The Heinrich Schwaiger hut is a base for many climbs in the Glockner group. It´s located impressive on a small rock spur highly over the storage lake Moserboden. You have a fantastic view to Kitzsteinhorn, Hohe Riffl, Bratschenkopf and parts of the ascent to Grosses Wiesbachhorn. From the hut you can start a wonderful traverse to Oberwalder hut near Grossglockner. As the Kaindl ridge to Grosses Wiesbachhorn is very famous reservation should be obligatory.
The hut is located at the Salzburger side of National Park Hohe Tauern and is described as very cosy.
How to get there
The nearest trainstation is Zell am See. From there, take the Bus to Kaprun and then on to the Kesselfall-Alpenhaus (1033 m).
From Germany (Munich area) take the Autobahn A8 (Munich - Salzburg), exit at Traunstein/Siegsdorf and continue via Inzell, Schneizlreuth, Steinpass, Lofer, Saalfelden and Zell am See to Kaprun.
You can also exit the Inntalautobahn at Kufstein-Süd and continue via Ellmau, St. Johann, Kitzbühel, Pass Thurn, Mittersill and Niedernsill to Kaprun.
From Kaprun, the road leads up into the Kapruner Valley to the Kesselfall-Alpenhaus. Leave your car on the public parking lot, which is to your right at the point from where private cars are not allowed on the road anymore.
At this point, you're almost there:
From the Kesselfall-Alpenhaus, take the bus to the Restaurant "Heidnische Kirche" (2040 m). There are actually two busses interrupted by an elevator. These busses run only in the summer season from mid May to mid October. Details on www.tauerntouristik.at. Fee is € 16,00. The reservoirs of the hydroelectric power company are a big tourist attraction.
The restaurant at the reservoir is where the walk to the Heinrich-Schwaiger-Haus begins. From Moserboden you need about 2 hours 15 minutes to Heinrich-Schwaiger-Haus.
Bratschenkopf Klockerin and Bratschenkopf
Via Wielinger Scharte, Bratschenkopfscharte, Klockerinsattel, Gruberscharte, Keilscharte and Bockkarscharte to Oberwalder hut in 6-7 hours (difficult and dangerous glacier!)
Via Wielinger Scharte, Bratschenkopfscharte (3383 m), Klockerinsattel (3304 m), Gruberscharte (3092 m), Keilscharte, (3220 m) and Remsschartl (2671 m) to Schwarzenberg hut
Grosses Wiesbachhorn (3.570 m) via Kaindl ridge in 2 hours
Hinterer Bratschenkopf (3.412 m) in 2 hours
Vorderer Bratschenkopf (3.400 m) in 5-6 hours
Klockerin (3.422 m) in 2, 5 hours
End of May till end of September
Tel. 0043 / 6547 / 86 62
Mobile 0043 / 6645 / 16 88 62
Winter room with 12 places
80 sleeping places
Willi End / Hubert Peterka, Glockner- und Granatspitzgruppe, Alpenvereinsführer, Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, 9th Edition, München 1995, ISBN 3-7633-1266-8
Horst Höfler, Die Münchner Berghütten, Verlag Geobuch, 1st Edition, München 1998, ISBN 3-925308-34-2
Alpenvereinskarte Nr.: 40 Großglocknergruppe