Long Distance Trail 712: Stage Kölner Haus (Serfaus) - Samnaun

22.2 km
8:00 h
1145 Hm
1406 Hm
Weitwanderweg 712: Etappe Kölner Haus (Serfaus) – Samnaun
Weitwanderweg 712: Etappe Kölner Haus (Serfaus) – Samnaun

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Weitwanderweg 712: Etappe Kölner Haus (Serfaus) – Samnaun
On the tracks of the smugglers: A panoramic but challenging high-altitude hike from the Kölner Haus (Serfaus) over the Ochsenscharte to Samnaun.
Technik 3/6
Kondition 6/6
Höchster Punkt  2790 m
Tiefster Punkt  1698 m
Beste Jahreszeit
Komperdell mountain station (Serfaus)
PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, village
47.039185, 10.563777



The tour starts at the Kölner Haus on Komperdell above Serfaus, which can be reached by cable car from Serfaus. The first 400 metres in altitude to the Lazidkopf can optionally also be conquered with the Lazidbahn. From the Scheid, the route follows the contour line through the Lader Mooos to the Arrezjoch. Here the basin of the Masner Alpe opens up, where you will also find the Hexensee lake with the Hexensee hut. Soon you reach the Hexensattel and catch sight of the Gmairersee lake. Immediately after the Gmairersee comes the last, short ascent to the Ochsenscharte, at 2787 m the highest point of the high-altitude hike. The long-distance trail 712 would continue here along the contour line towards Ober Malfrag and Alp Trida. On the tour described here, the descent begins in the direction of the Fliesser Stieralphütte, to the catered Fliesseralpe, on to the national border at the Malfragbach stream and then along the culture trail through the beautiful mixed forest to Samnaun-Compatsch.


The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before starting the tour. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills. Trekking shoes are recommended.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Observe cable car times.


Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit.


  • Cologne House, Komperdell
  • Lazidkopf
  • Scheid
  • Arrezjoch
  • Hexensee hut
  • Hexensattel
  • Lake Gmairer
  • Ochsenscharte
  • Fliesser Stieralp hut
  • Fliesseralpe
  • National border
  • Cultural trail
  • Samnaun-Compatsch


Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.

Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, adventure pool

From Samnaun village or from Martina hourly to Samnaun-Compatsch, adventure pool

Arrival information

From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27, from Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun as far as Samnaun-Compatsch.

From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in the direction of Spiss - Samnaun on the L348

From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, then towards Spiss - Samnaun on the L348


Public parking at the adventure pool or at the church

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