Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Additional Information County: Saas Fee
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 8422 ft / 2567 m


The Plattjen hut is a modern hut, elevated at 2.567 m.
It is in the Valais,the city in the valley is Saas Fee.

From the hut you have a great view to the Mischabel group (Allalinhorn, Alphubel, Täschhorn, Dom, Nadelhorn, Dürrenhorn) and to the Weissmies group (Weissmies, Lagginhorn, Fletschhorn, Jegihorn).


Panorama Plattjen
Panorama Plattjen

panoramas taken from Homepage Plattjen hut

How to get there

You can reach Plattjen hut easily by cable car from Saas Fee.
In the year 1999 a top-modern gondola was built:
49 gondolas for 6 persons transport 1.600 people per hour.

You also can hike to the Plattjen hut from Saas Fee in 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

Another possibility is to descend from Felskinn (3.000 m) or from Brittania hut. From mountain station Felskinn (3.000 m) to Brittania hut you need 45 minutes. From Brittania hut to Plattjen in 1 hour 45 minutes.

To Saas Fee you get by car from
the north:
via Lötschberg and Visp
the south:
via Furka or Simplon and Visp

Distances to Saas Fee:
Basel 210 km
Bern 112 km
Brig 38 km
Zürich 246 km
Milano 250 km
Frankfurt 550 km
Munich 650 km

Saas Fee is free of cars. There is a big parking store at the beginning of the village where you have to leave your car.

By public transport you reach Saas Fee:
by train from Zürich to Brig in 3 hours
from Frankfurt to Brig in 6.15 hours
from Milano to Brig in 1.45 hours

by bus from Brig and Visp (1 time per hour)

Tour proposals

1. Hiking from Plattjen to Brittania hut in 1 hour. (Wonderful hike with a
great view in the valley to Saas Alamgell and up to the Weissmies
2. To mountain station Felskinn (3.000 m) in 3 hours.
3. To storage lake Mattmark.
4. Via ferrata Mittaghorn (difficulty C)
5. down to Saas Fee passing wonderful flower meadows and with a great view
to the Mischabel group in 1 1/2 hours.

Hut facts

Berghaus Plattjen: 2567 m
open: 24th June bis 9. October, from 30th December bis End of April
Holder: Hansruedi Meier
Tel. +41 79 566 69 26

Prices 2006:

accomodation with half-board
Sommer Winter
CHF 60.-- CHF 65.--



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