The Babenstuberhütte is an alpine hut at 2,300 metres above sea level. It lies below the summit of the highest peak in the Kaiser Mountains and serves as an emergency shelter for walkers and hikers who get into difficulty.
Simple emergency shelter on the Ellmauer Halt mountain
German Alpine Club, Turner-Alpenkränzchen Division
Perched just a few metres from the summit of the Ellmauer Halt, the highest peak in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, the Babenstuberhütte is an emergency shelter providing a place to stay the night for walkers and hikers who get into difficulty. It is a simple wooden hut offering protection from the elements. It dates all the way back to 1891 but has been renovated and modernised several times. It was originally located on the peak itself, but it was damaged many times by lightning and therefore moved a few metres down the mountain. The hut is owned and operated by the Turner-Alpenkränzchen Division of the German Alpine Club. Together with the Gruttenhütte and the Babenstuberhütte it offers some of the best views of the Ellmauer Halt.
How to reach the Babenstuberhütte
From Ellmau and Going 5 hours, from the Wochenbrunner Alm hut 3.5 hours
Walks and hikes in the area
Ellmauer Halt (2,342 metres), 15 min., intermediate
Kleine Halt (2,117 metres), 1.75 hours
Gamshalt (2,291 metres), 30 min.
There are several challenging climbing routes near the hut, for example the "Kaiserschützensteig" (climbing equipment required)