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From the high-lying moor to “White Gold“

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Themenwege Vorarlberg
  • Wiegensee
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    Photo: , WK Vorarlberg - Fachgruppe Seilbahnen
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Map / From the high-lying moor to “White Gold“
1500 1650 1800 1950 2100 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tafamunt Bahn Wiegensee Verbellaalpe Zeinissee

Be prepared for stunning summit and glacier vistas of the Silvretta range, an impressing high-lying moor, and awe-inspiring reservoirs on this easy family trail.
moderate
8.1 km
4:00 h
507 m
237 m
From Partenen ride up on Tafamuntbahn to mountain terminal Tafamunt (1,550 m) – lake Wiegensee (1,940 m) – VerbellaAlpe (1,938 m) – Zeinisjochhaus (1,842 m) – Kopssee (reservoir).

Author’s recommendation

White Gold

Ever since 1925, Vorarlberg has been making good use of the Montafon’s plentiful water resources to generate green power from hydroelectric energy. The Vermunt plant in Partenen was the first to go into operation in 1930. Today, Vorarlberg Illwerke operate several pumped-storage plants in the Montafon together with the Silvretta, Kops and Vermunt reservoirs. Kops I and its auxiliary plants were constructed between 1962 and 1969. Kops II was taken into operation in 2008. The “energie.raum“ at Vallülahaus in Partenen provides an excellent documentary on hydro-generation (“White Gold“ – generation of hydro-electricity). Open daily,“kraft.raum“, “energie.kino“ and “wind.maschine“ explain how power generation works in a state-of-the-art presentation.

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Author

Helmut Tiefenthaler

Updated: May 07, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2000 m
Lowest point
1550 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Verbellaalpe
Alpengasthof Zeinisjoch
Alpstöbli Tafamunt

Safety information

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
140 alpine emergencies Austria
144 alpine emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro emergency call (if there is no reception at the site of the emergency, first switch off your mobile phone, and when switching it on again, immediately dial 112 or press the SOS button instead of entering the PIN code).
www.vorarlberg.travel/safety

Tips, hints and links

Tafamuntbahn:  T +43 5556 701 83167 www.tafamuntbahn.at

Silvretta high-alpine road between partenen and Galtür / Tirol, toll road, only accessible in summer (depending on snow and weather, approx. from June to October) -  www.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at

Start

Partenen, Tafamunt mountain terminal (1549 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.975690, 10.061338
UTM
32T 580725 5203009

Destination

Kops reservoir

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail gently ascends from the Tafamunt mountain terminal. Having left the forest behind you, you soon reach the high-lying moor at lake Wiegensee. From here, the views are simply gorgeous. From the lake, the trail continues to Alpe Verbella and slightly downhill to Zeinisjochhaus and lake Kopssee (reservoir, 1,822 m).

To return to the point of departure, take the bus over Bielerhöhe (2,032 m) on the renowned Silvretta high-alpine road.

Public transport

www.vmobil.at
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

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Dick Esveld
July 29, 2013 · Community
Geweldige tocht!!! Na Kopssee naar Partenen gelopen.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
507 m
Descent
237 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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