Weissenbach am Lech
Weissenbach first became known through the old "Salt Road" - the trail that the salt trade of Austria took along the banks of the Lech. Weissenbach had a storehouse which could store the "white gold" when it was not possible to get over the Gaichtpass to Bregenz in the western part of Austria. The village received the important right to hold a market from Emperor Ferdinand I and thus became more heavily involved in trade.
Weissenbach is known as the "Carnival Capital" of the Ausserfern - the old custom of the "Zuderer" is kept alive and well and these are dug up during the festive time in February. Weissenbach also holds a number of Carnival balls and a procession through the village.
Summer in Weissenbach
Walking and biking trails head from the village deep into the Lech valley. There is also a romantic circular panorama tour, a number of running trails or the option of a climb to a local peak, such as the Schwarzhanskarspitze.
The village also boasts a mountain bike circuit, an open-air swimming pool, riding stables and tennis courts.
Winter in Weissenbach
Tobogganing on the old Gaichtpass road, skiing and cross-country skiing are all part of the winter programme. Weissenbach also offers winter walking tours with unforgettable panoramas in all directions. The small ski area offers facilities for skiers and snowboarders. Curling is also on offer in the winter months.
Weissenbach Tourist Office
Tel: 05678 5303
Fax: 05678 5265