Cup house

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Cup house
Cup house
location Summit of the Becher above the Übeltalferner ; South Tyrol , Italy
Mountain range Stubai Alps
Geographical location: 46 ° 57 '39.1 "  N , 11 ° 11' 32.4"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 57 '39.1 "  N , 11 ° 11' 32.4"  E
Altitude 3195  m slm
Becherhaus (South Tyrol)
Cup house
builder Section Hanover of the DÖAV
owner Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol
Built 1894
Construction type hut
Usual opening times Beginning of July to mid-September
accommodation 40 beds, 60  camps , 10 emergency camps
Winter room bearings
Web link
Hut directory ÖAV DAV

The Becherhaus (ital. Rifugio Gino Biasi ) is a mountain hut above the Übeltalferner on the top of the cup, an elevation in the Südgrat Wilden Freigers ( 3418  m slm ), in the Stubai Alps , South Tyrol . It is located at an altitude of 3195  m and can be reached from Ridnaun in South Tyrol in about 7 hours.

The hut offers space for about 100 people and has one of the highest Marian shrines in the Alps, the listed chapel “Maria im Schnee” (see Rocciamelone ). The Becherhaus is the highest hut in South Tyrol .


The summit of the Becher was first climbed on August 23, 1886 by C. Langbein with D. and J. Pfurtscheller. Six years later, when Karl Arnold , the chairman of the Hanover section of the DÖAV , stood on the summit for the first time, the idea of ​​a shelter on the Becherfelsen was born. The project was supported by the DÖAV, but none of the 118 sections of the Alpine Club dared to undertake this daring project. Not least because of Arnold's powers of persuasion, the Hanover Section decided in January 1893 to tackle the construction itself.

With the naming, originally called the Becherhaus "Kaiserin-Elisabeth-Schutzhaus", the DÖAV wanted to thank the Prussian and Bohemian sections for their support. The most important people during the construction phase were the Ridnaun innkeeper Stefan Haller, who mainly organized the material transport, and the Pflersch master carpenter Johann Kelderer, who constructed the hut. The actual construction phase began in March 1894. Despite the onset of winter, the shelter was completed in August. The opening finally took place on the 18th of the month, the birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

The hut was expanded in 1900 and 1910. In 1922 the Hanover section was expropriated by the Italian state, and the refuge was occupied by the military until 1979. In 1987 and 1989 the hut was rebuilt, expanded and subsequently operated by the Verona section of the Club Alpino Italiano .

Together with 24 other shelters expropriated by the state, the Becherhaus became the property of the Autonomous Province of Bozen - South Tyrol in 1999; At the end of 2010, the license for their management by the CAI expired. Since 2015, the state of South Tyrol has been supported in the management of the hut (assignment to tenants, supervision of management, renovation measures) by a joint commission, in which the AVS and CAI are represented in addition to the public sector .


Summit tours

Tours from the Becherhaus can be undertaken to the Sonklarspitze , Botzer , Wilden Freiger , Wilden Pfaff and Zuckerhütl , among others .


Transitions are possible to the Müllerhütte , Sulzenauhütte , Dresdner Hütte , Nürnberger Hütte , Hildesheimer Hütte , Siegerlandhütte , Teplitzer Hütte and Magdeburger Hütte .

View of the cup house

Literature and map

  • E. Chambon:  Three days on rock and firn. In:  Der Alpenfreund. Illustrated tourist magazine for the Alpine region , issue 2/1896, (VI. Year), pp. 17-21. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / daf.
  • The Empress Elisabeth Refuge. In:  Der Alpenfreund. Illustrated tourist magazine for the Alpine region , issue 4/1896, (VI. Year), pp. 42–43. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / daf.
  • Franco Lucchese (text), Alberto Perini (text), Club Alpino Italiano Sezione di Verona (red.): Una cima, un rifugio, una storia. 1894-1994. I cento anni del rifugio al Bicchiere . Parallel title: A summit, a refuge, a story . Grafiche P2, Verona 1995, OBV .
  • Dieter Seibert: Light 3000s. The 99 most beautiful tours with a path. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-7654-5011-2 .
  • Walter Klier , Heinrich Klier (greeting): Stubai Alps alpine. Alpine club guide for high alpine hikers and mountaineers, written according to the guidelines of the UIAA . 12th, revised edition. Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-7633-1271-4 .
  • G (confirmed) Moser: Hochstubai . Alpine Club Map, sheet 31/1, 1: 25,000. Freytag-Berndt and Artaria, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-928777-08-4 .
  • Maximilian Dünsser, Manuel Wukowitsch: The new cup house . Master thesis. University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck 2016, OBV .
  • Florian Trojer: The cloud house . In: Experience the mountains - The magazine of the Alpine Association of South Tyrol . No. 3 , 2019, p. 50-52 .

Web links

Commons : Becherhaus  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of the hut
  2. ^ Walter Klier: Alpenvereinsführer Stubai Alps , p. 72, see literature
  3. Transition of the refuges: basis laid for leadership body. Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, press releases, October 2, 2009, accessed on January 30, 2012 .
  4. refuges. Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Asset Management Department, accessed on January 30, 2012 .
  5. ^ Refuge: Agreement signed between Land, CAI and AVS. Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, press releases, July 8, 2015, accessed on July 8, 2015 .