Visit

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 February

Opening hours (except on Monday): 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Select a day to get more information about visiting times, reservations and guided tours.
Calendar for visits
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30th of November until 19th of April 2019
Opening hours (except on Monday):  from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.

20th of April until 31st of May 2019
Opening hours (except on Monday): from 9.00 (a.m) to 6.00 (p.m)

1st of June until 30th of November 2019
Opening hours (except on Monday): 1 hour before sunrise until 1 hour after sunset.

If you are planning a visit during sunrise- respectively sunset-times please check our calendar in advance to make sure that, due to frequent private guided tours, the Skyspace is opened.

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-Lech 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) or skyspace@lech-zuers.at

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 online via www.lechzuers.com or via 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.

The light performance lasts about 45 minutes.

Evening visit:
please make sure to be at the Skyspace 5 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.

Program until February 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.

Tour dates:

  • Friday,  January 25 - start: 5.05 pm (DE)
  • Tuesday, January 29 - start: 5:10 pm (EN)
  • Friday, February 1 - start: 5.20 pm (DE)
  • Tuesday, February 5 - start: 5.30 pm (EN)
  • Wednesday, February 6 - start: 5. 30 pm (DE) - PRIVATE TOUR
  • Friday, February 8 - start: 5.30 pm (DE)
  • Tuesday, February 12 - start: 5.40 pm (EN)
  • Wednesday, February 13 - start: 5.40 pm (DE) - PRIVATE TOUR
  • Friday, February 15 - start: 5.40 pm (DE)
  • Tuesday, February 19 - start: 5.50 pm (EN)
  • Wednesday, February 20 - start: 5.50 pm (DE) - PRIVATE TOUR
  • Friday, February 22 - start: 5.55 pm (DE)
  • Monday, February 22 - start: 5.55 pm (EN) - PRIVATE TOUR
  • Tuesday, February 26 - start: 6 pm (EN)
  • Thursday, February 28 - start: 6 pm (DE) - PRIVATE TOUR
  • Friday, March 1 - start: 6.05 pm (DE)
  • Saturday, March 2 - start: 6.05 (DE) - PRIVATE TOUR
Registration and Fees
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Registration public Tours:
Tickets are available at the Lech Zürs Tourist Office or online.

Registration until 6 p.m. the day before the planned 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

Participants: minimum 8 persons, maximum 30 persons.

The guided tour can be cancelled up to 20 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 20 hours before without cancellation fee. Short term cancellations later then 20 hours cannot be  refunded.

Public guided tours are held in German language on Fridays. English guided tours are offered every Tuesday.

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 skyspace@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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