Start Routes Au | Sunrise and sunset hike to the Kanisfluh
Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking trail recommended route

Au | Sunrise and sunset hike to the Kanisfluh

· 11 reviews · Hiking trail · Bregenzerwald Mountains
Responsible for this content
Bregenzerwald Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Sunrise Kanisfluh
    Sunrise Kanisfluh
    Photo: Michael Meusburger, Bregenzerwald
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 5 4 3 2 1 km Edelweiss am Öberle | Au Edelweiss am Öberle | Au
The sunrise and sunset hike from the Alpengasthof Edelweiß to the landmark of the Bregenzerwald - the popular panoramic mountain Kanisfluh (2,044 m) is very popular and always beautiful.
moderate
Distance 5.4 km
2:30 h
565 m
565 m
2,044 m
1,454 m
The Kanisfluh is one of the most beautiful and well-known panoramic mountains in the Bregenzerwald area, with fantastic panoramic mountain views.

 

Even if you start in the early hours of the morning to experience a sunrise on the Kanisfluh, it's worth getting out of bed early. Another impressive spectacle is the sunset on the Kanisfluh. As the sun slowly sets, the alpenglow begins in the direction of the Arlberg.

 

All sunrises and sunsets are unique. The sunrise or sunset hike is a very special experience combined with unforgettable moments and memories.

Author’s recommendation

The Alpengasthof Edelweiß is a great stop for ambitious hikers who want to conquer the summit of the Kanisfluh. The Alpengasthof Edelweiß can look back on more than 100 years of history. The former building was destroyed by an avalanche in 1954 and rebuilt at a different location.
Profile picture of Katharina Amann
Author
Katharina Amann
Update: April 15, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kanisfluh, 2,044 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest stops

Edelweiss am Öberle | Au

Safety information

EMERGENCY CALL:

140 alpine emergencies throughout Austria

144 Alpine emergencies Vorarlberg

112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)

https://www.vorarlberg.travel/en/safety-tips-on-the-mountain/

Choosing the exact time: So that you don't arrive too late at the summit, you should choose the exact time of sunrise or sunset.

Observe the weather: Of course, the weather should be very nice and stable at sunrise or sunset. Safety first!

Start

Alpe Öberle parking spot - below the Alpengasthof Edelweiß (1,453 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.323339, 9.933792
DMS
47°19'24.0"N 9°56'01.7"E
UTM
32T 570562 5241519
w3w 
///popup.propellers.cottons

Destination

Kanisfluh

Turn-by-turn directions

Depending on the sunrise time, the hike starts between 3.30 a.m. and 5.00 a.m. or between 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. depending on the sunset time. The ascent by car is via Au to Alpe Öberle, where there is a free parking spot. From there the march starts past the Edelweißhütte along a footpath to Alpe Obere. Once there, keep to the right of the path up the southern slope to the deep, fairly wide saddle. From there it goes east over the ridge to the summit of the Kanisfluh at 2047m above sea level, from where you have a wonderful all-round view of the Bregenzerwald. The ascent time is between 1.5 - 2 hours. Arrived at the top and provided the weather is right, you can now experience a fantastic sunrise or sunset. You return on the same route (descent time approx. 1 - 1.5 hours). The crowning glory of a beautiful sunrise is the traditional and universally popular alpine breakfast in the Edelweiß alpine inn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.vmobil.at

 

Landbus Bregenzerwald: Line 40

 

Those arriving by public transport should get off at the Argenfall stop and from there walk about 1 hour on the Öberle goods route.

Getting there

Von Deutschland:

  • Autobahn Lindau, Pfänder Tunnel, Autobahnabfahrt Dornbirn Nord - Bregenzerwald - Egg - Mellau – Au-Schoppernau
  • Autobahn Kempten - Immenstadt - Oberstaufen - Grenzübergang Springen-Aach - Lingenau - Egg – Au-Schoppernau (mautfrei) Garmisch-Partenkirchen oder Füssen - Reutte (Tirol) - Lechtal - Warth – Au-Schoppernau (mautfrei)

Von (über) Schweiz: Autobahn St. Gallen - St. Margrethen/Au - Lustenau - Dornbirn - Bregenzerwald - Egg - Mellau – Au-Schoppernau

Von Österreich: Inntal-Autobahn - Innsbruck - St. Anton - Arlbergpass - Lech - Warth (bei Wintersperre Arlbergtunnel - Dornbirn - Egg - Mellau) – Au-Schoppernau

 

Der Alpengasthof Edelweiß ist mit dem Pkw über den Güterweg Öberle erreichbar.

Parking

Public parking spot at the Alpe Öberle

Coordinates

DD
47.323339, 9.933792
DMS
47°19'24.0"N 9°56'01.7"E
UTM
32T 570562 5241519
w3w 
///popup.propellers.cottons
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The Bregenzerwald hiking map on a scale of 1:32,000 including a booklet with 50 hiking routes is available from the local tourist offices, from Bregenzerwald Tourismus and in the sports shops.

Book recommendations for this region:

Show more

Equipment

  • Warm mountain clothing in layers and a change of clothes  
  • Waterproof mountain or hiking shoes with a non-slip sole   
  • Sleeping mat, seat cushion as isolation from the ground
  • Bivouac sack (also for unplanned overnight stays)
  • hat and gloves
  • Headlamp with a good and wide beam of light
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Snack and (warm) drinks
  • Information about the weather conditions
  • Orientation aids such as map, altimeter

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

5.0
(11)
Anna Wilhelm 
June 27, 2021 · Community
Photo: Anna Wilhelm, Community
Photo: Anna Wilhelm, Community
Dagmar Jäckel
September 25, 2020 · Community
wunderschön. nicht überlaufen
Show more
When did you do this route? September 24, 2020
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Photo: Dagmar Jäckel, Community
Heiko Rau
September 20, 2020 · Community
Toller Aussichtsgipfel mit Tiefblick
Show more
When did you do this route? September 18, 2020
Show all reviews

Photos from others

+ 18

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
565 m
Descent
565 m
Highest point
2,044 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip Summit route

Statistics

  • My Map
  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 1 Waypoints
  • 1 Waypoints
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view