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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.

Ramolhaus

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

The Ramolhaus is located at 3.005 m, high above Obergurgl and was built in 1881 by mountain guide Martinus Scheiber.
The completely refurbished hut offers a fantastic view to the Gurgler glacier, who is just within one's reach from there.

Contact:
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
T +43 5256 6223.

detail T +43 5256 6223

Ramolhaus

Sulztalalm

regional cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Sulztalalm is located at an altitude of 1,915 m. From the parking area in Gries the path leads through meadows to the "Vögelasbrücke" at first. Continue the path to Sulztalalm at a slight hikingtrail trough the forest. (Approx. 1,5 h walking time)
After a refreshment with good homemade meals you can continue the hike to Ambergerhütte. (1 h walking time)

Opening Hours:
Info
16.12.2022 - 08.01.2023
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
09.01.2023 - 10.04.2023
Mo: 10:00-18:00
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: -
Th: 10:00-18:00
Fr: 10:00-18:00
Sa: 10:00-18:00
Su: 10:00-18:00

detail T +43 676 5115 370

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Gletschertisch Bedienungsrestaurant mit Café-Lounge

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

The heart of our gastronomy, our service restaurant GLETSCHERTISCH, is located on the first floor of our completely renovated Rettenbach Market Restaurant.
At the glacier table, you will find traditional and modern cuisine combined. True to this motto, our kitchen team will delight you with a wide variety of delicacies from our show kitchen.
We are especially proud of our show kitchen, because it gives our guests the opportunity to be "up close and personal".
Enjoy very traditional classics, light Mediterranean cuisine and also modern food creations. Our offer leaves nothing to be desired. Relax on our sun terrace with a unique view of the World Cup slope and let yourself be spoiled in our gourmet restaurant.
The well-being of our guests is very important to our team at the Gletschertisch. You can look forward to pure enjoyment in combination with genuine Ötztal hospitality amidst the beautiful scenery of the Ötztaler Alps.


+ Finest selection of dishes & weekly changing menu
+ Hot glacier stone
+ Show kitchen
+ Fantastic sun terrace with a view of the World Cup slope
+ Day bar with glacier table lounge

Opening Hours:
Info
26.10.2022 - 07.05.2023
Mo: 08:30-16:00
Tu: 08:30-16:00
We: 08:30-16:00
Th: 08:30-16:00
Fr: 08:30-16:00
Sa: 08:30-16:00
Su: 08:30-16:00
Today: 08:30 - 16:00

detail T +43 5254 5015 20

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Zirben Alm

restaurant, regional cuisine, Fondue, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, live music/concerts, Hütten

Discover the Zirben Alm. Ski hut right next to the Steinmannlift. Ideal for a coffee-break, lunch and après ski.

Opening Hours:
Info
17.11.2022 - 23.04.2023
Mo: 09:00-17:00
Tu: 09:00-17:00
We: 09:00-20:00
Th: 09:00-17:00
Fr: 09:00-17:00
Sa: 09:00-17:00
Su: 09:00-17:00
Today: 09:00 - 17:00

detail T +43 5256 6332

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Frischmannhütte

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 445

Hiking 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 h

Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858

Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, Blockkogel
Crossings: Erlanger Hütte

detail T +43 676 7448 339

Frischmannhütte

Jausenstation Farst

alpine dairy/snack bar

Located above the legendary Engelswand rock face, is one of Ötztal´s oldest settlements. A fantastic panoramic view and hearty hospitality at the mountain inn expected you. 

Hiking path:

Parking: parking lot Mure Umhausen
From there you hike through the meadow to the mountain´s foothill und further winding trail up to Ötztal´s Eyrie. 
Duration: approx. 1.5 hour
Altitude gain: 450
Return: same route 

- whole-time warm meal
- mountain breakfast on request
- "Ötztal´s Eyrie"

- located above the legendary Engelswand rock face

Opening Hours:
Info
19.05.2021 - 31.12.2023
Mo: 09:00-18:00
Tu: -
We: 09:00-18:00
Th: 09:00-18:00
Fr: 09:00-18:00
Sa: 09:00-18:00
Su: 09:00-18:00

detail T +43 650 2377 337

Jausenstation Farst

Restaurant Kneipphäusl

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

The Kneipphäusl at the Bishop Square in Umhausen is an ideal destination in the Ötztal, whether as a walker or just passing through on the Timmelsjoch to or from South Tyrol. Well worth a visit in the quaint, cozy room, lovingly constructed from a 200 year old farm barn in Tyrolean style.

The kitchen offers Tyrolean fare, Ötztal delicacies, fresh - homemade apple strudel, ice cream, and much more.
As a special highlight of fresh pork knuckles are available from the grill!

detail T +43 680 2180 438

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Hintere Fundusalm

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Hintere Fundusalm lies at an altitude of 1.964 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains and near the mountain "Fundusfeiler".

Hiking paths:

- from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Hintere Fundusalm approx. 3 h or by taxi to Hintere Fundusalm

- from Köfels (1.401 m) to the Köfler Scharte and through the "Köfler Jochwaal" to the Frischmann Hut and further to the Huntere Fundusalm, approx. 4,5 h

Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858

Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, Blockkogel
Crossings: Erlanger Hütte

- traditional Tyrolean and Ötztaler cuisine

The hiking tour to the Vordere Fundusalm (1.611 m) is approx. 2 h, but the hut is closed!

detail T +43 676 3353 044

Fundus Alm

Kleblealm

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

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 Tyrolean 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

To Kleblealm:


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

detail T +43 5254 3245

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Ramolhaus

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, home cooking, Hütten

Opening times:
24th june to 18th september 2022
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 (0) 664 8597 694

Ramolhaus - © Ötztal Tourismus

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