Circular hike around one of the largest natural mountain lakes in the world. We always knew that with the Lünersee we could call a true pearl our own.
In the year 2019 Lünersee was voted the most beautiful place in Austria in a national television show. Because on this very special day for the beautiful holiday destination, millions of local visitors voted Lünersee the most beautiful place in Austria. The area around the mountain lake is both a nature reserve and a landscape protection area and is home to many rare flowers, some of which are very delicate.
Whether it’s a relaxed circular route around the Lünersee or a challenging summit tour – the hiking area in the Rätikon offers hikers and mountaineers pure variety.
The attraction is also easily accessible for less experienced mountaineers. The gondola takes you up to almost 2,000 meters above sea level.
A tour around the Lünersee is the ideal hike for families, because it is suitable for children of almost all ages. Discover the unique nature of the Rätikon, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a breathtaking Alpine panorama. And for those who don’t want to put on their hiking boots: You can also try your luck at the Lünersee at 1,970 m above sea level fishing attempt. We are sure that families and mountain fans will find a wide range of activities here.
Walking time approx. 2 hours – distance approx. 7 km
The Schesaplana, also known as the Queen of the Rätikon at 2,965 m, is a particularly popular mountain. On the highest peak in the Rätikon you can enjoy a fantastic 360° mountain panorama – and inevitably become a border crosser. Because the national border between Austria and Switzerland runs directly over the summit of the mountain massif.
Hiking tip: To the highest peak of the Rätikon – the Schesaplana.
The start to the most famous, highest and most frequently climbed peak of the Rätikon is at the Douglasshütte / Lünerseebahn mountain station (1980 m). From here you walk west along the lake, then right up to the Totalphütte, past the small Totalpsee and the customs guard house to the Schesaplanasattel. From here it is only 55 meters in altitude to the 2965 m high Schesaplana summit. The same way applies back.
Walking time approx. 9.5 hours from Brand – distance 18.8 km (approx hours from Lünersee mountain station)
From the Douglasshütte you start in the direction of the Lünersee circular hike. At Alpe Lünersee you turn to Switzerland and hike for about 30 minutes to the Gafalljoch, which is clearly visible from afar. Once there, you have a fantastic view of Switzerland and the Lünersee. Right on the border between Austria and Switzerland at 2,222 meters you can relax and enjoy the view. The way back can be done the same way, or alternatively you can choose the other side of the Lünersee.