In the Klostertal, the element of water plays a major role: on the valley floor, the Alfenz, which arises from the Rauzbach and the Stubenbach in Stuben am Arlberg, winds its way through the Klostertal to its mouth in the Ill.
Countless tributaries along the valley flanks have a steep slope; In some cases - especially in Braz with the Mason waterfall and the Fallbach waterfall - striking waterfalls and Tobel have emerged. At higher altitudes, numerous mountain lakes characterize the alpine landscape, of which Spuller and Formarin are the best known and largest.
Another interesting fact is also very remarkable, because the Klostertal is part of the European watershed. While the Alfenz drains into the Rhine and subsequently into the North Sea, the mountain streams lead at the height of Formarinsee in the Lech and then in the Danube.
And in the winter, the weather divide Arlberg makes itself felt: Because through the west-east oriented valley draw numerous showers into the valley, but can not overcome the Arlberg, the weather divide. Thus, it turns out that the precipitation in the winter offload a lot of snow in the Klostertal and thus make the valley with its ski resorts very snow sure.
After several years of preparation, Klostertal now counts another highlight among its attractions around the topic of water with the Kneipp & Relax Garden Alfenz in Klösterle am Arlberg since summer 2021.
On the grounds next to the Almwasserpark natural swimming lake in Klösterle, a Kneipp garden with a stream and waterfall, a stone amphitheater with a rock garden and a barefoot path have been created on an area of around 1700 m2. Herb, fruit and berry meadows as well as an insect hotel complete the facility, while benches and loungers made of larch wood offer plenty of space for retreat and relaxation. In about 5,000 volunteer hours, thousands of stones, many cubic meters of earth and gravel were moved - mostly by hand - and more than 2,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and herbs were planted. The facility, which is designed for several generations, enables locals and guests to experience nature and healing with all their senses.
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