Von der Stüdlhütte am Fuße des Großglockers über die Berliner Hütte in den Zillertaler Alpen bis hin zur Pfeishütte im Karwendel: In der achtteiligen Serie „Hütten in Nahaufnahme“ erzählen wir diesen Sommer die Geschichten von Tiroler Alpenvereinshütten und den Menschen, die sie bewirtschaften.
A girl from Germany’s Sauerland and a Pinzgau native of the Austrian Province of Salzburg run Berliner Hut in Tirol. Now that sounds pretty complicated. Is it? Kerstin Schöneborn and Rupert Bürgler have been operating Tirol’s largest mountain shelter for more than one and a half decades. Living a mountain life like this can make…6 min. Reading time
One of the most beautiful moments for hut keeper Anton Herrmann Kraft is very early in the morning, when everything is still peaceful and quiet. Standing on the terrace and watching the sun rise over the mountains gives him strength and encouragement for the long and busy day ahead of him. By the way, ‘breathtaking’…7 min. Reading time
But, as ancient Greek poet Hesiod put it, “between us and virtue the immortals have put what will make us sweat.” And sweat you will – as the steep five-hour climb from Umhausen or Tumpen will cost you lots of sweat and toil. But it’s so worth it. In 2008, Christian Rimml swapped his…6 min. Reading time
Ever an inveterate mountaineer, Wilfried Studer, hut keeper of Neue Prager Hut on foot of Großvenediger, is a true “mountain family-man.” His wife and daughters share his mountaineering adventures on a global scale – in the great ranges of the world. The family philosophy is: “Everything we earn in the mountains, we spend in the…7 min. Reading time
Women in the mountain hut field have for a long time been rare. When Katharina Daum, a single mom to a seven-year-old boy, started running her first mountain hut, neighbouring farmers were taking bets on how long she would make it. Little did they know that she would outlast most of them: A quarter of…7 min. Reading time
This is the story of Vroni and Michl. And of Flora. And of being in a good mood. “We don’t want guests to come visiting Pfeis Hut,” say the Kirchmayers, “we want them to come visit Vroni and Michl.” And Flora.5 min. Reading time