Key information: Berliner Hut
- Climb to this wonderfully sited hut high in the magnificent Zemmgrund valley. Superb onward walks.
- Walkopedia rating86.5
- Natural interest15.5
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating86.5
- Length: 5.5hr return
- Maximum Altitude: 2,042m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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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 Zemmgrund Valley leads to a great circle of peaks and glaciers on the Italian border. Its lower reaches are forested, then, beyond a section of gorges, you are in immaculate highlands of perfect meadows below huge, serene peaks.
The 3 hour climb up the valley, from the Gasthof Breitbahner (1,257m) to the highish wonderfully positioned Berliner Hut is the day walk Walkopedia covets most.
Even better, you could overnight in the hut and explore the high slopes the next day – the hut is at the beginning of the Berliner Hohenweg and at the heart of the Rucksack Route, so you can make magnificent day walks from the hut (eg to the Schoenbichler Scharte (at 3,081m) – rough and exposed, with rope assistance – superb views), or head on for a multi-dayer.
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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