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Mountain huts & chalets Austria

Stop-over spots
All pastures

Stop-over spots from rustic to modern

There is no room for haste on the sun-kissed terraces and parlor benches of typical Ötztal mountain huts and pastures. Instead, the rustic mountain feeling spreads while the hut tenant serves fresh and regional delicacies. By the way, rumors are going about that bacon dumplings, shredded pancake & more taste even better on the mountain – and it's really true. Anyone can try it out as some alpine inns, snack stations and mountain restaurants can also be reached by cart road or mountain railway, while other huts and alpine pastures can only be reached by using your calves traditionally.
pastures huts Ötztal hiking mountaineering stop-over

Alpine huts and pastures – a longed-for destination to escape from everyday life

It doesn't matter whether it's rustic like on faded black-and-white photographs or modern with lots of glass, wood and a flair for design: every pasture hut in Ötztal has its very own charm. Just as every hut tenant – be it female or male – stands for unique hospitality. It must be because of the fulfilling meaning of their activities that they remain so cordial despite long working days - the hut tenants are very often cooks, waiters, farmers, cattle breeders or shepherds in one person. Usually, several generations of a family help to take care of the cattle, produce their own farm goods such as cheese and butter and decorate the hut as a beautiful hiking destination. There is almost always time for a short chat with the hikers. Favorite topic? Of course, the hard but beautiful life on the alpine pasture!

The following list contains all stopover destinations on Ötztal's mountains – use the filter function for an even quicker search for the favorite destination.

Frequently asked questions about mountain huts in Austria

Originally, the rustic alpine huts in Austria were plain and simple accommodations for shepherds and herdsmen who lived on the mountain during the summer months to look after the cattle and other farm animals. Most of the alpine huts are scattered across the mountain meadows or can be found together in a small pasture village. Austria's alpine farmers make an important contribution to preserving the valuable cultural landscape above the tree line. In addition to agricultural use, alpine pastures also serve as recreational areas by promoting local tourism. Many alpine huts within Ötztal also comprise an inn and offer visitors tasty hut fare made from own or regional products. Let yourself be inspired by the fascination of alpine pasturelands!
According to "Almwirtschaft Österreich" association, there are currently over 8000 alpine pastures spread across the country. More than 2000 of them can be found in Tirol. Grazing meadows and alpine pastures together with mixed pastures make up a large part, and there are also milk, sheep and horse pastures.

Of course, it varies depending on the region, season and type of accommodation. The spectrum ranges from plain dormitories with a shared bathroom to modernly equipped double rooms. Both minimalists and mountain lovers with a certain need for comfort will find a suitable accommodation in scenic Ötztal. It is best to request at the hut of your choice to find out about the catering options and prices. Special tip: a reservation is not only recommended during peak season. Alpine Club members often receive a discount!

All huts & alpine pastures in Ötztal including contact options can be found on this page!

Some huts and alpine pastures are open in Ötztal all year round. While they attract ski tourers or tobogganers to the warm oven in winter, they welcome hikers to the sunny terrace during the summer months. The start of the summer season often depends on both weather and snow conditions, this applies especially to high alpine huts and pastures. Only when the footpaths can be safely walked on in early summer also the hut tenants will open again. It is best to find out about the current opening times directly at the respective destination in Ötztal. You will find a complete list of contacts on this page.

Falcon A-la-Carte Restaurant

bistro, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, international cuisine, Highlight, Austrian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, home cooking

The modern service restaurant on the upper floor offers personal table service. “A gastronomic experience for all senses” is the overarching slogan. Gourmet fans will enjoy both regional and sustainable cuisine. The entire concept promises a high culinary level including a good portion of creativity. In line with this idea, the huge choice of Austrian wines also plays a central role.

Opening Hours:
Info
16.11.2023 - 21.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-16:30
Tu: 09:00-16:30
We: 09:00-16:30
Th: 09:00-16:30
Fr: 09:00-16:30
Sa: 09:00-16:30
Su: 09:00-16:30
Today: 09:00 - 16:30

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Jausenstation Edelweiß

Rollstuhlgerecht, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

In the restaurant or on the sun terrace, with a wonderful view of the Ötztal mountains, you will be spoilt with home-style cooking, snacks and refreshments, as well as products from our own farm.To the snack station:- easily accessible by car for the whole family- hike to the Wurzbergalm, walking time: approx. 1 hour- starting point for many valley and mountain hikes as well as mountain tours- warm cuisine all day- home-style cooking, snacks and refreshments- mountain breakfast, fresh trout, ribs or stilt to order in advance- products from our own farm- 3 flats (17 beds)

