The Verpeilhütte (2,025 metres) is a popular German Alpine Club mountain refuge in the Verpeiltal Valley within the Kaunergrat Nature Park in the Ötztal Alps, Tirol.
Small mountain refuge hut with great hospitality
German Alpine Club, Frankfurt am Main Division
Jagged mountain peaks and gently rolling pastures surround the Verpeilhütte in the Verpeiltal Valley, a mountain hut within the borders of the Kaunergrat Nature Park. A place of tranquillity and power as well as a source of energy, the Verpeilhütte offers a wide choice of traditional cuisine made using regional products. “Hüttengröstl” (sautéed potatoes with meat and egg), “Kaspressknödelsuppe” (cheese and potato dumpling soup), “Kaiserschmarren” (sweet, chopped pancake) and “Knödelteller” (dumpling dishes) taste fabulous. There is even homemade granola at the breakfast buffet. The Verpeilhütte is located along a beautiful section of the E5 long-distance hiking trail. Thanks to its easy accessibility, it is also a popular destination for families and overnight stays. Children in particular like to play near the rushing stream that flows past the front of the hut.
How to get to the Verpeilhütte
From the village of Feichten in the Kaunertal Valley in 2 hours, from the hamlet of Unterhäuser, (bus stop "Gasthof Jägerhof") in 2 hours, from the Verpeilalm hut in 45 minutes.
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Mooskopf (2.532 metres), 1.75 hours, intermediate
Madatschkopf (2,776 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Schweikertferner-See lake (2,700 metres), 2.5 hours, intermediate
Schweikert (2,879 metres), 2.75 hours, difficult (Alternative: Kletterrouten bis zum VII. Grad)
Verpeilspitze (3,425 metres), 6 hours, difficult
Watzespitze (3,533 metres), 6 hours, difficult
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
Kaunergrathütte, 3 hours