Starting from Watzenegg and heading for Palmern, an approx. 40 minutes’ walk of moderate difficulty will bring you to the Schwendealpe. Reaching an altitude of 910m high above Dornbirn, you will be handsomely rewarded for your efforts, especially if you visit between the end of April and the beginning of November, when the hut is open after 08.30 in the morning. If you do, you can try the cider, specially produced for visitors to the hut. Also available are home-made cakes as well as hut classics like Lumpensalat. An added attraction is the local cheese speciality Kässpätzle, although this has to be pre-ordered.