The Kellerjoch Hut (2,237 metres above sea level) is a popular mountain hut belonging to the Austrian Alpine Association at Kellerjoch in the Tux Alps, Tirol.
Popular mountain hut with 360 degree views
Austrian Alpine Association, Section Schwaz
Schwaz’s local mountain, the Kellerjoch, is nestled between the peaks of Kreuzjoch and Arbeserkogel. The Kellerjoch Hut stands on a natural observation platform where visitors can enjoy 360 degree views, high above the Inn Valley. On a clear day, you can see the Kitzbühel, Zillertal and Stubai Alps as well as the Karwendel mountains; even the Großvenediger is visible. The hut itself is welcoming and a popular meeting place. People often sing and make music in the two dining lounges. Water for the Kellerjoch Hut is provided by a hydraulic ram – which is not a water-spewing male mountain sheep, but a water powered pump. A trail partially secured with steel cable leads from the Kellerjoch Hut to the Kreuzjoch, where there is a mountain chapel. The walk there takes ca. 15 to 20 minutes.
Well known surrounding mountains: Arbeserkogel, Kuhmesser, Rastkogel, Pangert, Gilfert.
Ascent to the Kellerjoch Hut
From the top station of the Kellerjochbahn lifts (ca. 1 hour); ascent direct from Schwaz (ca. 4 hours); from Hochfügen from the top station of the Spieljochbahn lifts (ca. 2 hours); from the Loassattels Valley to the south of the Kellerjoch (ca. 1.5 hours).