The Gruttenhütte is a rustic refuge in the heart of the Wilder Kaiser. It is picturesquely situated at 1620m, on the south side of the Wilder Kaiser with a fantastic view. Cosy evenings in the hut invite you to enjoy the beautiful sun terrace with panoramic views of the magnificent peaks of the mountains. It is the starting point for various hikes, summit adventures and climbing tours.
The newly rebuilt Gruttenhütte has 105 beds which are divided into twin- to eight-bed rooms and mattress. The prices for overnight stays can be enquired directly at the Gruttenhütte. There is a ladies- and a men showers for a fee. Dogs are not allowed and only can sleep outside. The hut does not have WiFi.
Reserve your sleeping place here
Many hiking trails lead to the Gruttenhütte...
Ellmau village (820m) -> Wochenbrunner Alm (1085m): 4.8 km | 285 hm
either on foot through the Spatlahner-Klamm path, or with the car (€ 5 toll). In Summer it is also possible with the hiking bus Wanderbus (with Wilder Kaiser Card only).
Wochenbrunner Alm (1085m) -> Gruttenhütte (1620m):
The shortest, most direct route: 2.7 km | 535 hm
From the Wochenbrunner Alm - straight up over hill and dale - on trail 825.
The most adventurous route: 3 km | 535 hm
From the Wochenbrunner Alm - past the Gaudeamushütte and along the KlammlWeg (surefootedness and a head for heights required).
The somewhat "more leisurely" route: 4 km | 535 hm
From the Wochenbrunner Alm - to the stone circle and shortly before the Riedlhütte via the GruttenWeg 14a up.
For experienced via ferrata walkers:
- From the Wochenbrunner Alm via the Jubiläumssteig (3.93 km | 570 hm): easy via ferrata, sure-footedness & freedom from vertigo absolutely necessary, equipment depending on experience.
- From the Wochenbrunner Alm via the Klamml via ferrata (2.97 km | 520 hm): Difficulty 1st part: B/C; 2nd part C/D, can only be done with via ferrata equipment and experience
Or along the Kaiserkrone