The Pfeishütte (1,922 metres) is an Austrian Alpine Club mountain refuge at the foot of the Sonntagkar peak in the Karwendel Mountains, Tirol.
Small mountain refuge with superb cuisine
Austrian Alpine Club, Innsbruck Division
This pretty little mountain hut can be found in the southern Karwendel Mountains, high up at the end of Samertal Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains. It is a popular destination for hikers, because everyone knows just how good the food is. Traditional dishes such as “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 make the hut a good base for several days here at the foot of the Sonntagkar mountain, with plenty of walks and hikes in the surrounding area. The Pfeishütte is also a popular destination for mountain bikers. The quickest way to reach the hut is by taking the cable car to the Hafelekar and then walking along the Goetheweg trail.
How to get to the Pfeishütte
From Scharnitz through the Gleirsch and Samertal Valleys, easy (5 hours), also suitable for mountain bikes. From the Halltal Valley via Herrenhäuser and Stempeljoch, intermediate (3 hours). From the Hafelekar station of the Nordkettenbahn cable car along the Goetheweg, easy (1.5 hours). From Arzl or Hungerburg near Innsbruck via the Arzler Scharte, intermediate (4.5 hours). From Rum or Thaur or Vintlalm and Kreuzjöchl, intermediate (5 hours).
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Sonntagkarspitze (2,575 metres), 2.75 hours, intermediate
Rumer Spitze (2,453 metres), 2 hours, difficult
Pfeiser Spitze (2,343 metres), 1.5 hours, difficult
Stempeljochspitze (2,529 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Kaskarspitze (2,580 metres), 2.75 hours, difficult