The Solsteinhaus (1,806 metres above sea level) is a very well equipped Austrian Alpine Association mountain refuge hut at the foot of the Solstein in the Karwendel Mountains.
Nestled amidst green meadows at the foot of the Solstein
Austrian Alpine Association Hut, Section Innsbruck
Stage of the Eagle Walk
Hut? No, a Tirolean farmhouse awaits visitors to this refuge with comfortable overnight accommodation. The landscape is also not ungenerous, and thrills visitors with a magnificent panorama. When the Innsbruck branch of the Alpine Association went looking for a location for a mountain refuge hut in the Karwendel Mountains in 1908, they found the ideal spot at 1,804 metres above sea level on the west side of the Solstein, at Erlsattel between the Nordkette and Erlspitzgruppe mountain ranges. Solsteinhaus opened in 1914 and was completely renovated and generously equipped in 2007. The modern conference and function room offers the opportunity to hold courses or space for families and groups to get together on bad weather days. The outdoor climbing wall is also very popular with up-coming young climbers.
Well known surrounding mountains: Großer and Kleiner Solstein, Kuhljochspitze, Erlspitze.
Ascent to the Solsteinhaus
From Hochzirl (Mittenwaldbahn Railway) along the Hüttenweg (Hut Trail), easy, (ca. 2.5 hours); from Scharnitz through the Hinterautal, Gleirschtal and Großkristental valleys, easy, (ca. 5 hours); from Gießenbach (Mittenwaldbahn Railway) through the Eppzirler Valley and over the Eppzirler Scharte, moderate (ca. 5 hours).