The Berliner Hut (2,042 metres above sea level) is an imposing, heritage protected German Alpine Club mountain refuge at Schwarzensteinalm in the upper Zemmgrund, Zillertal Alps, Tirol.
Imposing mountain shelter on the Berliner Höhenweg (Berlin High Trail)
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Berlin
The Berliner Hut stands tall and proud at Schwarzensteinalm in the upper Zemmgrund, surrounded by several three thousand metre high peaks. “She” has every reason to be proud, as her impressive history stretches back into the 19th Century. Originally built in 1878 and opened in 1879, various alternations and extension works followed and in 1889 the Berlin Hut became an important base along the newly inaugurated Berlin High Trail. A post office was even established within the hut in 1906. Declared a listed building in 1997, the wooden panelling alone in the dining hall is well worth seeing. Visitors can savour delicious hiker’s meals in a stylish alpine environment. Lake Schwarzensee is only a short distance above the Berliner Höhenweg and a climbing area is only a 15 minute walk away from the Berliner Hut.
Well known surrounding mountains: Krähenfuß, Schönbichler Horn, Zsigmondyspitze (Feldhorn), Kleiner and Großer Mörchner, Schwarzenstein, Berliner Spitze.
Ascent to the Berliner Hut
From Zillertal/Mayrhofen/the mountaineering village of Ginzling/Guest House Breitlahner, via the upper Zemmgrund (ca. 3 hours).