Franz Senn Hut

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Franz Senn Hut
The Franz Senn Hut
Franz Senn Hut is located in Austria
Franz Senn Hut
Franz Senn Hut
Franz Senn Hut (Austria)
Coordinates 47°05′06″N 11°10′08″E / 47.085°N 11.16889°E / 47.085; 11.16889Coordinates: 47°05′06″N 11°10′08″E / 47.085°N 11.16889°E / 47.085; 11.16889
Country Austria
Location Hinteres Oberbergtal
Elevation 2,147 m (7,044 ft) AA
Built in 1885 (1885)
Hut type OeAV Hut Category I
Owner Innsbruck Section
Beds/Bunks 180
Mattresses 80
Emergency beds 100
Winter room 12
Accommodation open
Opening times mid-June to mid-October
Hut reference OeAV DAV
View down valley to the hut

The Franz Senn Hut (German: Franz-Senn-Hütte) is a large and very popular Category I alpine hut in the Stubai Alps owned by the Austrian Alpine Club (Österreichischer Alpenverein).[1] It is a large, well-appointed hut, named after Franz Senn. Access is from Oberiss in the Oberbergtal off the Stubaital above Neustift.[2]


The Franz Senn Hut was opened on 15 September 1885 having cost 3,000 florins. At the time it had accommodation for 37 people including 4 women. It was extended in 1907/08 to 20 beds and 60 shakedowns and again in 1932/33 to 80 beds and 80 sleeping places. During the Second World War a goods cableway was erected. In 1960 the hut's capacity was increased to 220.[3]

The hut was named after a mountaineering pastor.[1]


  • By train: to Innsbruck from there to Fulpmes (on the Stubai Valley railway) and from there by bus
  • By bus: to Neustift im Stubaital, village of Milders
  • By car: to Neustift im Stubaital


  • Neustift im Stubaital (1154 metre climb, duration: c. 4½ hours)
  • Oberiss Alm (402 metre climb, duration: c. 1½ hours)[1]

Summits accessible from the Franz Senn Hut[edit]

  • Ruderhofspitze (3,474 m), height difference 1327 m, duration c. 5 hours, high tour[4])
  • Lisenerspitze (3,230 m, height difference 1080 m, duration c. 3.5 hours, glacier tour)[5]
  • Lisenser Fernerkogel (3,266 m, height difference 1150 m, duration c. 4.5 hours, glacier tour[4])
  • Schafgrübler (2,921 m, height difference 780 m, duration c. 3 hours)
  • Rinnenspitze (3,003 m, height difference 850 m, duration 2.5 to 3 hours, sections of the summit ridge are secured)
  • Östliche Seespitze (3,416 m), popular but challenging ski tour
  • Westliche Seespitze (3,355 m)
  • Wildes Hinterbergl, (3,288 m), much frequented ski tour


The hut is on the Stubai Hohenweg, an 8-day high level trail around the Stubai; neighbouring huts on the trail are the Starkenburger Hut and the New Regensburg Hut.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Reynolds, Kev (2009). Walking in Austria, 1st ed., Cicerone, Milnthorpe, p. 125, ISBN 978-1-85284-538-4.
  2. ^ Walter Klier: AVF alpin Stubaier Alpen, Bergverlag Rother, Ottobrunn, ISBN 978-3-7633-1271-9
  3. ^ Die Chronik in aller Kürze at Retrieved 5 Dec 2015.
  4. ^ a b Walter Klier, Stubaier Alpen, Alpenvereinsführer
  5. ^ Die Lüsenserspitze 3230m at Retrieved 5 Dec 2015.

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