The Nördlinger Hütte (2,238 metres) is a mountain hut to the south of the Reither Spitze peak in the west of the Karwendel Mountains. It is perfect for those who enjoy spectacular sunsets.
Simple mountain hut with a fantastic location
German Alpine Club, Nördlingen Division
Locations don't come much more spectacular than this! Built in 1898, the Nördlinger Hütte is perched on the southern ridge of the Reither Spitze mountain with majestic views over Seefeld, the Wetterstein Mountains and the Mieming Mountains. It is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the sight of the sun setting behind the mountains every evening. The large terrace also offers views of the Inn Valley and the Stubai Alps. The Nördlinger Hütte is the highest Alpine Club mountain hut in the Karwendel Mountains and an important base for hikers on the Karwendel High Trail as well as those keen to climb some of the surrounding peaks. There is also a via ferrata fixed-rope climbing route leading up to the top of the nearby Erlspitze mountain. When it comes to amenities, the Nördlinger Hütte is basic – recently installed solar panels provide electricity, but not in the bedrooms. There are no showers and only cold water is available for washing. Mobile phone reception is, however, good.
How to get to the Nördlinger Hütte
From Seefeld using the cable car to the Rosshütte, then take the gondola to the top of the Härmelekopf and walk to the hut (walking time: 45 minutes); from Seefeld on foot via the ski pistes 3.5 hours; from Reith via Schartlehnerhaus 4 hours; from Gießenbach via the Eppzirler Alm 6 hours (difficult)
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Reither Spitze (2,373 metres), 20 minutes, intermediate
Seefelder Spitze (2,221 metres), 2 hours, intermediate
Freiungspitzen (2,331 metres), 1.5 hours, intermediate
Kuhlochspitze (2,297 metres), 3 hours, intermediate
Erlspitze (2,405 metres), 4 hours, intermediate (via ferrata climbing route rated D - difficult)
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
Solsteinhaus, 4 hours
Solenalm, 3.5 hours (via Freiungspitzen)
Neue Magdeburger Hütte, 5.5 hours
Eppzirler Alm, 2 hours .
Bergresort Seefeld, (Alpine Club partner), 2.5 hours
Landhaus Schmiedhof (Seefeld, Alpine Club partner), 2.5 hours
The Nördlinger Hütte is located on the Karwendel High Trail.