The hike to the Passau Huts is especially wonderful because of the beauty of the Pinzgau Mountains. However, good conditions, solid footing and balance are necessary.
The route starts at the romantic Ullach Valley. Hairpin turns take you up the steep pasture landscape to the forest, over the ridge in a serpentine manner. At 1600m, the forest will start to thin out. The slope snakes up the Latschengürtel.
At 1800m, you've reached the treeline and the rocky terrain begins. The path and stairs are carved into the rock and ropes are used for safety. From the peak of the Fehnenköpfl you will climb along the western slope and end at the well-known Passau Huts at 2056m. Passionate mountaineers can go further to the peak of the Hochzint (2251m) or Birnhorn (2634m).
A difficult, yet wonderful tour, for which we recommend taking a mountain guide to accompany you
From the car park at Birnbach bridge proceed on signposted route 40 in serpentines through the forest, then over the slopes covered with mountain pines and rocky sections, in a northerly direction to the Hochtor. Behind this, climb via secured paths up to the Mittagsscharte and Passauer Hütte. From the inn we take the steep path heading west, which forks off after 10 minutes. We take the left route to the Melkerloch and the south face of the Birnhorn. The ascent via the south face proceeds in steep sections and ledges (interspersed with easy climbing sections) up to the summit. The descent proceeds via the Kuchelnieder, the east ridge of the Birnhorn, back down to the Passauerhütte.