Olpererhütte, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz
Olpererhütte, © Tirol Werbung/Jens Schwarz


The Olpererhütte (2,388 metres) is a well known German Alpine Club mountain refuge in Zamser Grund at the foot of the Olperer mountain, Zillertal Alps, Tirol.

Stately mountain refuge in the midst of a majestic mountain panorama
German Alpine Club, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Division

The Olpererhütte in Zamser Grund above the Schlegeis reservoir shares its name with its rocky "patron saint", the Olperer mountain. This is the main peak of the Tux Ridge, whose distinctive appearance is dominated by a pyramid-shaped peak. The Olpererhütte has always been a magnet for ambitious climbers in search of accommodation in the mountains. The hut was built in 1881 by the former Prague Division of the German-Austrian Alpine Club. Due to popular interest it soon proved to be too small and was renovated many times. It was completely demolished and built anew in 2006, as the foundations were no longer stable. The Olpererhütte is on the Berlin High Trail, the Peter Habeler Route and the Munich-Venice Dream Trail.

How to get to the Olpererhütte

From Schlegeis reservoir, which is accessible via Mayrhofen, the ascent is possible on foot (1.5 hours).

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

Olperer (3,476 metres), 4 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Gefrorene Wandspitzen (3,286 metres), 3 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Schrammacher (3,411 metres), 5.5 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)
Petersköpfl (2,677 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Neumarkter Runde (circular hike), 5 hours, intermediate

Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails

Friesenberghaus, 2 hours
Furtschlaglhaus, 4 hours
Tuxerjochhaus, 6 hours
Geraer Hütte, 5 hours
Pfitscherjochhaus, 4 hours

The Olpererhütte is located on the Berlin High Trail (Stage 2), the Peter Habeler Route (Stage 4/5) and the Munich-Venice Dream Trail (Stage 10/11).

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Mountain range

Zillertal Alps



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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