The Wetterstein mountain hut ("Wettersteinhütte") is located in the Gais valley in the Upper Leutasch area of the Seefeld plateau.
It is situated at 1717m, with views out to Seefeld and away through to the Stubai Alps on the other side of the Inn valley.
The hut itself was originally a mountain rescue hut and is not as old as some of the more traditional farming huts higher up in the valley. It served (and serves) as an overnight stay for climbers attempting the famous limestone routes of the Wetterstein which tower over the bowl above and as a refreshment stop on the popular Würziger Steig walking route to the Hämmermoosalm.
How to get to the Wettersteinhütte
The easiest way up to the Wettersteinhütte is by taking the forestry road up from the hamlet of Klamm. The trail is a fairly steady climb with good views over the Gaistal and the fields of the Upper Leutasch valley. The last 100 metres or so up to the hut are a little steeper than the previous ascent, but nothing that should prove any problem to a walker.
Main Walks from the Wettersteinhütte
This is the scenic route along the contour lines from the Wettersteinhütte with panoramic views of the Hohe Munde and the rest of the Mieminger range.
It eventually drops down the Salzbach valley to the Hämmermoosalm pastures and the Gaistal.
One of the routes leading higher from the Wettersteinhütte - this climbs up past the Wangalm to the Scharnitzjoch before climbing to the distinctive peak which is clearly visible from most parts of the Leutasch valley.
This also climbs to the Scharnitzjoch but then drops down into the lovely Puit valley and, eventually, to the Lower Leutasch valley. A more extensive description of this walk is available on the Puitalm Walk page.
Gaistal High Walking Route
This climbs from the Wettersteinhütte to the bowl and then up to the left to join the high-level route under the Wetterstein cliff faces. Eventually the path leads to the Rotmoosalm (rebuilt after an avalanche in 2009) and either down into the Gaistal or further along to the Ehrwalder Sattel or over into Germany.