The Karlsbader Hütte near the Laserzsee lake, © TVB Osttirol / AlpinPlattform Lienz / Sam Strauss Fotografie
The Karlsbader Hütte near the Laserzsee lake, © TVB Osttirol / AlpinPlattform Lienz / Sam Strauss Fotografie
The crystal-clear Laserzsee lake, © TVB Osttirol / Leischner
The crystal-clear Laserzsee lake, © TVB Osttirol / Leischner
The Karlsbader Hütte in the Lienz Dolomites, © TVB Osttirol / Isep
The Karlsbader Hütte in the Lienz Dolomites, © TVB Osttirol / Isep

Karlsbader Hütte

The Karlsbader Hütte (2,260 metres) is located next to the crystal-clear Laserzsee lake in the Dolomites above Lienz, the largest town in East Tirol. It is run by the German Alpine Association.

Popular mountain hut in the Lienz Dolomites
German Alpine Association, Karlsbad Division

Located in the heart of the Lienz Dolomites, the Karlsbader Hütte is popular with hikers and mountain bikers. It is surrounded on all sides by towering grey limestone rockfaces with craggy peaks and sheer walls measuring up to 1,300 metres from top to bottom. These are popular with rock climbers. Near the hut there is a dedicated rock climbing zone and practice area. Some of the most popular climbing routes are found on the Laserzwand wall. The cosy hut itself, with a number of wood-panelled rooms, serves hearty food accompanied by fine wines. The hut sleeps around 90 guests.

How to get to the Karlsbader Hütte

From Tristach and Leisach in 5 hours, from the Dolomitenhütte (car park) in 2 hours

Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)

Laserzwand (2,614 metres), 1.5 hours, intermediate
Ödkarscharte (2,596 metres), 1.25 hours, intermediate
Laserztörl (2,497 metres), 1 hours, intermediate
Große Sandspitze (2,772 metres), 2.5 Std., difficult (via ferrata rated D in places)
Laserzsteig (2,568 metres), via ferrata rated B-D (difficult), 4 hours
Seekofelsteig (2,744 metres), via ferrata rated B/C (intermediate), 3 hours

Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails

Kerschbaumeralm, 2 hours
Hochstadelhaus, 7 hours

The Karlsbader Hütte is located on the Austria Skyline Trail – Osttirol 360°

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Altitude

2260m

Mountain range

Gailtal Alps

Dormitory/beds

54

Matress dormitory

32


Facilities

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

Suitable for


Coordinates

Geographic width

46.76305

Geographic length

12.801116666667

UTM (east)

5181193

UTM (north)

332100

Reference Meridian

15°

Hiking trails in this region

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