Alpine hut for 4 persons at an altitude of 1810 m
3-room hut, approx. 48 m², 2 bedrooms, store room, garden with furniture, barbecue, parking, freshwater spring shower, solar shower, privy, fenced property, WC
Energy: Solar-generated electricity
Heating: Wood-burning stove
Water: Freshwater spring in front of the hut piped into the kitchen, hot water must be heated on the stove
Location: In an area of Alpine pastures, with other Alpine huts (offering refreshment) in sight
Altitude: 1.810 Hm
Arrival: A gravel track right up to the hut, steep in some places.
Farming folk who lived in the Hecherhütte 200 years ago knew neither the noise of traffic nor the stress of work. The day began early and usually ended after intensive work on the pastures and with the cattle. Now, just as then, Almliesl guests can put up their weary feet in the cosy wooden dining room after an intensive day on the pastures and listen to the crackling wood as it burns in the stove. Normal everyday life soon seems far away and the rhythm of the day is determined by the sun alone.
In 1982 the hut was totally refurbished to come up to today’s living standard. It is exciting that running water is provided by means of a special hose construction taking it to the spring. Electricity at this altitude is a precious luxury, and whilst the lighting and radio are powered by solar-generated electricity, cooking is done on a wood-burning stove. Getting back to roots is the motto here, at a time when many don't know what life was like before smart phones and the Internet.
The Hecherhütte hut was built on a striking high altitude plateau in the Lienz Dolomites in a priceless panoramic location. The barbecue area in the garden on a clear day gives you impressive views of the Carnic and Gailtal Alps to the South, the whole of the upper Drautal valley to the East and the Kreuzeckgruppe group to the North. There are hiking and biking routes of all levels in the surrounding scenery, and the owners of the hut will happily share their best recommendations with guests.
Just two turns below the mountain hut is one hut offering refreshment (open from middle of June till middle of September), which is very practical; when on holiday, it is always nice to have a break from cooking. There you can also obtain milk, bread, and cheese for your holiday.
Tip:the Gnoppnitz Farming Museum where you can experience at first hand the exciting life of the old farmers.