150 CentenaryThe weather was not exactly friendly, than at 13. September 2008 with great interest the PRÄGRATEN citizens and traveled here by bus from Munich, members of the Section Oberland celebrated the 150-year anniversary of the Midsummer Cottage. The sentiment did not diminish; the celebration was moved from outdoors into the marquee.
Jewelry stands today as, on 2121 Meters on the south side of the Großvenediger, climbing high above the village in the Upper Praegraten Iseltal. Always a worthwhile destination for hikers and mountain bikers, and the estimated base for numerous summits trips, up to the shining of Großvenediger Icecrown.
This led the locust lodge for many decades a very modest existence. 1858, even before the founding of the Austrian and German Alpine Club, she was in private between men of the first hour and with the support of the Archduke John of Austria, is named after the cottage, built. Barely 80 Years later, 1930, made the first major expansion by the former section of Prague DuOe.AV. And once again it took another seven decades, and then at the beginning 1998 Oberland, the section of the DAV in its then 1. Chairman, Professor Klaus Preuss, for the upcoming 100-year anniversary of Section decided, to construct the mountaineering community for a birthday, a new locust lodge. Just in time for the anniversary 1999 could the new hut at the 9. Will be inaugurated in October.
Dr. Walter Treibel, 1. Chairman of the Section of the DAV Oberland, gave expression to his joy, on 13.09.2008 welcomed numerous representatives of the valley community Praegraten to celebrate the 150th anniversary to be allowed. Lord Mayor John scratches the congratulations of the community and paid tribute in his welcoming address the importance of the locust lodge for the local infrastructure. This was followed by another greeting by the Head of Tourism, The Mountain Rescue, Offices of the guide and the German Alpine Club.
Shortly showed the blue Himmelein solemn Holy Mass, celebrated by the local clergy, Pastor Damian Frysz, and musically framed by the brass band group of Praegraten, were the highlights of the holiday. With a hearty morning pint on Sunday morning, where again a group of PRÄGRATEN band will provide the musical accompaniment caused, was the anniversary of his hut atmospheric finale, before the members of the Section Oberland and its Group Prague by bus again made on the way back to Munich. Everywhere we praised the friendly reception, the harmonious holiday weekend with the excellent musical performances and the excellent accommodation and dining at St. John's Cabin.