The three municipals Warth, Schröcken and Lech are connected by history: in the late 14th and the early 15th century the Walser people settled in the Tannberg region. The denomination “Tannberg” derives from the Walser court, which persisted for almost 500 years until 1806. Since the middle ages, the region is characterized by the culture of the Walser people. Venerable historic buildings, upheld traditions, the still existent Walser language and many old sagas are part of the culture and lifestyle of these early settlers that remain until today. And even in agriculture the heritage of the Walser people is still omnipresent – their experience and their traditional techniques are still applicable to modern agriculture.
Our new “On the tracks of the Walser people” theme path is the perfect way to learn more about the Walser people. Our “wooden witnesses” along the path show sayings engraved into the wood. The book “Auf den Spuren der Walser am Tannberg” gives more information about the “wooden witnesses” and their exact position. Furthermore you can learn more about the regional home and the history of the Walser people in the Tannberg region. Along the path there are 57 stations with different sights, stories and information, which turn your hiking tour into more than simple walking: it is an exciting and varied expedition through the history of the Tannberg. Have fun and enjoy an expedition through the picturesque scenery of our region and along the secret treasures of the Walser culture.
Visit our website www.tannberg.info and find more suggestions for hiking tours. For the complete hiking tour we recommend a duration of 2 days.
For more information and maps visit our tourist offices in Warth and Schröcken.