.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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