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Winter Hiking | Winter Hiking

From Oberlech to the Skyspace



Difficulty: mittel
Distance: 1.28 km
Ascent: 132 m
Descent: 8 m
Duration: 0.5 h
Deepest point: 1643 m
Highest point: 1774 m



  • Höhenprofil

    Oberlech in Lech am Arlberg has become a meeting place for all those interested in art and culture.

    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.

    Before or after the visit you can warm up in a restaurant in Oberlech with warm drinks.

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
    Author: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH

  • Difficulty: mittel



    Altitude: 1774 m 1643 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:


    140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide

    144 Alpine emergencies Vorarlberg

    112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)


    Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), winter clothes, hot drinks

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  • Directions

    From the mountain station of the Lech-Oberlech mountain railway, follow the winter hiking trail uphill to Oberlech. The trail leads past the Burg Hotel in the direction of Oberlech. After about 5-10 minutes you will reach Hotel Mohnenfluh via Grubenalpe, on the left-hand side. In Oberlech the path leads uphill past the Schlössle. Follow the road uphill to the left. You will pass the Gaisbühell cross-country skiing trail. After a few minutes you reach the Skyspace on the right side. You can either go back the same way to the cable car Lech Oberlech and take the gondola into the valley or follow the road in Oberlech at the Schlössle to the left. After a few minutes you reach the bus stop Schlössle Oberlech. The blue local bus Lech takes you back to the centre of Lech.

    Start Bergbahn Oberlech
    Geogr. 47.216909 N 10.136242 E
    Destination Skyspace


  • Public transportation:

    By train to Langen am Arlberg station or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (No. 91 +92) run regularly to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.


    From Germany: Take the A96 motorway to Bregenz from there on the A14 motorway to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

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

    From Austria: Via the Inntalautobahn A12 and then via the S16 to the exit St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlberg Pass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlbergpass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198, drive through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

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    You can either park your vehicle directly at your host or park it in the underground garage in Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the centre of town opposite Raiffeisenbank Lech.