The Dresdner Hütte (2,308 metres) is a generously proportioned mountain refuge just below the Stubai Glacier in the Stubai Alps, Tirol.
Spacious mountain refuge hut at the Stubai Glacier
German Alpine Club, Dresden Division
The splendid Dresdner Hütte opened in 1875 and was the first high-mountain refuge in the Stubai Valley. Following the construction of ski lifts and pistes on the Stubai Valley in 1973, the number of visitors to the hut increased significantly. To date, it has been renovated and extended many times over and it is now an imposing stone building complex offering comfortable accommodation to a large number of guests. Visitors are pampered with delicious meals in the welcoming dining lounges and on the spacious terrace. Rooms are cosy and modern. The old “Zollhütte” (customs hut) is only a few minutes’ walk away and is also available to hire. Visitors wishing to explore the glacier will need the necessary climbing and safety equipment.
How to get to the Dresdner Hütte
From Neustift in the Stubaital Valley/Mutterbergalm along mountain trail number 135 (from the Mutterbergalm 1.5 hours); through Mutterberger Valley and the Wilde Grube (3 hours), or with the Gletscherbahn cable car to the Fernau middle station (five-minute walk).
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Egesengipfel (2,635 metres), 45 minutes, intermediate
Großer Trögler (2,902 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult
Stubaier Wildspitze (3,341 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult
Zuckerhütl (3,505 metres), 5 hours, difficult
Mutterberger See (2,484 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
The Dresdner Hütte is one of the stops on the Stubai High Trail (Stage 3/4), a challenging long-distance hiking trail in the Eastern Alps.