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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Paznaun Wanderatlas Wandern in der Silvretta, Verwall- und S 2010
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Paznaun | Esterbauer
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 09 Arlberg - Paznaun | 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. Zwischen den Allgäuer Alpen und der Silvretta liegt ein wahres Wanderparadies. Dabei darf man sich von den im Untertitel erwähnten Alpin-Zentren... Read more
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps
  • This guidebook describes 3 Alpine treks, between 5 and 8 days long, as well as 12 full or half day hut-to-hut routes. The three treks suitable for moderately experienced trekkers, but requiring no specialist equipment, are the Tour of the Silvretta, the Prattigauer Hohenweg and the Ratikon Hohenweg, two of which can be combined to provide a... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps
  • This guidebook describes 3 Alpine treks, between 5 and 8 days long, as well as 12 full or half day hut-to-hut routes. The three treks suitable for moderately experienced trekkers, but requiring no specialist equipment, are the Tour of the Silvretta, the Prattigauer Hohenweg and the Ratikon Hohenweg, two of which can be combined to provide a... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps | Cicerone
  • 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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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 30 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 65 Montafon, mit Bielerhöhe und Zeinisjoch-Gebiet | 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 reizvoll gelegene Tallandschaft des Montafon ist von ganz unterschiedlichen, in ihrer Art unverwechselbaren Alpenregionen umgeben: Im Norden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Vorarlberg | Rother
  • De Rother wandelgidsen beschrijven zeer goed de wandelingen in specifieke gebieden. In de gids vindt men kaarten, routebeschrijvingen en de nodige praktische informatie om van de wandelingen/trekkings een geslaagde onderneming te maken. Duitstalige wandelgids voor Vorarlberg tussen Bodenmeer en Silvretta. Beschrijfing van 50 wandeltochten. Met... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Oostenrijk - Walking in Austria | Cicerone
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Swiss Alps
  • This, the latest volume in Cicerone`s World Mountain Ranges series, is a unique planning resource for mountain activists in the Swiss Alps. Not a guidebook describing specific routes, rather it is a book that provides all the information needed for a variety of mountainous pursuits, be it walking, trekking, climbing or ski mountaineering.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Swiss Alps
  • The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids The Swiss Alps | Cicerone
  • A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there. Read more
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Maps

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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haslital: Grindelwald - Engelberg 50K Hallwag Outdoor Map No. 5
  • Haslital area, from Grindelwald to Engelberg, 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne area including Lecco and Bergamo 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Lucerne 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 atlases and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Albenga - Alassio - Savona 50K IGC Map No. 15
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera around Albenga, Alassio and Savona 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Via Alpina Long-distance Hiking Trail
  • Via Alpina across Slovenia at 1:50,000 from Kartografija in Ljubljana, covering the route northwards from the Slovenian Istria to the Julian Alps and then eastwards from Triglav to Jezerski Peak. Accommodation for hikers is included.The route from Krvavi Potok to the Austrian border just north of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps is 220km long... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
  • Italian Alps and Piedmont, the lakes and northern Lombardy, and the Italian Riviera at 1:50,000 from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale on contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc.The maps have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein, Ausseer Land, Filzmoos, Ramsau 2018
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau K+F Outdoor Map 1
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau area in the Dolomites at 1:50,000 in a series of 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 Ortles/Ortler... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Vinschgau 2012
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau area in the Dolomites at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from K Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montreux
  • Montreux - Col du Pillon 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
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  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
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
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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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