The Stüdl Hut (2,801 metres above sea level) is a modern mountain refuge hut for Glockner ascents via the Fanatscharte at the foot of the Stüdlgrate Ridge, Osttirol.
Important base for ascents of the Glockner
German Alpine Club Hut, Section Oberland
Stage of the Eagle Walk
This hut looks very different to other mountain refuges with its contemporary, cylindrical architecture, adapted to suit both the mountains and mountain weather. The new building was opened in 1996, whose traditional predecessor can be traced back to Johann Stüdl. He was a mountain loving business man from Prague and one of the founders of the German Alpine Club. Because of his efforts in creating the „Neuen Kalser Weg“ (New Kals Way) and the Stüdl Hut - which was inaugurated in 1868 as a base for Glockner ascents via the Fanatscharte - Kals developed into an important alternative for climbs over the Heiligenblut. The new Stüdl Hut is equipped to the highest technical standards, with solar energy and a vegetable oil driven combined heat and power unit (CHP). The attractive interior consists mainly of untreated wood from the region.
Well known surrounding mountains: Großglockner, Fanatkogel, Schere.
Ascent to the Stüdl Hut
From Lucknerhaus, which is accessible from Kals am Großglockner via a toll road, though the Ködnitztal Valley, via the Luckner Hut to the Stüdl Hut (takes ca. 2 to 2.5 hours).
From the Teischnitztal Valley, which is also accessible by car from Kals. The ascent is significantly more arduous than the route through the Ködnitztal Valley, although very scenic (ca. 4 hours).