We respect your
right to privacy!

Cookie settings

By clicking on "Accept" , you consent to use cookies and other technologies (provided by us and other trusted partners). We use such data for anonymous statistical purposes, tailor-made settings and to display personalized content and advertisements. It will help to provide you with an improved website experience. Please find out more about this topic in our Privacy Policy | Imprint

  • These cookies are absolutely necessary for the operation of this site and enable safety related functionalities, for example. Additionally, this type of cookie is as well used to save your personal cookie settings.

  • In order to further improve both our offer and website, we collect anonymized data for statistics and analyzes. By means of these cookies we can, for example, analyze the number of visitors and the effect of certain pages on our website by optimizing our content.

  • We use these cookies to improve usability of the site for you. For example, based on an accommodation search you already made, you can conveniently access the same lodging when you visit our website again.

  • These cookies are used to display personalized content that matches your interests. It enables us to provide you with offers that are particularly relevant to your personally planned trip.

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.

Breslauer Hütte

regional cuisine, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Hütten

Summer: open from 16th june to 25th September 2022
Winter: closed, winter house open

From Breslauer Hütte you enjoy fantastic views of Ötztal's glacier world. Jovial hut evenings with traditional Alpine music. Group discounts. Mountain equipment rental, goods lift for rucksack transport available. Climbing wall next to the hut, practicing climbing garden at 15 minutes. Main base for climbing Wildspitze (3768 m).

To Breslauer Hüttte: Vent via Wildspitze double chairlift to Stablein Alm 2.354 m, with the chairlift Wildes Mannle to 2.646 m and then to Breslauer Hütte, time: 1 h.

Crossings: Sonnberg high-altitude trail to Vent, time: 3-4 h, Vernagthütte, time: 2.5 h, Hochjoch Hospiz, time: 4.5 h, Braunschweigerhütte, time: 6-7 h, Taschachhaus, time: 5-6 h

Peak climbs: Wildspitze, Wildes Mannle, Urkundholm, Vorderer Brochkogel, Hinterer Brochkogel, Ötztaler Urkund, Taufkarkogel.



detail T (0043) 676 9634596

Breslauer Hütte Sommer - © Ötztal Tourismus

Nisslalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

Away from the hustle and bustle of tourism in the Ötztal above Längenfeld - Gries is located, which is visited in winter by ski tourers and tobogganists and in summer by hikers.
From Gries you reach the Nisslalm after about 2 hours walking time.
Transition to Gamskogel, Hochgutegg and Schönrinnenkarsee.

Starting point: parking (€ 3,00/day) at the end of Gries

Opening Hours:
Info
05.01.2022 - 30.04.2023
Mo: 09:30-17:00
Tu: 09:30-17:00
We: 09:30-17:00
Th: 09:30-17:00
Fr: 09:30-17:00
Sa: 09:30-17:00
Su: 09:30-17:00
Today: 09:30 - 17:00

detail T +43 676 5618 561

hütte

Schweinfurter Hütte

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Hütten

The Schweinfurter Hütte is located in the middle of the Ötztal mountains with a magnificent panorama view. The hut is very favored in summer for many mountain hiking tours and in the winter for ski mountaineering and snowshoe hiking. 

Hiking path:

Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the Information office)
Start the hike at parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai. Follow the forest trail along Horlach Brook into Horlachtal, past the mountain huts of Larstigalm, Kleinhorlachalm and Großhorlachalm and further to the Schweinfurter Hütte.
Altitude gain: 500
Duration: 2 hours (up & down 4 hours)
Return: same route, from the Larstigalm "Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail" possible

- whole-time hot meal tyrolean cooking, daily fresh strudel and cakes
- dorms and mattress dorm
- hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
- toboggan rental in winter € 4.00
- hut evenings and celebrations on request

Opening Hours:
Info
26.12.2022 - 16.04.2023
Mo: 09:00-17:00
Tu: 09:00-17:00
We: 09:00-17:00
Th: 09:00-17:00
Fr: 09:00-17:00
Sa: 09:00-17:00
Su: 09:00-17:00

detail T +43 5255 5002 9

Schweinfurter Hütte Winter

Kleinhorlachalm

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The Kleinhorlachalm lies below the Schweinfurter Hütte in the middle of the Ötztal mountains. Magnificent panorama view, treat and nature. 

