Lünersee im Brandnertal | © Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz, Stefan Kothner


Diverse hiking area at the Lünersee

An overview of some popular hiking tours

Whether you opt for a relaxing walk around the Lünersee or a challenging summit tour, the hiking region in the Rätikon offers hikers and climbers great variety.

Loop-path hike from the Lünersee

Discover the turquoise pearl of the Alps

The walk around the Lünersee is the ideal hike for families. Lasting between one and a half and two hours, the easy loop trail is suitable for children of almost all ages.

The trail spanning six kilometres travels along the picturesque bank of the Lünersee and offers breath-taking scenery. The strongest ascent and descent of the loop hike is located to the left of the dam. Once this part has been completed, the remaining part of the tour will be almost at ground level.

Given the ascent to the left side, the tour is not suitable for prams. Alternatively, you can start your hike from the right side and then turn back at the Lünersee Alpine pasture.


Distance: 6.1 km
Walking time: approx. 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: easy
Dining and refreshment options: Alpe Lünersee, Douglass Hütte

Wandern am Lünersee im Brandnertal | © Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz, Stefan Kothner

“Here you will become a border crosser, since the national border between Vorarlberg and Switzerland runs directly over the summit of the massif.”

Schesaplana - the queen of the Rätikon

From the Lünersee summit station, you walk along the lake towards the west, then right up to the Totalphütte, past the small Totalp lake and the customs post Schesaplana on the Schesaplana bridge. From here, it is only 55 m to the 2,965-metre-high Schesaplana summit. There you can enjoy the divine 360° mountain panorama - and inevitably cross the border. You can then return by the same route.

Distance: 10.7 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours from the Lünersee summit station
Difficulty: difficult
Dining and refreshment options: Douglass Hütte, Totalphütte

Aussichtspunkt Gafalljoch | © Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz

Gafalljoch viewing point

From the summit station, the hiking trail heads towards the Lünersee loop trail. At the Lünersee Alpine pasture you turn towards Switzerland and walk for approx. 30 minutes to Gafalljoch, which is clearly visible from a good distance. Once you have reached it, you have a divine view of Switzerland and the Lünersee. Directly on the border between Austria and Switzerland at 2,222 m above sea level you can let your soul breath and enjoy the view. You can return via the same route or alternatively choose the other bank of the Lünersee.

Distance: 8.7 km
Walking time: approx. 3 hours
Degree of difficulty: medium
Dining and refreshment options: Douglass Hütte, Alpe Lünersee 

Wandern am Lünersee im Brandnertal | © Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz, Stefan Kothner


The hike starts at the mountain station towards Lünerkrinne. Shortly after the Lünersee Rundweg/ Lünerkrinne fork, turn left and follow the easily recognizable path. The way back can be the same way, or alternatively you can choose the other side of the Lünersee.

Distance: 2.5 km
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
Degree of difficulty: medium
Dining and refreshment options: Douglass Hütte, Alpe Lünersee 

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The Lünersee is an ideal starting point for various hiking tours. Find your perfect tour in our summer panorama.

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Other hikes around the Lünersee

The hiking region of the Lünersee has many more hiking trails on offer

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Opening times Lünerseebahn

18 May – 15 September 2019

Ascent: Every half hour from 8.00 a.m. to 12.20 p.m. and from 1.10 p.m. to 4.55 p.m. (last ascent). 

Descent: Every half hour from 8.10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last descent). 

Lunch break: From 12.20 p.m. to 1.10 p.m. (continuous operation if required).

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