Höfen

The village is a popular vacation resort with a rural character in the nature park region of Reutte. The village spreads out at the foot of the Hahnenkamm area and reaches up to the Lech river.

  • Sea level: 868 m
  • Inhabitants: 1.257
  • Total Area: 8,36 km²
  • Population density: 150 inh./sq. km
  • Districts: Höfen, Hornberg, Platten

Until the construction of the first Lech bridge in Reutte in 1464, there was a ford in Höfen and already the Romans crossed the Lech at this point. At the edge of the village is the valley station of the Bergwelt Hahnenkamm. An 8-person circulating cable car takes vacationers to the Höfener Alm area and the Hahnenkamm, a sunny alpine and mountain terrain crisscrossed by high-altitude paths and rich in alpine flora.

 

In 2016, renovation work was completed in the Mariahilf Church in Höfen, during which a very beautiful ceiling painting by the well-known painter Joseph Anton Köpfle, who was born in Höfen, was uncovered and restored. He painted the subject "Assumption of Mary" in 1800 free of charge. It shows Mary surrounded by a host of angels as she is taken up into heaven.

Would you like to learn more about Höfen? We have summarized the most important historical background and sights for you.