Höfen is one of the youngest settlements in the Ausserfern. Farming has always been important in this area and the village is still home to some working farms, as well as some light industry.
Up until 1464 Höfen provided the only viable crossing of the river Lech. Those on the trail of history may be interested in the former house of painter Josef Anton Köpfle, who decorated his house in classic style.
In 1956 a small landing field for gliders was built and in 1957 the Hahnenkammlifts followed. Festivities play an important part in village lift and Höfen is known for its different clubs and organisations, such as the choir, the sports club and the cultural group, which put on an impressive programme of events for a small community.
Summer in Höfen
The Hahnenkamm lift is not only an attraction for the winter months - an extensive network of walking trails leads out from the top of the lifts. The alpine flower trail and the "barefoot" trail should not be missed.
Höfen is also connected into the bike and walking trail network into the Lech valley and the Tannheimertal, and from here half day and full day excursions can be easily organised.
Winter in Höfen
The Hahnenkamm - Reutte ski area is the big attraction in winter - a small but demanding set of runs above the village of Höfen. As well as the beginners lift at the base of the mountain, the ski area offers a quad chairlift, a double chairlift and a cable car. The area is almost completely covered by snow cannons to ensure snow cover the entire winter.
Cross-country skiing is of course also available as part of the Ausserfern network of trails, as well as an ice-climbing tower, moonlit tobogganing and ski shows.
Höfen Tourist Office
Tel: 05672 64937
Fax: 05672 64937 4