Holzgau

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The community of Holzgau lies at 1100 m in the upper Lechtal between Steeg and Bach. The municipality consists of the two larger districts Holzgau and Dürnau and some hamlets. The village is famous for its richly decorated facades and air paintings, which bear witness to the former wealth of the village. The place is particularly popular with alpine crossers in summer, because the European long-distance hiking trail E5 runs through Holzgau. Coming from the Höhenbach valley, the long-distance hiking trail reaches the centre of the village and continues downhill towards the stream. Shortly before Bach, the path branches south into the Madautal. In the Höhenbach valley lies the famous Simms waterfall, which can be reached in approx. 20 minutes from the village centre. The artificial waterfall was built in the early 20th century by the English industrialist Frederic-Simms. The Englishman recognized the beauty of the Lechtal early on and spent his hunting holidays here. A via ferrata was built directly at the Simms waterfall in 2016, which can be used free of charge during the summer months. The highlight is the crossing of the Simms waterfall over two rope bridges. Another attraction is the 110 m high Holzgau suspension bridge. With a length of 200 m, it is one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in Austria and can be accessed free of charge. The suspension bridge can be seen from the centre of the village and is illuminated at night. The suspension bridge leads over the Höhebach gorge and connects the mountain meadows of the Gföllberg with those of the Schiggen. The quaint district of Schiggen above Holzgau is well worth seeing. There one finds very old farmhouses and has a wonderful view of Holzgau. Around the Simms waterfall and the suspension bridge there are numerous hiking trails and circular hiking trails. Among the nearby hiking destinations are the Rossgumpenalm and the Cafe-Uta. Holzgau is also an ideal starting point for mountain tours and hikes in the Lechtaler and Allgäu Alps. The Kemptner Hut, the Hager-Höhenweg and the Sulzlalm are just a few of the many possibilities in the surrounding area.
Coordinates:
47.260895,10.344944
Region:
Upper Lechtal
Elevation:
1103 m
Inhabitants:
433
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