His retreat is the hunting cabin, leaning against the wall of a small rock. "The special location makes me feel protected and safe enough to spend the night up here." The area is so hidden that nobody but him would find it. "It offers a clear view of the valley, like from a pastor's pulpit. You feel really sublime here. And it has a strange aura."
Animals also seem to be attracted to this aura. "The black cock is usually such a shy bird. Once Steffi and I sat here at the highest point. And as it should be for hunters, we didn't talk. All of a sudden a black cock came and sat down just next to us as if he hadn't noticed us at all." No cock-and-bull story but a really amazing experience.
Just like some marmots that came from Vorarlberg to Obere Hemerach Alm. In the Montafon Area a farmer wanted to get rid of the marmots as he got stuck in the marmot holes with his tractor. So Steffi and Peter Falkner set out to save the cute rodents - in other words, to transport them in wooden back frames to Niederthai and release them on the mountain pasture. "Even before we had dug two marmot tunnels especially for them". The shy little animals felt so comfortable in their new home that more than just two warning whistles can already be heard.