The District of Reutte
The district of Reutte (Außerfern) with 1.236 km2 and about 32.000 habitants is the smallest area of Tyrol. Reutte consists of four subareas: Reutte and surroundings, Oberes Lechtal, Tannheimer Tal and Zwischentoren.
11 townships belong to the subarea of Reutte and surroundings. Large industrial units like the Plansee group, Schretter & Cie or Multivac have a significant impact on the region. Secondary schools are situated in the principal town Reutte. The hospital in Ehenbichl is the largest regional employer.
The Lech is one of the last untouched European rivers in the Northern Limestone Alps. 14 pretty small towns work together in the subarea Oberes Lechtal. Tourism is the predominant source of income in the valley. A lot of people have to shuttle to their workplaces in the industrial units of Reutte.
The Tannheimer Valley with its 6 small towns is probably the most beautiful high valley within the Allgaeuer Alps. Tourism has a very high importance, but there are also some handicraft producers and small farms.
Between the Zugspitze (highest peak of Germany) und the Sonnenspitze is the subarea Zwischentoren. It is a typical Tyrolean tourism region with some small business for touristic suppliers.
Here you can find the area Profile (German) with statistics for the current year.
The Local development strategy 2014-2020 is the framework for the work of the regional Management of Außerfern. It was the base for the application to get the LEADER-Status in the period 2014-2020. The strategy underlies an ongoing process where fields of activities are developed constantly. The development strategy consists of four fields of activities. These are:
Natural ressources and cultural heritag
Public welfare structures
Map of the Region of Außerfern
Here you can find a detailed map of the region.