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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.

Gasthaus Seehäusl am Piburger See

restaurant, regional cuisine, SS/self-service, Vegane Küche, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

From the parking lot Piburg about 30 minutes walk on the right bank. The trail is simple and easily accessible with prams.

Opening Hours:
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22.12.2022 - 26.02.2023
Mo: -
Tu: -
We: -
Th: 11:00-17:00
Fr: 11:00-17:00
Sa: 11:00-17:00
Su: 11:00-17:00
22.04.2023 - 30.09.2023
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
Today: 11:00 - 17:00

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Similaunhütte

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

Summer: open from 14th June to approx 24th september 2023
Winter: open from 10th march approx 30th april 2023

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 h

Winter: ski tour from Vent to the hut; highest base for the classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop. altitude gain: 1,120 m, length: 14 km, time: 5 h

Crossings: 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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10.03.2023 - 30.04.2023
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
14.06.2023 - 24.09.2023
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

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Similaunhütte im Winter

Waldcafe Stuböbele

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

Taste Tyrolean delicacies and enjoy beautiful and sunny hours on our terrace or cozy get-together in our parlor.

Hike:
Parking lot: Bischoffsplatz Umhausen
From there, take the wide hiking trail past the Ötzi Village and Bird of Prey Park, slightly ascending for about 30 minutes to the Waldcafé Stuböbele.
Meters in altitude: 100
way back: same route or Steppsteig - village center - Bischoffsplatz

- Closed parties possible from 6:00 pm - menu request required
- Ribs and pork knuckle on advance order

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Waldcafe Stuböbele Herbst

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.
Well worth a visit in the quaint, cozy room, lovingly constructed from a 200 year old farm barn in Tyrolean style.
- hearty tyrolean cuisine
- cosy ambience & fire bowls
- knuckle of pork & spare ribs on demand
- table reservations: +43 680 2180 438







Opening Hours:
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07.12.2022 - 11.04.2023
Mo: -
Tu: 13:00-22:00
We: 13:00-22:00
Th: 13:00-22:00
Fr: 13:00-22:00
Sa: 13:00-22:00
Su: 10:00-22:00
Today: 10:00 - 22:00

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Kühtaile Alm

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

Easy to access on foot from Acherkogelbahn top station or Ochsengarten gondola, suitable for prams:

  • Time: approx. 15 min

From the top station to WIDIVERSUM Family Adventure Land, then towards „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point and Kühtaile Alm:

  • Time: approx. 30 min

From Ochsengarten:

  • Time: approx. 1.5 h

Summer: June - mid October

An ideal spot to enjoy Tyrolean delicacies in rustic surroundings! Take a seat on our sun terrace, relax and look at the magnificent view and let your excitement-filled day of walking draw comfortably to a close!

Winter: Christmas - Easter

  • Apartment for up to 20 persons
  • House for up to 15 persons
  • Tyrolean food

New Kühtaile Alm: relax on the sun terrace or the panorama wintergarden, enjoy the wonderful views and fine Tirolean specialties! Summer: trampoline and playground for children at the hut. Overnight stay for 20 persons in a holiday apartment.

Old Kühtaile Alm: quaint and completely renovated self-catering mountain hut ideal for groups up to 15 people. Superb location amid the Hochoetz ski and hiking area!

Opening Hours:
Info
08.12.2022 - 15.04.2023
Mo: 11:30-15:45
Tu: 11:30-15:45
We: 11:30-15:45
Th: 11:30-15:45
Fr: 11:30-15:45
Sa: 11:30-15:45
Su: 11:30-15:45
Today: 11:30 - 15:45

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Winter

Sonnblick

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

Enjoy Tyrolean specialties on the panoramic sun deck.
Let yourself be treated by our kitchen team in our newly designed areas - á la carte or self-service.
Cozy lounges invite you to relax and linger and a spacious playground with a wide variety of equipment (swings, 20 m long tunnel slide, etc.) awaits your children. The new Hochsölden-Rotkoglbahn opened in November 2019 and as the middle station is located right at the Sonnblick, after your stop, you can easily return to the ski area at the Giggijoch. Of course, the Sonnblick is also easily accessible for pedestrians with the two lifts. (Giggijochbahn valley station - Giggijochbahn mountain station - walk to the Hochsölden-Rotkoglbahn mountain station - get off at Sonnblick middle station). We are happy to organize hut evenings for groups upon request. At the Sonnblick the name is our philosophy.
We serve hot meals and regional specialties with local quality all day. We are looking forward to your visit.

Summer: open from the beginning of June till the beginning of October
Winter: open from the beginning of December till middle of April

More facts about the Bergrestaurant Sonnblick:

- Easily accessible in the Sölden / Hochsölden ski area via the Giggijochbahn/Hochsölden-Rotkoglbahn.
- Located directly by the slope 19+20 in Hochsölden.
- After your stop at Sonnblick, you can comfortably return to Giggijoch with the new Hochsölden Rotkoglbahn gondola or take the village run down.
- Located directly by the slope 19+20 in Hochsölden.
- Via the road to Hochsölden by car the Sonnblick is also accessible for non-skiers.
- 2 x day shuttle bus service from Sölden to Hochsölden and return.

Opening Hours:
Info
08.12.2022 - 23.04.2023
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

Maria's Alm

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

Maria's is an perfect hike for the whole family and owners of the Ötztal Card. Wonderful panoramic view of Sölden and the Ötztal.

Traditional and tyrolean dishes.

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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:
Info
13.12.2022 - 23.04.2023
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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Alpengasthof Sonneck

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, 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 September
Winter: open from 1st week before Christmas to 1st week after Easter

To 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 h
  • Gaislachkogl gondola middle station time: 45 min
  • with the car 8 km from Sölden, time: 15 min
  • with the bike from Sölden, length: 8 km, time: 1 h, altitude gain: 690 m, gradient: 12 %

Opening Hours:
Info
12.12.2022 - 23.04.2023
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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Winter

Jausenstation Hochwald

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

Old Farmhouse in a quiet and beautiful seeting with sunbathing terrace and great views on the Nederkogl and Hochgurgl.

All day hot meals, traditional home cooking, snacks, speck, sugared pancakes, homemade sausages.

ALMZEIT focus: Snack time - at the quaint farmhouse nestling at 1.580 m serves hearty snack platters, sweet shredded pancakes and homemade sausages at the sunbathing terrace.

Summer: open from  early June to late September

To Jausenstation Hochwald:

  • by car to the snack station or on foot from Sölden - Leite - Granstein - Hochwald, the trail from Gartach above Granstein to Hochwald has been updated in the summer of 2012 and is now in very good condition, altitude gain: 200 m, time: 3/4 h. Ascent with Giggijoch mountain gondola or by bus to Hochsölden and then along trail No. 35a Dr. Bachmann Weg - Peerler See - Alpe Granstein - Jausenstation Hochwald - Granstein - Sölden, time: approx. 3 1/2 h, altitude gain: 380 m
  • cycle trail Brück - Hochwald

Crossings: Peerler ridge above Lake Peerler See

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