The Bonn-Matreier-Hütte (2,750 metres) in the Venediger Massif of the Hohe Tauern National Park is an Austrian Alpine Club and German Alpine Club hut on the Venice High Trail.
Hut run together by Austrian Alpine Club and German Alpine Club
Matrei in Osttirol Division (Austrian Alpine Club) and Bonn Division (German Alpine Hut)
The Bonn-Matreier-Hütte is something very special, as it is the only communal German-Austrian mountain refuge. Because of the difficult economic situation in the early 1930s, the hut was jointly financed by the Matrei Section of the Austrian Alpine Club and the Bonn Section of the German Alpine Club. Construction began in 1932 and was completed in the same year. Back then, there was no cable car to deliver material like there is now; food and other essential items were carried up to the hut by carriers, mules or the landlord himself. The Bonn-Matreier-Hüte was renovated and extended in the 1980s and is often named one of the best huts for good food. It is an important base for hikers on the Venice High Trail and is surrounded by a number of mountains over 3,000 metres in altitude. Well-known surrounding mountains: Rauhkopf, Säulkopf, Hoher Eicham.
How to get to the Bonn-Matreier-Hütte
From Prägraten in the Virgental Valley, from the Bodenalm car park (pay-and-display) via the Nilljoch Hütte (3 hours), direct from Prägraten (5 hours).
From Obermauern in Virgental - Budam (parking available) via the Nilljoch Hütte (with some steep hairpin bends, 3.5 hours), direct from Obermauern (4 hours).
Baggage transport possible with the material cable car (base station above the Nilljoch Hütte), please enquire at the Bonn-Matreier-Hütte.
Walks and hikes in the area (ascent only)
Rauhkopf (3,070 metres), 1.25 hours, difficult
Hoher Eichham (3,371 metres), 4 hours, difficult
Säulkopf (3,209 metres), 1.5 hours, difficult
Galtenscharte (2,871 metres), 1 hours, difficult
Großglocknerblick (3,000 metres), 1 hours, difficult