Planskopf is a very nice dome-shaped mountain above the village of Serfaus. Planskopf is a part of the Samnaun-gruppe and the inhabitants of Serfaus call it (together with it's higher neighbour Furgler ) their 'home mountain'. Planskopf consists of a long ridge which starts high above the village of fiss (the north-east side) and ends in the south-west with the actual and highest point: Planskopf.
Planskopf is a mountain with a spectacular view on the surrounding alps. Standing on the summit you can see on the north-west side: Hoher Riffler and Valluga. To the south and south-east you can see the Otztaler Alps with beautiful views on Watze-Spitze, Wildspitze and a whole lot more beautiful 3000-meter peaks.
Climbing Planskopf is therefore a nice hike for a beatutiful day-trip.
Getting in Serfaus
München - Garmisch - Fernpaß - Imst - Landeck - Ried -Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Autobahn München - Innsbruck - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Ulm - Lindau - Bregenz - Arlberg - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Ulm - Kempten - Fernpaß - Landeck - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Bozen - Meran - Rechenpaß - Ried - Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Take the train to Landeck. From here you can take a line-bus or taxi to the village of Serfaus
Getting to the Top
Climbing Planskopf is a very nice hike when staying in Serfaus or Fiss.
The nicest way to climb Planskopf is from Fiss:
In Fiss you'll take the cableway to Fisser Joch at an altitude of above 2400 meters. From there you hike up to Zwölferkopf, 2.596 m. There starts te beatutiful walk along the whole ridge of Planskopf with on your left the villages of Serfaus and Fiss.
On your right you can see the villages of See and Galtur. You pass in following order Oberen Sattelkopf, 2.596 m, Hinteren Sattelkopf, 2.670 m, Vorderen Brunnenkopf, 2.682 m and Hinteren Brunnenkopf, 2.642 m before starting your last climb to the Planskopf summit (2804 m)
From the summit you start your descent to Urgjoch 2.759 m and further down to Glockhousersee. From there you cross 'Zentralalpenweg 02 '(Weitwanderweg 702)which you follow down to the Komperdell-cablewaystation at 2000m.
An option is to walk down to the village of Serfaus (1427m) or take the cableway down.
Using the cableways ( up from fiss and in the end down to Serfaus) the trip will take about 4,5 hours and is ideal for the average or good hiker.
TIP: It's of course also possible to take the route the other way, for example when you are staying in Fiss you can start in Serfaus just to end again in Fiss.
Camping + HotelHotel
Staying in a hotel is the easiest option in Serfaus. Serfaus is a well know Wintersport place in Tirol and therefore holds a lot of hotels where you can stay during the summer. For hotels in Serfaus: check: Hotels
A beautiful campground in the Serfaus-area is camping Prutz. This campsite is situated in the village of Prutz, about 20 minutes (by car) aay from Serfaus. The campsite lays along the beautiful river Inn and from this campsite you have a good starting position for hikings in Serfaus and many other places (like Kaunertal) check: Camping Prutz
Weather and WebcamFor the weather forecast for the Serfaus-area and for Webcam views of this area click HERE
What to take + When to climbIf you plan on climbing Planskopf, take good 'hiking-shoes' and if the wetter is not to good, also take a (rain)coat. On the ridge to the summit it can be windy and therefore a bit cold, even in summer.
The best time to climb is in the summermonths: june,july,august,september
But also winter ascents can be done!