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ÖAV hut  category  I
location Erlsattel; Tyrol , Austria
Mountain range Karwendel
Geographical location: 47 ° 18 ′ 29 ″  N , 11 ° 17 ′ 17 ″  E Coordinates: 47 ° 18 ′ 29 ″  N , 11 ° 17 ′ 17 ″  E
Altitude 1806  m above sea level A.
Solsteinhaus (Tyrol)
owner Alpine Club Innsbruck
Built 1913/14, renovated in 2007/08
Construction type hut
Development Material ropeway since 1972
Usual opening times Late May to mid October
accommodation 40 beds, 60  camps
Winter room bearings
Web link
Hut directory ÖAV DAV

The Solsteinhaus , opened in 1914, is an Alpine Club hut belonging to the Austrian Alpine Club at 1806  m above sea level. A. on the Erlsattel between Nordkette and Erlspitzgruppe . The hut was completely renovated in 2007. It is located in the western Karwendel in Tyrol, not far from the state capital Innsbruck . Because of its central location and the numerous tour options, the hut is a base for mountaineers on multi-day tours, but also on many summit climbs. In addition, the hut is popular as a destination for hikers who can easily take a day tour to the hut. The hut is closed in winter, but a winter room is available for ski tourers. When conditions are safe from avalanches , high-alpine ski tours can be undertaken on the surrounding peaks, but these invariably require solid experience.

Visit from Bear Bruno / JJ1

In the evening hours of June 7, 2006, JJ1 , known as "Bear Bruno", was spotted at the Solsteinhaus. The next day, several 15 to 20 centimeter prints of bear paws were found next to the building.



  • Nördlinger Hütte via the Freiungen-Höhenweg (easy via ferrata that is insured in places), walking time: 4.5 hours
  • Eppzirler Alm over the Eppzirler Scharte, medium, walking time: 3 hours
  • New Magdeburger Hütte via the Zirler Schützensteig, walking time: 1.5 hours
  • Pfeishütte via Gipfelstürmerweg, Frau-Hitt-Sattel, Seegrube, Hafelekarspitze and Goetheweg , demanding, walking time: 6 hours


  • Großer ( 2541  m above sea level ) and Kleiner ( 2637  m above sea level ) Solstein over the west flank, medium, walking time: 2–3 hours
  • Kuhljochspitze ( 2297  m ) via the Freiungen-Höhenweg and the north ridge, medium, walking time: 2 hours
  • Erlspitze ( 2405  m above sea level ) over the southern flank and the southeast ridge, medium, walking time: 1.5 hours



Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. On a wild sheep hunt: Hüttenwirt spies fleeing bear "JJ 1" near Solsteinhaus / Zirl