Off we go: to
Italy’s northernmost mountain hut (2,441m a.s.l.)!
The Birnlücke refuge (Autonome Provinz Bozen) is run by our family! The hut
sits on an exposed ridge just below the Birnlücke border crossing, at the
foot of the Dreiherrnspitze. It is said to be one of the most impressive
mountain shelters in South Tyrol and represents the starting point for a
vast choice of alpine excursions, such as the ascend to the Dreiherrnspize
or the high mountain pathway Lausitzer leading to the Upper Tauern.
In earlier days, the route was taken by smugglers, herdsmen, merchands and
even aristocrats – such as Friedrich XIV. of Tyrol – on their way from
Venice to Salzburg.
Today, of course, this has changed, and fatigued hikers can replenish their
energy and spirits at the hut, indulging in a combination of mountain
delicacies and magic mountain hut entertainment.
Speaking of combination: together with the Knappenhof we offer special combo