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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.

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
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Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Haiminger Alm

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

Our hut has a comfortable and recreative athmosphere and is situated 1786 meters above sea level in the mountain mass "Tschirgant".You can reach the hut by foot or with the mountainbike.In the summer season every Wednesday DAY OFF!

Opening Hours:
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22.06.2024 - 01.09.2024
Mo: 10:00-18:00
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: -
Th: 10:00-18:00
Fr: 10:00-18:00
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Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Haiminger Alm

Armelen Hütte

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

From Tumpen via a forest trail:Length: 6.2 kmAltitude metres: approx. 811Time: approx. 2.5 heasy to medium; A popular starting point for additional mountain tours and walks e.g. Erlangerhütte, Karkopf, Geigenkamm…Summer: middle of May – end of September – open every day! hot food always availabletypical regional hut delights prepared with fresh farm producefresh herbs and spices from our own gardenAlpine brunch on advance booking5 rooms (14 beds), 2 large washrooms with a shower and WCA family-run Alpine hut – one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Ötztal valley. Cosy sun terrace and Tyrolean style guest lounges. Customs and traditions are a priority here. The special attractions, especially for the younger guests, include various animal species (cows, calves, hens, goats, cats).

Opening Hours:
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30.05.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: 08:00-20:00
Tu: 08:00-20:00
We: 08:00-20:00
Th: 08:00-20:00
Fr: 08:00-20:00
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Su: 08:00-20:00
Today: 08:00 - 20:00

detail T +43 664 2002 590

Hütte außen

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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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
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Today: 09:00 - 16:00

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Erlanger Hütte

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Beautiful mountain hut with traditional flair, homely wooden parlor, wood-fired stove. Excellent Tirolean meals. Wonderful high Alpine location right next to Wettersee mountain lakeHiking paths:- from Umhausen (1031 m) approx. 5 h via Vordere Leierstalalm (1798 m) along a new trail (landslide!)or by taxi to the trail below Vordere Leierstalalm - approx. 2.5 h- from Tumpen (937 m) via Gehsteigalm (200 m), approx. 5 hor by taxi to Gehsteigalm, approx. 3 h- from Roppen/Oberinntal (706 m) approx. 2 h to serviced Maisalm (1634 m, privately owned), then on Forchheimer trail, approx. 6 hTaxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858Peak Tours: Wildgrat, Kreuzjöchlspitze, FundusfeilerCrossings: Ludwigsburger Hütte, Frischmannhütte, Hochzeigerhaus- beds (8)- mattresses (40)- Tirolean cooking using regional ingredients- specialty: lamb roast, ragout of wild goat- Member of DAV campaign "Taste of the Mountains"

Opening Hours:
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28.06.2024 - 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

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Stabele Alm

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

The Stabele-Alm in Längenfeld lies at 1,900 meters above sea level and counts, because of its excellentCuisine with delicious Tyrolean delicacies and its beautiful location in the middle of the unspoiledNatural landscape, to one of the most popular alpine huts in the Ötztal.On Wednesdays (July and August) and Saturdays, the innkeepers offer an alpine breakfast by prior reservation.Start:Köfels - Wurzbergalm - Stabele-Alm, time: 3.5 hWinklen - Wurzbergalm - Stabele-Alm, time: 3 hLehn - Stabele-Alm, time: 2 hLängenfeld - Hauersee - Stabele-Alm, time: 4.5 hHiking bus: possible in the main season every Tuesday - advance booking in the information office.

Opening Hours:
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20.06.2024 - 29.09.2024
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

detail T +43 664 500 4375

Hütte

Sonnblick

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

Enjoy tyrolean specialties at our wonderful Panomramic teracce

Opening Hours:
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07.06.2024 - 30.06.2024
Mo: 09:00-17:00
Tu: -
We: -
Th: -
Fr: 09:00-17:00
Sa: 09:00-17:00
Su: 09:00-17:00
01.07.2024 - 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
Today: 09:00 - 17:00

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Sonnblick Winter

Similaunhütte

regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, bio cuisine, Hütten

Summer: open from 6th June 2024 to end of septemberWinter: closed (no winter room - not operated)Similaunhütte was built over 100 years ago and is a popular base for peak climbs. The site where "Ötzi” the Iceman was found is only a 1-hour walk from the hut.To the hut: from Vent through niedertal - via Martin Busch Hütte - across the glacier, altitude gain: 1,120 m, length: 14 km, time: 4 hCrossings: Hauslabjoch - Schöne Aussicht, Saykogel - Hochjoch-Hospiz, crossing from north Tirol into South Tirol (also for mountainbikers)Peaks: Similaun, altitude gain: 3,607 m, Finailspitze, crossing - Similaun - Marzellspitze – Hintere Schwärze

Opening Hours:
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06.06.2024 - 30.09.2024
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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Similaunhütte im Winter

Snow Beach Tiefenbach

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

Our Snow Beach on the Tiefenbach Glacier is the perfect complement to our self-service restaurant right next to it. Cool drinks and delicious food in a cozy atmosphere are waiting for you. Take a seat on our sun terrace and enjoy your vacation in the middle of the breathtaking Ötztal mountains. Whether you are sunbathing in a deck chair or making yourself comfortable in our rustic interior - we look forward to welcome you soon.

Opening Hours:
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28.06.2024 - 28.07.2024
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

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Langtalereckhütte

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

The Langtalereck Hut is located at the entrance of the Langtal valley, offering superb views of Gurgl's glaciers. The hut is serviced in summer and winter.hearty Tirolean mealsmeat specialtiespasta dishesvegetarian mealshiker's menumeat & milk products from own farminghalf board availablebeds and mattress dormSummer: open from mid June to late SeptemberWinter: ski tour, Obergurgl - Schönwieshütte, altitude gain: 500 m, length: 6 km, time: 2 hSchwärzenkamm via ferrata: approx. 20 walking minutes from Langtalereck Hütte.

Opening Hours:
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22.06.2024 - 20.09.2024
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
Today: 00:00 - 00:00

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Hütte Sommer

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