The "Rote Wand" (red wall) is the most striking and with a height of 2.704 meters the second highest mountain after the lower Wildgrubenspitze in the Lechquellengebirge. It rises between Dalaas (Klostertal) in the south and Sonntag-Buchboden (Großes Walsertal) in the north.
Her name refers to a striking band of red lime, which runs across the entire mountain. Particularly striking is this layer on the south wall. This rock stratum is rich in ammonites and thus testifies that the area around the Rote Wand was a tropical sea 145 million years ago.
The neighboring "Steinernes Meer", an alpine karst plateau, also boasts 200 million-year-old testimonies of the maritime past: fossilized coral reefs, shell shells, ammonites ... These testimonies of the past have also given the Stone Sea its name.
And not only that, in the area around the Rote Wand lives one of the largest ibex colonies in Europe with more than 400 ibexes.
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