Along the Vilsalpsee to the Bergacht waterfall

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration: 1,5 hours
Length: 6,475 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 99 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 99 m

Lowest point: 1165 m
Highest point: 1260 m
Difficulty: easy
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail
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Short description:
A fantastic hike in the heart of the Tannheimer Tal.

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Suitable for strollers
  • Disability access

Since 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 has a special charm.Starting point and also end point is the inn directly at the Vilsalpsee. Counterclockwise, past the Fischerstube over the bridge, you will head towards Weltlingalpe. The gravel path, wide and easy to walk on, runs on this side of the lake exactly on the shore. At the rear end of the lake is the farmed Vilsalpe. From here a circular path leads to the beautifully situated waterfall "Bergacht". Back it goes again over the Vilsalpe and on the same side of the shore to the starting point, because the last section of the eastern shore between power station and Vilsalpe is closed because of the danger of falling rocks.


From the car park along the west bank to the Vilsalpe, on to the Bergacht waterfall and back to the starting point.

Worth seeing fauna and flora along the entire route.

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.


The personal mountaineering equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Every hiker is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from specialist alpine literature or on site.

Additional information:

Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal


Naturschutzgebiet Vilsalpsee

Starting point: Parking at Vilsalpsee - parking fee
Destination: Vilsalpe
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, to Vilsalpsee. ATTENTION: the entrance to the Vilsalpsee is closed from 10 to 17 o'clock!From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 direction Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to exit Tannheim, to the Vilsalpsee. ATTENTION: the entrance to the Vilsalpsee is closed from 10 to 17 o'clock!

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

At Vilsalpsee or in Tannheim and with the public bus or the Tannheimer Alpenexpress to Vilsalpsee. Both car parks are subject to charges.

Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • Suitable for pushchairs
Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter
Along the Vilsalpsee to the Bergacht waterfall
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim