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Trailrunning Butzensee & Göppinger Hütte


Difficulty: schwer
Distance: 0.03 km
Ascent: 1600 m
Descent: 1600 m
Duration: 0.1 h
Deepest point: 1396 m
Highest point: 2443 m



  • Höhenprofil

    One of the most scenically beautiful trail runs on the Arlberg, which is one of the more difficult runs in the area due to its gradients and paths. To run here is pure luck.

    From Lech over the beautiful Auenfeld towards Mohnefluh and Butzensee. As picturesquely situated as these two points are, the way to them is as exhausting. Constantly uphill over narrow paths it goes to the Mohnensatell and from there down to the lake. Next is the beautiful traverse to the Göppinger Hütte. Here you have to be free from vertigo and sure-footed, but running is wonderful. At the Göppinger Hütte you can stop for a break & a short break before descending to the Älpele. Along the Lech we then take the beautifully laid out Lech path back to the starting point.Conclusion: A beautiful and scenic tour, which is only an experience for runners with good physical condition.

    The tired feet in the Butzensee, or later in the Lech to relax is a real relief while running.

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
    Author: Hannes Heigenhauser

  • Difficulty: schwer




    Altitude: 2443 m 1396 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:


    140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide

    144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg

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


    Trail running equipment, good shoes and plenty of food.

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  • Directions

    From the centre of Lech follow the Lechweg / Flühenweg in the direction of Stubenbach. Here we continue following the Lechweg until we reach the junction to Bodenalpe, which we turn left. Past the Bodenalpe we cross a very steep meadow and later on a beautiful path in the direction of Bürstegg. Eta 300 metres before Bürstegg, after a small stream, a path branches off to the left to Auenfeld. We follow this and walk over the wonderfully hilly terrain in the direction of Oberlech. Shortly before reaching Skyspace Lech, turn right in the direction of Mohnenfluh, a peak that is already clearly visible. Below this beautiful mountain you go up to the saddle of Mohenfluh and then down towards Butzensee. One crosses this one and follows afterwards the way in direction Göppinger hut. This section is probably the most impressive section of this run with the uniquely beautiful view into the beautiful Zugertal. Technically demanding and very narrow is the section, surefootedness and head for heights are important prerequisites. Ander Göppinger Hütte you follow the signs to Älpele. From here it goes always along the Lechweg out to Lech and thus back to the starting point.

    Translated with

    Start Lech Zürs Tourist Information
    Geogr. 47.20872 N 10.141908 E
    Destination Lech Zürs Tourist Information


  • 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.

    Route Planner


    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.