The Essener-Rostocker Hütte (2,208 metres) is a German Alpine Club mountain hut in the Maurertal Valley. It is an important base for walks and hikes in the Großvenediger region, East Tirol.
Mountain hut at the Simony Glacier
German Alpine Club, Essen Division
Glistening glaciers, thundering waterfalls and rushing streams characterise the landscape around this refuge in the Venediger Mountains. High above towers the mighty Großvenediger, one of Austria's highest peaks. Indeed, visitors to the Essener-Rostocker Hütte will be able to enjoy views of no fewer than ten summits over 3,000 metres in altitude. It is little wonder that this hut is a popular base for walks and hikes in the region. It is open from June until October and from March until May. There is also a winter room which can be accessed all year round. Ambitious hikers and mountaineers should bring the necessary safety equipment. There are also a number of easy walks near the hut suitable for families. It is possible to walk from this hut to other huts in the area, but the distances are long.
How to get to the Essener-Rostocker Hütte
From Prägraten i. Osttirol / car park in Ströden 15 minutes to Stoan-Alm hut, then through the Maurertal Valley to the bottom of the small cable car used to transport food and materials to the hut (10 minutes) and on to the hut (2 hours).
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Rostocker Eck (2,749 metres), 2.25 hours, intermediate
Dellacher Keesflecke (2,879 metres), 2 hours, difficult
Östliche Simonyspitze (3,442 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult
Simonysee (2,380 metres), 45 minutes, intermediate
Türmljoch (2,790 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate (via ferrata climbing route to "Türml", 2,844 metres, rated B/C - intermediate)