The Stripsenjochhaus (1,580 metres) is an Austrian Alpine Club mountain refuge and a popular base for hiking and climbing in the Kaiser Mountains, Tirol.
Alpine accommodation surrounded by craggy peaks
Austrian Alpine Club, Kufstein Division
The Wilder Kaiser Mountains do not only have impressive rocky formations, but also beautiful slopes and panoramic terraces covered with green vegetation. The Stripsenjochhaus stands on one of these at the crossing from the Kaiserbachtal Valley to the Kaisertal Valley, where the "tame" and the "wild" Kaiser Mountains converge. Guests greet each other here warmly too, as this is a much visited place for refreshments and accommodation enjoyed by hikers and climbers alike. Climbing, biking and even flying can all be enjoyed from here in equal measures and paragliders like to launch from Stripsenjoch. Something the founding fathers of the Kufstein Division of the Austrian Alpine Club could never have imagined when they built the Stripsenjochhaus at the beginning of the 20th century. Challenging hikes in the Kaiser Mountains, however, were certainly possible .
How to get to the Stripsenjochhaus
From Griesenau through the Kaiserbachtal Valley in 2.5 hours, from Griesener Alm in 1.5 hours, from Gasthof Hohenkendel near Griesenau via Kohlalm and Feldberg in 3 hours, from Kufstein through the Kaisertal Valley via Anton-Karg-Haus / Hans-Berger-Haus in 5 hours, from Walchsee via Gwirchtalm, Hochalm or Feldalm in 4 hours
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Stripsenkopf / Feldberg (1,813 metres), 1.75 hours, intermediate
Ellmauer Tor / Hintere Goinger Halt (2,192 metres), 3.5 hours, intermediate
Ellmauer Halt (2,344 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult
Totenkirchl (2,190 metres), 2.5 hours, difficult (climbing sections rated up to III)
Fleischbank (2,185 metres), 3 hours, difficult (alpine climbing sections rated up to VII)
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
The Stripsenjochhaus is located on the Koasa Trail (Stage 2) and the North Alpine Trail (Stage 30/31).