Ziggamweg, 227, Sankt Gallenkirch, 6791, Austria
Good for: Families
Garfrescha 385, Sankt Gallenkirch, 6791, Austria
Good for: Couples
Silvrettastrasse 277, Sankt Gallenkirch, 6791, Austria
Good for: Families
Restaurant Café Därfli is during daytime more or less the living room of St. Gallenkirch when locals and guests do have their drink or snack on the bar or in the café. In the evening it is one of the best restaurants in St. Gallenkirch with an interesting and varied menu. The restaurant is not too big and has its own charm. If you are lucky there...more
Muntanella Stöbli is a very typical local Austrian café restaurant with a very special decor against the walls and from the ceiling.Here you will find thousands of different beer bottles from all over the world.The cook uses fresh local products and so you are able to enjoy a real Austrian meal (don't expect 'chips'). And 'of course' you have to...more
Enjoy the sun during your ski activities and relax on one of the terraces of the eight mountain restaurants in the Silvretta Montafon area. Especially when the weather is fine the terraces are full with people sunbathing, eating, drinking and enjoying the lovely scenery of the mountains.The eight restaurants are all different and vary from a very...more
Every village in Montafon has its own large fire on the evening of the first Sunday after Ash Wednesday.
The days before local people have built enormous piles of wood with in the top a witch.
On Sunday evening the pile is set in light.
In old days more or less a bonfire that was supposed to drive out the winter. Nowadays a popular local custom with music and of course a 'Schnaps'.
In Vorarlberg Funkensonntag is also named: Holepfannsonntag or Küachlisonntag.
'Funkensonntag' is hold on the Sunday following Ash Wednesday.
In 2010 this local custom will be on Sunday 21 February.
Luggage and bags:
You need a big bag, for yous winter clothes.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter season you absolutly need good boots and waterproofed or warm clothes. A jacket, some pullover, warm trousers.
Up in the moutains you need Ski equipment. Waterproofed warm trousers and jackets. It's a must too wear good eyeshadows and a warm hat.
On one of these rainy days in Montafon we decided not for skiing, but for visiting the so called Bielerhöhe. Being sure it would raining at a height of more than 2000 metres. We had been there already in summer and autumn, but never during one of our ski holidays in winter.We had to drive to Partenen, the last village in the Montafon Valley, taking...more
If staying in St. Gallenkirch why not visiting the St. Gallus Church; or on a rainy day or just after a day of skiing or walking in the mountains.In the year of 1307 stood a chapel on the present location of the church in the middle of the village. The St. Gallus Church itself was built in 1474 (the choir dates back to this time) and extended in...more
2 Reviews and Opinions
Of course it is possible to walk in the valleys and on (winter) walkways in the villages of Montafon. But nowadays there are four signposted and safe walking tracks high in the mountains of the Silvretta Montafon ski area. They are heading to a couple of viewing points with great views of the impressive mountain scenery.Easy accessible by a gondola...more
The main ski area in Montafon (St. Gallenkirch) is Silvretta Montafon (the former Silvretta Nova). But one of the pleasures of this region is the fact that your are able to visit more ski area's with the same ski pass.The other areas are all situated within a distance of 10 km's from St. Gallenkirch.Silvretta Montafon (St. Gallenkirch - Gaschurn):...more
St. Gallenkirch is centrally located in the Montafon area and that makes it easy to go to one of the other ski mountains by car or bus. Gargellen is one of the places we mostly visit on one of the days of our holiday. It is situated almost at the end of a narrow valley, about 8 km's from St. Gallenkirch, surrounded by impressive mountains.The...more
St. Gallenkirch is a rather small village in the province of Vorarlberg in Austria. It is situated in the so called 'Montafon', a valley along the river 'Ill' and stretches from Bludenz till the Silvretta mountains. There are 11 villages between a height of 650 and 1430 metres. St. Gallenkirch lies in the centre of Montafon, just 19 km's from the...more
As said in my other tip St. Gallenkirch is a rather small village without the fancy shops in some other wintersport villages. There are just a couple of ordinary shops to fulfil the daily purchases of the local people and tourists. St. Gallenkirch has just one supermarket, bakery, flower shop, newspaper booth and a (herb) chemist. 'Of course' you...more
A lot of people bring their own ski gear when on holiday. But we decided a couple of years ago to hire equipment in our holiday destination St. Gallenkirch. Main reasons to do:- always the latest ski models- if necessary service every day - possibility of exchange of equipment- don't need to bring our own ski's in a ski box on the car- no need for...more