Opening Hours:
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26.12.2023 - 07.04.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 11:00-19:30
We: 11:00-19:30
Th: 11:00-19:30
Fr: 11:00-19:30
Sa: 11:00-19:30
Su: 11:00-19:30
Today: 11:00 - 19:30

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Jausenstation Edelweiß Winter

Similaunhütte

regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, bio cuisine, Hütten

Summer: open from 14th June to approx 28th september 2023 (the hut is closing on thursday in the morning)Winter: closed (no winter room - not operated)Similaunhütte was built over 100 years ago and is a popular base for peak climbs. The site where "Ötzi” the Iceman was found is only a 1-hour walk from the hut.To the hut: from Vent through niedertal - via Martin Busch Hütte - across the glacier, altitude gain: 1,120 m, length: 14 km, time: 4 hCrossings: Hauslabjoch - Schöne Aussicht, Saykogel - Hochjoch-Hospiz, crossing from north Tirol into South Tirol (also for mountainbikers)Peaks: Similaun, altitude gain: 3,607 m, Finailspitze, crossing - Similaun - Marzellspitze – Hintere Schwärze

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Similaunhütte im Winter

Lenzenalm

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

"guat & gemiatlach" - Lenzenalm (1.896 m)The perfect spot for- family hikes- snowshoe walking tours- ski tours*Natural toboggan run incl. toboggan rental*Hut evening on request*Hot food all dayTIP: solid footwear & ski poles

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Lenzenalm

Top Mountain Crosspoint

Rollstuhlgerecht, restaurant, regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, Hütten

All our dishes are home-made and hand-produced, we care about sustainable, seasonal and mainly regional purchase of ingedrients, from producers who not only share our vision for quality but knowingly practise it in their own lives.Juices of all kinds, beer, the best coffee and hand-picked wines from Italy and Austria conclude our suggestions for your valuable hours of enjoyment in the Tyrolean mountains.

Opening Hours:
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18.05.2023 - 21.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-17:30
Tu: 09:00-17:30
We: 09:00-17:30
Th: 09:00-17:30
Fr: 09:00-17:30
Sa: 09:00-17:30
Su: 09:00-17:30
Today: 09:00 - 17:30

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Armelen Hütte

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking, Hütten

From Tumpen via a forest trail:Length: 6.2 kmAltitude metres: approx. 811Time: approx. 2.5 heasy to medium; A popular starting point for additional mountain tours and walks e.g. Erlangerhütte, Karkopf, Geigenkamm…Summer: middle of May – end of September – open every day! hot food always availabletypical regional hut delights prepared with fresh farm producefresh herbs and spices from our own gardenAlpine brunch on advance booking5 rooms (14 beds), 2 large washrooms with a shower and WCA family-run Alpine hut – one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Ötztal valley. Cosy sun terrace and Tyrolean style guest lounges. Customs and traditions are a priority here. The special attractions, especially for the younger guests, include various animal species (cows, calves, hens, goats, cats).

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Armelen Hütte

Festkogl Schirmbar

après ski, Ski huts

Sunny umbrella bar at 2.700 m.Open during night skiing on Monday and on Tuesday 'Sundowner' until 6:00 pm.

Opening Hours:
Info
16.11.2023 - 21.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-16:00
Tu: 09:00-16:00
We: 09:00-16:00
Th: 09:00-16:00
Fr: 09:00-16:00
Sa: 09:00-16:00
Su: 09:00-16:00
Today: 09:00 - 16:00

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Festkogl

Haiminger Alm

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

Our hut has a comfortable and recreative athmosphere and is situated 1786 meters above sea level in the mountain mass "Tschirgant".You can reach the hut by foot or with the mountainbike.In the summer season every Wednesday DAY OFF!

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Haiminger Alm

Polltalalm

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The route leads from Mühle in Huben to the Polltal and Breitlehnalm pastures. Hikers will soon be able to switch to the footpath, which has a steep incline, but will shorten the many hairpin bends. What is striking is the fern-rich larch and stone pine forest which you walk through almost to the very top. Once at the hut, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the valley and the Ötztal mountains. Relaxed and strengthened, it's back down to the valley. To do this, either choose the route or hike further to the Breitlehnalm and from there take the mountain climb (a little steeper) back to Huben. Walking time: 2 hours

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s'Dorfstüberl Burgstein

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

After a leisurely hike over the suspension bridge, the Dorfstüberl in Burgstein offers a stop-over.A large panoramic terrace invites to recharge your batteries and soak up the sun.

Opening Hours:
Info
27.12.2023 - 07.04.2024
Mo: 12:00-14:00
Tu: 12:00-14:00
We: 12:00-14:00
Th: 12:00-14:00
Fr: 12:00-14:00
Sa: 12:00-14:00
Su: 12:00-14:00
Today: 12:00 - 14:00

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Restaurant im Hotel

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