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The ultimate mountain shelters in South Tyrol

When looking for rest or refuge at high altitudes here is your answer: mountain shelters. We focused on six extraordinary examples in South Tyrol.

THE LARGEST AND OLDEST
PAYER SHELTER
THE SMALLEST
VEDRETTA PIANA SHELTER
THE NEWEST
PASSO POTE DI GHIACCIO SHELTER
Location: Stelvio (Solda)
Altitude: 3029 m

Season: 20.06 – 01.10
Year of construction: 1875
Beds: 80 beds, 80 berths

Interesting fact: located at the foot of the Ortles, this is the starting point for climbing the highest mountain in South Tyrol.
Location: Racines (Ridanna)
Altitude: 2254 m
Year of construction: 1887
Season: 10.06 – 15.10
Season: 10.06 – 15.10
Interesting fact: it is located along the trail that leads from the Ridanna Valley to the Bicchiere shelter.
Location: Selva dei Molini (Lappago)
Altitude: 2545 m
Year of construction: 1906/2016
Season: 10.06 – 10.10
Beds: 60 beds, 15 berths
Interesting fact: rebuilt from scratch in 2015/2016 and partly self-sufficient in terms of energy, it has sparked a debate on high-al- titude architecture.

 

THE HIGHEST
GINO BIASI AL BICCHIERE SHELTER
THE LOWEST
FLORENCE SHELTER
THE BORDERLINE
EUROPA SHELTER
Location: Racines
Altitude: 3195 m
Year of construction: 1894

Season: 01.07 – 20.09
Beds: 50 beds, 50 berths

Interesting fact: the South Tyrolean shelter at the highest altitude, once named after Empress Sissi, is set directly on the summit.
Location: Santa Cristina
Altitude: 2040 m
Year of construction: 1888
Season: 01.06 – 15.10
Beds: 30 beds, 65 berths
Interesting fact: it is immersed in the Puez- Odle Nature Park, at the foot of the Odle Group.
Location: Val di Vizze
Altitude: 2693 m
Year of construction: 1899
Season: 15.06 – 30.09
Beds: 28 beds, 60 berths
Interesting fact: the border between Austria and Italy runs right through the shelter, once called Venna alla Gerla.