The Muttersberg – local mountain of Bludenz
The Muttersberg proves that nature is always close and easy to reach in the Alpine town of Bludenz. With the cable car you float up to 1,401 m above sea level within 7 minutes. At the top, a magnificent mountain panorama and a view of the Alpine town of Bludenz and the surrounding valleys awaits you. The Muttersberg is the starting point for many hikes – in summer as well as in winter. The restaurant invites you to traditional culinary delights. Children have fun at the water playground in summer and in winter or on rainy days in the indoor playground.
A special highlight is the Alpine Art Muttersberg, an art trail which can be explored at any time of the year. Seven artists have made installations here that interpret life in the Alps.
Worth a visit is the idyllically located Alpe Els near „Gamsfreiheit“. From the mountain station of the Muttersberg cable car, a path leads to the Tiefenseesattel. The path continues on a slight incline to Alpe Els, where delicious alpine products invite you to enjoy and linger. If you haven’t had enough yet, you can still dare to climb the summit of the Gamsfreiheit from here. The somewhat steep part in the upper area is rewarded by unique panoramic views of the Rätikon (with the Zimba and the Schesaplana), the Silvretta, the Bregenzerwald, the Klostertal, Montafon and Brandnertal.
The „Hoher Fraßen“ is enthroned above the Muttersberg. You can reach the summit via a mountain hiking trail directly from the Muttersberg mountain station. Over a steep slope, you first reach the Fraßenhütte at 1725 m. Over a mountain meadow you can reach the summit at 1979 m.
At the valley station of the Muttersberg cable car, the forest nature trail branches off and leads you back to the alpine town of Bludenz in 2.7 kilometers. During the walk, you will come across numerous boards where you can learn many facts about the forest, for example why the forest is vital for humans and animals, which trees are used for which products, why the forest is also a workplace and much more.