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Mirror images in the lake – Lake Lünersee in the Raetikon

Spiegelbild im Lünsersee
Lünersee, Blick auf Douglashütte
Vorarlberger Wanderwegekonzept


Distance:6,1 km
Ascent:171 m
Descent:225 m
Duration:02:00 h
Deepest point:1967 m
Highest point:2072 m



  • The bizarre rock formations of the Raetikon and, nestling in between, idyllic lake Lünersee. A leisurely walk around the lake with picturesque views.

    Brand-Schattenlagant – ride up on Lünerseebahn to Douglasshütte shelter (1,979 m) – circuit around lake Lünersee – ride down to Brand

    Douglasshütte Perched on the lakefront, the Douglasshütte shelter looks back on turbulent times. It owes is name to its builder, John Sholto Douglass of Tilquhillie. Born into an old Scottish noble family, his father John Douglass founded a cotton mill in the 19th century in nearby Thuringia and settled in Vorarlberg. John Sholto Douglass was fascinated by the rugged beauty of the mountains. He was one of the co-founders of the Vorarlberg chapter of the Alpine Club. Named after him, the shelter was opened on 28 August 1871 as one of the first wardened shelters in the East Alps. In the winter of 1876/77, it was destroyed by an avalanche, then reconstructed, and expanded several times ever since. When lake Lünersee was impounded, the shelter was moved to its current, slightly elevated location on the lakeshore.

    Themenwege Vorarlberg

    Presented by: Themenwege Vorarlberg, Author:

    Helmut Tiefenthaler

    letzte Änderung: 10.03.2020

  • Difficulty:leicht




    Altitude: 2072 m 1967 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:

    140 alpine emergencies Austria
    144 alpine emergencies Vorarlberg
    112 Euro emergency call (if there is no reception at the site of the emergency, first switch off your mobile phone, and when switching it on again, immediately dial 112 or press the SOS button instead of entering the PIN code).

    More info & links:

    Lünerseebahn (Preise, Öffnungszeiten)

    Douglass Hütte, T +43 664 4412378, T +43 5556 70180448,,

  • Directions

    The trail starts at the mountain terminal of Lünerseebahn leading around lake Lünersee. You may complete the circuit in either direction, but clockwise is recommended. After a short ascent at the start, the remaining route is virtually always downhill or no major height gains. From the terrace of Douglasshütte (directly next to the mountain terminal) you can enjoy wonderful views of lake Lünersee.

    Start Brand-Schattenlagant, mountain terminal Lünerseebahn
    Geogr. 47.059402 N 9.75435 E
    Destination mountain terminal Lünerseebahn
  • Public transportation:


    valley terminal Lünerseebahn