The "Grosses Walsertal" is a high mountain valley with an surface of 192 km², ranging from 580 up to 2.104 m in height. With approximately 3.400 inhabitants, spread on the six municipalities – Fontanella/Faschina, St. Gerold, Raggal/Marul, Sonntag/Buchboden, Thüringerberg and Blons – the valley is rarely populated in nationwide comparison: In the “Grosses Walsertal”, on the surface of one km² there are only 18 inhabitants.
Living in Grosses Walsertal
Steep bold slopes show up in some places in the mountain valley. You will miss industrial chimneys when you visit the alpine world or the settlements. Instead of them you will find grazing livestock. Livestock breeding has been the main basis of existence since the settlement in the valley in the 13th and 14th century. Their love to live in close touch to nature characterizes the inhabitants of the Walsertal and the beauty of the landmark benefits tourism.