With its unique character and idyllic location
, the Enzian Hütte is a welcoming stopping-off point for bikers, hikers and anyone who simply wants to take in the views while enjoying a refreshing drink and a tasty bite to eat.
From your seat on the inviting sun terrace
, you can admire the magnificent mountain scenery from Reith all the way down into the Inn valley and over to Axamer Lizum, or try to pick out the distinctive shapes of the Rangger Köpfl, the Nockspitze and the Rosskogl.
Your young host, Aleksander, a local boy who has worked alongside the Munich star chef, Schuhbeck, is on hand to introduce you to his selection of home-made delights. It goes without saying that the ingredients are sourced regionally - fresh milk, eggs, curd and cheese from the Gapphof in Reith and beer, apple juice and premium lemonade from the Zillertal Bier brewery.
During the cold winter months, there is a crackling stove
to keep you warm in the wood-panelled interior
and the whole family is involved in helping out wherever and whenever they can. Be sure not to miss trying the hearty cold plate or the delicious Kaiserschmarrn
(pancake-style dessert), with a glass of fresh mountain
milk on the side. Cheese fondue is also available on request.STARTING POINT
The brand new Enzian Hütte is located above Auland by Reith, and has been completely rebuilt. The original hut burnt down one icy November night and it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears, not to mention plenty of hand-crafted woodwork, to recreate the homely alm character. You can get to the Enzian Hütte from Seefeld
by walking past the pretty lake, the Wildsee
, or from theMösern side
by walking around the Gschwandtkopf
. It is an easy walk from the railway station at Reith
down to Auland and on to the Enzian Hütte
Circular tour around the Gschwandtkopf
This leisurely and picturesque circular tour is around ten kilometres and loops around the Gschwandtkopf from Seefeld via the Möserer valley towards Auland by Reith. There are some impressive views over the Inn valley along the way, as well as plenty of places where you can stop to recharge your batteries, including, of course, the charming Enzian Hütte.To the hikeCircular tour over the Gschwandtkopf
Head up and over the Pfarrhügel (parish hill) from the Seefeld Sports and Congress Centre until you come to the Gschwandtkopf. Once there, climb to the top via the grassy slopes of the winter ski piste and then maybe make a short detour to the little man-made reservoir
for a quick photo before heading down over the Gschwandtkopf meadowland to Auland. Stop for some refreshments at the Enzian Hütte and then stroll back through the woods and past the fields and the little lake, the Wildsee, to Seefeld.To the hikeWINTER TOURS
Winter circular tour around the Gschwandtkopf
This circular tour of the snow-covered woodland around the Gschwandtkopf is about ten kilometres and there are some impressive views of the Inn valley along the way. Walkers can enjoy the wintry tranquillity and then warm up by the stove in the cosy Enzian Hütte just above Auland by Reith.To the hikeSnow shoe hike over the Gschwandkopf
This snowshoe tour takes you up and over the Gschwandtkopf and is a perfect way to enjoy the snow-covered winter landscape, the crunchy snow underfoot and some superb views. To finish, you can stop off at the picturesque Enzian Hütte in Auland by Reith, where you can warm up by the crackling stove in the wood-panelled room and treat yourself to some tasty specialities, served by the friendly host himself. You might even want to try one of the seasonal hot drinks he has on offer – or perhaps a schnaps as a reward for your efforts.To the hike