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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.

Rettenbach Market Restaurant

regional cuisine, SS/self-service, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar

Our completely renovated Rettenbach Restaurant shines in a new light after the refurbishment, blending tradition and modernity seamlessly.

Opening Hours:
Info
01.07.2023 - 01.05.2024
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
07.06.2024 - 04.05.2025
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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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:
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08.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: 12:00-21:00
Th: 12:00-21:00
Fr: 12:00-21:00
Sa: 12:00-21:00
Su: 12:00-21:00

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Martin-Busch Hütte

regional cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Winter: open from 2nd march to approx 28th april 2024Summer: open from 11th june to 22th september 2024The 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 hCrossings: Similaunhütte, Hochjoch Hospiz, RamolhausSummit climbs: Kreuzspitze, Similaun, Hintere Schwärze, Saykogel, Finailspitze, HauslabkogelWinter: ideal ski tour resort, beware of avalanche risk!Glacier walks: Marzellgletscher, niederjochfernerSkitour: from Vent, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 h

Opening Hours:
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02.03.2024 - 27.04.2024
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
11.06.2024 - 21.09.2024
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

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Lenzenalm

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

"guat & gemiatlach" - Lenzenalm (1.896 m)The perfect spot for- family hikes- snowshoe walking tours- ski tours*Natural toboggan run incl. toboggan rental*Hut evening on request*Hot food all dayTIP: solid footwear & ski poles

Today open: 11:00 - 17:00

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Amberger Hütte

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

The Amberger Hütte is located at an altitude of 2.136 m!Start: Gries/parking area, walking time: 2 hoursThe hut is an ideal starting point for marvellous ski tours in the winter as well as for mountain- and glacier-hikings in the summer. The hut is easy to reach and suitable for hikings with the whole family in the summer and in the winter.bedsmattress dormwinter room with dorm bedsbackpack transport availableseminar room and showersThe hut: in winter the hut is an ideal base for wonderful ski mountaineering tours, in summer for great mountain and glacier hikes. Playground, mountain lake, 3 climbing gardens, ideal for families, mountain bikers and hikers.Crossings: Hinterer Daunkopf to Dresdnerhütte - no glacier, via Atterkarjoch to Sölden - no glacier, Wildgradscharte - Franz-Senn- Hütte, Geislehnscharte - WinnebachseehüttePeak tours: Sulzkogel, Kuhscheibe, Schrankogel, Wilde Leck, Windacher Daunkogel, Mutterbergerseespitze

Opening Hours:
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21.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
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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s'Pfandl

restaurant, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Fondue, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, home cooking

"rustical - cozy - good"Our restaurant s'Pfandl is located above Sölden, we spoil you with cluinaric delicacy in our cozy rooms and let the heart of guests and inhabitants beat faster. Familie Grüner is looking forward to your visit

Opening Hours:
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25.12.2023 - 28.04.2024
Mo: 12:00-22:00
Tu: 12:00-22:00
We: 12:00-22:00
Th: 12:00-22:00
Fr: 12:00-22:00
Sa: -
Su: 12:00-22:00
30.06.2024 - 29.09.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 16:00-21:30
We: 16:00-21:30
Th: 16:00-21:30
Fr: 16:00-21:30
Sa: 16:00-21:30
Su: 16:00-21:30
Today: 12:00 - 22:00

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Rettenbachalm

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

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.

Opening Hours:
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07.07.2024 - 29.09.2024
Mo: 10:00-17:00
Tu: 10:00-17:00
We: -
Th: -
Fr: -
Sa: 10:00-17:00
Su: 10:00-17:00

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Alpengasthof Sonneck

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

Wonderful location amid the Ötztal mountains, Sonneck nestles in the Gaislachalm area. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Comfortable rooms, well-being area. Hot food and Tyrolean specialities served all day.Overnight accommodation in ski resort in winter!ALMZEIT Focus: Nature Time: Outdoor bowling for small and big.Summer: open from mid June to mid SeptemberWinter: open from 1st week before Christmas to 1st week after EasterTo Alpengasthof Sonneck:Hiking: from Sölden time: 1.5 h, from Zwieselstein time: 2.5 h, from Tiefenbach glacier time: 2 h, from Hochsölden time: 2.5 hGaislachkogl gondola middle station time: 45 minwith the car 8 km from Sölden, time: 15 minwith the bike from Sölden, length: 8 km, time: 1 h, altitude gain: 690 m, gradient: 12 %

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Genussplatz Nativo

restaurant, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The nativo pleasure place is your restaurant in Burgstein. Both guests and locals come together here to be spoiled by our kitchen team. With Tyrolean specialities, classics of Austrian cuisine and international culinary highlights that simply go with it. Accompanied by sparkling drinks, selected wines and local beer specialties.

Opening Hours:
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10.11.2023 - 16.04.2024
Mo: -
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
08.05.2024 - 06.10.2024
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
Today: 10:00 - 17:00

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Restaurant

ice Q Gourmetrestaurant auf 3.048 m

Rollstuhlgerecht, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Gault Millau restaurant guide, rated gourmet restaurant, Vegane Küche, Highlight, Glutenfreie Küche, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts

- Gourmet Highlights& Alpine Cuisine at 3,048 m- Excellent choice of dishes prepared only with premium quality products typical for the Alpine art of cooking- Finest wines from Austria and international top wine- The world's one and only 3-country wine "PINO 3000"- Austria's highest toque-awarded restaurant (1 Toque & 14 Points by Gault Millau)- Filming location of the last James Bond movie "Spectre"- Please reserve your table in advance, T +43 (0) 664 9609 368ice Q Wine & Tapas Lounge- Exclusive 3-course tapas menu- Incredible selection of wines by the glass and the most renowned champagnes- Large sunbathing terrace

Opening Hours:
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16.11.2023 - 21.04.2024
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
07.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
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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