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Hiking tour to the Gleiwitzerhütte

The Gleiwitzerhütte -rising high - right above the village of Fusch.

The hike to the Gleiwitzerhütte is a classic hike in Fusch. The way takes hikers into a stunning valley high above the village - you can get a great alpine feeling without going on a super hard hike and the way is not as steep as you may think. You will get quite close to the high mountains of the Hohe Tauern.

The way to the Gleiwitzerhütte

The uphill starts directly on the opposite side of the road from the Hotel Lampenhäusl and takes you in moderate up-hill in a beautiful valley along the Hirzbach-creek. The path goes on the left side of the creek and starts with a few meters of elevation in easy turns.

Right in front of the Hirzbachalm the path crosses the creek. On the right hand side of the creek the valley turns slowly in southern direction and we start seeing the Gleiwitzerhütte from here. At the elevation of about 1.715 meters the path leaves the valley and takes us in steep turns to the Gleiwitzerhütte - here we have to hike another 400 vertical meters, until we reach our goal on 2.174 meters.

Hiking Tour Fact-Box

Best hiking time:
All summer long. Snow fields in spring.
Vertical uphill:
approx. 1.360 meters
Vertical downhill:
approx. 1.360 meters
approx. 3 - 3 1/2 h
Technical uphill:
Not super easy - hikers should be free of giddiness and sure-footed.
Endurance & shape:
Medium - steep turns need some good overall-shape.
Exposed spots:
Technical downhill:
Not super easy - hikers should be free of giddiness and sure-footed. Take care on slippery spots.
Great views into the Hohe Tauern and over the Fusch-valley.
GPS Position:
Longitude: 12,7287769
Lattitude: 47,2299873
Exposition up- and downhill:
Parking, drinking & eating:
Hike starts at the Hotel Lampenhäusl. Refreshment in the Gleiwitzernütte.
Mountain rescue Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße

Do not forget on your hike

  • Weather protection clothing
  • small first aid kit
  • Warm and long layers
  • In case of bad weather conditions, gloves and hood, duke
  • Sun glasses, head gear
  • Sun protection for the skin
  • Enough food and drinks
  • Information on weather forecast and weather development
  • Card material and tour information
  • Mobile, camera, binoculars
  • Telephone- and emergency numbers
    (Hotels, mountain rescue aso.)
  • Tell the front desk in the hotel, which tour you are planning!

TIPP from the Lampenhäusl

The Gleiwitzerhütte is a great base for an overnight stay. Who wants to get more from the alpine mountains around Fusch, does best with staying over night in the Gleiwitzerhütte. We have a great trip for the next day for you: follow the Gleiwitzer Höhenweg from the hut in northern direction over the Brandlscharte and reach the amazing summit of the Imbachhorn. After your return to the Hotel Lampenhäusl we have a hot Sauna for you and offer good food in our restaurant. If you want to know more about this and other hikes in our region, come and ask in the hotel Lampenhäusl for more details.

  • Summer 2022 starting from EUR 155,00
  • Summer 2022 starting from EUR 429,00
  • Summer 2022 starting from EUR 243,00
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