Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse


The 23km-long Silvretta High Alpine Rd twists and turns beneath peaks rising to well over 2500m before climbing over the 2036m Bielerhöhe Pass via 34 knuckle-whiteningly tight switchbacks. At the top of the pass is the Silvretta Stausee.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Vorarlberg attractions

1. Silvretta Stausee

1.87 MILES

Glittering at a giddy 2030m above sea level, this startlingly aquamarine reservoir mirrors the snowcapped diamond of 3312m Piz Buin on bright mornings…

2. Alpinarium Galtür

6.69 MILES

This museum, documenting the tragic 1999 avalanche that destroyed the village of Galtür, has been built on the site. Inside you’ll find many poignant…

3. Guarda

11.05 MILES

With its twisting cobbled streets, Hobbit-like houses and numerous fountains, Guarda, 11km west of Scuol, has much appeal and many Swiss turn up to stroll…

4. Schloss Tarasp

13.8 MILES

Perched on a clifftop, this 1000-year-old turreted castle stands high over the valley and is definite fairy-tale material. In 2016, the castle was…

5. Kirchner Museum

13.84 MILES

This giant cube of a museum showcases the world's largest Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) collection. The German expressionist painted extraordinary…

6. Wintersportmuseum

14.24 MILES

This ski-obsessed museum races you back to an age when skis were wooden planks and snowshoes improvised tennis rackets.

7. Swiss National Park Centre

15.49 MILES

At the hands-on Swiss National Park Centre, an audioguide gives you the low-down on conservation, wildlife and environmental change. Staff can provide…

8. St Anton Museum

17.11 MILES

Set in attractive gardens above St Anton and housed in a beautiful 1912 villa, this nostalgic museum traces St Anton’s tracks back to the good old days…