Sunna-Weg: Etappe 1 | Nüziders-Bludenz

Distance4,3 km

Elevation gain229 m

LevelEasy

Duration1:30 h

Distance4,3 km

Elevation gain229 m

LevelEasy

Duration1:30 h

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Sunna-Weg: Etappe 1 | Nüziders-Bludenz

The "Sunna-Weg" gets its name from its location on the sunny side of the valley and its course through the Sonnenberg community of Nüziders. Nüziders was once the ancestral seat of the county of Sonnenberg. On this hiking trail close to the town, 25 panels provide information with cultural-historical focal points. They also cover scenic, natural history and geological topics. The focus is always on conveying stories about people and the landscape.

Stage 1

The first stage of the new theme trail runs from the "Hängender Stein" in Nüziders to the "Daneu" bridge in Bludenz. The start and end points and all entry points have been chosen so that they can be easily reached by public transport. Along the way, numerous loungers and benches invite you to enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. For a short break or refreshment, there are several places to stop along the way.

Author's recommendation

For those interested in history, an additional section of the trail to the excavations in Nüziders is recommended. From Gasthof Bad Sonnenberg in the direction of Außerberg/Bazis. In Bazis, continue in the direction of Nüziders Ortsmitte/Ruine Bad Sonnenberg. Additional walking time: approx. 1 hour.

Equipment

Ankle high boots, warm clothing, rain and sun protection and walking sticks are recommended. Cell phone in case of emergency.

Route description

Start: Parkingstation at the "Hängender Stein", Nüziders

End: "Daneu" bridge, Bludenz

Stage 1

Start of the tour is at the parking lot of the "Hängender Stein" in Nüziders. From here along the Walgauweg in the direction of Nüziders. After about 15-20 minutes you will reach the first houses of the Nüziders community. The path leads here for a short distance through the village. At the Bad Sonnenberg inn, the path branches off along a meadow and forest path in the direction of the Sonnenberg ruins (access to the meadow and forest path: above the parking lot, a narrow footpath branches off to the right). Alternatively, this section can also be done through the village of Nüziders and along the Schloßweg. At the end of the Schloßweg, directly at the Sonnenberg ruins, both trail variants meet again in the "Kälberbünt" district. From here, the path leads uphill for a while along the forest road. At the next fork with signposts, follow the trail in the direction of Kreuzboden, Hinteroferst and Nüziders. From here continue on forest roads and forest paths. On this section of the trail, there are always short breaks at rest areas with loungers - the vantage point "Grafen Känzele" is particularly beautiful. The Grafen Känzele is not directly on the path, but the short detour is definitely worth it - there is also the information board No. 5 and a sensational view awaits you. The trail continues along the forest path, past the Maria Brünnele and on towards Bludenz. The last part of the first stage leads you out of the forest over a meadow to the South Tyrolean settlement and further over the Daneubrücke bridge.


Route


Hängender Stein, Nüziders - Walgauweg - Gasthof Bad Sonnenberg - meadow/forest path - Sonnenberg ruins - Schloßweg - Kälberbünt - Kreuzboden - Oberdaneu - Daneubrücke, Bludenz


Possible access and descent


- at Gasthof Bad Sonnenberg in the direction of the municipal office Nüziders


- at the Schloßweg direction Gemeindeamt Nüziders


- at Kreuzboden in the direction of Nüziders town center

Properties

  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical interest

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