Rifugio Similaun

Rifugio Similaun

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Recommended by 46 out of 48 people


  • Uwe Schmeling

    At 3,019 meters one of the very high-altitude huts in the Alps, the international public gives a stay in this cute hut a very special flair.

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    • January 8, 2021

  • Stefan Czurda

    The Similaunhütte is an Alpine refuge and is located on the Niederjoch in the Schnalskamm of the Ötztal Alps, which represents the border between the Austrian North Tyrol and the Italian South Tyrol. The hut is located near the border on Italian territory in the Texel Group Nature Park. The hut is private, but operated like an Alpine club hut. The hut is located near the Tisenjoch, the site of the Ötzi.

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    • February 16, 2017

  • Grünspecht

    After the strenuous ascent you can relax properly.

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    • October 17, 2017

  • AlexanderL76

    Great cabin in a great location. Good starting point for high tours in the area. The hut itself I find very cozy and pleasant. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful.

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    • September 25, 2018

  • Grünspecht

    From here you can ascend to see the site of the Ötzis.

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    • October 17, 2017

  • harundo

    highest hut on the E5

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    • July 31, 2018

  • Andreas Seifert

    The privately operated Similaun hut was our overnight camp and the starting point for climbing the Similaun! Highly recommended - especially the "general" restlessness before planned tours ;-)

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Thomas D. 🚴‍♂️🧗🏞️

    After the ascent from the Tisenhof, a welcome resting place before the ascent to the Similaun. Nice stop and great panorama.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Manuela

    A magnificent view of the lake in Vernagt and the Similaun.

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Christoph Morbitzer

    Well worth the walk, food good, room good., Washroom toilets clean.

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    • August 20, 2020

  • spessartkind

    Destination and base camp at the same time. Nice hut, honest kitchen.

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    • September 16, 2020

  • A🚶🏽‍♂️L🚴🏼‍♂️E🏃🏽‍♂️X

    Privately operated hut on the main Alpine ridge. Good food (especially the soups and the cake) and good facilities. The hut gave us a very welcome warm and drying lunch break on a very wet, cold and windy hiking day.

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Christoph Morbitzer

    Great overnight stay, nice team, again and again

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    • October 4, 2020

  • Schnelli

    Great mountain hut. Good food and definitely worth an overnight stay.

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    • December 6, 2020

  • Rhöni

    Nice hut shortly after the border, when we got there but unfortunately too full :-(

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    • January 18, 2021

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Best Tours to Rifugio Similaun

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  • Difficult
    6.17 mi
    1.1 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,800 ft
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    7.44 mi
    1.2 mph
    2,975 ft
    3,000 ft
Location: South Tyrol, Italy


  • Elevation2,990 m

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