House on the stone wall
Where the roast pork tastes just as good as the Gesäuse pearl and you can also look at the climbers' chalky white fingers with binoculars: The Haindlkarhütte. Sublime and majestic, the grey Hochtor group ogles the hikers and climbers while they enjoy a break between friends.
A Gesäuse hut as it is written in the book
In the middle of the mountain world, with a view of the imposing north walls of the Hochtor Group, it clings to the stony sea of gravel and boulders. From the Weidendom, it takes about two hours to enjoy the refuge feeling. Of course, you can also spend the night among all the mountain giants that embrace you almost a little motherly.
Hut for pioneers
The history of the Haindlkarhütte is closely linked to the pioneers of alpinism Paul Preuss, Fritz Kasparek and Hubert Peterka. As early as 1923, a base was built for the Vienna Section Reichenstein. The Haindlkarhütte, as you will get to know it, was built in 1958. In terms of colour and shape, it blends in perfectly with its surroundings. The view is unique and inspires exciting conversations. So even at 1121m above sea level, there's always something to do.
Great launch site
The Haindlkarhütte not only serves as a good starting point for long climbing routes through the Hochtor north face and the legendary Peternpfad, but is also a first-class stop on a circular hike. It starts at Gasthof Bachbrücke, leads along the "Wilder John" legend trail and then across a large rubble trench (the so-called "Gseng"), and the Gsengscharte of the same name, to the hut. Then it's back to the Haindlkarhütte car park via a dried-up stream bed.