Zittauer Hütte (2.330 m)


Walking time
05:30 h
Time Uphill
03:00 h
Time downhill
02:30 h
Route Length
7 km
altitude meters uphill
1033 hm
altitude meters downhill
1033 hm
highest point
2333 m

Take line 4094 to Gerlos.

Exit point: Alpine reservoir Durlassboden

Then you hike approx. 5.7 km along the Durlassboden reservoir to the Alpengasthaus Finkau (approx. 1.20 hours).


At the "Alpengasthaus Finkau"

Route Start

Alpengasthof Finkau

Route End

Zittauer Hütte (2.329 m)

Altitude Profile


weather today
16° Sun and clouds
weather tomorrow
15° Sun, clouds, rain showers


5 - 6 hours nice walk to Zittauer Hütte. The Zittauer Hütte is located directly on the lake "Wildgerlos" and is for fit hikers an ideal starting point for various hut tours (Richter Hütte, Krimmler Tauernhaus, etc).

From the car park of the Alpengasthof Finkau at the end of the Durlassboden lake, the path leads down a shady forest path no. 540 past the natural monument, Leitenkammerklamm, up to the rustic Trisslalm. The path continues straight on through open terrain, along the stream, through the wonderfully romantic Wildgerlos valley. In the westerly valley of the Hohe Tauern National Park, large rock formations, which can be climbed by young and old, provide lots of variety on the approx. 2 hour hike through to the large waterfall at the end of the valley. A head for heights is an absolute necessity for the steep ascent on path no. 540 to Zittauer Hütte. Crossing over stone steps and secured with a rope on the rock face, you can climb up past the moraine to the waterfall and then finally onto the Zittauer Hütte. The lodge, which has been awarded the environmental standard, was built in 1900. A magnificent landscape awaits you at the top with the Wildgerlossee and the choppy glacier landscape of the Wildgerloskees. Then it’s back to the Alpengasthof Finkau along the same path. It is also possible to just hike through the wonderful Wildgerlos valley and turn around at the turnoff to Zittauer Hütte. 

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