So far and yet so close
Although the “Hofpürglhütte” in Filzmoos is not located directly within the UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, the well-developed Alpine hut of the Austrian Alpine Association is a worthwhile destination for hikers who begin their alpine tours in Gosau.
Whether it is a three-day hike or an unforgettable 2-day overnight tour, this mountain hut will captivate you. Guaranteed!
Since more than 100 years ....
Since 1902 is the Hofpürglhütte at the foot of the large “Bischofsmütze” (Bishop’s hat) - a unique place, which was then carefully selected for the Alpine shelter. According to history, the plateau on the Hofpürgl was chosen as being the best and most beautiful place. Hikers will appreciate this as they enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.
Hut to hut hiking
One of the most beautiful hiking tours to the Hofpürglhütte is the circumnavigation of the Gosaukamm. A two-day hike, which starts directly by the picturesque Lake Gosau. However also the "journey" over the “Adamekhütte” and the “Linzerweg” is not to be sneezed at. An impressive three-day, high alpine mountain tour with fantastic views over the Dachstein plateau. Each of them is a hiking enjoyment at the highest level.
There's always something going on!
The offer on the Hofpürglhütte is especially special: from here, recreation mountaineers can take easy hikes or even challenging climbing routes with level of difficulty ranging from level 3 to 8. On rainy days, there is even an indoor boulder and climbing walls in the hut. Hikers, guests, as well as mountain climbers also stay here overnight, as an overnight stay at the Hofpürglhütte will leave nothing to be desired: bright and friendly rooms and dormitories, hot water showers and drying room are available. The hut keepers also point with down to Earth delicacies, which provide strength for the next eventful hiking day.
Trail Route: Gablonzer Hütte – Stuhlalm – Hofpürglhütte über den „Austriaweg“
Länge: 10 Km
A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina. Duration: 6h.
Beautiful two day tour, with unique scenery, around a wildly rugged mountain range. With a wonderful overnight stay in an Alpine hut. For experienced mountaineers.
Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!
Colourful light shows
Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?