Silvretta

Description

Silvretta

In the west of Austria and east of Switzerland, the Silvretta constitues the border between both countries. The Silvretta is one of the most exciting areas in this region. The glaciers that make Silvretta famous, are mostly located on the Austrian side. A better contrast with the sunny green pastures is hard to think of. On the Swiss side, there are virtually no glaciers, and that's probably the reason that most visitors think the Silvretta is solely an Austrian matter.

Still, the highest peaks of the Silvretta are on the Swiss side. Piz Linard, 3411 m, is the highest. A second reason for exploring the Swiss side are the many old towns in this region, the Engadine. With some patience you might hear people speak Rhaeto-Romance. A multi-day hike through the Swiss Silvretta is a good option and perfectly possible.

However, as said, most hikers prefer the Austrian side. Armed with ropes, ax and crampons, they indulge in this high alpine landscape of ice and rock. By the way, if you plan to walk the Via Alpina, you will pass through the Silvretta.

Map

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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guide on walking in Austria by Kev Reynolds. 102 routes, day walks and multi-day treks are described, alongside classic hut-to-hut tours. In ten sections by district across the Eastern Alps of Austria, with full information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety issues, plus full details of 135 Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Austria Walking
  • Walking in Austria is experienced walker Kev Reynolds’ Cicerone guide exploring the walking opportunities in one of Europe’s most walker-friendly countries. The guide outlines some of the best walks in ten districts that illustrate the rich diversity of the Eastern Alps. It explores routes along the country’s 40,000km of way-marked routes... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Oostenrijk - Walking in Austria | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Bedenk wel - zie het overzicht- dat het voornamelijk routes zijn in het westen en zuiden van Oostenrijk. A comprehensive new guide on walking in Austria by Kev Reynolds with 102 routes... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps
  • This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps
  • This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps | Cicerone | Kev Reynolds
  • This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg. Straddling the borders... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Handy guidebook to valley and mountain walking in the spectacular Bavarian Alps, on the Austro-German border and easily accessible from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck airports. 85 routes described from half-day walks to 5-day hut-to-hut treks. Reasonable prices and free public transport make for an easy and affordable walking holiday. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Bavarian Alps Walking Guide
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps from Cicerone Press with a selection of 85 walks: graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks and multi-day tours, grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices accessible from popular holiday destinations.Each of the six areas covered by the guide is presented on a overview map showing road and rail... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
eBooks.de
Germany
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Beieren - Walking in the Bavarian Alps | Cicerone |
  • Wandelgids met dagtochten: goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Enorm veel keus in een groot gebied! The Bavarian Alps lie along the German–Austrian border in a thin sliver of land roughly 300km long. Crammed into this area is some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Grindelwald - Wengen - Müren
  • Grindelwald area of the Bernese Oberland, with Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Interlaken, plus the peaks of Jungfau anf the Eiger at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lötschberg
  • Lötschberg areas of the Bernese Oberland, from Leuk and Visp to Frutigen and Lauterbrunnen, including Leukerbad, Kandersteg, Griesalp and Mürren at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderführer Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta WF 5605
  • Destination:• Österreichs alpiner Westen von Bludenz in Vorarlberg bis St. Anton am Arlberg.• Zwischen grünen Matten und ewigem Eis in den Gebirgsgruppen Rätikon, Verwall, Lechquellengebiet, Lechtaler Alpen und Silvretta. • Spektakuläre Gipfel wie Zimba, Mohnenfluh, Rote Wand, Valluga, Patteriol und Piz Buin.• Netz von mehr als 20... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
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Germany
2011
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Tirol Oberinntal | Rother wanderbuch |
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
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Germany
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Davos – Prättigau | Rother |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Die Landschaft Davos und das Prättigau mit den bekannten Orten Davos, Klosters und Landquart bieten ein schier unerschöpfliches Angebot an... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Wanderführer Paznaun | Hikeline |
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Streckencharakteristik Länge; Höhenmeter und Anforderungen Die 40 Touren dieses Buches decken eine große Bandbreite von kurzen Spaziergängen... Read more
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Germany
2010
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderführer Arlberg-Silvretta WF 910
  • 50 Touren mit Karten und HöhenprofilenZwischen Widderstein und Piz Buin, zwischen Roter Wand und Parseier Spitze – das beschriebene Gebiet schließt sowohl den westlichsten Teil der Lechtaler Alpen und das Lechquellengebirge als auch die Gebirgsgruppen Verwall, Samnaun und Silvretta ein. Während die nördlichste Tour an die Allgäuer Alpen grenzt,... Read more
Kompass
Germany
Kompass
Germany
  • Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta KOMPASS Wanderführer (eBook / pdf)
  • Kompass Wanderführer Montafon, Arlberg, Silvretta - Österreichs alpiner Westen von Bludenz in Vorarlberg bis St. Anton am Arlberg. - Zwischen grünen Matten und ewigem Eis in den Gebirgsgruppen Rätikon, Verwall, Lechquellengebiet, Lechtaler Alpen und Silvretta. - Spektakuläre Gipfel wie Zimba, Mohnenfluh, Rote Wand, Valluga, Patteriol und Piz... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal - Bludenz
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal – Bludenz area on the Austrian - Swiss border presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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  • Styrian Winelands
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
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  • Landeck - Reschenpass - Samnaun Alps - Paznaun
  • Landeck - Reschenpass - Samnaun Alps - Paznaun area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Samnaun - Silvretta
  • Samnaun - Silvretta area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns - Gaschum - Bielerhöhe
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns - Gaschum - Bielerhöhe area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lanzo and Moncenisio Valleys
  • Lanzo and Moncenisio Valleys in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also includes an overprint showing cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lakes Maggiore, Orta and Varese: Lugano - Verbania - Locarno
  • Lakes Maggiore, Orta and Varese, with coverage including Lugano, Verbania and Locarno, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Il Canavese: Ivrea to Chiavasso
  • Il Canavesea area including Ivrea and Chiavasso in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also shows cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief.... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Silvretta - Verwallgruppe
  • Silvretta - Verwallgruppe area of the Austrian Alps on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria, much of Germany and the Slovenian Alps. Kompass are Europe’s... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 41 Silvretta-Verwallgruppe | Kompass |
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Silvretta - Verwallgruppe WK 41
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte zum Wandern wie aktuelle Wanderwege, empfehlenswerte Routen und wichtige touristische Informationen.Doch können unsere Wanderkarten meist mehr, sind sie nicht nur eine reine Wanderkarte sondern fungieren sie auch als Skitouren- sowie Bikekarte, siehe Titelabbildung. Der topographische Inhalt der... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Como area at 1:50,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. Coverage includes the northern part of Lake Lugano and extends... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gran Paradiso National Park: Aosta - Cogne - Noasca - Ceresole Reale
  • Gran Paradiso National Park in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc, from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. The map highlights, among other routes, the GTA (Grande Traversata delle Alpi), Via Alpina and Alta Via 2. Coverage extends from Aosta at the top of... Read more
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  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga
  • Monte Rosa - Alagna - Macugnaga in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths and... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Silvretta
  • Je verblijft een week in een van de beste hotels in het SNP-programma, gelegen in een prachtige (wandel)omgeving. In Hotel Madrisa word je dagelijks verwend met een voortreffelijk ontbijtbuffet en een gastronomisch diner. Er is een zwembad, een sauna en een masseur die de vermoeide spieren kan verzorgen. Er is een Nederlandstalige berggids... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Silvretta
  • Vanuit het zeer comfortabele hotel Madrisa verkent u de groene bergwereld van Silvretta en Rhätikon in Vorarlberg. Dankzij enkele transfers en gebruik van kabelbanen kunnen we hoog in de bergwereld doordringen. Al jaren een van onze meest succesvolle wandelvakanties! Read more
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