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The principal village in the Montafon valley in Vorarlberg, Austria, in the district of Bludenz, a popular skiing area.

Schruns lies 108 kilometers (c. 67 miles) west-south-west of Innsbruck. To the west of it lies the Zimba, a mountain known popularly as "the Matterhorn of the Vorarlberg."

Schruns and the Schenker circle

Schruns is 24 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of the Schenkers' favorite summer resort of Galtür, 25 kilometers northwest of Ishgl and Paznaun, which the Schenkers visited, and 27 kilometers west-south-west of St Anton am Arlberg, where the Schenkers vacationed in 1915 and 1916. Heinrich and Jeanette visited Schruns in July 1922, and: from there climbed straight up to the Lindauer Hut and in the most glorious weather went for the hike we had planned to the Douglas Hut on the Lünersee. The views we had there certainly number amongst the most beautiful impressions of our entire holiday. (OJ 15/16, [46]).

Moriz Violin, his wife, children, sister Fanny, and brother Eduard, stayed in Schruns in July/August 1924, from where they visited the Schenkers on August 4‒5, traveling via the "little valley" (Jöchele) ‒ at that time a drive of seven hours (OJ 14/45, [32], OJ 8/4, [31], OJ 14/45, [107]; diary OJ 3/6, pp. 2701‒2702).


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