The Sonnenkogel is a 2204 m high peak in the Lechtal Alps. The summit is located near the Lechtal village of Bach, of which it is also the local mountain. The Sonnenkogel consists of a front and a back summit. The Hintere Sonnenkogel with 2324 m is about 120 m higher than the Vordere Sonnenkogel. The ascent to the Sonnenkogel starts in Oberbach at a small parking lot. At the parking lot, follow the road in the direction of Madau. At the first bend a narrow path branches off to the right, which is marked by a sign "Sonnenkogel". The path goes through the forest on a constant gradient. The path goes up the mountain in Serperntinen on the right side of the Counter Valley. At an altitude of just under 2000 m you reach the avalanche barriers that have to be crossed. At the top of the Sonnenkogel you have a fantastic view into the Lechtal. There is the possibility to continue hiking on the back Sonnenkogel. The tour to the Sonnenkogel requires sure-footedness, alpine experience and freedom from vertigo. The difference in altitude to Bach is about 1200 m and the ascent takes about 3 to 4 hours. In wet, snow and ice, we advise against a tour to the front or rear Sonnenkogel, as it can become very slippery and dangerous. A number of fatal accidents in recent years bear witness to this.
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