From Tannheim to Bergacht Waterfall

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration: 3,5 hours
Length: 13,831 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 185 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 185 m

Lowest point: 1099 m
Highest point: 1260 m
Difficulty: easy
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail
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Short description:
A hike to the beautiful waterfall in the nature reserve Vilsalpsee.

Technique: *

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Insider tip

As the area around the Vilsalpsee has been designated as a nature reserve for over 50 years and is also a Natura-2000 area, this hike is particularly attractive. 

Starting point and also end point is the car park at the Tannheimer Bergbahnen. From here we hike to the roundabout, and there we continue in southern direction. We follow this road to the natural jewel Vilsalpsee. Counterclockwise, passing the Fischerstube over the bridge, we walk towards Weltlingalpe. The gravel path, wide and easy to walk on, runs along the shore on this side of the lake. At the rear end of the lake is the farmed Vilsalpe. Past the alp, the slightly gravel path continues towards the end of the valley. After a short time the 400 meter high mountain goat waterfall appears. We follow the circular path and get back to the Vilsalpe. Here we follow the same path back to the starting point.

Fantastic natural scenery.

Safety guidelines:
It should be noted that in mountaineering there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Despite careful route planning, a basic risk always remains. Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate technical training and further education as well as personal prudence reduces the danger of accidents and risks. However, please never forget that the weather in the mountains can change very quickly.  Stay on the marked hiking trails.

An up-to-date and well-kept/maintained equipment (shoes, sticks and clothes) not only provides a considerable amount of safety but also makes winter hiking much easier. Sun protection (high protection factor and possibly sunglasses) as well as sufficient liquid should not be forgotten.

Additional information:

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal

Naturschutzgebiet Vilsalpsee

Restaurant Vilsalpsee


Starting point: Parking at the Tannheim mountain railways
Destination: Parking at the Tannheim mountain railways
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Tannheim. From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 until exit Tannheim.

Public Transit
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.

Parking at the Tannheim mountain railways - chargeable

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
From Tannheim to Bergacht Waterfall
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim