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Skyspace Lech © Rupert Mühlbacher  - Vorarlberg Tourismus
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.

Skyspace Lech (c) Tom Vau - (c) Lech Zürs Tourismus (1)
Skyspace Lech (c) Florian Holzherr

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

James Turrell
Individual Tours

Hikes to Skyspace

    • Hike to Skyspace Lech & via Auenfeld to Bodenalpe

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

      • 10.98 km

      • 3.5 h

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      Difficulty: mittel
      Distance: 10.98 km
      Ascent: 425 m
      Descent: 650 m
      Duration: 3.5 h
      Deepest point: 1401 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

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    • From Lech to the Skyspace

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

      • 2.89 km

      • 1.2 h

      • mittel

      Difficulty: mittel
      Distance: 2.89 km
      Ascent: 347 m
      Descent: 24 m
      Duration: 1.2 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 art installation by the world-famous…

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      Lech

      End of tour

      Skyspace

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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…

      • 1.28 km

      • 0.5 h

      • mittel

      Difficulty: mittel
      Distance: 1.28 km
      Ascent: 132 m
      Descent: 8 m
      Duration: 0.5 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

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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…

      • 0.69 km

      • 0.3 h

      • leicht

      Difficulty: leicht
      Distance: 0.69 km
      Ascent: 50 m
      Descent: 8 m
      Duration: 0.3 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

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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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