The Schönanger Alm at the very end of the valley is the starting point for the highest mountains in the Wildschönau region, Breiteggspitz, Gressenstein or the Grosser Beil. The river runs through the high pasture to cool off in after your walk. A show dairy is located here, producing prize winning cheeses
Another dairy on the Markbachjoch Mountain in Niederau offers weekly guided tours and a taste of the delicious milk and cheese made there.
Thierbach, the smallest and most idyllic village in the Wildschönau Valley has just 160 inhabitants, a handful of houses and two hotels. The sight of the picturesque church and the majestic Gratlspitz Mountain behind it are unforgettable.
In the Wildschönau's museums you can learn about culture and curiosities of the life of a mountain farmer, the local timber industry and silver mining. The beautiful sculptures along St. Francis' Path are an ode to Creation and dedicated the Canticles of St Francis of Assisi.
Halfway along the path is the Z'Bach Farming Museum.
The fascinating Wood Museum is located in Auffach and in Thierbach is the tiny, ancient Lehlenlahn Silver Mine.
Four villages make up the Wildschönau community, each with it's own beautiful church. Niederau, Oberau, Auffach and Thierbach are their names and every one is charming in it's own way.
A particular gem is tiny Thierbach. It has a church, a school, two guesthouses, a handful of farms and a total of 160 inhabitants!