The Olperer Hut (2,388 m) is a well known German Alpine Club mountain refuge hut in Zamser Grund at the foot of the Olperer, Zillertal Alps, Tirol.
Stately mountain refuge hut in the midst of a majestic mountain panorama
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
The Olperer Hut in Zamser Grund above the Schlegeis Reservoir shares its name with its rocky „patron saint“, the Olperer. This is the main peak of the Tux Ridge, whose distinctive appearance is dominated by a pyramid shaped peak. The Olperer Hut has always been a magnet for ambitious climbers needing accommodation on their tours. The mountain refuge hut was built in 1881 by the former „Prague Section“ of the German-Austrian Alpine Club. Due to popular interest it soon proved to be too small and was renovated many times over. It was completely demolished and built anew in 2006, as the foundations were no longer stable. The Olperer Hut is on the Berlin High Trail, „Peter-Habeler Route“ and the „Munich-Venice Dream Trail“.
Well known surrounding mountains: Olperer, Hochfeiler, Großer Möseler, Fußstein, Schrammacher, Riepenkopf.
Ascent to the Olperer Hut
From Schlegeis Reservoir, which is accessible via Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley, the ascent is only possible on foot (ca. 1.5 hours).