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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.

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

piburger see

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

detail T +42 0601 556 738

Brandenburger Haus Gletscher

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

detail T +43 664 7980 757

Vernagthütte im Sommer

Berghotel & Gasthof Marlstein

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

Traditional house above Ochsengarten starting-point for all hiking-excursions during the hole year.In the summertime enjoy at our restaurant with sunshine-terrace the beautyful mountain-panorama and our special alpine-viands from our own farm! Special for kids is the visitation of our own "kids zoo".In the wintertime special starting-point for all skiing-hikers.

Opening Hours:
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18.05.2024 - 13.10.2024
Mo: 11:00-16:00
Tu: 11:00-16:00
We: 11:00-16:00
Th: -
Fr: 11:00-16:00
Sa: 11:00-16:00
Su: 11:00-16:00
Today: 11:00 - 16:00

detail T +43 5252 6203

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Stabele Alm

non-smoking locale, après ski, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, home cooking

Directly next to the slope beneath the toll station you will find the Stable Alm Sölden.Expire and love our motto at the Stable Alm: Enjoy and relaxWe are looking forward to your visit

detail T +43 5254 2948

Stabele Winter 1

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 %

detail T +43 5254 2905

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Ramolhaus

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, home cooking, Hütten

Opening times:closed in the wintertime, winter room open The Ramol Hut is above of Obergurgl, at 3.005 m and was build in 1881 (Mountin Guide Martinus Scheiber).Imposante panoramic view from the sunny terrace.

detail T +43 664 8597 694

Ramolhaus

Winnebachseehütte

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar, Hütten

The hut is located at an altitude of 2361 m.Start: Gries/turning Winnebach, Walking time: 2 h6 beds2 multi-bed rooms (4-5 pers. each)22 dorm beds (4-5 pers. each)winter room (9)luggage transport for overnight guests possibleThe 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).

Opening Hours:
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21.06.2024 - 03.10.2024
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

detail T +43 5253 5197

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Sahnestüberl

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The picturesque village of Zwieselstein, located at the end of the Ötztal, serves as a starting point for many hiking tours. For a spontaneous, short and easy tour, a hike to the Sahnestüberl is suitable. An ideal meeting place to taste Tyrolean specialties and delicacies.In winter, dishes with different specialities are offered on certain evening dates.In winter, dishes with different specialities are offered on evening.

Opening Hours:
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14.06.2024 - 30.06.2024
Mo: 11:00-17:00
Tu: -
We: -
Th: 11:00-17:00
Fr: 11:00-17:00
Sa: 11:00-17:00
Su: 11:00-17:00
01.07.2024 - 31.08.2024
Mo: 11:00-17:00
Tu: -
We: 11:00-17:00
Th: 11:00-17:00
Fr: 11:00-17:00
Sa: 11:00-17:00
Su: 11:00-17:00
Today: 11:00 - 17:00

detail T +43 5254 2183

Sommer 2

Vordere Tumpenalm

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Vordere Tumpenalm lies at an altitude of 1.831 meters, surrounded by lash green meadows and the Ötztal mountains.Hiking path:Parking: parking lot at the elementary schoolTrailhead of this tour is Tumpen´s elementary school. Follow the asphalt road in direction of Grube - turn left into the forest trail leading up to the Tumpen waterfall. Take the trail on the left towards Gehsteig Alm and Vordere Tumpener Alm as soon as you reach the last junction. The path on the right takes you to Armelen Hütte. Altitude gain: 908Duration: 2 hours (up and down 4 hours)Return: same route or a mountain tour to the "Ersten Karkopf" an further to the Armelen Hut and back to Tumpen- whole-time hot meal- regional and tyrolean specialities- overnight stay: 1 Hut for 4 person- Dogs allowable - on request

Opening Hours:
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15.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: 09:00-17:00
Tu: 09:00-17:00
We: 09:00-17:00
Th: 09:00-17:00
Fr: 09:00-17:00
Sa: 09:00-17:00
Su: 09:00-17:00

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