The Kleinwalsertal seen from the summit of the Widderstein
|Floor elevation||1,086 m (3,563 ft)|
Kleinwalsertal (little Walser valley) is a part of Austria, but only accessible from Germany to the north, and thus is an Austrian "practical exclave" or "pene-exclave". Prior to Austria joining the European Union, the area had tax-free status.
From 1891 Kleinwalsertal enjoyed a customs union with Germany, a free border, and used the Deutsche Mark. Since Austria joined the European Union in 1995, followed by the signing of the Schengen Agreement (1997) and the introduction of the Euro (2002), this special status no longer applies.
Mountains of Kleinwalsertal
- Hoher Ifen 2,230 m (7,316 ft)
- Kanzelwand 2,058 m (6,752 ft)
- Walmendingerhorn 1,990 m (6,529 ft)
- Fellhorn 2,038 m (6,686 ft)
- Zwölfer (Vorarlberg)
- Widderstein 2,536 m (8,320 ft)
- "Practical Enclaves". Enclaves of the World. Retrieved 8 February 2013.