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The Skyspace-Lech is a sensitive place of art, for whose visit special attention is necessary.

Visit and Opening Hours

The Skyspace-Lech is open all year on a daily basis, except on mondays.

Please be aware that the Skyspace may be closed due to bad weather or private guided tours.

The Skyspace-Concept, consisting the specific light art developed by James Turrell, can only be displayed during Sunrise and Sunset-Times and good weather conditions (no rainfall/no snowfall). The cupola must be open for this concept.

The Skyspace-Lech offers space for a maximum of 30 visitors. Attention: the Skyspace-Lech closes on time. Please plan the visit accordingly!

If you are planning a visit during Sunrise- respectively Sunset-Times please have a look at the visiting calendar to make sure that the Skyspace is opened.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Calendar for visits

Here you can find an overview of the upcoming guided tours and details with respect to the opening hours of Skyspace-Lech.

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Open times in December

Opening hours during winter season (except on Monday) are from 12 am until 9 pm.
Select a day to get more information about visiting times, reservations and guided tours.
Calendar for visits
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Fall 2018: Until 29st of November
The Skyspace-Lech is arguably most impressive during the time (not daytime), when the sun goes down and the night approaches. Therefore, all guided tours are scheduled around the specific sunset-time of a chosen day.

Winter 2018/19: 30th of November until 19th of April 2019
during the winter season general opening hours (except on Monday) are between 12.00 (noon) and 21.00 (evening).

Spring 2019: 20th of April until 31st of May 2019
during this time opening hours are limited to 9.00 (a.m) until 6.00 (p.m) due to environment requirements (black grouse mating season).

From 1st of June until 18th of June the opening hours are generally (except on Monday) between 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset. For sunrise and sunset times, see www.sunrise-and-sunset.com

Summer 2019: 19th of June until 6th of October
the opening hours are generally (except on Monday) between 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset. For sunrise and sunset times see www.sunrise-and-sunset.com

Fall 2019: 7th of October until 30th of November
the opening hours are generally (except on Monday) between 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset. For sunrise and sunset times see www.sunrise-and-sunset.com

If you are planning a visit during Sunrise- respectively Sunset-Times please contact Lech-Zuers Tourist Office in advance to make sure that, due to frequent privat guided tours, the Skyspace is opened (Tel. +43 5583 2161 0).

Entrance
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During opening hours, your visit to the Skyspace-Lech is free of charge. However, the Horizon Field association, in charge for mantainance and operating, highly appreciates a donation of EUR 2,-/ person for its engagement.

For donations use the slot under the screen in the tunnel.

Practicalities
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The Skyspace-Lech is located almost 1800 meters above see-level in the alpine terrain. Therefore, appropriate clothing (rain protection/ sturdy shoes) is advised.

When weather is bad (thunder storm, snow storm, fog etc.) we do not recommend a visit respectively the Skyspace can be closed. 

Warning: some visitors experience dizziness when watching the light program. Please leave the lightroom in time when feelings of dizziness occure.

Since many visits start or end in the darkness we recommend to carry a pocket lamp. In particular after leaving the light room the eyes are not adapted to darkness which leads to a limited visual range.

The road to the Skyspace-Lech is closed off by a barrier and not accessible to motor vehicles.

Access to Skyspace is not barrier-free. If you need assistance, please contact Lech-Zürs Tourist Office (phone +43 5583 2161 0)

Visitors may reach the Skyspace only on foot or by skiing during winter months. Please consider that there are no hospitality services or restrooms on site.

Journey and Parking Spots
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The Skyspace-Lech sits picture perfectly above the last smattering of houses in Oberlech and is located approximately 15-20 minutes away from the bus stop by foot.

Please consider that no designated parking spots are available for visitors at the Skyspace-Lech or in Oberlech. Additionally, there is no direct access road.

Please use the parking spots in the village Lech (e.g. Schlosskopfparkplatz, Parkgarage Anger) and use public transportation or a cab to reach the Skyspace-Lech (until the gate):

Information regarding hiking trails and ski-runs leading to the Skyspace-Lech/ to the mountain railways may be received from the Lech-Zürs Tourist Office.

 

Fall 2018: (until 29th of November)
Please consider that no designated parking spots are available for visitors at the Skyspace-Lech or in Oberlech. Additionally, there is no direct access road.

Please use the parking spots in the village Lech (e.g. Schlosskopfparkplatz, Parkgarage Anger) and use public transportation or a cab to reach the Skyspace-Lech (until the gate):

 

Winter 2018/19: (1st of December until 20th of April)
Please consider that no designated parking spots are available for visitors at the Skyspace-Lech or in Oberlech. Additionally, there is no direct access road.

