Knorrhütte (2052 m) – on the way to Zugspitze
The Knorrhütte (2052 m) is a possible option to stay overnight on the way to the Zugspitze. It is a hut of the German Alpine Club in the Wetterstein Mountains at 2052 m altitude. We stayed at the Zugspitze here on our tour. We describe our former impression of the hut here.
“Built entirely of blocks, it actually consists of 2 resp. 3 divisions. The front room, about 5 meters square, serves as a living room and therefore contains tables and benches, both fixed to the walls, which form chests below, as well as sliding benches, but also as a cooking room, because he has a very extensive cooking stove Bowl frame with all the only useful helpers of the kitchen contains. The slightly higher rear, that is the second room is the largest man’s length deep and contains 3 large straw mattresses with woolen blankets on which comfortably 9 men can sleep. The third room is the floor space above the front of the apartment, which comfortably accommodates 12 people, bedded on straw. This room is actually meant for the guides, but can be used by tourists who are unable to hold the key to the cabin, with a ladder always leaning against the hut. “
Contemporary hut description
Arrival and impression of Knorrhütte
We learn that at 15:30 o’clock the daily room allocation takes place and a place in the camp will be free for us. Therefore, we warm up with coffee and tea water. The following should be noted:
For DAV members, there are so-called tea or hut water in huts. This is one liter of warm tea water. Here costs this 2.50 euros. But unfortunately we forgot the tea bags and we order two teabags of peppermint tea. Now the tea water costs as much as 5.50 €. That means, per tea bag 1.50 €. Simply a bottomless impudence, to put it once in a nutshell.
Prices – necessary or rip-off?
Anyway, the prices here are outrageous: The breakfast bowl with cereal costs € 4.50 and the large breakfast consisting of three slices of “cheap” bread (no rustic farmhouse bread), three slices of cheese and sausage and a small bowl of jam is priced at 5.50 €. The sausage is the same on both days and already greasy and cheapest variety from the pack. The cheese also comes from a pack and the jam they could also serve right from the small plastic bowl from which it comes. A small piece of butter is lying on the prepared plate.
Just a cheek and qualitatively worst sort. But does one have a choice? We have more stuff with us but need it later on the way or in the coming days.
Two – class society
It should be mentioned that on the second day the reserved seats in the evening in the hut for apparently mountain or hiking guide with their groups were booked and the following morning these guests definitely definitely different. For them there was breakfast at the table and the chef personally brought the coffee. The bread, the jam, sausage and cheese were not the same, but something better. Such a thing can not and should not really be on such huts, but we could already recognize this in the Kreuzeckhaus. The interlocutor there shared with us this obvious impression: A two-class society.
Knorrhütte – Conclusion
We stayed in several DAV huts or Naturfreundehäusern in Germany and of course there is a lot of activity in the Knorrhütte due to the hiking tourism to Zugspitze.
But I am very sure that it is still possible to deal with each hiker in a friendlier way.
The prices and above all this obvious separation from Normalo and “High Society” are terrible.