The Ansbacher Hütte (2,376 metres) is a mountan hut run by the German Alpine Club. It is located in a beautifully scenic position on the south-eastern slopes of the Samspitze peak in the Lechtal Alps.
Hut where you can experience and "taste the mountains"
German Alpine Club Hut, Ansbach Division
Built in 1905 and extensively renovated since then, the Ansbacher Hütte stands in a beautifully scenic position at the Flarschjoch ridge on the south-eastern slopes of the Samspitze peak. If offers fabulous views of the Stanzer Valley and the Verwall Mountains. Surrounded by stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, special attention is paid to environment protection here. A power plant running on vegetable oil combined with solar panels help keep energy costs to a minimum and also mean that mountaineers can enjoy a warm shower with a clear conscience. Excellent food is served at the Ansbacher Hütte, where you can "taste the mountains" in the form of delicious meals created using local produce. We particularly recommend the “Kaiserschmarrn”, a chopped pancake dish sprinkled with icing sugar and served with apple sauce. Well known surrounding mountains: Samspitze, Stierkopf, Vorderseespitze, Feuerspitze, Wetterspitze, Freispitze.
Ascent to the Ansbacher Hütte
From Schnann / Stanzer Valley (3 hours), von Flirsch in the Stanzer Valley (3 hours), from Bach in the Upper Lechtal Valley and through the Alperschontal Valley (7 hours)
Walks and hikes in the area
Samsspitze (2,624 metres), 45 minutes, intermediate
Vorderseespitze (2,889 metres), 3 hours, difficult
Feuerspitze (2,852 metres), 3.5 hours, intermediate
Wetterspitze (2,895 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult
Freispitze (2,884 metres), 5 hours, difficult
Other huts in the area
Frederic-Simms-Hütte, 4 hours
Kaiserjochhaus, 5 hours
Memminger Hütte, 5.5 hours
Augsburger Hütte, 8 hours
Long-distance hiking trails
The Ansbacher Hütte is located on several long-distance hiking trails: Eagle Walk (stage 23), Lech Valley High Trail, Augsburg High Trail, E4 Alpine Trail and North Alpine Way 601.