Hoellentalangerhuette is located in Bavaria, Germany. It is one of the huts in the Wetterstein-Range, the mountains near Garmisch-Partenkirchen the town of the Olympic Games in 1936. The highest mountain of this range is Zugspitze 2.963m, also the highest summit of Germany. The Wetterstein-Range has to big valleys, Hoellental and Reintal. Through each of these valleys runs a route to Zugspitze. In each of these valleys is a hut to make a stopover during the ascent to Zugspitze. Hoellentalangerhuette is located in the Hoellental at a height of 1.387m and after 1/3 of the ascent from Hammersbach (750m) to the top. You can do this Hoellental ascent on one day (2200m elevation gain / 7-9 hours) or stay over night at Hoellentalangerhuette in the season from mid May to October.
Hammersbach is located near Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen from Munich on highway A95 within one hour. From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you drive towards "Fernpass" on B23. After Garmisch-Partenkirchen you reach the village Schmoelz short before Grainau. Follow the signs towards Hammerbach. In Hammerbach is a very big parking area on the right side (costs!). If you want to drive from Innsbruck (Tyrol / Austria) to Hammerbach, you reach it via B177 to Seefeld and B2 to Mittenwald and finally towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on B23 to Hammersbach.
There are two different routes to Hoellentalangerhuette. The one which leads through the Hoellentalklamm, the canyon at the beginning of the Hoellental and the route above the canyon. Both tracks are well signed and reveal less problems of orientation. Both routes start in Hammerbach at the entry (big sign) of the Hoellentalklamm. You can also choose the upper track, so you have to take the route which leads into the forest on the right side (notice the signs!). You reach Hoellentalangerhuette in ~2,5 hours. It´s a 500m elevation gain. If you choose the upper track you have to cross the canyon high on a bridge, where you can see the wild Hammersbach (river). The track through the Hoellentalklamm is closed out of season.
It´s also popular to reach Hoellentalangerhuette via Alpspitze. You ascent via cable-car to Osterfelderkopf and traverse the Alpspitze towards Grießkarscharte and descend via Matheisenkar to Hoellentalangerhuette. In this case you can combine two high summits of the Wetterstein-Range, Zugspitze and Alpspitze.