survival guide

clothing & accessories

  • Good shoes. In case it rains or if you are walking on nature trails.
  • Durable clothing. For (unforeseen) work in nature or with natural materials.
  • Warm clothes. In the evenings, it can get very cold. 0° is rare but can happen. Maximum temperatures in May and June range from 18° during the day to 7° at night.
  • Small backpack or bag. To be able to carry your stuff practically. Some distances can be underestimated.
  • Rain protection. The rain sometimes takes you by surprise in the Bschlabertal and can then be very heavy.
  • Sun protection. The valley is high up, so solar radiation can be intense.

equipment & tools

  • Towel. These are provided as standard, but to be on the safe side you would better take one with you.
  • Earplugs. You will be grateful if you sleep in a dorm room.
  • Snacks. In case you get hungry or have special eating habits (see “good to know“).
  • Medication. This is self-explanatory. There is no pharmacy in the Bschlabertal.
  • Torch. There is not much lighting at night in the Bschlabertal.
  • Mobile phone and other technical equipment. There is (mostly) cell phone reception in the Bschlabertal. With a Drei-mobile phone contract you only get reception in some places in Boden. Internet reception is good everywhere.
  • Pocket knife. For basically everything.
  • Cash. There is no ATM in the villages.

ideas, optional

  • Telescope. Whoever has one. The night sky is incredible.
  • Binoculars. For observing animals: Deer, badgers, golden eagles and many others.
  • Hiking equipment. If you like hiking, you should definitely take advantage of the area surrounding Bschlabs and Boden.
  • Board games. Playing cards etc. – for the ultimate mountain hut atmosphere.
  • Swimwear. For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.

what you should be aware of beforehand

  • The house rules. We are all guests in the Bschlabertal and therefore want to treat nature and people as well as the accommodations and workplaces with respect.
  • The locality. What do Bschlabs, Boden and the routes in between look like? Where is my accommodation and where is my place of work?
  • The weather. Will it rain? How warm will it get? The weather in the Bschlabertal can change quickly and strong thunderstorms are not uncommon in summer.
  • Swimwear. For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.

good to know

  • There is no shop in the Bschlabertal. It takes half an hour by bus to get to Elmen, where there is a small Spar for groceries. The next bigger supermarket is 25 minutes away by car. In Reutte there are shops for almost all goods. Reutte is 35 min away by car and an hour away by bus.
  • The road between Bschlabs and Boden is not accessible. It is only a roadway and too dangerous to walk there. There is a hiking trail that acts as a connection between the two villages, but unfortunately it was flooded by a mudslide and is therefore also difficult to pass now.
  • The bus through the valley runs 4 times a day from Imst to Elmen. In Elmen you can take the connecting bus to Reutte or the upper Lechtal. The rides start as soon as the Hahntennjoch opens. The timetable should be fixed by the beginning of May. More details on the connection: “what is bschlabs? > travel
  • If you have any intolerances or a particular diet that cannot be catered for at the buffet, please make sure that you are catered for regardless of the food on offer at the festival.
  •  For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.

clothing & accessories

  • Good shoes. In case it rains or if you are walking on nature trails.
  • Durable clothing. For (unforeseen) work in nature or with natural materials.
  • Warm clothes. In the evenings, it can get very cold. 0° is rare but can happen. Maximum temperatures in May and June range from 18° during the day to 7° at night.
  • Small backpack or bag. To be able to carry your stuff practically. Some distances can be underestimated.
  • Rain protection. The rain sometimes takes you by surprise in the Bschlabertal and can then be very heavy.
  • Sun protection. The valley is high up, so solar radiation can be intense.

equipment & tools

  • Towel. These are provided as standard, but to be on the safe side you would better take one with you.
  • Earplugs. You will be grateful if you sleep in a dorm room.
  • Snacks. In case you get hungry or have special eating habits (see “good to know“).
  • Medication. This is self-explanatory. There is no pharmacy in the Bschlabertal.
  • Torch. There is not much lighting at night in the Bschlabertal.
  • Mobile phone and other technical equipment. There is (mostly) cell phone reception in the Bschlabertal. With a Drei-mobile phone contract you only get reception in some places in Boden. Internet reception is good everywhere.
  • Pocket knife. For basically everything.
  • Cash. There is no ATM in the villages.

ideas, optional

  • Telescope. Whoever has one. The night sky is incredible.
  • Binoculars. For observing animals: Deer, badgers, golden eagles and many others.
  • Hiking equipment. If you like hiking, you should definitely take advantage of the area surrounding Bschlabs and Boden.
  • Board games. Playing cards etc. – for the ultimate mountain hut atmosphere.
  • Swimwear. For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.

what you should be aware of beforehand

  • The house rules. We are all guests in the Bschlabertal and therefore want to treat nature and people as well as the accommodations and workplaces with respect.
  • The locality. What do Bschlabs, Boden and the routes in between look like? Where is my accommodation and where is my place of work?
  • The weather. Will it rain? How warm will it get? The weather in the Bschlabertal can change quickly and strong thunderstorms are not uncommon in summer.
  • Swimwear. For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.

good to know

  • There is no shop in the Bschlabertal. It takes half an hour by bus to get to Elmen, where there is a small Spar for groceries. The next bigger supermarket is 25 minutes away by car. In Reutte there are shops for almost all goods. Reutte is 35 min away by car and an hour away by bus.
  • The road between Bschlabs and Boden is not accessible. It is only a roadway and too dangerous to walk there. There is a hiking trail that acts as a connection between the two villages, but unfortunately it was flooded by a mudslide and is therefore also difficult to pass now.
  • The bus through the valley runs 4 times a day from Imst to Elmen. In Elmen you can take the connecting bus to Reutte or the upper Lechtal. The rides start as soon as the Hahntennjoch opens. The timetable should be fixed by the beginning of May. More details on the connection: “what is bschlabs? > travel
  • If you have any intolerances or a particular diet that cannot be catered for at the buffet, please make sure that you are catered for regardless of the food on offer at the festival.
  •  For the rivers in the valley and (possibly) the pool.