We enter the cozy warm hut and are warmly welcomed by Heike and Ernst. With hot chocolate, Kaiserschmarren and, how could it be otherwise, a schnapps to warm you up. Heike and Ernst tell us about the history of the hut, and in the corner a cat purrs happily. "This cat is a very special cat", smiles Heike. We are amazed at what should be so special about the cat. "It was already on the Schesaplana - in winter!" We can hardly believe it, as Heike tells the story of how a ski tour operator found the ball of fur 50 meters below the summit of the Schesaplana - and that is an incredible 2,965 m high! There is also photographic proof. We could sit here forever and listen to the stories, but it's time to go. So, we pack up again and take the toboggan. "Just leave them at the town sign” Ernst says, he would pick them up later. So out in the cold and on to the toboggan. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower, we sledge into the valley, the fresh snow sometimes slows down the ride - so we have plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere. After a short refreshment with hot tea half way we continue slowly back into the valley. Somewhat sad we leave our sledge at the town sign. We agree: If you are in Brandnertal in winter, you must go see Heike, Ernst and their cat in the Schattenlaganthütte - otherwise you were never really there!
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