The Winnebachseehütte (2,362 metres) is a German Alpine Club mountain refuge near the Winnebachsee lake above Gries in the Sulztal Valley in the Stubai Alps, Tirol.
Mountain idyll with a romantic lake and waterfall
German Alpine Club, Hof Division
At the Winnebachhütte you can get a taste of not only mountain air but sea air too, because it is located next to the Winnebachsee lake above Gries in the Sulztal Valley. An imposing waterfall is yet another feast for the eyes. When the Frankfurt an der Oder Division of the German Alpine Club saw "this beautiful part of the world in high alpine wilderness", it decided to establish a base for hikers and climbers here. An excellent idea, as one really is in mountain paradise here. The hut is well equipped and managed, and the food is great. There are a few additional amenities: a small cable car which cn be used for luggage transport from Winnebachhof is available, and there is also a popular via ferrata fixed-rope climbing route nearby.
How to get to the Winnebachseehütte
From Gries in the Sulztal Valley (2 hours); from Winnebach near Gries in Sulztal through the Winnebachtal Valley (1.5 - 2 hours)
Walks and hikes in the area (walking time to summit)
Ernst Riml Spitz (2,507 metres), 30 minutes, intermediate
Gänsekragen (2,915 metres), 1.75 hours, intermediate
Hoher Seeblaskogel (3,235 metres), 3.25 hours, difficult
Strahlkogel (3,295 metres), 5 hours, difficult (climbing sections rated up to III)
Putzenkarschneid (3,120 metres), 4.5 hours, difficult (glacier equipment required)