Please use the parking spots in the village Lech (e.g. Schlosskopfparkplatz, Parkgarage Anger) and use public transportation or a cab to reach the Skyspace-Lech (until the gate):

Information regarding hiking trails and ski-runs leading to the Skyspace-Lech/ to the mountain railways may be received from the Lech-Zürs Tourism Office and www.skiarlberg.at.

During the winter season the Skyspace-Lech is accessible by Schlosskopf chairlift (10 minutes walk) and Oberlech cable car (30 minutes walk).

Travelling Groups with the Bus
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Group visits are in general only possible with advanced notice. There are no parking facilities for busses in Oberlech.

Location
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Information concerning the journey to Lech by plane/ bus/ train/ car depending on the season can be found on the website: https://www.lechzuers.com/travel-information.

Program and Guided Tours

The Skyspace-Concept with its specifically developed light art from James Turrell can only be seen during sunrise and sunset times. Since the cupola must be open, good weather conditions are necessary. See www.sunrise-and-sunset.com

The light performance lasts about 45 minutes.

Evening visit:
please make sure to be at the Skyspace 10 minutes before the exact Sunset-Time.

Morning visit:
please make sure to be at the Skyspace 45 minutes before the exact Sunrise Time.

During the day
and good weather conditions (no showers) the cupola of the Skyspace stays opened. During this time visitors are invited to watch the changing skys combined with the
moving light cone of the sun along the walls of the sensing room.

Ganzfeld-Effect:
During bad weather times the cupola is closed and a second light art program will be performed. This second program creates a Ganzfeld – effect at the area of the cupola.

 

The two artistic light art concepts – the Skyspace-Concept and the Ganzfeld-Effect – and the closing/opening of the cupola can only be performed in a guided tour with an expert person.

If you plan a visit during sunrise respectively sunset times, due to many reservations, please contact Lech-Zuers Tourist Office to make sure that the Skyspace is open (phone: +43 5583 2161 0).

Program until 31st of January 2019
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The Skyspace-Lech is arguably most impressive during the time (not daytime), when the sun goes down and the night approaches. Therefore, all guided tours are scheduled around the specific sunset-time of a chosen day.

Weekly tours take place on Tuesday (in English) and on Friday (in German) evening.

Public tour dates:

 

  • Tue. December 11, 2018: 4:15 PM (in English)
  • Fri. December 14, 2018: 4:15 PM 
  • Tue. December 18, 2018: 4:15 PM (in English)
  • Fri. December 21, 2018: 4:15 PM 
  • Fri. December 28, 2018: 4:30 PM
  • Tue. January 1, 2019: 4:30 PM (in English)
  • Fri. January 4, 2019: 4:30 PM
  • Tue. January 8, 2019: 4:35 PM (in English)
  • Fri. January 11, 2019: 4:45 PM 
  • Tue. January 15, 2019: 4:45 PM (in English)
  • Fri. January 18, 2019: 4:45 PM 
  • Tue. January 22, 2019: 5:00 PM (in English)
  • Fri. January 25, 2019: 5:00 PM
  • Tue. January 29, 2019: 5:00 PM (in English)
Registration and Fees
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Registration public Tours:
Please book your Online-Ticket for the public tour on Tuesday here: Lech-Zürs-Tourist Office

Registration until 2 days (48 hours) before the guided tour at the latest! Please be aware that the guided tour can only take place when reaching the minimum number of participants (8 persons).

Price of guided tour: € 15,- per person plus shuttle service (if wanted).

Participants: minimum 8 persons, maximum 30 persons.

The guided tour can be cancelled up to 24 hours before due to bad weather conditions, technical problems or no-reach of minimal number of participants. In such a case advance payments will be fully refunded.

Cancellations by participants can be effectuated up to 48 hours before without cancellation fee. Short term cancellations later then 48 hours cannot be  refunded.

Public guided tours are normally held in German language. English guided tours are offered on demand.

A shuttle service is provided to bring you to the Skyspace:

  • Single trip € 5,--/ round trip € 10,--
    Meeting point 30 minutes before start of guided tour at the office of Lech Zuers Tourist Office in the village center
Group Tours and Arranged Tours
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Skyspace-Lech tours can be booked for individuals and groups for a fee of EUR 450,- for a maximum of 30 visitors.

Please register your tour with Lech-Zürs Tourist Office by phone (+43 5583 2161 0) or by info@lech-zuers.at.

Please consider that due to capacity concerns, groups can only visit the Skyspace-Lech upon arrangement and with a guided tour. Tours can only be conducted by individuals that have been previously authorized by the Skyspace-Lech.

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