The Sillianer Hütte (2,447 metres) is a mountain hut popular with walkers and hikers keen to explore the Carnic Main Ridge in East Tirol.
Modern hut with fabulous views
Austrian Alpine Club, Sillian Division
The Sillianer Hütte is the westernmost hut on the Carnic Main Ridge and offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscape, including the Sexten Dolomites, the Stubai Alps and the area around the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Visitors will also see the ruins of the "Helmhaus", the first mountain refuge in the region built by the Sillian Division of the Austrian Alpine Club in 1891. Its modern counterpart, the Sillianer Hütte, opened much more recently, in 1986, and underwent a comprehensive facelift in 2018/2019 with a number of new rooms added. Accommodation is provided in a mixture of private rooms and dormitories. The hut also has wireless internet. runderneuert und ausgebaut wurde. The food is hearty and the surrounding mountains are relatively easy to climb. Mountain bikers also enjoy visiting the Sillianer Hütte. Experienced hikers can embark on the Carnic High Trail, a challenging long-distance hike.
How to get to the hut
From Arnbach in 4 hours, from Sillian in 4 hours, from Leckfeldam in 1.5 hours, from Sexten cable car in 1.75 hours, from Vierschach cable car in 1.75 hours
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Helm (2,433 metres), 40 minutes, intermediate
Hochgruben (2,537 metres), 20 minutes, intermediate
Füllhornsee lake, 15 minutes, intermediate
Hollbrucker Spitze (2,580 metres), 45 minutes, intermediate
Wartime cemetery on Hochgräntenjoch ridge (2,429 metres), 1.25 hours, intermediate