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Over the Gamsluggen to Totalphütte | Brand

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  • Lünersee
    / Lünersee
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick auf den Lünersee mit dem Lünersee-Rundweg
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Wollgras auf dem Weg zum Gafalljoch
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Die mächtigen Kirchlispitzen
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kurzer Blick zurück auf den Rätikon
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick in die Schweiz
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick ins Tal beim Aufstieg zur Gamsluggen
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lünersee
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lünersee - das Herz des Rätikons
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Am Weg zur Totalphütte
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Topfenlasagne auf der Totalphütte
    Photo: Melanie Fleisch , Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH
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If you always wanted a sensational view of the Lünersee, this hike from the Lünersee over the Gafalljoch and the Gamsluggen to the Totalphütte will inspire you.
difficult
Distance 13.4 km
5:00 h
1,004 m
1,004 m
2,391 m
1,575 m
This tour is not heavily frequented and offers beautiful views for experienced hikers. The tour starts at the lake Lünsersee, at the upper station of the Lünsersee cableway. Follow the trail counter clockwise to the opposite side of the lake and alp Lünersee. The trail direction Gafalljoch now becomes a little a bit eroded. Numerous cows from the alp Lünersee will accompany hikers at this passage. From the Gafalljoch one can enjoy a breath-taking view to the Swiss mountains. Take a short cooling break and continue on the Rätikon-Höhenweg Süd slowly down toward the valley, direction Schesaplanahütte/Gamsluggen. The path to Gamsluggen branches away to the right and becomes a steep path (marked in white-blue-white). Head for heights and surefootedness are a must on this tour. Short passages are secured with ropes. When at the highest point of the tour, you can see the lake Lünersee in his famous heart shape – like the heart of the Rätikon. After a short break with spectacular views the hike goes on with a short descent and continues gently to the Totalphütte. There you have to stop and try Topfenlasagne (quark lasagne) - it is delicious. Descent from the hut over the hiking trail to lake Lünersee and enjoy the last passage back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Sensational view of the heart-shaped Lünersee!
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Author
Melanie Fleisch
Update: August 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,391 m
Lowest point
1,575 m
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Rest Stop

Douglass Hütte

Safety information

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Start

Mountain station Lünersee cable way, Brand (1,575 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.066746, 9.755259
DMS
47°04'00.3"N 9°45'18.9"E
UTM
32T 557347 5212858
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Destination

Mountain station Lünersee cable way, Brand

Turn-by-turn directions

Lünersee cable way valley station - ascent with the Lünersee cable way - Lünersee cable way mountain station - Lünersee circuit - Gafalljoch - Gamsluggen - Totalphütte - Lünersee circuit - Lünersee cable way mountain station - descent with the Lünersee cable way - Lünersee cable way valley station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Landbus line 81, stop "Lünerseebahn"
Timetable online at www.vmobil.at

Getting there

www.maps.google.at

Parking

Valley station Lünersee cable way

Coordinates

DD
47.066746, 9.755259
DMS
47°04'00.3"N 9°45'18.9"E
UTM
32T 557347 5212858
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots, warm clothing, rain and sun protection and hiking poles are recommended. Mobile phone for emergencies.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from mahsan java · August 22, 2021 · Community
Hi there, Are the signs on this hike easy to find? I plan to go by myself, can I find the rout or I need a tour guide for that?! Thanks
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Answered by Arne Haeckel  · August 22, 2021 · Community
I think, the signs are easy to find. It may be helpful to have a gps or smartphone (with outdooractive app :-) with you. More important: you should be experienced with hiking in the Alps.
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Rating

5.0
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Arne Haeckel 
September 12, 2017 · Community
Tour ist nur bedingt für Hunde geeignet. Zwischen Todaplhütte und Gefalljoch trifft man auf mehrere Schilder betreffend Hütehunden, die Schafherden bewachen. Zum Glück haben wir die Tour nach dem Almabtrieb gemacht, sonst wären wir lieber umgekehrt. Ansonsten ist das eine klasse Tour für Bergbegeisterte, trittsicherheit ist wichtig!
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When did you do this route? September 11, 2017

Photos from others

Kette als Geländer kurz vor der Gamsluggen
Die neu erbaute Totalphütte ist ein beliebtes Ziel an einem Schönwetter-Samstag.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,004 m
Descent
1,004 m
Highest point
2,391 m
Lowest point
1,575 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Exposed sections Secured passages

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