OverviewWhat a surprise for me was not to find this mountain in the SP index, as it is unbelievable, extremely nice and with a very easy access and documentation available. The Dreitürme (3 towers) is one of the dominant figures on the Rätikon Alpen, in the frontier of Austria and Switzerland, in the Bundesland of Voralberg, in the region of Motafon. The trans-alpin path 02 goes just north of these towers, and on the south one can find the Rätikon Hohenweg Süd, and on the west the alpine pass Drusentor, and on the east the alpine pass Schweizertor.
The easiest route is easy enough for day hikers to reach the summit of the central pilar (28) from the Lindauer Hütte (1744 meters), in about 4 hours, thus making it a very easy and popular climb. The other towers observe different grades of difficulty, and they are a challenge for many climbers.
Moreover, other mountains available within walking distance and with many routes are Drusenfluh (2827 meters) and Sulzfluh (2818).
The range and the area is also an excellent range for Alpine Skiing (Ski Touring or Randome, do not confuse with cross country, telemark or downhill)
Getting ThereTo the Lindauer Hütte:
The main path is from the Douglasshütte 755 m walk up hill and 525 m descent, 11 km, 4 hours, via the alpine path 02. To reach the Douglasshütte go to the town of Brand, take the bus from the Train Station that will take you to the Lünersee cable car, and from here you can either hike to the hut or take the cable car. The path from Douglasshütte to Lindauer Hütte is well marked from here on.
From the Matschwitz Haus 150 m walk uphill, 395 m descent, 7 km, 2 hours
From Tilisunahütte 465 m walk uphill 6 km, 2.5 hours, path 02
From Gauertalhütte 495 m walk uphill, 4 km, 1 hour, path 02A
Red TapeNo that I know. Chek for avalanches in Voralberg and in Austria if venturing in the winter
When To ClimbSummer will be ideal, as the Hut is open and the danger of avalanches is minimal
CampingAks in the hut, but I higly recomend that you stay in the hut (about 20 Euro plus breakfast/person/night in 2005)
Mountain ConditionsFor hiking (in German): click here
For weather in Austria (Wetter.at, in German): click here
More weather in Austria ([email protected], in German): click here
For avalanches (in German): click here
Tourism in Montafon: click here
The maps are Freytag & Berndt # 371 (1:50000, good for the hike) or the Austrian Series for Rätikon-Motafon (1:25000, much better for climbing)