Serviced hut in 1,800 m above sea level
“Your bed on an alpine pasture“
Serviced hut, double bedroom, bedroom with four beds, dormitory for up to 9 persons, alpine farm’s large public room with bar, shared shower (coin slot), washroom, sun terrace, playground, loungers, 2 parking spaces at two public car parks in Bichl – easy family-friendly hiking tour of 3.5 km to the hut (approx. 1 hour). For summer 2020: bring your own sleeping bag and pillow case!
Energy: Photovoltaix - electricity for lights only
Heating: Tiled stove in the public room, central heating through the wood-fired stove
Water: Spring water of drinking water quality - hot water through boiler heated with wood
Location: In sunny mountain location at the Virgental sunny side hiking trail
Altitude: 1800 Hm
Arrival: "The little castle in the heart of Prägraten at the Großvenediger" can be reached within approx. 1 hour via Prägraten/Bichl or 1.5 hours via Prägraten/Hinterbichl and is located directly at the Virgental Sunny Side hiking route. There is also a mountain bike route.
Is it a little castle? A fortress? No! It’s your mountain hut.
The distinctive brick tower is the untypical feature of the hut in Prägraten on the romantic Katin trail. This mountain hut with a unique view to the Virgental Valley has won the ”Liabste Hütte“ award of Austrian Hiking Villages several times already.
Gabi and Erich, the welcoming proprietors of the hut, are looking forward to treat their Almliesl guests to regional traditional specialities. Not only the hearty mountain breakfast should be ordered, the culinary week programme from July to September (Tuesday to Friday) with Barbecue on the mountain and live music also offers quite something.
A hut experience for the young and the young at heart
The hut is an absolute hit for a holiday with the family or friends. The children love the spacious dormitory, the children’s playground and the rabbits provide entertainment whilst the grownups relax in the loungers and watch the wildlife.
A destination for hikers and mountain bikers
The Sunny Side hiking trail leads directly to your hut. It takes an easy hiking tour to arrive and the trail is suitable for pushchairs. The landscape is picturesque and the location is surrounded by almost pristine nature.
The date for the hiking opening of the Virgental Sunny Side hiking trail is Ascension Day (30.5.2019 to 02.06.2019).
Interesting facts for pilgrims:
- Your hut is at the highest-situated stations of the cross
- The individual stations lead from the St. Hubert Chapel in Hinterbichl to the Church of the Holy Spirit in Bichl
- Across various summits and alpine pastures
- To the Mary Help of Christians Chapel in Wallhorn
- To the St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Prägraten