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Ennstalerhütte Lodge

Ennstalerhütte Lodge

Old and Young.

The oldest lodge in the Gesäuse is named after the river and its valley – the Ennstal Valley. The old-fashioned numbers on the wooden front read 1885. The lodge is inhabited and hosted by Christina and Philipp Knappitsch – originally from Gstatterboden and the youngest mountain lodge hosts in the Gesäuse. Whether the tour will continue to Tamischbachturm Peak after reaching the Ennstalerhütte Lodge is up to you. Or your full belly. It depends.

Once the hiking boots are laced up the tour is about to start. A great starting point for the scenic hike up to Ennstalerhütte Lodge, with botanical and zoological treasures along the way, is the National Park Pavilion. The trail leads through green forests with clearings graced by a gentle yellow light. At times you will get the feeling that you are moving through a jungle because of the sumptuous vegetation that surrounds you on all sides. The shortest way to the lodge takes you through Tamischbachgraben Notch, but you can also get there via Mühlbach.

So comfy.

The Ennstalerhütte Lodge is old. Its hosts are young. And it’s this combination that makes for a real cosy atmosphere. Apart from the dormitory there are also several private rooms. If you wish to sleep in one of these you should definitely make a prior reservation. The rooms are charmingly decorated and invite you to stay for more than just a night – the same feeling sets in when having dinner or breakfast, which is sometimes served directly through the kitchen window.

Ascent:

  • from Gstatterboden, trail no. 646, 3 h
  • from Gstatterboden via Kroissnalm Hut, Hochscheibenalm and Jägersteig trail in 3.5 h
  • from Erb near St. Gallen via Mühlbach on trail no. 650 in 3 h
  • from Schnabl Inn in Erb via the Tamischbachgraben notch on trail no. 646 in 2.5 h

Crossing / Tour / Peaks:

  • Tamischbachturm Peak (2035 m, least demanding 2000’er in the Gesäuse): on trail no. 648 in 1.5 h
  • Tieflimauer Peak (1820 m): on trail no. 645 eastern ridge (I) in approx. 2 h or via the via ferrata »Teufelsteig« (B – C) in 2.5 h
  • Kl. Buchstein Peak (1990 m): on trail no. 645 in 3.5 h, grade II in the summit area

Climbing:

The southern wall of Tieflimauer offers challenging routes. We recommend the western ridge (V) and the west wall (IV).

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