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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.
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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.

Kirchenkarhütte

regional cuisine, après ski, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, Hütten

Rustic and very homey mountain hut with open fireplace, ice bar, large sunbathing terrace offering wonderful views of the Gurgl Glaciers and the Ötztal.

Opening Hours:
Info
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

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Bielefelder Hütte

regional cuisine, après ski, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking, Hütten

Acherkogelbahn lift to Hochoetz from the top station the trail climbs to the hut:



Dauer: 20 mins
Alternatively: Bus Oetz - Ochsen garten, on along a steep trail via Balbach Alm and Kühtaile Alm to the hut, Timer: 2 h

Summer: mid June - beginning of October
The registered German Alpine Club (Bielefeld Section) offers rest,
comfort and a feast of food at its hut at the foot of the Acherkogel
(3,008 m.). A visit to the Bielefeld Hut is a "must" for every walker.
There are magnificent views of the Tyrolean mountains, easy to reach
within half an hour from the upper station.

Winter: Christmas - Easter



beds (34), mattresses (27)
Tyrolean cuisine
Enjoy the large sun terrace offering fantastic views of the Stubai, Ötztal and Lechtal Alps. A great selection of walks with many variations.

Rossköpfe 2,398 m - Wetter kreuz 2,591 m - Windegg 2,644 m - Acherkogel 3,008 m

Opening Hours:
Info
04.06.2022 - 23.10.2022
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
08.12.2022 - 15.04.2023
Mo: 09:30-16:00
Tu: 09:30-16:00
We: 09:30-16:00
Th: 09:30-16:00
Fr: 09:30-16:00
Sa: 09:30-16:00
Su: 09:30-16:00
Today: 09:00 - 16:00

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Almgasthof Acherberg Alm

Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking, Hütten

The alp with its own dairy and panoramic views, easily reached via the forest trail from the Acherkogelbahn top station in about 30 minutes. Home made butter and cheese. Hot meals throughout the day. Walk from here to the old halfway station in about 35 minutes.

Opening Hours:
Info
04.06.2022 - 23.10.2022
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
Today: 09:00 - 16:00

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Acherberg Alm

Falcon Marktrestaurant

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, SS/self-service, après ski, Vegane Küche, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

A stop at the market restaurant is recommended for a quick refreshment between sporty downhill runs, fulfilling the desire to enjoy high quality catering in a short time. In addition to well-known classics, this gastronomy area comes up with contemporary food concepts. Nutritional trends such as vegan or vegetarian dishes will complement the rich offer. Appetizing highlight: At the live cooking station hungry guests can watch how their food is freshly prepared by combining their favorite ingredients for pasta, wok or bowl dishes according to their very own preferences. The innovative payment system guarantees that you save time. Great advantage: You only need to pay after you have eaten. Therefore, restaurant visitors can enjoy their warm dishes immediately.

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Innerbergalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The hut is reachable with a bit of fitness but without much difficulty. Once at the top you can enjoy tyrolean dishes with a wonderful view. Due to its central location in the heart of the Ötztal Alps, countless peaks and mountain ranges can be conquered from here.
(Overnight stay possible)
Starting point for: Luibiskogel, Hauersee, Wöcklwarte, 4-lakes trail
Hiking route:  Lehn - Innerbergalm, 2 h (also on via ferrata); Köfels - Wurzberg - Innerbergalm, 3 h; Pestkapelle - Hauersee - Innerbergalm, 4 h
Hut-taxi: in high season, every Tuesday possible on appointment in the Information Office


All day hot meals
homemade cakes
Kaiserschmarren
10 dorm beds

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Löple Alm

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, Austrian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar

Cozy parlor with old masonry stove, a sunbathing terrace and a playground.


Hearty Tyrolean meals, all day hot meals.

Summer: open from mid June to mid September
Winter: open from mid December to mid April

To Löple Alm:


Hiking from Sölden: along a signposted forest trail, time: 1 h. From Hochsölden along a beautiful panorama footpath via Rettenbachalm and the mid station - Löple Alm
Gaislachkoglbahn to the mid station - signposted footpath, resttime: 20 mins
with the bike from Sölden along mountain road, length: 6.5 km, time: 1.5 h, altitude gain: 660 m
Crossings: Bubi's Schihütte, Heidealm, Gais lachalm, Goldeggalm and Sonneck Alm

Special feature: European Hiking Trail No 5 leads past the hut.

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Brunnenbergalm

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, 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 ground,natural bowling alley, sunny terrace

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Top Mountain Crosspoint

restaurant, regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, Hütten

All our dishes are home-made and hand-produced, we care about sustainable, seasonal and mainly regional purchase of ingedrients, from producers who not only share our vision for quality but knowingly practise it in their own lives.
Juices of all kinds, craft beer, the best coffee and hand-picked wines from Italy and Austria conclude our suggestions for your valuable hours of enjoyment in the Tyrolean mountains.

Opening Hours:
Info
14.09.2022 - 23.04.2023
Mo: 09:00-17:30
Tu: 09:00-17:30
We: 09:00-17:30
Th: 09:00-17:30
Fr: 09:00-17:30
Sa: 09:00-17:30
Su: 09:00-17:30
Today: 09:00 - 17:30

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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
26.09.2022 - 10.10.2022
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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Heidealm

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

Beautiful new hut built in old tyrolean style, great location on a sunny plateau in the scenic Gaislach region. Playground, unique flora. Great views of the Ventertal. The hut can be rented for all kinds of activities.

- The sunniest hut of the entire region
- Built in old Tirolean style, ski & mountain hut with table service
- Located right at the Heidebahn slope - Piste 2
- Large sunbathing terrace with deckchairs
- Excellent cooking, some meals prepared with fresh farm products

Almzeit focus: Panorama time - on 2.130 m look in a giant wooden telescope

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