The Lünersee – a circular walk around one of the largest natural mountain lakes in the world
Whether a relaxing round trip around Lünersee or a challenging trip to the summit – the hiking area in the Rätikon offers sheer variety to ramblers and mountain climbers alike.
A round trip around the lake
A round trip around the lake is the ideal hike for families and is suitable for children of almost every age. Discover the unique nature of the Rätikon, breath in fresh mountain air and enjoy a breathtaking alpine panorama. And for those who do not want to reach for their walking shoes, how about trying your luck at fishing at an altitude of 1970m! Both families and mountain fans will find a variety of things to do.
Walking time: approximately 2 hours
Distance: approximately 7km
Hikes to the Schesaplana
The Schesaplana – also known as the queen of the Rätikon (2.965m high) – is a particularly popular mountain. On the highest peak in the Rätikon you will enjoy a fantastic 360 ° panoramic view of the mountains – and will inevitably become a border crosser – the national border between Austria and Switzerland runs directly above the summit of the mountain.
Walking time: approximately 9.5 hours from Brand
Distance: 18.8km (about 3 hours from the Lünersee mountain station)
Hiking tip: the highest peak of the Rätikon – the Schesaplana
The start of the route to the most famous, highest and probably the most visited peak of the Rätikon is at the Douglasshütte/Lünersee mountain station (1980 m). From here you walk along the lake to the west, then right up to the Totalphütte, past the small Totalpsee and to the Zollwachhaus and Schesaplanasattel. From here, it is only another 55m further up to reach the 2,965m summit. Return via the same path.
From the Douglasshütte, go in the direction of Lünersee circular walk. At the Lünersee mountains, turn towards Switzerland and walk for about 30 minutes to the Gafalljoch, which is soon visible from a distance. Once there, you have a wonderful view of Switzerland as well as the Lünersee. At the border between Austria and Switzerland, you can relax and enjoy the view at 2,222m. You can either go back via the same route or choose to go via the other side of the Lünersee.