Around Franz Senn Hut

  • Franz-Senn Hutte Austria - © flickr user- Dirk Groeger
  • Franz-Senn-Weg - © flickr user- Katicilli
  • The Alpeiner creek west of the Franz-Senn-Hutte in the Stubai Alps - © flickr user- Renate Dodell
  • The Rinnensee in the Stubai Alps, power and peace proceed from such a place. - © flickr user- Renate Dodell
  • View from the Franz-Senn-Hutte in the Stubai Alps to the west - © flickr user- Renate Dodell

Key information: Around Franz Senn Hut

  • Fantastic walks above this justly popular hut high up the long and lovely Oberbergtal. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating91
  • Beauty35
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating91

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000m+
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
Franz-Senn-Weg - © flickr user- Katicilli


The popular Franz Senn Hut sits high up the long and lovely Oberbergtal, the western of the valleys which run into the heart of the gorgeous Stubai Alps. It is some 3km / 1.5hrs from the road (which must be reached by minibus) – one of the easiest-accessed of the main Stubai huts. It is an excellent place to spend 2 or 3 nights.  

Fantastic walks from the hut include: 

A climb to the famously sited Rinnensee lake on the western ridge, and, for the keen, on to the 3,000m+ Rinnenspitze;

The Franz-Senn-Weg along the northern ridge back to the Starkenburger Hut high above Neustift (part of the Höhenweg); and

The 2,677m Vorderer Sommerwand on the high ridge rising to the south of the hut, a reasonably easy 500m climb. 

The hut is on the Höhenweg so you can also walk on to other huts for marvellous multi-dayers.

The Stubai are well loved, and well walked, so you won’t feel alone on the main routes, although you can get away.This can be tough walking in high and remote mountains with uncertain weather. Come fully prepared.

Walking in Austria – Kev Reynolds for Cicerone: more than 100 walks in the Austrian Alps, including 18 in the Stubai. As usual, an inspiring book (indeed, Walkopedia was alerted to some of these routes by it), packed with valuable information, including good detail on the routes. Recommended. Find relevant books on Amazon.

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The Rinnensee in the Stubai Alps, power and peace proceed from such a place. - © flickr user- Renate Dodell

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View from the Franz-Senn-Hutte in the Stubai Alps to the west - © flickr user- Renate Dodell   ...

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