Bielerhöhe Pass

Bielerhöhe Pass

Silvrettastausee from Bielerhöhe Pass
Elevation 2,071 m (6,795 ft)
Location Austria
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°55′5″N 10°5′44″E / 46.91806°N 10.09556°E / 46.91806; 10.09556Coordinates: 46°55′5″N 10°5′44″E / 46.91806°N 10.09556°E / 46.91806; 10.09556
Bielerhöhe Pass

Bielerhöhe Pass

The Bielerhöhe Pass (elevation 2071 m, 6,795 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps between the Bundesländer of Vorarlberg and Tyrol.

It connects Montafon in Vorarlberg and the Paznaun valley in Tyrol. At the top of the pass are several restaurants and hotels.

The pass is closed to normal traffic from November to April. Mini-buses run during the winter to take skiers to the ski resort.

Nearby is the highest peak in Vorarlberg, the Piz Buin (3312 m) and the Silvrettasee, which is frozen solid most years by the end of January and covered with snow.

Bielerhöhe, name sign
panorama between Bielerhöhe en Wirl

The 'Bielerhöhe' connects the Vorarlberg Montafon with the Tirol Paznaun. The pass lies on just north of the Silvretta reservoir and is in the Vorarlberg region. The Bielerhöhe is the highest approachable point of the Silvretta High Alpine Road, a toll street on the Bielerhöhe, which is closed due to its exposed position in the winter. However, you then reach the pass from Partenen (Vorarlberg) via a cableway and a tunnel of Vorarlberger Illwerke AG and the last piece of the usual mountain road under a taxi service.


Location and Landscape

The Bielerhöhe is on the watershed between Rhine and Danube.

Mastering on the Bielerhöhe is the Silvretta reservoir, in which the lower Ochsental (Silvretta) drowned.

Under Bielerhöhe is meant both the whole about two kilometers comparatively flat fitting area between two steep climbs, and the small bump on the northern flank of the passport  (2,037 m).[1] The former height Bielerhöhe (2,021 m [2] has also disappeared below the dam.

See also


  1. Walther Flaig; Günther Flaig (2005), "801 Bielerhöhe, 2071 m" (in German), Silvretta (13. ed.), München: Rother Bergverlag, pp. 275, ISBN 978-3-7633-1097-5,
  2. Eck der Landesgrenze, Angabe nach f&b Wanderkarte Blatt 37 Rhätikon-Silvrettagruppe 1:100000, ca. 1960er

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