Accomodation types: Mountain   Nature
Britannia Hut - Britannia rules the peaks
'18jan10
Britannia Hut  

The Britannia Hut is one of the most popular huts in the Swiss Alps – quite an achievement when you consider how many of them there are. Indeed every time I think I’ve written about all them, more appear. All the huts seem to have been built around the same time; take this one for example, it was built in 1912 while many other classic huts were also built around that time. I think it has to do with the extension of railway lines into the Alps bringing in more tourists who demanded more places to stay, but what do I know? I’m just a copywriter. Anyway this hut has helpfully got an English website so I can tell you that it lies 3030 metres above sea level and can sleep up to 134 guests. Details about its hundred year history are sketchy although apparently in 1951-1952 “the roof leaked” – grave times indeed. However a full renovation took place in the 1990s and now it is one of the best, most well-situated huts in the Alps - perfect for hikers, climbers and mountain enthusiasts.

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Britannia Hut in the Swiss Alps
Britannia Hut
Britannia Hut snowy aerial
Britannia Hut exterior
Britannia Hut at night
Britannia Hut restaurant
Britannia Hut room with a lot of beds
Britannia Hut bunk beds
Wine Swiss appetizers in the snowy Alps
Swiss Alps sunset
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3905 Saas Fee, Switzerland
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