The Berliner Hütte hut in the Zillertal Alps, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
The Berliner Hütte hut in the Zillertal Alps, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz

Mountain Hike
Berliner Hütte - Schwarzsee Lake

The highest point on this hike in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is the Schwarzsee, a charming mountain lake around 400 metres above the Berliner Hütte (2,042 metres). The hut is an architectural highlight in its own right – a protected building in the heart of the Alps dating from the late 1800s. The hike begins at the Gasthaus Breitlahner (1,257 metres) in the Zemmgrund, a valley branching off the Zillertal Valley, and takes around nine hours to complete. There are a number of huts along the way, as well as waterfalls and fantastic mountain views – including the glacier-capped peaks of the Hornspitzen (up to 3,253 metres).

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Starting point  

Gasthof Breitlahner, Zemmgrund

Hike to

Berliner Hütte, Schwarzsee lake

Finishing point

Gasthof Breitlahner, Zemmgrund

Mountain chain

Zillertal Alps


24.9 km

Total hiking time

9 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,472m 1,257m

Elevation uphill 1,250m
Vertical metres downhill 1,250m

Fitness level


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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus route 4102, get off at the stop Ginzling Gh Breitlahner


Car park at the Gasthof Breitlahner


Places serving food and drink

  • Klausenalm (May until October)
  • Grawandhütte (May until October)
  • Alpenrosenhütte  (June until mid-October)
  • Berliner Hütte (mid-June until September)
  • Alpengasthaus Breitlahner (May until September)

Trail description

The hike begins at the Gasthof Breitlahner, where the Zemmgrund and Zamser Grund valleys meet, at 1,257 metres above sea level. Take trail number 523 to the Klausenalm hut (1,301 metres). The route remains nice and easy as far as the Schwemmalm hut, then turns left and heads steeply uphill to the Grawandhütte hut (1,636 metres). This section of the hike takes in some beautiful waterfalls. After crossing pastures and meadows near the Grawandalm hut, the trail winds its way up by the banks of the Zemmbach stream. Eventually you will reach the Alpenrosenhütte (1,878 metres) – do not cross over the stream to the Waxeggalm hut. A few metres behind the Alpenrosenhütte, take the trail left leading to the Berliner Hütte (2,042 metres). The hut is an architectural highlight in its own right, but we recommend taking on the final 400 metres up to the Schwarzsee lake. Use trail number 502 towards the Schwarzensteinalm hut (some sections lead through marshy land). Past the sign for the Schwarzenstein mountain, all the way up to the Schwarzsee lake (2,472 metres). The views are best from the far side of the lake.

Return along the way you came.

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Ihr Ziel: Berliner Hütte - Schwarzsee Lake (47.060767,11.749779)

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