Mrs. Hitt

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Mrs. Hitt
Mrs. Hitt

Mrs. Hitt

height 2270  m above sea level A.
location Tyrol , Austria
Mountains Nordkette , Karwendel
Coordinates 47 ° 18 ′ 19 ″  N , 11 ° 21 ′ 2 ″  E Coordinates: 47 ° 18 ′ 19 ″  N , 11 ° 21 ′ 2 ″  E
Mrs. Hitt (Tyrol)
Mrs. Hitt
rock lime
First ascent allegedly by Johann Georg Ernstinger in 1580
Normal way one position III , otherwise II
Zoom shot of Mrs. Hitt

Zoom shot of Mrs. Hitt

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The Frau Hitt ( 2270  m above sea level ) is a summit of the Nordkette , the southernmost mountain range of the Karwendel , which looks like a woman on a horse. The forecast has it that be at the top of the fossilized "Mrs. Hitt," a giant queen, who was known by their greed and their narcissism.

The prominent rock needle high above Innsbruck became a tourist trademark of the city early on. A spectacular wrapping of Frau Hitt by the packaging artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude ultimately failed because of the funds.

Allegedly, Frau Hitt was first climbed by Johann Georg Ernstinger in 1580 , and several times in the 19th century by unknown mountaineers. Frau Hitt is usually climbed via the west shoulder (one position III , otherwise II). Up to this shoulder there is a path from the east (II) and a slightly more difficult one (III +) from the west.

The Frau Hitt-Sattel ( 2235  m above sea level ) lies west of the Frau Hitt, where a transition from the Inntal to the Gleirschtal is possible (the insured descent to Frau Hitt-Kar is north below the Frau Hitt). Adjacent crossings: in the west the Erlsattel at the Solsteinhaus , in the east at the Hafelekar mountain station.

The Frau Hitt-Sattel is the intersection of the following hiking and climbing trails:


The legend comes in different variations, a widespread one says that Frau Hitt only offered a beggar a stone to eat. The beggar thus mocked cursed the giantess and horse, who were then turned to stone as an eternal punishment.

The legend was first described in the magazine Morgenblatt in 1811 . In 1816 she appeared as Frau Hütt with the number 233 in the collection of German legends of the Brothers Grimm .

Web links

Commons : Frau Hitt  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. Tourism poster from 1906 on
  2. Gunter Bakay: How Christo, Jeanne-Claude and Johannes Atzinger almost packed Ms. Hitt . A narrative research report. In: Tiroler Kulturberichte 2013/14, special issue “Art in Public Space”, pp. 145–149
  3. CJ core Reuter, 1890;
    according to Heinrich Klier / Fritz March: Alpenvereinsführer Karwendelgebirge , Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, Munich 1984. ISBN 3-7633-1200-5
  4. ^ Ms. Hutt - Wikisource. Retrieved April 10, 2020 .
  5. Gerhard Moser: What was once? Retrieved April 10, 2020 .