The Innsbrucker Hut (2,369 metres above sea level) is a popular mountain refuge hut and day trip destination below Mount Habicht in the Stubai Alps, Tirol.
Mountain refuge hut, day trip destination and climbing centre in the Mount Habicht Region
Austrian Alpine Association Hut, Section Tourist Club Innsbruck
The predominantly shingle clad Innsbrucker Hut is located on a sunny vantage point on the beautiful Alfairalpe, not far from Pinnisjoch in the Stubai Alps. When it was originally built in 1884, there were only a few mattresses and sleeping quarters on a hay underlay. Due to its great popularity, however, it was soon extended. The flow of visitors increased even more after the Stubaitalbahn (Stubai Valley Railway) went into operation in 1904. After suffering major damage during both World Wars it was immaculately resorted to its original glory. The Innsbrucker Hut is located on the Stubaier Höhenweg (Stubai High Trail) and is a much visited destination to this day. It is, however, a bit of a squeeze sometimes. There are only dormitories and multi-bed bedrooms, but nonetheless very comfortable sleeping arrangements. The Innsbrucker Hut is also an important address for climbers; the Ilmspitze via Ferrate is nearby, as well as the house-owned climbing training and rock climbing areas.
Well known surrounding mountains: Habicht, Glättespitze, Kalkwand, Ilmspitze.
Ascent to the Innsbrucker Hut
From Gschnitztal/car park behind Gasthof Feuerstein, whereby 1,000 metres in altitude will need to be surmounted (ca. 3 hours). From Stubaital/Neder through the Pinnistal Valley (ca. 4 to 5 hours). You can travel to the Karalm using the (scheduled) taxi service.