Hike to the Johannishütte hut on the Grossvenediger

This hike leads us into the alpine world of the High Tauern, along an easy route to the Johannishütte mountain hut at the feet of the Grossvenediger.

Our walking tour starts at the Islistzer Tavern in Hinterbichl. The road ascends to the serpentinite stone pit where the path no. 914 starts, a gravelled road which proceeds up to the Johannishütte mountain hut. The road is only open for some residents and a shuttle service.

The path proceeds past some alpine pastures, conquers a steeper ascent at the Gumbachkreuz cross and becomes flat again until the Johannishütte. At the hut, the view on the mighty Grossvenediger is really impressive. With its 3,657 metres it is one of the highest mountains of Austria and forms the border between Tyrol and Salzburg.

Author: AT

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Hinterbichl (Prägraten)
Destination: Johannishütte mountain hut
Markers: no. 20, no. 914
Distance: approx. 6.9 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 3 hours ascent, 2 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 780 m
Altitude level: between 1,335 and 2,115 m asl.
Experienced in: August 2017

Suggested accommodations

  1. Alpinhotel Jesacherhof
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    Alpinhotel Jesacherhof

  2. Spa Hotel Zedern Klang
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    Spa Hotel Zedern Klang

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