Rundwanderung Götzis in die Schluchten der Eiszeit

Götzis and the gorges of the Ice Age

A hike into the past: across the Ur-Ill’s gorge created at the edges of the ice and the Fallenkobelweg to the Örflaschlucht (gorge). Back up to Rütte to return along the Lusbühlweg to the starting point, the Kobel.

Experience the power of water and the formation of landscapes during the ice ages. A short ascent right at the beginning takes the route through the glacial gorge of the Ill and along the interesting Fallenkobelweg. It then ascends from the upper Götznerberg car park to Meschatle. This where it’s possible to marvel at the Kolk, scour holes in the small gorge, which were ground out by the waters at the edges of the ice during the ice ages, as was the Örflaschlucht (gorge) because the scant amounts of water originating from the Emmebach wouldn’t have been sufficient to do so.

Most of the route leads through cool forests and gorges, which therefore makes it particularly good for hot summer days.

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Highest point632 m
Lowest point411 m
Best time of year
Safety information

It must be remembered that – even if it isn’t a strenuous walk – the route takes in mountain trails. Special caution is required in wet conditions.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts at the car park and continues on the Römerweg and along the edge of the forest towards Hohenems until the Fallenkobelweg branches off to the right and leads along a steep beautiful path through the Ur-Ill gorge to the upper Götznerberg car park. The path here is level and leads into the forest to Dreiangel from where it ascends to the left on the Meschacher Kirchweg to the Meschatle (630m). The descent is then via the Meschatleweg down to the Emmebach stream, across the bridge and a small hump into the Örflaschlucht gorge (532m). It then follows the gorge out to the Immaculata Quelle (spring) and then the signpost for Götznerberg. The path turns left at the playing field for ball games up to the Fahrstraße, then shortly after to the left and immediately right again at the bus stop towards Kobel Chapel; it then descends after passing the last houses down the Lusbühlweg to the Kobel. A right turn immediately at the roundabout leads back to the starting point.

Public transport

By train to Hohenems or Götzis, then the No. 53 country bus to Götzis-Kobel.

Getting there

Travelling from Bregenz, leave the Rheintalautobahn (Rhine Valley Motorway) at the exit for Altach and then continue towards Götzis-Kobel; travelling from Feldkirch, leave the motorway at the Götzis exit and then continue towards Götzis-Kobel.


There is a small free parking lot for hikers at the roundabout at the start of the agricultural road.

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Author: www., Erich Zucalli
6,6 km