Johannishütte, © W9 Studios
Johannishütte, © W9 Studios
Johannishütte, © W9 Studios
Johannishütte, © W9 Studios
Johannishütte, © Tirol Werbung
Johannishütte, © Tirol Werbung


The Johannishütte (2,121 metres) is a small German Alpine Club mountain refuge in the Venediger Mountains in East Tirol and an important base for glacier adventures.

Traditional hut near the Großvenediger mountain
German Alpine Club, Munich & Oberland Division

Face to face with the Großvenediger and its majestic glacier panorama – this alone is quite an achievement. And to be spoilt with high-quality homemade food, warm showers and comfortable accommodation at 2,121 metres above sea level is not something that should be taken for granted. It is thanks in part to Archduke Johann of Austria that this mountain refuge was built here, after whom it was named in recognition of his involvement. Today, however, you will no longer find the original hut built in 1858. Not that it matters, the “new” Johannis Hut, which was completed in 1871 and has been renovated many times since, is still very quaint and rustic. Thanks to its location it is an important starting point for hikes onto the glacier.

How to get to the Johannishütte

From Hinterbichl in 2 hours

Walks and hikes in the area

Türml (2,845 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult (via ferrata rated C)
Großvenediger (3,674 metres), 5.75 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Großer Happ (3,350 metres), 4 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Weißspitze (3,300 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Kreuzspitze (3,153 metres), 4.75 hours, difficult

Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails

Badener Hütte, 5 hours
Bonn-Matreier-Hütte, 5 hours
Kürsinger Hütte, 5 huurs
Essener und Rostocker Hütte, 5 hours
Neue Prager Hütte, 5 hours
Defreggerhaus, 2.5 hours
Eisseehütte, 3.25 hours
Neue Sajathütte, 4.5 hours

The Johannishütte marks the end of Stage 1 and the start of Stage 2 of the Eagle Walk in East Tirol. This long-distance hiking trail crosses the region of Tirol in 33 stages.

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Mountain range

Venediger Mountains



Matress dormitory



  • Showers
  • Self-catering hut
  • Credit / debit cards are accepted
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Family friendly
  • Seminar room

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Hiking trails in this region

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