The Bochumer Hütte – also known as the Kelchalm – lies at 1,432 metres above sea level in the south-east of the Kitzbühel Alps. The hut has a long history.
Former accommodation for miners
German Alpine Club, Bochum Division
This building dating back almost 200 years was long used by copper miners as accommodation. After the mine closed in 1926, it was purchased by the German Alpine Club and turned into the Bochumer Hütte. Parts of the interior, including the wood-panelled dining room and the old wooden doors, serve as reminders of its long and rich history. Today the hut is popular with hikers and families. It hosts events with traditional live music and serves hearty food. There are rooms with individual beds as well as dormitory areas with matresses next to each other. The family rooms have warm water and bed linen. In winter there is a popular toboggan run which starts right outside the hut.
How to get to the Bochumer Hütte
From Gasthof Hechenmoos in Aurach 2.25 hours, from Wildpark in Oberaurach 2.5 hours, from Pochwerk 20 minutes.
Touren in der Umgebung
Laubkogl und Hahnenkampl (1.813 Meter), 1,5 Std., mittelschwierig
Rauber (1.972 Meter), 2 Std., mittelschwierig
Gamshag (2.178 Meter), 2,5 Std., mittelschwierig
Geißstein (2.363 Meter), 4 Std., schwierig
Bichlalm, 5,75 Std., mittelschwierig
Übergänge zu anderen Hütten
Hochwildalmhütte, 3,5 Std.
Wildseeloderhaus, 8 Std.
Bürglhütte, 3,75 Std.
Erich-Sulke-Hütte, 5,5 Std.