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Turquoise in every direction?

An exploration of Lünersee

Lünersee lies at an altitude of 1,970m at the foot of the Schesaplana.
Anyone who has ever stepped of the lift at the ‘Lünerseebahn’ at an altitude of 1,970m will know that the Lünersee is turquoise blue. On some days it almost looks like the blue of the South Seas, where the palm trees are replaced by high Alpine peaks. On other days, when the wind ruffles the surface water, it has a milky shimmer the colour of a true turquoise mineral. So, the question is whether the Lünersee is turquoise from everywhere? So we set off on a leisurely trip around the lake. It is a really nice hike, suitable for families with small children. About half way around the lake is Alpe Lünersee where you can stop and stoke the inqusitive goats and sample a raclette bread.
The enchanting view from the Gamsluggen on the Lünersee - from here the lake is heart shaped!

So back to mission "Turquoise": There were still some other views of the lake, which we had to check. The Schesaplana, with its 2,965m peak can be reached from the Lünersee in about 3 hours. It is the highest peak in the Rätikon and this was our first view on the list. Past the Totalphütte (you must stop there - the Topfen lasagne is a delight!) The path goes over rock and gravel to the summit. Again and again you can see the Lünersee glittering. It gets smaller and smaller the higher you go but the colour doesn’t change. Once we arrived at the Douglasshütte in the evening, we called it a day we checked into our rooms. Tomorrow we would see how turquoise the lake really is. In the morning it already shone through the large picture window: radiant turquoise.

Our tour today would lead us in the direction of the Swiss Gate. So right after breakfast we got up and started walking. First a path along the shore, this time on the east and up to the Verajoch. The colour, which seems a bit bluish from here, does not really change. We decide to continue the tour into the Montafon to Lindauerhütte and then let us from Latschau be driven back. We made the the last cable car and the radiant lake welcomed us again.

After another night in the Douglasshütte, we set out on our last expedition: if the lake changes colour on the Gamsluggen, for then it is for us no longer the pearl, but the turquoise of the Rätikon. So, we start early this morning, because this hike is demanding: a well-secured, but strenuous climb lies ahead. Today, a light wind, the lake is milky - but still turquoise. The view from the Gamsluggen on the Lünersee is enchanting. From here the lake is heart shaped. At the end of the day, we climb down from the lake over the Evil steps back to our car, which we parked at the valley station. Make sure you go and see the Lünersee, the "turquoise" of the Rätikon!

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Brand - Lünersee - Totalp

Brand - Lünersee - Totalp

Brand - Lünersee - Totalp

Length7,4 km Elevation gain1093 m LevelModerate Duration3:30 h

Schöne Bergwanderung mit tollen Ausblicken auf den Lünersee und die umliegende Bergwelt.

Valley station Lünerseebahn

Valley station Lünerseebahn

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