Three-Lakes-Tour (awarded with the Tyrolean Mountain Path Seal of Quality)
From Neunerköpfle a wonderful high-level trail above the Tannheimer Tal leads past the Schrofen to the Landsberger Hütte.
Descent via the Traualpe to Vilsalpsee to Tannheim.
Quality of experience: ******
- Refreshment stops available
- Family friendly
- Geological highlights
- Botanical highlights
- Faunistic highlights
- Cableway ascent/descent
The hike is again normally accessible via the Traualpe to Vilsalpsee.
Two small peaks, a great panorama path, lightning blue lakes and flowering alpine meadows enrich this varied hike. A gondola lift takes us to the starting point, so that we only have to ascend a few metres in altitude on this tour. Specially at the grass mountains around the Schochenspitze, the view is breathtaking when the weather is clear: In the curve after the ascend, a spectacular mountain panorama opens up to us to the Lachenspitze and the surrounding peaks. The Landsberger Hütte offers us a good place to stop for refreshments. This is especially true during the fair-weather weekends, when most hikers "get stuck" right at the top of the Landsberger Hut. The descent is via the Traualpe - towards Vilsalpsee and to Tannheim.
We use the comfortable and beautiful ascent possibility of the 8-person gondola Neunerköpfle and float up the slope. The houses in the valley get smaller and smaller, at the same time more and more peaks come into our field of vision. Starting from the top station, we can start one of them right away: A short, 15-minute walk takes us up to the summit cross of Neunerköpfle, from where we have an impressive panoramic view of the Allgäu Alps, the lowlands and towards the Zugspitze. Finally, we leave the summit on the southern side and enter the Saalfelder Höhenweg (No. 421), a panoramic path along meadow slopes that is easy to walk. In summer the alpine roses and gentian bloom here in bright colours. Sometimes even an edelweiss flashes. We continue to follow the path, on the right below us we first see the Usseralpe, then the Gappenfeldalpe. But we orientate ourselves towards the Schochenspitze. Shortly before the Schochen the ascent becomes steep and stony, narrow serpentines on grass fields lead us finally up. In a quarter of an hour this summit is also reached. We enjoy the view of the blue-green Traualpsee, the Landsberger Hütte and the Vilsalpsee. From the meadows at the Schochenspitze we reach the Landsberger Hütte below the Lachenspitze on a path over scree fields, descend to the Traualpsee and hike further down to the Vilsalpsee. There you can comfortably take the bus or walk towards Tannheim. The bus ends at the beginning of Tannheim, we walk straight ahead on the road, pass a small chapel and arrive in the centre of Tannheim. At the roundabout we keep to the right and see again the valley station of the cable car where we started our hike.
An absolute dream tour in the Tannheim mountains.
This tour was also named the most popular hike in Austria and in July 2017 it was awarded the Tyrolean mountain path quality seal.
If the weather is wet, the alternative is to walk after Neunerköpfle via Obere Strindenalpe and Gappenfeldalpe, as the path along the slope is then very slippery.
Normal hiking equipment and poles.
Tourismusverband Tannheimer TalTannheimer Bergbahnen
Tannheim, Neunerköpfle mountain railway.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Tannheim, Neunerköpfle Bergbahn.
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.
At the valley station of the Neunerköpfle cable car