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

Map Silvretta

Map Silvretta

Trails in this region

Books

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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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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Netherlands
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Kompass 910 Arlberg Silvretta Wanderführer | Kompass |
  • Goede Duitstalige wandelgids met heldere beschrijvingen van de wandeltochten. Met hoogteprofiel, kaartje en de benodigde informatie. In spiraalbinding. Zwischen 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... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Silvretta
  • Map No. 1198, Silvretta, in the topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:25,000 from Bundesamt f Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal
  • Map No. WK374, Montafon - Silvretta - Schruns-Tschagguns - Piz Buin - Klostertal, in a series of outdoor leisure maps from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, plus other tourist information including GPS waypoints, huts and refuges, local bus stops, etc. The maps have contours at 100-metre intervals in the mountainous areas (50... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
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 Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Silvretta (HIKING ed.)
  • Silvretta area of the Alps in a hiking edition at 1:25,000 from a series of detailed, GPS compatible maps published by the DAV - Deutscher Alpenverein and produced by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs using cartography from their respective survey organizations. Maps in this series have topography vividly presented by contours at 20 metres... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Silvretta (SKI ed.)
  • Silvretta area of the Alps in a ski edition at 1:25,000 from a series of detailed, GPS compatible maps published by the DAV - Deutscher Alpenverein and produced by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs using cartography from their respective survey organizations. Maps in this series have topography vividly presented by contours at 20 metres... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Alpenvereinskarte 26 Silvretta Gruppe | OAV |
  • De beste en meest gedetailleerde kaarten van met name de Oostenrijkse alpen: wandelroutes zijn naar zwaarte onderscheidend gemarkeerd, gletsjeroverschrijdingen staan aangegeven en de verschillende soorten hutten ingetekend. Met als ondergrond de topografische kaarten bieden ze een schat aan informatie voor elke beginnende en gevorderde... Read more
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Walking holidays

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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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Silvretta
  • U verblijft een week in een van de beste hotels in het SNP programma. In Hotel Madrisa wordt u iedere morgen verwend met een voortreffelijk ontbijtbuffet en iedere avond met een gastronomisch diner. U vindt er een zwembad, een sauna en een masseur die de benen in conditie houdt. U hebt ruime keuze uit lichte en zware wandelingen, maar wie wil... Read more
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