Plauener Hut

  • Gasthaus Barenbad - © wiki user Whgler
  • Plauener Hut  - © wiki user Bruck & Sohn Kunstverlag MeiBen
  • Speicher Zillergrundl  - © wiki user Bohringer Friedrich

Key information: Plauener Hut

  • A fine climb to a hut in a stunning eastern tributary valley of the Zillertal Alps; huge and magnificent views of the mountains around the high bowl. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma31.5
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2.5hrs+ return
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,364m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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Plauener Hut  - © wiki user Bruck & Sohn Kunstverlag MeiBen

WALK SUMMARY

The Zillertal Alps are a huge area of peaks and glacial drama by the Austrian-Italian border, draining through numerous valleys into the deep, wide Ziller valley. 

The eastern Zillergrund tributary has a great bowl at its head, surrounded by 3,000m peaks, several of them nestling glaciers. 

The 1.5hr, 500m, climb from the valley-head reservoir to the superbly sited Plauener Hut at 2,364m is a delight, with big views of the surrounding mountains. 

You can extend the walk by beginning at the Gasthof Bärenbad at 1,450m.

Mountain weather. Come fully prepared.

Walking in Austria – Kev Reynolds for Cicerone: more than 100 walks in the Austrian Alps, including this one. Recommended. Find relevant books on Amazon.

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