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A day at Lünersee

A nice hike or a gondola ride to the turquoise gem of the Austrian Alps, Lünersee and the stunning mountains surrounding it guarantee a day full of beauty and adventures.

Lüner Lake is a big lake near Bludenz in Vorarlberg, Austria. It is impressive to see a lake 1970 m above sea level.

A day trip to the lake offers fantastic experiences to all families and nature lovers. To reach the lake there are two options: a nice hike or a gondola ride, which will bring you to the top of the mountain.

Gondola or hiking?

At first, we decided to take the gondola, not because of being lazy (okay maybe a bit) but more because of the lack of time. From all the reviews written on google many people state that the walk takes very long, one will need proper shoes and a lot of energy to reach the top.

Well, b*llshit. Yes, the walk is not as easy as a stroll in the park but I wouldn’t call it difficult. As long as you are wearing comfortable shoes (better hiking once but we reached the top with sneakers), some water, and a snack. Take your time and enjoy the stunning views surrounding the hiking trail. No rush to get up, everything around the hike makes you stop and take a picture or just take a moment and enjoy the beauty of it.

After checking the route up we decided that for sure we will walk and get the full experience of the breathtaking nature around.

From the parking slot to the lake it takes not more than 1h 30min. Even with a lot of breaks and stops for pictures, you won’t need more than 2 hours to reach it. On our way up we decided to take a more extreme shortcut, so we walked on the steep rocks. I wouldn’t recommend this path to people inexperienced in hiking and mountain climbing as some parts can be slippery and dangerous. The designated trail is curving around bushes and beautiful plants and it has nice rocks and one bench for a quick rest during the hike.