The Salmhütte is an alpine hut of the Austrian Alpine Club in the Glockner group at 2644 m above sea level.
It is located in the upper Leitertal valley in Hasenpalfen on the southeast side of the Großglockner. the Salmhütte is ideal as a base for longer hikes such as the Wiener Höhenweg and the Glockner tour and as a starting point for climbing the Großglockner.
The first alpine hut was built in 1799 as part of efforts to climb the Grossglockner for the first time. The construction works were financed by the prince-bishop Franz Xaver von Salm-Reifferscheidt. This building was the first alpine refuge in the eastern Alps. The property was completely destroyed by looting and finally by a moraine wave. In 1829 it was replaced by a stone building.
The second Salmhütte, built in the Klagenfurt section, was north of the first building at 2,805 meters above sea level on the Schwerteck slope and was opened on August 16, 1883. The accommodation consisted of a room divided into two areas by a wall: the first it contained a stove and six platform beds for mountain guides, the second six beds for tourists.
In 1926 and 1927, the third Salmhütte was built as a multi-storey natural stone building, near the old dilapidated refuge, from the Vienna section, officially opening on July 7, 1929.
In 2017, a wooden extension was added on the north side, which mainly houses the new kitchen and a "service apartment" on the upper floor.
This cozy alpine hut is ideal as a base for longer hikes such as the Wiener Höhenweg and the Glockner tour and as a starting point for climbing the Großglockner. Our team of cabin owners offers the best catering and warm hospitality. The refuge is also suitable for a day hike from the Glocknerhaus (Großglockner High Alpine Road) or from the Lucknerhaus (Kalser Glocknerstraße) with a climb of about 3 hours.
The property was expanded in summer 2017 with an addition and offers a new room and terrace with a Glockner view, as well as a clothesline in the basement