The Bonn-Matreier Hut (2,750 metres above sea level) in the Venediger Group of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Osttirol, is an Austrian Alpine Association and German Alpine Club Hut on the Venediger Höhenweg (Venice High Trail).
Communal Austrian Alpine Association and German Alpine Club Hut, Section Matrei in Osttirol and Section Bonn
Stage of the Eagle Walk
The Bonn-Matreier Hut is something very special, as it is the only communal German-Austrian mountain refuge hut. Because of the difficult economic situation in the early 1930’s, the hut was jointly financed by the Matrei Section of the Austrian Alpine Association 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 cableway for materials like there is now; food and other daily requisites were carried up to the hut by the landlord himself, carriers or mules. The Bonn-Matreier Hut was renovated and extended in the 1980’s and is a regular leader in various reviews for mountain catering. It is an important base for hikers on the Venediger Höhenweg (Venice High Trail) and is ringed by a number of three thousand metre high peaks.
Well known surrounding mountains: Rauhkopf, Säulkopf, Hoher Eicham.
Ascent to the Bonn-Matreier Hut
From Prägraten in the Virgental Valley, from the Bodenalm car park (fee charged) via the Nilljoch Hut (ca. 3 hours), direct from Prägraten (ca. 5 hours).
From Obermauern in Virgental - Budam (parking available) via the Nilljoch Hut (with some steep, hairpin bends, ca. 3.5 hours), direct from Obermauern (ca. 4 hours).
Baggage transport possible with the goods cable car (base station above the Nilljoch Hut), please enquire with the Bonn-Matreier hut proprietor.