The Pfeis Hut (1,922 m) is an Austrian Alpine Association mountain refuge hut and a popular alpine guest house below Mount Sonntagkar in Karwendel, Tirol.
Small mountain refuge hut with superb cuisine
Austrian Alpine Association Hut, Section Innsbruck
Stage of the Eagle Walk
This pretty little mountain hut can be found in the southern Karwendel, high up at the end of Samertal in the Pfeis valley basin, surrounded by majestic mountains. It is a popular destination for Karwendel hikers, because everyone knows just how good the food is. Traditional dishes such “Kaiserschmarren” (sweet, chopped pancake) taste twice as good when savoured in the original ambience of the wood panelled dining lounges dating back to the hut’s founding years of 1925/1926. The pleasant dormitory sleeping arrangements entice you to spend several days in this charming accommodation under Mount Sonntagkar, where there is plenty of opportunity to make tours and scale the peaks. The Pfeis Hut is also a popular destination for mountain bikers.
Well known surrounding mountains: Sonntagkarspitze, Rumer Spitze, Gleirschspitze, Mandlspitze, Pfeiser Spitze, Stempeljochspitze, Bachofenspitze, Roßkopf.
Ascent to the Pfeis Hut
From Scharnitz through the Gleirsch and Samertal Valleys, easy (ca. 5 hours), also suitable for mountain bikes. From the Halltal Valley over Herrenhäuser and Stempeljoch, moderate (ca. 3 hours). From the Hafelekar station of the Nordkettenbahn cable car along the Goetheweg, easy (ca. 1.5 hours). From Arzl or Hungerburg near Innsbruck over the Arzler Scharte, moderate (ca. 4.5 hours). From Rum or Thaur or Vintlalm and Kreuzjöchl, moderate (ca. 5 hours).