The Hochwildehaus (2,885 metres) is a mountain hut in the Ötztal Alps located high on the Gurgler Ferner glacier. The hut is currently closed; emergency accommodation can be found at the Fidelitashütte. A good alternative to the Hochwildehaus is the Langtalereckhütte.
High alpine hut on the Gurgler Ferner glacier
German Alpine Club, Karlsruhe Division
Due to irreparable damage, the Hochwildehaus will remain closed for the forseeable future. A good alternative is the Langtalereckhütte. All walks and hikes listed below can also be completed from this hut. It takes 1.5 hours longer to walk up to the Langtalereckhütte and 1 hour longer to walk down compared with the Hochwildehaus. Just a few metres from the Hochwildehaus is the Fidelitashütte, a self-catering hut sleeping 12 guests. It currently serves as an emergency shelter for hikers (sudden bad weather or exhaustion).
How to get to the hut
From Obergurgl via the Langtalereckhütte (4 hours)
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Schalfkogel (3,540 metres), 4 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Hochwilde (3,458 metres), 3.5 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Annakogel (3,333 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
The Hochwildehaus/Fidelitashütte are located on the Ötztal Trek (Stage 10).