The Bettelwurf Hut (2,077 metres above sea level) on the Innsbruck Höhenweg is a popular Austrian Alpine Association mountain refuge hut, on the southern side of the Großen Bettelwurf in Karwendel, Tirol.
Popular base on the southern side of the Großen Bettelwurf
Austrian Alpine Association Hut, Section Innsbruck
The Bettelwurf Hut in the Gleirsch-Halltal Valley Mountains has already got a few years under its belt. Constructed between 1891 and 1893, it was first exhibited at the Innsbruck National Exhibition before assuming its scenic position on the southern slope of the Großen Bettelwurf. It is a popular base for ski touring enthusiasts in the southern Karwendel Mountains and for those hiking the Innsbruck Höhenweg (High Trail). Visitors can enjoy traditional local specialities. The Bettelwurfhütte Hut is also the finishing line for those participating in the Bettelwurf Run. This extremely challenging mountain race is held once a year.
Well known surrounding mountains: Großer and Kleiner Bettelwurf, Speckkarspitze, Fallbachkarspitze, Kleiner and Großer Lafatscher.
Ascent to the Bettelwurf Hut
From Absam-Eichat through the Halltal Valley (ca. 4.5 hours, parking opportunities at the entrance to the Halltal Valley or shuttle bus); from St. Magdalena Mountain Guest House in Halltal (ca. 3. 5 hours) or along the Innsbruck Höhenweg , starting from the top station of the Hafelekar lifts (ca. 4. 5 hours).