"Mountaineering Villages" along the Via Alpina
Mountaineering Villages along the Via Alpina in Austria and Germany
The project „Bergsteigerdörfer“ – mountaineering villages – are handpicked by the Austrian Alpine Association and represent Alpine heritage at its best: old and well established alpine history, unspoilt nature, a very rich hiking offer, climbing and ski touring possibilities and much more. Being Alpine competence centres, the Mountaineering Villages focus on responsibility, ability and sovereignty as well as the environmentally friendly and responsible behaviour of their guests in the mountains. This commitment to preserve local cultural and natural values has elevated Bergsteigerdörfer to become an official implementation project of the Alpine Convention (Fall 2016). Partnership Agreements now lay the ground for new mountaineering villages in neighbouring countries of Germany, Italy and Slovenia.
Hiking along the Via Alpina, you will come through some of these small but nice villages and it pays of to stay some days in such a mountaineering village. Following villages are situated at the Via Alpina trails:
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