Travel guide St. Gallenkirch
How to reach the accommodation
Spend a wonderful holiday in the beautiful Montafon
. A holiday apartment or a holiday home in the quiet municipality of St. Gallenkirch is an ideal starting point for this. The municipality is located in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and currently has around 2,200 inhabitants. St. Gallenkirch is divided into three districts: Gargellen, Gortipohl and St. Gallenkirch. In terms of area, St. Gallenkirch is the second-largest municipality in the state. 47.1% of the area is classified as high alpine, which is why a ski holiday in St. Gallenkirch
is very popular every winter. You can, for example, arrive by bus or local buses. Montafon has a very efficient transport system. Long-distance buses also take you to Bludenz
. From there, continue with the Montafonerbahn. If you drive towards Vorarlberg by car, you can drive from Germany via the Pfändertunnel, the Rheintalautobahn A14, the Ambergtunnel to Bludenz/Montafon. If you want to arrive by train, you can continue from Bludenz station with the Montafonerbahn to Schruns
. This runs approximately every 30 minutes. The nearest airports are in Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck or Memmingen. From there, you can continue by train, taxi or car towards St. Gallenkirch and the respective apartments.
Holiday in any season
Those who rent a holiday home or a holiday apartment in St. Gallenkirch privately can look forward to a particularly relaxing holiday. Great ski areas also provide the necessary action and adrenaline. In St. Gallenkirch, you can expect a warm and moderate climate. On average, the thermometer shows 7.5 degrees Celsius. Over a year, precipitation accumulates to an average of 1028 millimeters. Most rainfall is to be expected in August, the least in February. January is the coldest month, averaging -2.1 degrees Celsius. The warmest month is July, with 16.5 degrees Celsius. Montafon is therefore not only suitable for a ski holiday in winter but also for a lovely holiday in the mountains in St. Gallenkirch
in spring or summer. In some houses, apartments or accommodations, pets such as dogs are allowed. For the four-legged friends, holidays in the mountains in Austria are as much fun as for your family members. There are numerous activities to enjoy.
Marvel at 8 degrees Celsius
St. Gallenkirch and the surrounding area have more to offer than just your affordable holiday apartment, the holiday home or the nearby ski areas. Some sights should be on your radar when planning a holiday in Montafon. One highlight is the Kuratie-Church Gortipohl to Hl. St. Nikolaus. The first chapel was consecrated as a branch church of St. Gallenkirch around 1503. However, an avalanche destroyed it in 1694. Subsequently, the current Expositurkirche was handed over by Bishop Ulrich for its purpose. The organ dates back to the 17th century and is probably one of the oldest in Montafon. Not far away, also in St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl, you will find the parish church of Hl. Gallus. The chapel has existed since 1307. In 1474 it was rebuilt. The church is one of the most beautiful rococo churches in Vorarlberg. The pulpit, the organ case and the three rococo altars are particularly impressive. Another tip: Take a trip to the historical mine museum Bartholomäberg and look forward to an exciting journey back in time to the time of the miners. About 115 meters of the St. Anna Tunnel are accessible. There you can take a 30-minute guided tour of the mine. Attention: The temperature in the mine is only 8 degrees Celsius.
The smallest bottle is also the most expensive
Take advantage of one of the many offers and book a private holiday apartment or a house in St. Gallenkirch. From there, you can also discover the cultural highlights of the surrounding area. In the Muntanella Stöbli, for example, more than 9,000 beer bottles from all over the world are on display. Here, you will also find the smallest beer bottle in the world. Collectors estimate the value of this rarity at more than 7,000 Euros. Every Wednesday evening, there is also a hut evening with live music. You can also learn more about local history and traditions in Austria at the Montafoner Heimatmuseum in Schruns. It is one of the oldest of its kind in the entire Alpine region. There, you will find a unique collection of ethnographic objects, complemented by two annual changing exhibitions. In the basement vaults, traditional workshops and a blacksmith's hammer forge are set up. A weaving chamber commemorates the beginnings of textile production in the valley. The Montafoner Tourism Museum in Gaschurn
is also worth visiting. The exhibition now has an alpine history focus. Here, you can learn more about how the locals explored the mountains. Quite impressive!
Triumph of Cheese
Experience St. Gallenkirch, Montafon or Vorarlberg
in their culinary splendor. This particular region of Austria has a lot to offer when it comes to food and drink. The Montafon cuisine has a particular focus on the typical Sura Kees. This spicy sour cheese has a fat content of 1.8 percent and is therefore one of the lowest fat cheeses worldwide. Cheese production in Montafon, Austria has a special tradition. From the 12th to the 17th century, it experienced its heyday. After several crises, there was a return to tradition in the 1990s. Since then, the cheese has been on the rise again. Sura Kees is the basis for cheese soup and Keesknöpfli, as well as for desserts. Another typical regional dish is the Brösel, a simple corn dish that is often eaten for breakfast. However, it is also enjoyed sweetened with apple sauce as a dessert. If you have rented a holiday apartment or an affordable holiday home in St. Gallenkirch, it's worth trying the Polmanudeln with cinnamon in the cozy local restaurants. For breakfast, locals also enjoy herbal quark, honey, muesli, jam, fruit salad, eggs, or yogurt.
You will hardly find a bigger open-air stage
The area around St. Gallenkirch, with its numerous holiday apartments and houses, is popular with families. In addition to great ski and hiking areas with beautiful views, other family highlights in the surrounding area await. On the open-air stage Silbertal, for example, you can experience the famous Sagenfestspiele (Legend Festivals). In a fantastic location, you can watch mystical plays and participate in exciting guided tours. With an area of around 20,000 m², it is one of the largest open-air stages in Europe - including more than 15 original buildings with a chapel, farmhouse, lake, fountain or waterfall. In St. Gallenkirch, you can not only plunge into the slopes with your family. St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl also offers Limo 66, a bowling center at the Valisera Bahn valley station. In summer, children can even bowl for free from 17.00 to 18.00. Fun for young and old!
Pure slope fun
Skiing and snowboarding are, of course, major highlights when renting a holiday apartment or a holiday home privately in St. Gallenkirch in winter. The ski area Silvretta Montafon is considered the most athletic of its kind. Here you will find fantastic conditions for a great, snow-filled holiday. 140 groomed kilometers of slopes, 37 lifts and cable cars, and cozy huts and houses to stop and relax await you. With 1,700 altitude meters, the longest valley run in Vorarlberg is especially suitable for endurance pros. In the Cross Park, your whole family can also enjoy themselves. The black slopes, on the other hand, can sometimes have an incline of up to 81 percent. Great: Early risers can especially enjoy skiing during the sunrise trips. Another highlight for your holiday in St. Gallenkirch, Austria is a visit to the mining museum Silbertal. Here you will learn all about the exciting world of mining and can relive the mining lifestyles of past epochs. Historical writings, archaeological finds and fabulous illustrations take you on a fascinating journey. The energie.raum in Gaschurn-Partenen will also amaze you. This space is a combination of exhibition and museum. The theme: Hydropower and Montafon.