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Winter Activities | Winter Hiking

From Lech to the Skyspace

Abzweigung Schottenhof
Präparierter Winterwanderweg

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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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  • A beautiful winter hiking trail leads from Lech to the art installation by the world-famous artist James Turrell.

    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.

    In Oberlech there are numerous possibilities to stop off in a restaurant. Take part in a Skyspace Lech guided tour. Click here for tickets

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Author: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH
    letzte Änderung: 19.09.2021

  • Difficulty: mittel
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    Altitude: 1779 m 1434 m Best season:
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    Safety instructions:

    EMERGENCY:
    140 Alpine emergencies throughout Austria
    144 Alpine emergencies Vorarlberg
    112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone from any network)
    www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

    Equipment:

    Solid winter shoes with good profiled sole, winter clothing, gloves, hood, sunglasses, sun cream

    More info & links:

    https://www.skyspace-lech.com

  • Directions

    You start the winter hiking trail at the Oberlech mountain railway and cross the Lech. Then turn right and follow the path to the main road. Shortly after, the signposted hiking trail branches off to the left. Follow the path uphill through the forest. Soon you will reach the first highlight of the hike. A beautiful vantage point with a view of Lech. The path runs uphill. After about 20 minutes you reach Oberlech. The trail continues past the Oberlech mountain railway to the Skyspace. You cross the ski slope and arrive at Hotel Mohnenfluh. The trail passes the Hotel Mohnenfluh. After about 5 minutes, the path to Schottenhof branches off to the left. The Skyspace is already in sight. After another 5 minutes the way leads right away to the Skyspace. The panoramic view of the surrounding mountains is breathtakingly beautiful. Optionally you can continue on the winter hiking trail or descend the same way back into the valley to Lech.

    Alternatively, you can return to the valley with the Oberlech mountain railway.

    Start Lech
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.211117 N 10.1429 E
    Destination Skyspace
  • Public transportation:

    Take the train to Langen am Arlberg or St. Anton am Arlberg station. From there, buses (no. 91 +92) run at regular intervals to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    Approach:

    From Germany: Take the A 96 to Bregenz from there on the A14 to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    From Switzerland: Via the A13 and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing onto the A14 as far as Bludenz. Continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    From Austria: Take the Inntal motorway A12 and then the S16 to the St. Anton am Arlberg exit (Arlbergpass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlberg Pass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

     


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    Park:

    You can park your car either directly with your host or in the underground car park Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the town centre opposite the Raiffeisenbank Lech.