Furglersee Route

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Tirol, Austria, Europe
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Furglersee Route
Created On: Feb 22, 2014
Last Edited On: Feb 23, 2014


Beautiful Furglersee
Beautiful Furglersee (2430m)

The large summit Cross
The large summit Cross

The Furglersee route is one of the two normal routes up to the summit of Furgler.  Furgler is 3007 meters high and therefore a popular objective for collectors of 3000meter peaks. Furgler is mostly climbed from the east. This is because of the easy access from the village of Serfaus. A cableway takes you up to 2300 meters to shorten the ascent. Furgler is often referred to as the home mountain of the village of Serfaus (1427m).

Furgler has two normal routes up to the summit. The first one is the Tieftalsee route and the second the Furglersee route. This page describes the Furglersee route.The Furglersee route starts at the end of the Lazid cableway (2300m), passes the Furglersee (a small lake) and goes over the east side of the mountain to the summit. The route is grade T3, which makes it a hike rather than a climb. It therefore is a very popular destination for hikers. 

Furgler is the northernmost 3000-meter peak of the Samnaun Group. Because most peaks in the surrounding area are of lower elevation, views from the summit are excellent. You can see the whole Samnaun
in the South. Towards the west you can see the Otztal Alps with peaks like Watzespitze, Rofelewand and Wildspitze. To the north you can see as far as Zugspitze in southern Germany.

Furgler is a great mountain to climb in a single day due to the presence of the Komperdell and Lazidbahn (cableway). Especially a round trip using one of the two main routes up and the other one down. (Tieftalsee & Furglersee routes)

Furglersee Route
Furglersee Route Trail beneath the Furglersee; In the distance Komperdell (2000m)

The trail between Furglerjoch and Furglersee
The trail between Furglerjoch and Furglersee

Kleiner Furgler & Planskopf
Kleiner Furgler & Planskopf from the Furglersee Route just above Komperdell (2000m)

Approach Routes

The Furglersee route has two possible starting points. The first one is the Lazida restaurant at the end of the Lazid Cabelway at 2300m (which starts from the village of Serfaus). The second one is the middle station of the same cableway (Komperdell at 2000 meters) The whole route is marked very well by red-white-red paintes stripes as well as yellow signposts. In addition, the trail is visible at any point on the route. Orientation therefore is easy on this mountain.

Approach route from Komperdell (2000m):

From the Komperdell cableway station (named Kolner Haus on the map below) leave in a northerly direction. The yellow signposts with ‘’Furglersee’’ and/or ‘’Planskopf’’ on them show that you are on the right way. This is trail 02. The trail is somewhat steep at the beginning but gradually becomes less steep. You’ll pass underneath the south face of Planskopf before reaching the Furgersee, a small lake. This part of the route is easy hiking (T2+)

Approach route from Lazid (2300m):

From the Lazida restaurant follow trail number 712 (see map below) towards Scheid at 2429 meters above sea level. The yellow signposts say ‘’Scheid’’. The path is very broad here. It can best be described as an unpaved road. This road leads to the Scheid at 2429m. It can be recognized by the top station of the Scheid chairlift which is part of the Serfaus ski area. From this point on keep heading towards the north and follow the signposts with ‘’Furglersee’’ on them. This is trail number 25A. From this point on it is not longer a broad unpaved road but a well marked hiking trail. The trail crosses the east face of Furgler and keeps heading north. There is not much elevation gain on this part of the trail. Eventually you’ll reach the beautiful lake called Furglersee at 2429 meters.  This part of the route is easy hiking (T2+).

Furglersee Route MAP
Furglersee Route MAP; Approach routes in purple & pink; Summit part in Green; Click to Enlarge!

Route: Summit part

Furglersee (2450m)
Furglersee in Summer

Furglersee in Autumn

Summit View
Summit View towards the North

From Furglersee to the Summit:

At the Furglersee the two approach routes join. From this point one trail leads further up to the summit of Furgler. (trail number 21 on the map above) The trail passes the Furglersee and is heading towards the west. Soon after leaving the Fuglersee behind the trail
becomes somewhat steeper. The trail zigzag’s up until you reach the Furglerjoch at 2748m. This is the first point where you’ll be able to look into the Instalanztal-valley in the north. A trail leads down into the valley towards the village called See. Keep heading up (towards the south). After a short hike the crux of the route is visible: A short passage secured by steel cables; nothing difficult, but watch your step here. After this passage keep following the trail and soon the big summit cross of Furgler comes into sight. It’s not far anymore. After another 10 minutes you’ll be on the summit. As described above, summit views are exceptional. The last part of the route is graded T3.

Use the same route down again back to the Lazid or Komperdell cableway. Or make a traverse and take the Tieftalsee route down to the Lazid cableway. Walking down to Serfaus from Lazid is an option as well, but it will take you an additional 2,5/3 hours
over easy, well marked trails (T2)

The crux of the Furglersee Route
The crux of the Furglersee Route (1)

The crux of the Furglersee Route
The crux of the Furglersee Route (2)

Furglerjoch (2748m)
Furglerjoch (2748m) & Kleiner Furgler


Lazid – Furglersee - Furgler............... 3 hours
Furgler- Furglersee – Lazid ............... 2,5 hours

Komperdell - Furglersee - Furgler...... 3,5 hours
Furgler – Furglersee- Komperdell ...... 2,5 hours

Lazid - Serfaus................................... 2,5 hours
Komperdell - Serfaus......................... 1,5-2 hours

Getting there

Getting in Serfaus
Getting in Serfaus

By Car From Germany and Benelux:
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

From Switzerland:
through the Arlberg Tunnel, then take direction Landeck.
In Landeck follow the roadsigns to Serfaus/Fiss/Ladis.

From Italy:
via the Reschen Pass or Brenner Pass.

By Train
The nearest train station is Landeck. From there via Post bus or taxi via Ried to Serfau oder Taxis über Ried nach Serfaus.

Komperdell & Lazid Cableway

For information about the Komperdell and Lazid Cableway including prices and operation hours follow this link

Furglersee with Watze behind
Furglersee with Watze behind

The Komperdell with Kolner Haus (2000m)
The Komperdell with Kolner Haus (2000m)

Lazid Alm
Lazidalm / Kolner Haus

What to take and When to climb

Furglersee And the summit part of the Route

If you plan on climbing Furgler, take good 'hiking-shoes' and if the weather 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!

Places to stay

Serfaus (1427m)


Staying in a hotel is the easiest option in Serfaus. Serfaus is a well known Winter sport's village in Tirol and therefore there are many 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 around Serfaus and many other places (like the Kaunertal) check: Camping Prutz

Find a place to stay
With the following link you can find a place to stay in Serfaus.
On the map you can see the hotels & apartments.
You can also book directly online.
Find a place


Cow @ Lazid

With te following links you can see ther weatherforecast for Serfaus for three days.

Forecast for Serfaus at 1427m

Forecast for Serfaus at 2056m this is the endstation of the Komperdellbahn

Forecast for Serfaus at 2684m this is the endstation of the Lazidbahn