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Skyspace Lech, Arlberg (c) Florian Holzherr
James Turrell

Skyspace Lech

As of septembre 2018, a very special building has become accessible in Oberlech/Tannegg.

At an altitude of 1,780 metres above sea level, close to the Schlosskopf cable car high above Lech am Arlberg, the Skyspace plays with space and light.

It was during a hike around Lech am Arlberg that the worldfamous artist James Turrell was so taken by the mountains that one of his Skyspaces is now being realised precisely here – a space in which light is experienced anew

Designed by US artist James Turell, who is well known for his light-space installations, the Skyspace is a walk-through piece of conceptual art. Accessible through a 15m tunnel, an exhibition room with special light features has been built into a hillside.

Up above, a large movable skylight affords a view of the outside world, opening up new ways, with every visit, to perceive the sky and the way the light penetrates into the room. When it is dark outside, a light installation makes the room appear totally different.

Sksyspace, James Turrel, 1st Sketch, Skizze © James Turrell, Konzept skyspaceLech
Skyspace Lech, Arlberg,, James Turrell (c) Maria Muxel

WE ARE NOT AWARE THAT WE OURSELVES GIVE THE SKY ITS COLORS.

James Turrell
Individual Tours

Hikes to Skyspace

    • Outdooractive

      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe

      Skyspace Lech by artist James Turrell has been one of Vorarlberg's cultural highlights since…

      • 11,0 km

      • 03:30 h

      • mittel

      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:11,0 km
      Ascent:425 m
      Descent:650 m
      Duration:03:30 h
      Deepest point:1396 m
      Highest point:1800 m
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      Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe

      Skyspace Lech by artist James Turrell has been one of Vorarlberg's cultural highlights since it…

      Start of tour

      Bergbahn Oberlech

      End of tour

      Gasthaus Bodenalpe

      Description

      Skyspace Lech was officially opened in the summer of 2018 and has been open to visitors ever since. With the Skyspace by James Turrel, the dimensions of space, light and time are lifted and newly combined. The intense feeling of space in the midst of the dreamlike mountain world mixes with the equally intense colours of the sky to create an overall experience that opens up to the visitor. Especially…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Outdooractive

      From Lech to the Skyspace

      A beautiful winter hiking trail leads from Lech to the newly opened art installation…

      • 2,9 km

      • 01:11 h

      • mittel

      From Lech to the Skyspace
      From Lech to the Skyspace
      From Lech to the Skyspace
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:2,9 km
      Ascent:347 m
      Descent:24 m
      Duration:01:11 h
      Deepest point:1434 m
      Highest point:1779 m
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      From Lech to the Skyspace

      A beautiful winter hiking trail leads from Lech to the newly opened art installation by…

      Start of tour

      Lech

      End of tour

      Skyspace

      Description

      The beautiful winter hiking trail leads you from Lech to the newly opened art project of James Turrell in Oberlech. The Skyspace is a walk-in installation that captivates visitors from all over the world.

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Skyspace Aussen

      From Oberlech to the Skyspace

      Oberlech in Lech am Arlberg has become a meeting place for all those interested…

      • 1,3 km

      • 00:28 h

      • mittel

      From Oberlech to the Skyspace
      From Oberlech to the Skyspace
      From Oberlech to the Skyspace
      Difficulty:mittel
      Distance:1,3 km
      Ascent:131 m
      Descent:7 m
      Duration:00:28 h
      Deepest point:1643 m
      Highest point:1774 m
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      From Oberlech to the Skyspace

      Oberlech in Lech am Arlberg has become a meeting place for all those interested in…

      Start of tour

      Bergbahn Oberlech

      End of tour

      Skyspace

      Description

      A visit to the newly opened walk-in art installation “Skyspace” by James Turrell is an absolute highlight of a winter holiday. The magnificent play of colours in the dome takes visitors into a magical world. Space and time take on a new meaning in Skyspace. During the guided tours, visitors receive interesting information about the artist, the creation of the art installation and a breathtaking light show.

       

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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    • Outdooractive

      From Schlössle in Oberlech to the Skyspace

      A cultural highlight in Vorarlberg is the Skyspace Lech. The walk-in art installation by…

      • 0,7 km

      • 00:20 h

      • leicht

      From Schlössle in Oberlech to the Skyspace
      From Schlössle in Oberlech to the Skyspace
      From Schlössle in Oberlech to the Skyspace
      Difficulty:leicht
      Distance:0,7 km
      Ascent:50 m
      Descent:8 m
      Duration:00:20 h
      Deepest point:1723 m
      Highest point:1771 m
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      From Schlössle in Oberlech to the Skyspace

      A cultural highlight in Vorarlberg is the Skyspace Lech. The walk-in art installation by the…

      Start of tour

      Bus stop Schlössle Oberlech

      End of tour

      Skyspace

      Description

      Tannegg in Oberlech has been the meeting place for all art and culture enthusiasts since summer 2018. Following his visit to Lech am Arlberg in 2014, the world-famous artist James Turrell conceived the walk-in art installation Skyspace. The art installation transports visitors into colorful worlds. Space and time take on a new meaning in Skyspace. Guided tours take place at regular intervals in the Skyspace Lech. Various light installations and…

      Best season
      JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
      JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
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The region

Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Guests from around the world value the unrivalled quality found only here in the birthplace of skiing. Lech Zürs am Arlberg is dramatically situated in the heart of Austria’s largest contiguous ski area. Flourishing meadows and exciting trails surround this enthralling, picturesque village in summer.

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