The Johannis Hut (2,121 metres above sea level) is a small German Alpine Club mountain refuge hut in the Venediger Mountain Range in Osttirol and an important base for glacier tours.
Close to the Großvenediger
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Munich & Oberland
Stage of the Eagle Walk
Face to face with the Großvenediger and a majestic glacier panorama – this alone is quite an achievement. And to be spoilt with high quality homemade food, warm showers and comfortable overnight 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 the mountain refuge hut was built in Hinterbichler Dorfertal, after whom it was named in recognition of his involvement. Today, however, you will no longer find the original hut built in 1858 on visiting. 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. Due to its location, it is an important starting point for glacier tours.
Well known surrounding mountains: Großvenediger, Rainerhorn, Kleinvenediger, Schwarze Wand, Kreuzspitze.
Ascent to the Johannis Hut
From Hinterbichl to the Wiesenkreuz car park in Dorfertal, continue along the track or the shorter Wanderweg (hiking trail) into the valley to Gumbachkreuz and the Johannis Hut (ca. 2 hours).