The Falken Hut (1,848 metres above sea level) is a small German Alpine Club mountain refuge hut at the foot of the imposing Lalidererwände in Karwendel, Tirol.
In the kingdom of falcons at the foot of the Lalidererwände
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Oberland
Stage of the Eagle Walk
PLEASE NOTE: Falken Hut will be closed for renovations starting September 11, 2017. Please refer here for details (in German only).
Whoever chooses such a splendid mountain location must be splendid in itself. And the Falken Hut, at the foot of the north face of the Lalidererwände in Karwendel, is nothing less. Moreover, it lies between the Großen and Kleinen Ahornboden (maple grounds), two National Monuments of National Importance with hundred years old maple trees, considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in Tirol. The Große Ahornboden is next to the picturesque village alpine village of Eng. A day trip to the Falken Hut is easily manageable from here. In other words, it is not necessary to cross the Karwendel Mountains in order to access the hut, even though many mountaineers on multi-day tours stay here overnight. The Falken Hut is not only an important base along the Eagle Walk, but also for the long distance Via Alpina Trail. And are there actually falcons here in the Falken Mountains? You bet!
Well known surrounding mountains: Mahnkopf, Steinfalk, Risser Falk, Gamsjoch.
Ascent to the Falken Hut
From Eng (toll road) via the Hüttenweg and Hohljoch (ca. 2.5 hours); from the Rißtal Valley (toll road) through the Laliderer Valley and over the Lalidersalm-Niederleger (ca. 3.5 hours); from Hinterriß through the Johannestal Valley and over the Ladizalm (ca. 4 hours).