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Recommended by 165 out of 167 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Similaunhütte is located at 3,019 meters above sea level on the Niederjoch and thus directly on the border between Austria and Italy. The hut is surrounded by the breathtaking glacier world of the Ötztal Alps and if you have not yet experienced a sunrise in the mountains, then this hut is the right place for it.

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    • March 27, 2018

  • Sandra

    Delicious cakes in dizzying heights!

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    • July 10, 2016

  • Grünspecht

    Serviced mountain hut, well suited for a decent snack.

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    • October 16, 2017

  • Snedr

    Very nice hut with mega picture windows.

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    • July 10, 2018

  • Transalp44

    Beautiful well-kept cottage with very good kitchen because Dormitory pretty narrow recommends early booking room

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Martin Eckmayr

    The cottage is easy to reach by vent! Good hospitality! Prices for this height appropriate.

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Stefan ⛰

    Breakfast is available from 6:00. From here you can visit the Ötzi site or take a glacier hike on the Similaun (with mountain guides).

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Andreas Seifert

    A good kitchen, new toilet and washes and nice staff. The bed storage is according to the circumstances good and clean! Perfect starting point for the Similaun summit ascent!

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    • March 25, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    Great location of the hut. The glacier right outside the door. Beautiful panorama of the Schnalstal. Walking time from the Vernago reservoir approx. 4-6 hours.

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Jannek

    After the strenuous ascent to the hut, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Uwe Schmeling

    The Similaun hut at over 3,000 meters is an absolute "small" hut highlight.

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Frila

    Both the Similaun hut and the Ötzi monument have a fantastic view!

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    • July 29, 2020

  • Manuela

    Nice hut. From the terrace you can see the rope teams climbing the Similaun.

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Dietmar

    Tips of all kinds can be obtained from Markus, the hut manager

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    • August 7, 2020

  • GhostRider

    Great hut surrounded by a wonderful mountain world

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    • March 11, 2021

  • Hamelstift

    Hut is totally overcrowded!
    We have moved from frustration of Vent comment to Vernagt reservoir.

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Volker

    For me it was a flop! Maybe I got the wrong day, ... Strudel did not taste, bacon bread either. For the way of Vent and back again?

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    • August 26, 2017

  • Robert Köhler

    Price / performance ok, nice staff. in the season it gets tight with overnight stays. My insider tip is the Ötzi location. about 2 hours walk from the hut, excellent. The glacier is only recommended for guided tours.

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    • December 17, 2019

  • Uwe Schmeling

    Great Italian cuisine at 3000 meters, damn cozy up here.

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    • June 17, 2020

  • Anny

    Nice hut at the foot of the Similaun

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    • February 6, 2021

  • BERGaufsteiger

    Nice refuge with good food to stop off at at over 3000 meters.

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    • March 18, 2021

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Location: South Tyrol, Italy


  • Elevation3,010 m

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