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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.

Schönwieshütte

regional cuisine, Vegane Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, Hütten

In the middle of the Ötztaler Alps modernity and tradition were impressively combined to offer the perfect place for peace and comfort.Welcome at the Schönwieshütte in Obergurgl.Walking time approx. 1,5 hours through the beautiful arolla pine forest.The young and motivated team spoils you with selfmade delicacies and local dishes.

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Lenzenalm

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

Lenzenalm (1.896 m).Quaint Alpine pasture inn at nature's heart in the Ötztal Alps, offering great views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

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Lenzenalm

Schöne Aussicht (Hütte)

regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, home cooking, Hütten

Schöne Aussicht 2.846m - private Hut- no alpine association reduction!Winter: from 23th december 2023 till 21st april 2024 Summer: from 21st June 2024 till 06th October 2024

Opening Hours:
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21.06.2024 - 05.10.2024
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

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Schöne Aussicht im Winter

Goldegg Alm

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, SS/self-service, Austrian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

To Goldegg Alm:Sölden center via Innerwald towards Gaislachalm, fork-off to Goldeggalm, altitude gain: 526 m, length: 5 km, time: 1.5 hfrom Hochsölden via Gampealm - Rettenbachalm – past middle station to Goldeggalm, time: 2.5 hwith Gaislachkogl gondola to middle station, altitude gain: 45 mwith the bike from Sölden, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 526 m, gradient: 14%Crossings: Goldeggalm - Heidealm, Gaislachsee - GaislachkoglWinter: ski mountaineering tour, starting point in Sölden, altitude gain: 526 m, length: 5 km, time: 1 hALMZEIT focus: Potato Time - climbing, bouncing, swinging and floating on the wooden tuber.Cozy, quaint mountain hut in winter easily accessible from Heidebahn chair lift via the ski route Famous for its excellent baked potatoes

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Außenansicht Sommer

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.

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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:
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18.05.2024 - 30.06.2024
Mo: 10:00-17:00
Tu: 10:00-17:00
We: -
Th: 10:00-17:00
Fr: 10:00-17:00
Sa: 10:00-17:00
Su: 10:00-17:00
01.07.2024 - 01.09.2024
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

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Rotkogelhütte

non-smoking locale, SS/self-service, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, home cooking, 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 barALMZEIT focus: Summit Time - easy walkings to summits like Rotkogel, Schwarzkogel. Summer: open from beginning of July to mid SeptemberWinter: open as soon as ski lifts open, approx. mid November to end of AprilTo Rotkogelhütte:NEW: Langeggbahn 6-seater lift right to the hutHiking or with the bike from Giggijoch gondola, time: 1 hHikinf from Rotkogel lift, time: 1 hHiking from Hochsölden, time: 2 hHiking or with the bike from Rettenbach Glacier time: 1.5 hwith the bike from Sölden - glacier road - turn right at the sand silo, time: 3 hPeak hikes: Rotkogl, time: 1 h, Schwarzkogl, time: 1.5 h, Schwarzsee, time: 0.5 h

Opening Hours:
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20.06.2024 - 22.09.2024
Mo: 09:30-16:30
Tu: 09:30-16:30
We: 09:30-16:30
Th: 09:30-16:30
Fr: 09:30-16:30
Sa: 09:30-16:30
Su: 09:30-16:30

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Wirtshaus am Giggijoch

Rollstuhlgerecht, regional cuisine, SS/self-service, Vegane Küche, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts

Lovingly prepared Austrian dishes are served in the cozy Wirtshausstube parlor or on the separate, sheltered Wirtshaus terrace. Your meals are accompanied by selected premium wines of local winemakers or fresh draft beers. Stop off at the inviting Wirtshaus Bar and enjoy a cappuccino, a glass of wine or beer. Early birds can book a sumptuous breakfast in the Wirtshaus to boost their energy level for the day's skiing.

Opening Hours:
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07.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
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

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Vernagthütte

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

Summer: 15th june 2024 to 15th september 2024 (closed in the morning)Winter: open from 09th March 2024 to 28th april 2024 (closed in the morning)New rock climbing garden in front of the hut; new trail to Mittlere Guslarspitze and to Hintergrasseleckspitze.To the hut: from Vent in a south-western direction past Rofenhöfen and to the goods lift. Continue along the trail across Platteibach and walk to Platteiegg (roadside Calvary), or through Vernagttal to the bridge and on to the hut. time: 3 h, altitude gain: 850 m, length: 8 kmCrossings: Breslauer Hütte, Hochjoch Hospiz, BrandenburgerhausWinter: ski route from VentPeaks: Wildspitze (3,768 m), Fluchtkogel (3,500 m), Schwarzwandspitze (3,467 m), Hochver nagt spitze (3,550m) and many more

Opening Hours:
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15.06.2024 - 14.09.2024
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

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Vernagthütte im Sommer

Zwickauer Hütte 2.989 m

alpine dairy/snack bar, Hütten

Whether you come specifically or just stop at your hiking tour the Zwickauer is a cozy hut with an excellent kitchen and the most beautiful sun terrace in South Tyrol offers everything.

Opening Hours:
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01.07.2024 - 30.09.2024
Mo: 00:00-00:00
Tu: 00:00-00:00
We: 00:00-00:00
Th: 00:00-00:00
Fr: 00:00-00:00
Sa: 00:00-00:00
Su: 00:00-00:00

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Zwickau

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