The Brandenburger Haus is a hut at 3,277 metres above sea level located in the Ötztal Alps. It is the highest hut run by the German Alpine Club.
Historic hut surrounded by glaciers
German Alpine Club, Berlin Division
The Brandenburger Haus enjoys a wonderful location protected from avalanches on the southern slopes of the Dahmannspitze (3,397 metres) with its mighty glacier. Here, at the intersection between the Gepatschferner and Kesselwandferner glaciers, walkers and hikers are just ten kilometres as the crow flies from the nearest village, Vent, yet right at the heart of what is one of the largest glacier landscapes in the Eastern Alps. The hut opened in 1909 after being built over the course of several summers by the Brandenburg Division of the German Alpine Club. Today, the approach to the hut still leads across crevass-riven glaciers – making it high-alpine accommodation that is very much for "experts only". Ropes and crampons are a must. The hut sleeps around 100 people. Electricity is generated by solar power, heat comes from wood-burning stoves. There is mobile phone reception at the hut. Food is served in a traditional wood-panelled dining room.
How to get to the Brandenburger Haus
From Vent via Hochjochhospiz 6.5 hours, from Gepatschhaus via Rauhekopfhütte 5.5 hours.
Walks and hikes in the area (ascent only)
Dahmannspitze (3,397 metres), 30 minutes, intermediate
Fluchtkogel (3,494 metres), 1.5 hours, difficult
Kesselwandspitze (3,412 metres), 1.5 hours, difficult
Weißkugel (3,737 metres), 4 hours, difficult
Weißseespitze (3,501 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult
Further huts in the area
Gepatschhaus (1,928 metres), 5 hours
Hochjoch-Hospiz (2,413 metres), 2 hours
Rauhekopfhütte (2,731 metres), 2 hours
Vernagthütte (2,755 metres), 2,5 hours
Weißkugelhütte (Alto Adige/Italy, 2,557 metres), 2 hours
The Brandenburger Haus is on the Ötztal Trek / Route 4 (Stage 14).