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Hike: Lech - Auenfeld - Schröcken

Hike: Lech - Auenfeld - Schröcken


Min: 4131 ft
Max: 5873 ft
Uphill: 689 ft
Downhill: 1693 ft
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last update on Oct 27, 2020
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Distance: 5.8 miles
Duration:3 h
Min: 4131 ft
Max: 5873 ft
Uphill: 689 ft
Downhill: 1693 ft

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Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Hiking trail

Route description

© Ludwig Berchtold

Your tour starts in Oberlech-Schlössle. Alternatively, you can also start at the Oberlech cable car. At the beginning you start on a comfortable footpath towards "Gaisbühelalpe".
From the "Gaisbühelalpe" you continue to the Auenfeldsattel. Nearby is also the spring of the Bregenzerach. Follow the river through the Auenfeld to the Batzenalpe and further to Schröcken.

Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Sturdy shoes necessary
Eating options available

Where to eat

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

There are refreshments available at the beginning and end of the tour in Oberlech or Schröcken. If you want to strenghten yourself in between, you can make a detour to the Auenfelder Hütte or to the Berghotel Körbersee. 

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 6 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in Vorarlberg is 9 miles.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 210 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 5873 ft above sea level.
  • Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this easy hikes. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike. (See all dog friendly hikes in Vorarlberg.)
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Highlights of the tour

© Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Just before Schröcken you pass the Fellealpe. From there you have a unique view of the Achschlucht and the waterfall there.

You should also enjoy the rich alpine flora during the entire hike.

A visit of the "Alpmuseum" shows visitors the alpine life 500 years ago to the present day. 


For the hike you need good footwear, appropriate sportswear, sun/rain protection and sufficient drinking water.

Getting here

By car;
L200 - from Bregenz/Dornbirn via the Bregenzerwald to Lech
L198 - from Reutte via the Tyrolean Lechtal


Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Warth 32
Phone+43 5583 3515 0
Fax+43 5583 3515 6
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