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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.

Similaunhütte

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

Summer: open from 14th June to approx 25th september 2022
Winter: open from 9th march 2022 to approx 26th april 2022

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 h

Winter: ski tour from Vent to the hut; highest base for the classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop. altitude gain: 1,120 m, length: 14 km, time: 5 h

Crossings: 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

Opening Hours:
Info
14.06.2022 - 25.09.2022
Mo: 07:00-07:00
Tu: 07:00-07:00
We: 07:00-07:00
Th: 07:00-07:00
Fr: 07:00-07:00
Sa: 07:00-07:00
Su: 07:00-07:00
Today: 07:00 - 07:00

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Similaun - © Ötztal Tourismus

Sulztalalm

regional cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Sulztalalm is located at an altitude of 1,915 m. From the parking area in Gries the path leads through meadows to the "Vögelasbrücke" at first. Continue the path to Sulztalalm at a slight hikingtrail trough the forest. (Approx. 1,5 h walking time)
After a refreshment with good homemade meals you can continue the hike to Ambergerhütte. (1 h walking time)

Opening Hours:
Info
04.07.2022 - 28.08.2022
Mo: 10:00-18:00
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: 10:00-18:00
Th: 10:00-18:00
Fr: 10:00-18:00
Sa: 10:00-18:00
Su: 10:00-18:00
29.08.2022 - 25.09.2022
Mo: 10:00-18:00
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: -
Th: 10:00-18:00
Fr: 10:00-18:00
Sa: 10:00-18:00
Su: 10:00-18:00
Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Martin-Busch Hütte

regional cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Winter: open from 4th march to approx 1st may 2022
Summer: open from 6th june to 24th september 2022


The Martin Busch Hütte is located at 2,501 m at the heart of a striking mountain backdrop and with views of the powerful 3,00 0 m peaks and panoramic views of the Ötztal glaciers.

To the hut: via Spieglbach bridge left into niedertal valley, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 h

Crossings: Similaunhütte, Hochjoch Hospiz, Ramolhaus

Summit climbs: Kreuzspitze, Similaun, Hintere Schwärze, Saykogel, Finailspitze, Hauslabkogel

Winter: ideal ski tour resort, beware of avalanche risk!

Glacier walks: Marzellgletscher, niederjochferner

Skitour: from Vent, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 h

Opening Hours:
Info
06.06.2022 - 24.09.2022
Mo: 07:00-07:00
Tu: 07:00-07:00
We: 07:00-07:00
Th: 07:00-07:00
Fr: 07:00-07:00
Sa: 07:00-07:00
Su: 07:00-07:00
Today: 07:00 - 07:00

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Martin Busch Hütte Winter - © Ötztal Tourismus

Kristall Bar Hochoetz

regional cuisine, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, bar/pub/lounge, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, live music/concerts

The new Kristall Bar covers an entire floor high above the terrace of the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant. Gourmands are pampered in a stylish atmosphere with uninterrupted views of Ötztal's mountain scenery.

High-quality, old rustic wood in combination with modern materials provide the very special character of this restaurant with table service, gallery and adjacent lounge area. In summery temperatures, both the roof and the window parts can be opened on one side. Additional seats outside invite you to enjoy sunbathing with a view. The integrated outdoor stage offers an ideal platform for varied entertainment programs within the Hochoetz hiking area.

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Kristall Bar Sommer

Wiesle

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Wiesle (1,528 m) was mentioned as a Schweighof 450 years ago. If the small meadow stain was primarily used for agriculture for centuries, the Wiesle is now particularly popular with those seeking relaxation and day trippers. There are several ways to the idyllic spot, which many call the most beautiful in the Ötztal.

Starting points:


from Au/Nösslachkapelle over the narrow, a little steep hiking trail, Walking time: about 1 1/4 hours
from Niederthai also possible with the pram, Walking time: about 1 hour
from Umhausen direction Niederthai until panorama-parking area, easy footpath, Walking time: about 1 hour

Crossings: Hemerach Alpe, Peak tours: Hemer Kogel


warm kitchen, snacks, own products or from the native farmers.

sun deck, playground, via ferrata near, groups are welcome

Opening Hours:
Info
18.05.2022 - 09.10.2022
Mo: -
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: 10:00-18:00
Th: 10:00-18:00
Fr: 10:00-18:00
Sa: 10:00-18:00
Su: 10:00-18:00

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Wiesle

Jausenstation Hochwald

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

Old Farmhouse in a quiet and beautiful seeting with sunbathing terrace and great views on the Nederkogl and Hochgurgl.

All day hot meals, traditional home cooking, snacks, speck, sugared pancakes, homemade sausages.

