The Falkenhütte (1,848 metres) is a small German Alpine Club mountain hut at the foot of the imposing Lalidererwände in the Karwendel Nature Park, Tirol.
In the kingdom of falcons at the foot of the Lalidererwände
German Alpine Club, Oberland Division
Enjoying a fabulous location on a lush alpine meadow at the foot of the Lalidererwände, a mighty rockface stretching high into the sky, the Falkenhütte is a large and cosy hut which is popular with walkers, hikers and mountain bikers keen to explore the Karwendel Nature Park. The listed buildings, which opened in 1924, is between the Großer Ahornboden and the Kleiner Ahornboden - two beautiful areas dominated by centuries-old sycamore trees. Many visitors walk to the hut from the mountain village of Eng. It is also a stop on several long-distance hiking trails across the Karwendel Mountains as well as on the Eagle Walk and Via Alpina.
How to get to the Falkenhütte
From the village of Eng (toll road) take the trail over the Hohljoch ridge (2.5 hours); from the Rißtal Valley (toll road) through the Laliderer Tal Valley and via the Lalidersalm-Niederleger (3.5 hours); from Hinterriß through the Johannestal Valley and via the Ladizalm hut (4 hours).
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Mahnkopf (2,094 metres), 1 hour, intermediate
Steinfalk (2,347 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult
Gamsjoch (2,452 metres), 4 hours, intermediate
Gumpenspitze (2,176 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate