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Ascent to the Erichhütte on the Hochkönig

It is small but nice, is at a moderate height of 1,540 m, is at the same time a hiking destination and starting point for other tours and via ferratas: the Erichhütte on the Hochkönig is a real insider tip at the peak of emotions. This cozy place of power, which can be reached in just two hours for pleasure hikers, is the linchpin for the Dientner hiking world. Climbers can even conquer the Hochkönig themselves from here. Reason enough to take a look at the wide range of hiking and climbing options in the vicinity of the huts.

Hiking on the Dientner Sattel

Dien’s hiking world revolves around the Erichhütte. It can be reached via several climbs and is particularly popular with connoisseurs. From the Erichhütte car park, a forest road takes half an hour along the Dientner saddle to the hut. The view is great, also on the approx. Two-hour route from the village to the alpine pasture. There is no need for extensive mountain experience, you mainly move on paved roads and paths. A short rest at the managed Erichhütte on the Hochkönig, which is closed in winter, is a must before tackling any further paths. This includes the Sattel-Rundweg, which moves in the direction of Birgkarhaus and Dientalm and leads back to the parking lot via the main road. The Grandlspitz via ferrata (2,307 m) and the demanding, seven-hour Königsjodler via ferrata to the summit of feelings (2,941 m) with the Matrashaus are reserved for mountain professionals.

Hike from the Erichhütte to the Arthurhaus

The pleasure hike from the parking lot via the Erichhütte as a rest stop can be extended in numerous directions that are particularly promising. One of the most popular routes leads to the Arthurhaus. With four huts there is another stopover after about two hours for a short stop, after which two more alpine pastures lead to the Arthurhaus itself in about an hour. The hiking bus or the ordered hiking taxi shorten the route. A total of around 3.5 hours should be expected for the 11.6 km route. The ascent and descent are moderate, the level manageable with only a few more demanding passages.

Face the challenge of the Erichhütte am Hochkönig with countless exciting routes for hikers, mountaineers and connoisseurs. The Sonnhof in Mühlbach is the ideal base camp for a tailor-made hiking holiday. We look forward to your non-binding inquiry !

Copyright photo: Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH


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