The hut is located in the Hochkönig area near to Grandlspitz, Taghaube, Hochseiler and Hochkönig.
From the hut you have a spectacular view to Hochseiler, Grandlspitz, Taghaube in the North, and Ankogel group in the South. In the Southwest you can see Glockner group with Großglockner and Grosses Wiesbachhorn as striking mountains. A bit more in the East you can see Großvenediger.
The hut opens in the middle of May, so it is one of the earliest open huts in the complete area. This season runs the whole summer till October.
There are some good things to eat - very recommendable is the Palatschinken (Austrian confection of pastry).
The hut has an easy access and can also be visited by suboptimal hikers.
How to get there
From Tauernautobahn via Bischofshofen to Mühlbach towards Dienten
or from Zell am See to Dienten in 30 minutes.
The best starting point is the Dientener Sattel between Dienten and Mühlbach.
From Dienten (1.128 m) on easy trails and grasslands in 2 hours
From Dientener Sattel (Sign: Parkplatz Erichhütte, 1.342 m) in 30-40 minutes to the hut.
Hochkönig, 2.941 m, time: 04:30 h (only in summer, normally snowfields until July, difficult)
Kleinschneeberg, 1.917 m, time: 03:00 h
Kollmannsegg, 1.857 m, time: 02:20 h
Taghaube, 2.159 m, time: 01:50 h, rocks I, upper part exposed
Grandlspitz, 2.307 m, time: 01:45 h, difficult via ferrata, normal route I with fixed rope
03:00 h, 750 hm ascent, 850 hm descent, some fixed ropes, some steep parts, often with snowfields till summer, route No. 33 and 34
Erichhütte-Steegmoosalm via route No. 54 and 34:
ca. 1 h, easy hike
Erichhütte-Steegmoosalm-Wiedersbergalm-Arthurhaus via route No. 54
Erichhütte-Wiedersbergalm-Mühlbach: ca. 2 h
Telephone hut: 0043/664/2643553
Telephone valley: 0043/6461/341
Sleeping places: 28