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.
non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Brunnenbergalm is accessible on foot comfortably in approx. 1.5 hours.
In the purpose you are recompensed with a marvellous view and real delicacy!
Almzeit Focus: Almenraum - Time for silence, playing groud,natural bowling alley, sunny terrace
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine
The Ramol Hut is above of Obergurgl, at 3.005 m and was build in 1181 (Mountin Guide Marinus Scheiber).
Imposante panoramic view from the sunny terrace.
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
T +43 5256 6223.
alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
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.
from Au/Nösslachkapelle over the narrow, a little steep hiking trail, Walking time: about 1 1/4 hours
from Niederthai also with the pram possible, 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
Austrian cuisine , home cooking , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Cozy hut without electricity with a sunbathing terrace and miraculous panoramic look. On request also suitable for self-catering.
The whole day warm kitchen with Tyroleanl specialities, products from own farming!
ALMZEIT focus: Almenraum - the rustic hut is the perfect starting point to climb up the Söldenkogl
Summer: open from mid June to end of September
Closed on Wednesday
Hiking: Sölden - Rechenau - Kleblealm; Sölden - Stallwiesalm - Kleblealm; Sölden - Granbichl - Kleblealm, altitude gain: 700m, length: 6 km, time: 2 h
with the bike from Freizeit Arena Sölden, length: 6 km, time: 1 1/4 h; altitude gain: 700 m; gradient: 14%
Crossings: Fiegls Gast haus, Lochle Alm, Stallwiesalm
Hikes: Söldenkogl, time: 2.5 h; Laubkarsee, time: 2 h; Hochstubaihütte, time: 3.5 h
Hütten , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
The hut is located at an altitude of 2361 m.
Start: Gries/turning Winnebach, Walking time: 2 h
2 multi-bed rooms (4-5 pers. each)
22 dorm beds (4-5 pers. each)
winter room (9)
luggage transport for overnight guests possible
The hut: a quaint and cosy mountain hut with a friendly atmosphere. Wonderful location at Lake Winnebachsee, surrounded by mighty peaks, near an impressive waterfall. Great outing destination for families and hut hikers. In the summer great base for mountaineers, in the winter for ski mountaineers. Climbing garden in vicinity of the hut.
Crossings: Schweinfurter Hütte approx. 5 h, Westfalenhaus approx. 3 h, Amberger Hütte via Gries approx. 4 h or via Gaislehnscharte about 5 h (glacier experience!)
Peaks: Gänsekragen approx. 1.5 - 2 h, Hoher Seeblaskogel approx. 3 h. With previous mountaineering experience and glacier equipment: Breiter Grieskogel approx. 3-4 h, Winnebacher Weißkogel approx. 3-4 h, Hohe Winnebachspitze approx. 3 h, Bachfallenkopf approx. 3 h (easy climbing in the upper part) (Alpine experience required).
snack bar , Ski huts
Right next to the WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ, lovely WIDI gives you a warm
welcome to his Bistro. Varied tasty snacks are just perfect hungry
explorers, refreshing drinks and ice cream await you as well. Don't
forget to plan a break in-between endless adventures: the WIDIVERSUM
adds to a great family holiday!
regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Kleinhorlachalm lies below the Schweinfurter Hütte in the middle of the Ötztal mountains. Magnificent panorama view, treat and nature.
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
cozy and small hut
hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , Glutenfreie Küche , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Comfortable hut, huge sunbathing climbing aces with a marvelous panorama look to the glacier.
Comfortably attainable with the car across the glacier street or from Hochsölden walking tour in 45 minutes.
Hiking tip: by bus to Hochsölden 2.100 m high alpine hike above the forest boundary to the Rettenbach Alm.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine
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
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
Tirolean cooking using regional ingredients
specialty: lamb roast, ragout of wild goat
Member of DAV campaign "Taste of the Mountains"
*** Gasthof Geierwallihof
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
15th june 2020 to 27th september 2020
21st december 2019 to 18th april 2020
Beautiful *** Guesthouse on the Rofenhöfe 2044 m.