Alpine pastures & huts
From rustic to top modern refreshment stops
There is no hurry on the sun terraces and parlor benches of Ötztal's pasture inns and mountain huts. But the real Alpine feeling spreads out while the hut tenants offer fresh, regional delicacies. Incidentally, it's no rumor that bacon dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn & more taste even better on the mountain. Just try it for yourselves - some Alpine inns, snack stations and mountain restaurants are easily reachable by cart road or mountain lifts while other huts and Alpine pastures can be conquered only in the classic way by using your legs.
The following list contains all refreshment stops on Ötztal's mountains - with filter function for a quick search of your favorite destination.
alpine dairy/snack bar
The Reich Alm lies at an altitude of 1.962 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains.
from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Jausenstation Farst and than to Reich Alm
or by taxi to Jausenstation Farst and by foot to Reich Alm
Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858
Peak Tours: Hohe Warte, Hochreichkopf
The Reich Alm is closed!
Hütten , regional cuisine
The Hochstubaihütte is the highest hut of the DAV in the Stubai Alps. The Hochstubaihütte is a hut of the category 1 with running.
40 mattress dorm
Sleeping bag is necessary
Summer: open from late June to early September
Winter: winter room is open
Sölden - Kleblealm - Laubkar, time: 5 h
Fiegl’s Hütte - Himmelsleiter, time: 2.5 h
by bus to Kleblealm, remaining time: 3h
Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Beautiful new hut built in old tyrolean style, great location on a sunny plateau in the scenic Gaislach region. Playground, unique flora. Great views of the Ventertal. The hut can be rented for all kinds of activities.
- The sunniest hut of the entire region
- Built in old Tirolean style, ski & mountain hut with table service
- Located right at the Heidebahn slope - Piste 2
- Large sunbathing terrace with deckchairs
- Excellent cooking, some meals prepared with fresh farm products
Almzeit focus: Panorama time - on 2.130 m look in a giant wooden telescope
Kristall Bar Hochoetz
live music/concerts , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine , bar/pub/lounge , international cuisine , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Unlimited panoramic views, modern coziness and regional delights: The new Kristall Bar covers an entire floor, towering on a separate terrace high above the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant.
High-quality, old rustic wood in combination with modern materials provides the restaurant with table service, gallery and adjacent lounge area a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Perfectly protected from the wind and yet "open-air": Both the roof and the window parts of Kristall Bar can be opened on one side in warm temperatures. Additional seats outside invite you to enjoy sunbathing with a view. The varied menu enchants hungry guests with local delicacies, ranging from classic soup bowls to beef tartare or hearty Tirolean bacon snacks.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine
The Frischmann Hut lies at an altitude of 2.192 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains and near the mountain "Fundusfeiler". She is a favored alpine and mountain hut.
from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Hintere Fundusalm and further to the Frischmann Hut - approx. 3,5 h or by taxi to Hintere Fundusalm, approx. 30 minutes or
from Köfels (1.401 m) to the Köfler Scharte and through the "Köfler Jochwaal" to the Frischmann Hut, approx. 4 h
Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858
Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, Blockkogel
Crossings: Erlanger Hütte
beds (14)mattresses (32)
traditional Tyrolean and Ötztaler cuisine
home cooking , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Snow Beach Tiefenbach
Austrian cuisine , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , international cuisine , SS/self-service
Bistro / bar with sun terrace:
Our Snow Beach on Tiefenbach Glacier is the perfect addition to our self-service restaurant. Cool drinks and delicious food in a cozy atmosphere are waiting for you. Take a seat on our sun terrace and enjoy your vacation in the midst of the breathtaking Ötztal mountains. Whether you want to sunbathe comfortably in a deck chair or make yourself comfortable in our rustic interior – we look forward to welcome you in our restaurant. Summer or winter - the „Gletscher Arena Sölden“ is always worth a visit. In summer you can also reach the Gletscher Arena Sölden by car or public bus. In winter, of course, via the ski area and the Sölden cable cars.
For more information about the entire Gletscher Arena Sölden, visit our homepage: www.oetztalergletscher.com
Hütten , vegetarian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine
We are directly at the summit of the 2.738 m high Brunnenkogel in Sölden, surrounded by the Stubaier and Ötztaler Alps. The unique mountain panorama you will hardly find on another hut like here at the Brunnenkogelhaus. Whether sunrise or sundown - it is always an unforgettable experience.
from Sölden - Moos via Brunnenberg to Brunnenkogel, time: 3.5 h
from Fiegls Gasthaus to Brunnenkogel, time: 2.5 - 3 h
from Windachalm via Wannensee and Wannenkar saddle to Rötekogel. Further on to Hinterer Brunnenkogel and to Brunnenkogel, time: 4.5 h
from Timmelsjoch along the ridge to Brunnenkogelhaus, surefootedness and a good head for heights required, time: 4 - 5 h
Summer: open from mid June to late September
no closing day!
excellent home cooking
warm meals served all day
half board available
beds (12), mattress dorm (12), shower
The hut: newly built in 2007, located in Sölden's quiet part, Brunnenkogel offers picturesque views of the Alpine scenery. Sunbathing terrace, homey parlor. ideal for birthday parties, school outings, etc.
Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Larstigalm lies at an altitude of 1.777 meters, surrounded by lash green meadows and the Ötztal mountains. On the sun terrace and in the old dining room you will be spoiled with austrian and tyrolean specialities. A unforgettable experience for families.
Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the information office)
From there you walk along the right shores of Horlachbach river on a moderately ascending forest trail towards the Larstigalm.
Alternative from the parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai or the hiking trail back from the Larstigalm to Niederthai: "Bergmahder trail (sunny trail) or Grastal trail"
Altitude gain: 232
Duration: 1 hour (up and down 2 hours)
Return: same route, Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail
whole-time hot meal
own farm produce
daily fresh milk
playground and petting zoo
hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
toboggan rental in winter € 3.00
groups on request
alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
The hut is located at an altitude of 1575 m in a particularly quiet location. The Wurzbergalm has been in family ownership since its construction in 1959 - and the friendly, family-like flair can be felt immediately when you stop by.
Passionate hikers of all ages immediately feel like home. Allow yourself to be pampered on the Wurzbergalm in accordance with all the rules of genuine Tyrolean hospitality, with the diverse products from their own farm or from our beautiful region.
Unterried-Winklen: along forest road, then left on the footpath or via Ziegen-Peter path to the hut, time: 1.5 h
Köfels: along untrafficked forest road, past the meadows of Köfels (quite steep after the gate), time: 50 min