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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.

Almhof Mareil

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

Original tavern between Ochsengarten and Kühtai beside the hiking-trails "Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Weg","Höllwiesenweg" and "Knappenweg".
Own bus-stop under the house.
Enjoy during the summertime the fantastic view to the mountains. Daily special "alpine-viands" and every Friday evening grilled specials.

Opening Hours:
Info
10.06.2022 - 30.06.2022
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: -
Th: -
Fr: 11:00-21:00
Sa: 11:00-21:00
Su: 11:00-21:00
01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: 11:00-21:00
Th: 11:00-21:00
Fr: 11:00-21:00
Sa: 11:00-21:00
Su: 11:00-21:00

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Almhof Mareil

Jausenstation Bichl

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Vegane Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

What is good for the soul, should also find a fine spot in the stomach. Finally, the taste wines should be rewarded.
 
At the Bichl is natural food from the region's everyday life. The ingredients and taste harmonize perfectly. So you can enjoy all the dishes in one of the guest romms or on the sun terrace with a wonderful view of the Ötztaler mountains.

To the Jausenstation:

- for families easily accessible by car

- short walk from the Niederthai village center
- Direct footpath/fixed ropes course via Stuibenfall to Bichl. Trailhead for several walks and hikes (Narrenkogel peak, etc.),
  nice and safe ascent route in all weathers
- hot meals

- snacks and refreshing drinks
- Family apartments, indoor pool and sauna


The Hut: Unique specialties are served here at the Bichl – homemade bread, herb salt, soup spices, herb tea and fresh marmalade prepared by Andrea with much love to the detail, add to a marvelous culinary experience. Breakfast is the undisputed highlight. Enjoy your meal either on the sun-flooded panorama terrace or in the cozy parlors. Quality-sealed hiking partner by "AMA Gastrosiegel".

Opening Hours:
Info
10.06.2022 - 16.10.2022
Mo: 11:00-18:00
Tu: 11:00-18:00
We: -
Th: 11:00-18:00
Fr: 11:00-18:00
Sa: 11:00-18:00
Su: 11:00-18:00

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Bichl Sommer

Gampe Thaya

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, live music/concerts, home cooking

The Hut: At Gampe Thaya only local produce from our own farms is used to prepare typical Ötztal specialties which are served in the cosy wooden parlors or on the wonderful sunbathing terrace. In the "Gampe Ladele" all local products are available for sale, like freshly made cheese. Large playground. Breakfast on the hut on request! Rustic mountain farm and dairy with Tirolean grey cattle, own mountain cheese production.

Summer: open from mid June to early October
closed on Mondays

Winter: open from late November to mid April
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hot meals

typical Ötztal Marende snack, fresh products from own and local farming
To Gampe Thaya:



by bus to Hochsölden, hiking trail directly from Giggijoch top station (50min), leisurely walk via Sonnblick to Gampe Thaya (40 min)

drive on glacier road - toll station, walking tour to Gampe Thaya (15 min)

drive on road towards Hochsölden until you reach the turn-off to Gampe, leisurely walk to Gampe Thaya (35 min)

safe and easy trail in all weathers, winter walking trail to the hut, hut located on the ski slope.

Opening Hours:
Info
01.07.2022 - 02.10.2022
Mo: -
Tu: 08:30-17:00
We: 08:30-17:00
Th: 08:30-17:00
Fr: 08:30-17:00
Sa: 08:30-17:00
Su: 08:30-17:00

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Gampe Thaya

Issalm

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

Enjoy at the homely hut between Ochsengarten and Kühtai special alpine viands.

Opening Hours:
Info
04.06.2022 - 11.09.2022
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
Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Rotkogelhütte

non-smoking locale, SS/self-service, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, Hütten

Modern Alpine mountain hut with large sunbathing terrace. Fantastic view of Rettenbach glacier, Wildspitze and Stubai Alps. Children's playground, scenic St. Mary's chapel. Traditional, regional meals.

New: Start of „Ollweite Line“ directly at the hut.

Winter: umbrella bar

ALMZEIT focus: Summit Time - easy walkings to summits like Rotkogel, Schwarzkogel.

Summer: open from beginning of July to mid September
Winter: open as soon as ski lifts open, approx. mid November to end of April

To Rotkogelhütte:



NEW: Langeggbahn 6-seater lift right to the hut

Hiking or with the bike from Giggijoch gondola, time: 1 h

Hikinf from Rotkogel lift, time: 1 h

Hiking from Hochsölden, time: 2 h

Hiking or with the bike from Rettenbach Glacier time: 1.5 h

with the bike from Sölden - glacier road - turn right at the sand silo, time: 3 h
Peak hikes: Rotkogl, time: 1 h, Schwarzkogl, time: 1.5 h, Schwarzsee, time: 0.5 h

Opening Hours:
Info
23.06.2022 - 25.09.2022
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
Today: 09:00 - 17:00

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Rotkogelhütte

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

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

Wurzbergalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

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 - 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.

Hiking route:


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

Opening Hours:
Info
26.05.2022 - 02.10.2022
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
Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Panorama Alm

a la carte Frühstück, Glutenfreie Küche, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, live music/concerts, home cooking, restaurant, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Fondue, après ski, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar

“The place to be for trendy people. We combine the perfect location on the slopes & bike trails, house music with a chill-out lounge and regional and trendy dishes for your with a perfect view. That’s the Panorama Alm! "
- Directly on the slopes 21 & 22 of the Giggijochbahn; on the "Gahe Line" and "Olm Volle Line" bike trails; accessible by car with enough parking spots; 30 minutes’ walk from the center of Sölden

- breakfast, lunch, dinner, fondue and sushi

 
Seminars & Meetings with a vision

The working space with a view of the Panorama Alm Sölden. In our Panorama Stüberl you not only have a closed "thinking room" but you also experience an environment that is bubbling with ideas with the wonderful view of the Ötztaler mountains.


Seminars & meetings in the mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (10-15 people) with snacks and drinks: € 400,
Seminars & meetings 2 hours in the morning between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (10-15 people) with snacks and drinks: € 300,-
As a hotel guest in our Grünwald Resort, we can put together an individual package for you. Contact us and let us know your ideas.

Opening Hours:
Info
16.06.2022 - 11.09.2022
Mo: 07:30-22:00
Tu: 07:30-22:00
We: 07:30-22:00
Th: 07:30-22:00
Fr: 07:30-22:00
Sa: 07:30-22:00
Su: 07:30-22:00
12.09.2022 - 03.10.2022
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: -
Th: -
Fr: 07:30-22:00
Sa: 07:30-22:00
Su: 07:30-22:00
Today: 07:30 - 22:00

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Panorama Alm Sommer

Armelen Hütte

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

From Tumpen via a forest trail:


Length: 6.2 km
Altitude metres: approx. 811
Time: approx. 2.5 h

From Oetz via Kohlstatt - Piburgersee, woodland trail:


Length: 8 km
Time: approx. 3 h,
Altitude metres: approx. 927

easy 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 available
typical regional hut delights prepared with fresh farm produce
fresh herbs and spices from our own garden
homemade bread and cakes (wood-fired stove)
pizza on advance call!

5 rooms (12 beds), 2 large washrooms with a shower and WC


A 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).

Opening Hours:
Info
04.06.2022 - 18.09.2022
Mo: 08:00-19:00
Tu: 08:00-19:00
We: 08:00-19:00
Th: 08:00-19:00
Fr: 08:00-19:00
Sa: 08:00-19:00
Su: 08:00-19:00
Today: 08:00 - 19:00

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Logo Armelen Huette

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