Kops

Kops Stausee

Built between 1962 and 1969 at an altitude of 1,800 metres above sea level, the Kops reservoir with its double curvature dams is a static masterpiece. The beautiful nature surrounding the reservoir offers plenty of fantastic spots for picknicks, fishing, hiking or taking long walks.

Good-night tip: If you’re looking for a special adventure, why not set up your tent at the nearby campsite and sleep beneath the stars? 

How to get to Kops reservoir:

  • Take the lift up to Alpkogelbahn mountain station.
  • From there, continue towards Breitspitzbahn valley station and the shore path along Kops reservoir.
  • Option 1: Turn left and follow the dam wall until you reach the Kops reservoir kiosk.
  • Option 2: Turn right and follow the shore path to beautiful Lake Zeinissee. From there, take the old Zeinisstrasse back to Wirl and Galtür. On the way back, you pass the border between the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg as well as the continental watershed between the Rhine and the Danube.
  • Our tip for a break: Alpengasthof Zeinisjoch
  • For more details check out Tour 13  of our hiking guide.