Höllentalanger Hut

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The Höllentalanger Hut
The Höllentalanger Hut is located in Germany
The Höllentalanger Hut
The Höllentalanger Hut
The Höllentalanger Hut (Germany)
Coordinates 47°26′17″N 11°01′29″E / 47.43806°N 11.02472°E / 47.43806; 11.02472Coordinates: 47°26′17″N 11°01′29″E / 47.43806°N 11.02472°E / 47.43806; 11.02472
Country Germany
Mountain range Wetterstein
Location Höllental
Elevation 1,381 m (4,531 ft) above sea level
Built in 1894, extended 1925
Hut type DAV Hut Category I
Owner Munich Section of the DAV
Website www.hoellentalangerhuette.de
Mattresses 88
Opening times end May to mid-October
Hut reference DAV

The Höllentalanger Hut (1,381 m) is a managed hut owned by the German Alpine Club in the Wetterstein Mountains of Bavaria, in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The hut lies in a narrow defile between the Höllental-Blassen and Waxenstein-Riffelwand crest and is open from the end of May to mid-October. It has more than 80 bedspaces.


The category 1 hut was built in 1894 and has had its present appearance since 1925 when it was extended. Since 2004 a completely new hut has been in planning. The cost of construction has been assessed by the German Alpine Club at € 2.3M. The new hut is intended to take the extreme avalanche situation in the Höllental into account. In addition it is intended to expand its overnight capacity. The winter room was closed by the authorities in 2004 or 2005 due to the avalanche danger in winter.

As part of the complete demolition the blockhouse, which is the original core of the hut, will be moved to the garden of the Alpine Museum in Munich.


View from the hut towards the head of the valley, Höllentalferner and Zugspitze massif


  • to the Zugspitze (2,962 m) over the Höllentalferner (glacier crossing) in 5 hours,
  • to the Alpspitze (2,628 m) over the Matthaisenkar and the Grieskarscharte in 4 hours,

For both tours klettersteig experience is needed.


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