Hiking path:

Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the Information office)
Start the hike at parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai. Follow the forest trail along Horlach Brook into Horlachtal, past the mountain hut of Larstigalm and further to the Kleinhorlachalm.
Altitude gain: 370
Duration: 1,5 hours (up & down 3 hours)
Return: same route, from the Larstigalm "Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail" possible

- whole-time hot meal
- Ötztaler specialities
- cozy and small hut
- hiking trail suitable for baby carriages

 

detail T +43 664 7504 2169

Feldring Alm

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

Feldring Alm  - Summer

The ideal destination for families!
From the parking area "Sattele" belong the forest route you can reach the alpine cabin comfortable. At the Alm a wonderful view expected all visitors. At the cabin you can have a homely break and enjoy special regional delights.

The Feldring Alm is also a ideal starting point for more hiking tours.

Feldring Alm  - Winter

The ideal destination for families!
Belong the 2,2 km long tobbogan run you can reach the alpine cabin comfortable. At the Alm a wonderful view expected all visitors. At the cabin you can have a homely break and enjoy special regional delights.

Sledge-rental: € 4,00 per sledge

The Feldring Alm is also a ideal starting point for ski-mountaineering and snow hiking tours.

Opening Hours:
Info
10.12.2022 - 02.04.2023
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: 10:00-17:00
Th: 10:00-17:00
Fr: 10:00-17:00
Sa: 10:00-17:00
Su: 10:00-17:00
21.12.2022 - 08.01.2023
Mo: 10:00-17:00
Tu: 10:00-17:00
We: 10:00-17:00
Th: 10:00-17:00
Fr: 10:00-17:00
Sa: 10:00-17:00
Su: 10:00-17:00

detail T +43 5252 6203

Feldring Alm Winter_2

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"


detail T +43 664 3920 268

Erlanger Hütte

Bergzauber

restaurant, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

A warm welcome to the Bergzauber in Sölden. You can expect a warm and romantic cabin atmosphere. The hut is located directly on the Gaislachkogl valley run and is an après-ski haunt for winter skiers and close to the panorama trail for hikers and pedestrians. In addition, the hut offers a magical view over the village. Widely known for its outstanding cuisine, in a rustic yet stylish ambience, more than just home-style food is served. 

The Bergzauber offers an atmospheric setting for every celebration, such as a hut evening, hen party, Christmas party, baptism, birthday party. From the buffet to the gala menu, the festivities should also remain culinary unforgettable.

Opening Hours:
Info
10.12.2022 - 23.04.2023
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

detail T +43 5254 3217

Bild1

Lenzenalm

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

"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 day

TIP: solid footwear & ski poles

Opening Hours:
Info
05.12.2022 - 08.01.2023
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: -
Th: -
Fr: -
Sa: 10:30-17:30
Su: 10:30-17:30

detail

Lenzen Winter

Braunschweiger Hütte

regional cuisine, Hütten

The Braunschweigerhütte (category I) lies on 2759 m in the Ötztaler Alps at the end of the Pitztals. The hut was built in 1892 and was extended in 1932 and 1965. The hut is located on the distant footpath E5. Totally 180 sleeping possibilities.

Winter: Storm shelter open!

detail T +43 664 2012 013

Bild1

Alpengasthof Sonneck

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

Wonderful location amid the Ötztal mountains, Sonneck nestles in the Gaislachalm area. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Comfortable rooms, well-being area. Hot food and Tyrolean specialities served all day.

Overnight accommodation in ski resort in winter!

ALMZEIT Focus: Nature Time: Outdoor bowling for small and big.

Summer: open from mid June to mid September
Winter: open from 1st week before Christmas to 1st week after Easter

To Alpengasthof Sonneck:

  • Hiking: from Sölden time: 1.5 h, from Zwieselstein time: 2.5 h, from Tiefenbach glacier time: 2 h, from Hochsölden time: 2.5 h
  • Gaislachkogl gondola middle station time: 45 min
  • with the car 8 km from Sölden, time: 15 min
  • with the bike from Sölden, length: 8 km, time: 1 h, altitude gain: 690 m, gradient: 12 %

Opening Hours:
Info
10.12.2022 - 23.04.2023
Mo: 10:00-20:00
Tu: 10:00-20:00
We: 10:00-20:00
Th: -
Fr: 10:00-20:00
Sa: 10:00-20:00
Su: 10:00-20:00

detail T +43 5254 2905

Winter

Advertisment