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Watzmannhaus

Mountain hut · Berchtesgaden Alps · 1,930 m
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV)
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  • / Watzmannhaus: view of the Hocheck
    Photo: Thomas Gesell, DAV Sektion München
  • / View from the Hocheck to the Watzmannhaus and Berchtesgaden
    Photo: Thomas Gesell, DAV Sektion München
  • / Watzmannhaus: the popular sun terrace
    Photo: Thomas Gesell, DAV Sektion München
  • / Watzmannhaus and Berchtesgaden
    Photo: Thomas Gesell, DAV Sektion München
  • / Bavarian prayer flags - washing day at the Watzmannhaus
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Historic Lounge of the Watzmannhaus with incredible view
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Sunrise at the Watzmannhaus with view to the Hoher Göll
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Ascent to the Hocheckgipel
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Ibex near the Watzmannhaus
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
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    Photo: Maximilian Bröckel, Österreichischer Alpenverein
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    Photo: Christian Fössmeier, Österreichischer Alpenverein
  • / The Watzmannhaus - where alpine history was made
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / View from Kühroint over to Hocheck - the Watzmannhaus is located in the notch between the rocky ridge and the alpine meadow
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Almost there - from the Falzalm you can already see the hut flag at the Watzmannhaus
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Shortly below the Watzmannhaus - in many small bends the path leads uphill - the Watzmannfrau in the background
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / The Watzmannhaus in fall - sea of fog and bright blue skies
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
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    Photo: Robert Schneider, Österreichischer Alpenverein
  • / The sun terrace offers amazing views
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
  • / Development of the Watzmannhaus since 1888
    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
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    Photo: Admin-Team München und Oberland, DAV Sektion München
The Watzmannhaus in the Berchtesgadener Alps lies at an altitude of 1,930m in the middle of the Berchtesgaden National Park.

First built in 1888 and since then rebuilt and extended at a steady pace, the house is now one of the largest huts of the German Alpine Club.

The Watzmannhaus is particularly busy and sought-after as a base and starting point for the challenging Watzmann crossing - one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful crossing in the Eastern Alps. But also less demanding but nevertheless very attractive destinations can be explored from the house.

For those who are not afraid of the 3-3.5 hour ascent from Ramsau, a day's hike up to the hut is a real pleasure, as you will be rewarded with a unique view of this alpine jewel.

The unique view from the cozy terrace down to Berchtesgaden is legendary. Annette Verst, the host of the hut, creates every day the most delicious dishes, which are almost addictive. Friends of cultivated wines also come here to indulge themselves, as Bruno Verst pays special attention to a very well maintained wine cellar.

The house offers a total of 200 sleeping places - from a cuddly double room to a large mattress store. Especially during the Bavarian summer holidays, early reservation is recommended, as even this house can often offer less sleeping space than is requested. Please use the convenient online reservation system for your booking.

Especially popular is the "Watzmann Tour" - a four-day hike from hut to hut around the Watzmann and across the Berchtesgaden National Park. The Watzmannhaus is the base camp for the first night.

We are unbelievably happy if you drop by to pay us a visit.

Your section Munich and the hut tenants Bruno and Annette Verst

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Update: August 03, 2021

Sleeping berths

Number of beds in dorm
40
Number of beds in twin rooms
10
Number of beds in dormitory
162
Winter room
8

Services

Luggage transport

General

AV-Classification: I

Winterroom

The Winterrom is open

Prices

from   €6.00

You can find the current accommodation prices here.

Address

Watzmannhaus
83486 Ramsau

Public transport

Arrival by train/train station: Berchtesgaden

Arrival by bus/bus station: Ramsau - Wimbachbrücke

Getting there

Wimbachbrücke P

Coordinates

DD
47.571111, 12.933889
DMS
47°34'16.0"N 12°56'02.0"E
UTM
33T 344607 5270701
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Access trail to the mountain hut

Mountain Hike · Berchtesgaden Alps
Watzmannhaus
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 7.7 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,153 m
Descent 1 m

Die Wanderung zum Watzmannhaus ist der ideale Einstieg zum Berchtesgadener Schicksalsberg!

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from Bergerlebnis Berchtesgaden,   Tourenportal Berchtesgadener Land
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 1,333 m
Descent 28 m

Der erste Tag der Watzmanntour führt uns von Schönau am Königsee über Kühroint und den Falzsteig hinauf auf das Watzmannhaus.

from Thomas Gesell,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Mountain Hike · Berchtesgaden Alps
Zustieg Watzmannhaus von der Wimbachbrücke
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 1,267 m
Descent 6 m

Dieser nicht gerade kurze Hüttenzustieg wird mit einer sensationellen Aussicht unter anderem auf den direkt gegenüber liegenden Hohen Göll belohnt.

from Michael Pröttel,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Mountain Hike · Berchtesgaden Alps
Zustieg Watzmannhaus von St. Bartholomä
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,359 m
Descent 37 m

Wer bei St. Bartholomä zum Watzmannhaus startet, steigt mit Sicherheit auf dem spektakulärsten Weg zu dieser großartig gelegenen DAV Unterkunft auf.

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from Michael Pröttel,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Recommendations nearby

Mountain Hike · Berchtesgaden Alps
Watzmann Überschreitung
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 22.9 km
Duration 14:00 h
Ascent 2,400 m
Descent 2,400 m

Die Watzmannüberschreitung ist eine großartige Bergtour, die jeder ambitionierte Bergsteiger einmal in seinem Leben gemacht haben möchte.

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from Michael Pröttel,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Mountain Hike · Berchtesgaden Alps
Die Watzmanntour - Hüttentrekking
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
Distance 52.2 km
Duration 96:00 h
Ascent 4,237 m
Descent 4,281 m

Königssee, Watzmann und Steinernes Meer sind die Höhepunkte dieser atemberaubend schönen Vier-Tages-Tour, die noch mit vielen weiteren Highlights ...

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from Bergerlebnis Berchtesgaden,   Tourenportal Berchtesgadener Land
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 52.6 km
Duration 20:02 h
Ascent 3,917 m
Descent 3,916 m

Die vielleicht schönste und vielseitigste Wanderung von Hütte zu Hütte in den Ostalpen - Vom Königsee bis auf die Gipfel des Watzmanns führt uns ...

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from Thomas Gesell,   alpenvereinaktiv.com

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Routes to neighboring mountain huts

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
18.2 km
9:00 h
1,323 m
1,914 m
19.3 km
9:00 h
1,395 m
1,678 m
20.9 km
10:00 h
1,902 m
1,682 m

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Watzmannhaus

Bruno Verst
83486 Ramsau
Phone 0049/8652/964222

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Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV)
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1600 m 1800 m
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