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Lake hike at the Hochjoch via the Lake Schwarzsee

Lake Herzsee
Lake hike
Hochjoch cable car
Hiking in the Silvretta-Montafon region
The lake Herzsee lies at the bottom of Hochjoch and is used as a water reservoir for the Wormser hut.
Lake Herzsee with the ski tunnel - in the background you can see the Lechquellen Mountains.
View to Lake Schwazsee
View from Lake Schwarzsee to the Lechquellen mountains
Lake Schwarzsee
Lake Herzsee


Distance:5,1 km
Ascent:524 m
Descent:524 m
Duration:02:19 h
Deepest point:1855 m
Highest point:2306 m



  • Summit station Hochjoch cable car (Kapell) - Seebliga - Ski tunnel - Schwarzsee - Herzsee - Wormser hut - Sennigrat - summit station Hochjoch cable car (Kapell)

    Mountain hike on easy hiking trails, partly steep.

    Montafon Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Author: Roland Fritsch
    letzte Änderung: 10.03.2020

  • Difficulty:mittel




    Altitude: 2306 m 1855 m Best season:
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  • Directions

    The Hochjoch cable car takes you up from Schruns to the summit station at Kapell (1,874m). Continue towards Seebliga and through the ski tunnel into the Seetal. Passing Lake Schwarzsee, Lake Kälbersee and Lake Herzsee we continue to the Wormser hut. Below the ridge we reach in a few minutes the station of the Sennigrat lift, with which we make the descent to get back to the starting point. Of course this tour can also be done in the reverse direction.

    Start Summit station Hochjoch cable car
    Geogr. 47.074491 N 9.9628740000001 E
    Destination Summit station Hochjoch cable car
  • Public transportation:

    Just leave your car.

    The Montafonerbahn shuttle buses run throughout the Montafon. The main lines depart hourly from Schruns station.


    From Schruns station you can take bus line 85/87 to the Hochjoch cable car in Schruns. The exit point is: “Hochjochbahn”. Return also with the bus line 85/87 to Schruns station.


    Arrival by train

    The Montafonerbahn runs every hour from Bludenz station (sometimes every half hour). There are also direct connections from Lindau (D) and Bregenz.


    Coming from Bludenz on the road L180 to Schruns. Turn left at the Rätikon junction (traffic lights). Then to the town center of Schruns and on to the valley station of the Hochjoch cable car.

    Route Planner


    Parking at the valley station of the Hochjoch cable car in Schruns (fee charged)