I was at the Stettiner Hütte in mid July 2012. The normal hiking route to Hochwilde was officially closed due to danger of rockfall. Many people still ascended though.
Ask the people at Stettiner Hütte for current status.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."