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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.

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
24.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: 16:00-21:00
Th: 16:00-21:00
Fr: 16:00-21:00
Sa: 11:00-21:00
Su: 11:00-21:00
Today: 16:00 - 21:00

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Brandenburger Haus

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

Open from 17th june 2024 to 13th september 2024The hut is the highest hut in the Ötztal Alps and is situated on 3272 m. It is also called the glacier palace. The lodge is accessible only by the glacier. High Alpine Mountain Tour - Mountain equipment required. For a suitable acclimatization training excellent.

Opening Hours:
Info
17.06.2024 - 12.09.2024
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
Today: 07:00 - 07:00

detail T +42 0601 556 738

Brandenburger Haus Gletscher

Restaurant am Piburger See

Rollstuhlgerecht, restaurant, regional cuisine, Vegane Küche, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

Our restaurant is a place to relax, to “relax” and a place of encounters of people, whom we want to spoil in a cozy ambience with good food, refreshing drinks and a good service. Whether freshly prepared meals in the restaurant, enjoying a cup of coffee with homemade cake, or a snack in our self-service area, our passion is gastronomy. Wolfi and his team are looking forward to your visit.

Opening Hours:
Info
26.04.2024 - 31.08.2024
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

detail T +43 650 4743 615

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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:
Info
01.07.2024 - 31.08.2024
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
01.09.2024 - 06.10.2024
Mo: 09:00-16:30
Tu: 09:00-16:30
We: -
Th: 09:00-16:30
Fr: 09:00-16:30
Sa: 09:00-16:30
Su: 09:00-16:30
Today: 09:00 - 16:30

detail T +43 664 9609 362

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Lenzen Alm

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking
Opening Hours:
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01.07.2024 - 15.09.2024
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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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
15.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: 11:00-18:00
Tu: 11:00-18:00
We: 11:00-18:00
Th: 11:00-18:00
Fr: 11:00-18:00
Sa: 11:00-18:00
Su: 11:00-18:00
Today: 11:00 - 18:00

detail T +43 699 1337 5297

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Frischmann Hütte

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

The Frischmann Hut lies at an altitude of 2.192 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains and near the mountain "Fundusfeiler". She is a favored alpine and mountain hut. Breakfast: - Saturday and Sunday: breakfast with an amazing view- Registration: +43 664 1134 445Hiking paths:- from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Hintere Fundusalm and further to the Frischmann Hut - approx. 3,5 h or by taxi to Hintere Fundusalm, approx. 30 minutes or- from Köfels (1.401 m) to the Köfler Scharte and through the "Köfler Jochwaal" to the Frischmann Hut, approx. 4 hTaxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, BlockkogelCrossings: Erlanger Hütte

Opening Hours:
Info
22.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
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

detail T +43 676 7448 339

Frischmannhütte

Gletschertisch Bedienungsrestaurant mit Café-Lounge

regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts

On the first floor of our completely renovated Rettenbach Market Restaurants is the heart of our gastronomy, our full-service restaurant "GLETSCHERTISCH."

Opening Hours:
Info
23.10.2024 - 04.05.2025
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

detail T +43 5254 5015 20

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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

Opening Hours:
Info
28.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
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
Today: 09:30 - 16:30

detail T +43 664 5048 641

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Vordere Leierstalalm

alpine dairy/snack bar

The Vordere Leierstalalm is located at an altitude of 1.798 meters in the middle of the Ötztal Alps.Beverages dispensing ONLYHiking paths:From Umhausen (1031 m) to the Vorderer Leierstalalm approx. 3 h                                                                                                                               or by taxi to Vordere Leierstalalm. Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858Peak Tours: Erlanger Hütte, Wildgrat

detail T +43 5255 5646

Wanderung Leierstal

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