Traualpsee lake in the Tannheimer Tal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Klaus Kranebitter
Traualpsee lake in the Tannheimer Tal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Klaus Kranebitter

Three-Lakes Circular Hike
Vilsalpsee – Traualpsee – Lache

This high alpine hike visits three beautiful lakes in the Tannheimer Tal Valley. From the Neunerköpfe mountain the route passes the Lache lake on the way to the Landsberger Hütte hut before continuing via the Traualpsee to the Vilsalpsee. The last of the three lakes is one of the most impressive in Tirol, and the surrounding nature reserve is an important habitat for rare plants and animals such as the mountain salamander and the European toad.

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Starting point  

Bottom station of Neunerköpfle gondola, Tannheim

Hike to

Lache, Landsberger Hütte, Traualpsee, Vilsalpsee

Finishing point

Bottom station of Neunerköpfle gondola, Tannheim

Mountain chain

Allgäu Alps

Length

15 km

Approximate hiking time

5h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

2,070m 1,100m

Elevation uphill 420m
Vertical metres downhill 1,100m

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Technique

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Car park at the bottom of the Neunerköpfle gondola

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Trail description

The hike begins with a ride up on the eight-man gondola from Tannheim to the Neunerköpfle mountain. From the top of the gondola hikers first head to the summit of the Neunerköpfle with fantastic views of the Allgäu Alps and the lush meadows towards the Zugspitze. On the southern side of the summit there is the "Saalfelder Höhenweg" (trail no. 421) which crosses through a number of meadows. Hikers will soon see the Usseralpe and Gappenfeldalpe huts. However, the trail does not lead to the huts but instead towards the Schochenspitze mountain. The final section of the ascent to the summit is steep with a number of switchback corners. From the top of the mountain hikers will be able to see part of the Traualpsee lake as well as the Landsberger Hütte hut and the Vilsalpsee lake. From the peak of the Schochenspitze the trail descends through rockfields past the foot of the Lachenspitze mountain to the Landsberger Hütte hut. This is a good place to stop for a drink and a snack before continuing downhill to the Traualpsee lake and on to the Vilsalpsee lake. The final section back to the starting point can be completed either on foot or using the bus.

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