Friedrich August III, the last king of Saxony, who lived from 1865 to 1932 and loved to walk along the slopes between the Sassolungo and the Rosengarten and the path that leads from the Sella Pass up to the Jouf de Fascia and as far as the Seiser - Siusi Alps is dedicated to him. Around 1911 King Friedrich had this path laid out by Austrian soldiers to facilitate troop movements. Today it has become one of the most well-known and popular trails in the Dolomites as a result of the enchanting splendour of its panoramas and the easy access it offers. And it is to that king, that the Refuge is dedicated and where he stayed during his excursions on the Sassolungo group.
In 2011, for the centenary of the construction of the route, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia was set up in a room at the Refuge to commemorate the king's outings in the area and the construction of the path dedicated to him.