Zurich geologist and glaciologist Albert Heim proposed the site for this mountain hut, which has been repeatedly extended. Although the building no longer lies above the ice flow, the views of the Galenstock and crystalline rock-climbing routes are still stunning.


An easy day trip from Tiefenbach or by car on the unpaved mountain road to the Tätsch parking area, and from there to the hut.

Various routes also follow the Tiefenbach Stream, starting directly from the mountain pass road. From the Tätsch parking area (fees are charged for the mountain pass road and parking area) there is a narrow path along the lateral moraine to the hut – this is the shortest route. On the ascent, it is worth making a short detour along the ridge path to the Schafberg and then across to the hut. The view of the Galenstock from here is superb.

After a snack in front of the SAC hut, you take the moraine path back to the parking area or to Tiefenbach. However, a night in the Albert Heim Hütte is a must – a memorable experience, not least because of the open-air shower with views of the Tiefen Glacier.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

Show Technical information content
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2582 m
491 m
491 m
7 km
2 h 30 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
June - October
To a mountain peak, With panoramic view


SwitzerlandMobility Map: This element is not accessible for disabled people.


Albert-Heim-Hütte SAC
6491 Realp

Phone  +41 (0)41 887 17 45

Quick Facts

Route number


7 km


2 h 30 min


491 m

Travel information: Realp

Current Offers

  • Oberwald Rhone Route

    5 nights, Departure: Oberwald, Destination: Genf, 5 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, Transport of luggage per... from CHF 879
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 29.05.2020 - 31.10.2020

    Learn more about Rhone Route
  • Airolo Summer fun in the mountains

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Family room, Half-board, 1 x fondue get-together per room per night, Ticino Ticket... from CHF 903
    Offer details

    Price per person in family room
    valid: 01.06.2020 - 15.09.2020

    Learn more about Summer fun in the mountains
  • Gadmen Unwind and relax in the mountains

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room with on-floor shower, breakfast buffet, Aperitif per person per stay, , Free... from CHF 80
    Offer details

    Double room with on-floor shower
    valid: 27.06.2020 - 31.10.2020

    Learn more about Unwind and relax in the mountains
  • Andermatt Discover Andermatt

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, Restaurant voucher per person per stay, Day ticket for mountain... from CHF 207
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 01.06.2020 - 17.10.2020

    Learn more about Discover Andermatt