ALMZEIT focus: Snack time - at the quaint farmhouse nestling at 1.580 m serves hearty snack platters, sweet shredded pancakes and homemade sausages at the sunbathing terrace.

Summer: open from  early June to late September

To Jausenstation Hochwald:



by car to the snack station or on foot from Sölden - Leite - Granstein - Hochwald, the trail from Gartach above Granstein to Hochwald has been updated in the summer of 2012 and is now in very good condition, altitude gain: 200 m, time: 3/4 h. Ascent with Giggijoch mountain gondola or by bus to Hochsölden and then along trail No. 35a Dr. Bachmann Weg - Peerler See - Alpe Granstein - Jausenstation Hochwald - Granstein - Sölden, time: approx. 3 1/2 h, altitude gain: 380 m

cycle trail Brück - Hochwald
Crossings: Peerler ridge above Lake Peerler See

Opening Hours:
Info
31.07.2022 - 24.09.2022
Mo: 10:00-22:00
Tu: 10:00-22:00
We: 10:00-22:00
Th: 10:00-22:00
Fr: 10:00-22:00
Sa: 10:00-22:00
Su: 10:00-22:00
26.09.2022 - 30.09.2022
Mo: 10:00-22:00
Tu: 10:00-22:00
We: 10:00-22:00
Th: 10:00-22:00
Fr: 10:00-22:00
Sa: 10:00-22:00
Su: 10:00-22:00
Today: 10:00 - 22:00

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Hohe Mut Alm

restaurant, regional cuisine, Fondue, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, live music/concerts, home cooking, Hütten

Homelike rooms, a wine cellar and the convival bar with an open fire place generate a recreational ambience where you can relax and feel comfortable. Beside the culinary delights and local specialities you can enjoy the stunning view from our panorama lounge or from the convenient canvas chairs on our sun terrace.

Opening Hours:
Info
24.06.2022 - 18.09.2022
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
17.11.2022 - 23.04.2023
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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Hohe Mut Alm mit Panorama

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
20.05.2022 - 04.12.2022
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

Erlanger Hütte

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Beautiful mountain hut with traditional flair, homely wooden parlor, wood-fired stove. Excellent Tirolean meals. Wonderful high Alpine location right next to Wettersee mountain lake

Hiking paths:

- from Umhausen (1031 m) approx. 5 h via Vordere Leierstalalm (1798 m) along a new trail (landslide!)
or by taxi to the trail below Vordere Leierstalalm - approx. 2.5 h

- from Tumpen (937 m) via Gehsteigalm (200 m), approx. 5 h
or by taxi to Gehsteigalm, approx. 3 h
- from Roppen/Oberinntal (706 m) approx. 2 h to serviced Maisalm (1634 m, privately owned), then on Forchheimer trail, approx. 6 h

Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858


Peak Tours: Wildgrat, Kreuzjöchlspitze, Fundusfeiler
Crossings: Ludwigsburger Hütte, Frischmannhütte, Hochzeigerhaus

- beds (8)
- mattresses (40)

- Tirolean cooking using regional ingredients
- specialty: lamb roast, ragout of wild goat

- Member of DAV campaign "Taste of the Mountains"

Opening Hours:
Info
24.06.2022 - 18.09.2022
Mo: 09:00-18:00
Tu: 09:00-18:00
We: 09:00-18:00
Th: 09:00-18:00
Fr: 09:00-18:00
Sa: 09:00-18:00
Su: 09:00-18:00
Today: 09:00 - 18:00

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Erlanger Hütte

Hochjoch Hospiz

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Opening times: 
8th march 2022 to 26th april 2022
19th june 2022 to 25th september 2022

Hochjoch-Hospiz occupies a beautiful location on a hill, surrounded by the majestic three thousand meter high peaks of the Ötztal Alps. The hut is a popular base for all kinds of mountain tours.


Winter: base for classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop from Rofen (always inquire about route conditions), altitude gain: 513 m, time: 3 h.


To the hut: From Vent - Rofental - through the romantic gorge, comfortable walk, altitude gain: 513 m, time: 2 h

Crossings: Martin-Busch-Hütte, Schöne Aussicht, Vernagt-Hütte, Simi launhütte,

Peak climbs: Weißkugel, Guslarspitzen, Fluchtkogel, Hintereisspitze, Langtauferer Spitze, Saykogel

Opening Hours:
Info
19.06.2022 - 25.09.2022
Mo: 07:00-07:00
Tu: 07:00-07:00
We: 07:00-07:00
Th: 07:00-07:00
Fr: 07:00-07:00
Sa: 07:00-07:00
Su: 07:00-07:00
Today: 07:00 - 07:00

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Hochjoch Hospiz - © Ötztal Tourismus

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