Wildhorn Hut

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SAC hut
Wildhornhütte in summer

Wildhornhütte in summer

location near the Iffigsee ; Canton of Bern , Switzerland ; Valley location:  Lenk
Mountain range Bernese Alps
Geographical location: 596 108  /  136 423 coordinates: 46 ° 22 '45 "  N , 7 ° 23' 17"  O ; CH1903:  596108  /  one hundred and thirty-six thousand four hundred twenty-three
Altitude 2303  m above sea level M.
Wildhornhütte (Canton of Bern)
Wildhorn Hut
owner SAC - Section Moléson Friborg
Built 1899, 1929
Construction type hut
Usual opening times Early March to early May,
late June to mid-October
accommodation 96 beds, 0  camps
Winter room 20  bearings
Web link Wildhorn Hut
Hut directory SAC

The Wildhornhütte is a refuge of the Swiss Alpine Club ( SAC ) and is located on the Wildhorn massif in the western Bernese Alps . The owner is the SAC Moléson section.


The hut is located at 2303  m above sea level. M. at the north foot of the Wildhorn near the Iffigsee . The Wildhornhütte is intended as accommodation before the last stage of the Wildhorn ascent.

Since 1878 there has been a modest refuge under overhanging rocks "by the Crooked Waters" that stuck to the rock like a swallow's nest. In 1899, the Moléson Section of the SAC built a detached wooden hut opposite the old club hut. The site was assigned free of charge by the landowner Wilhelm Hildebrand as an independent, permanent building right .

After a fire, a new stone building was built in 1929 with 60–70 seats at the time. The hut was expanded in 1999, gently renovated in 2014 and today has 96 beds divided into 9 rooms.


The Wildhornhütte can be reached in around 2.5 hours from Lenk via Iffigenalp or from Lauenen via Lauenensee in around 4.5 hours. It can be reached from Sion via the Rawilpass . The hut is open from June to the end of October.

Climbing opportunities


  • 1: 25'000 sheets 1266 Lenk
  • 1: 50,000 sheets 263 Wildstrubel

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ SAC section Moléson
  2. ↑ About large alpine pastures and their owners. Heimatschutz magazine, Volume 63, 1968 : The German industrialist Wilhelm Hildebrand (1854–1947) owned the Iffigenalp and other large alpine meadows. Since 1901 he was a citizen of Zweisimmen and an honorary member of the SAC section Bern.
  3. SAC Club hut album 1928/1931 , 1937/1946 supplemented, graphic arts institution Brunner & Cie. A.-G., Zurich