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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.

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:
Info
29.04.2024 - 26.10.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 10:00-22:00
We: 10:00-22:00
Th: 10:00-22:00
Fr: 10:00-22:00
Sa: 10:00-22:00
Su: 10:00-22:00

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Restaurant s 'Kneipphäusl

Vordere Leierstalalm

alpine dairy/snack bar

The Vordere Leierstalalm is located at an altitude of 1.798 meters in the middle of the Ötztal Alps.Beverages dispensing ONLYHiking paths:From Umhausen (1031 m) to the Vorderer Leierstalalm approx. 3 h                                                                                                                               or by taxi to Vordere Leierstalalm. Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858Peak Tours: Erlanger Hütte, Wildgrat

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Stallwiesalm

regional cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

With the cozy hut Stallwiesalm you have reached a great mountain hut in the foothills of mighty Söldenkogl peak at 1.850 m altitude.The hut is well known for its culinary delicious comprising Tyrolean specialities like roast pork shank, spare ribs, cheese spaetzles and Emperor-style shredded pancake!In summer starting point for different walking tours.ALMZEIT focus: hut areaOpen in summer Closed in winter To Stallwiesalm:Hiking: Sölden - Granbichl - Stallwiesalm, Sölden - Rechenau - Stallwiesalm, altitude gain: 500 m, length: 5 km, time: 1.5 hwith the bike from Sölden Freizeit Arena, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 500 m, gradient: 14%, time: 1 1/4 hCrossings: Kleblealm, Fiegl's Gasthaus, LochlealmWinter: Ski tour to hut, Granbichl - Stallwiesalm, altitude gain: 500 m, lenghth: 5 km, time: 1.5 h; Winter footpath and natural toboggan run to hut. Wednesday & Thursday Hut evenings on request.Peak tours: Söldenkogl time: 3 h, Laubkarsee time: 2.5 h, Hochstubaihütte time: 4 h, Nebelkogel time: 4 h, Wilde Leck time: 5 h

Opening Hours:
Info
05.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
Mo: 10:00-18:00
Tu: -
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

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Stabelealm

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:
Info
18.05.2024 - 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

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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:
Info
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

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Similaunhütte im Winter

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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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.

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Ramolhaus

Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Vegane Küche, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, live music/concerts

Homely alpine hut on 2040 meters sea level offers hot meals all day, especially local food.The taxi service will bring you easily to the Gaislachalm and back to Sölden.Large serviced sun terraceVaried specialties including venisonbrunch with musicBBQ dinners with live musicTable footballpetting zoo and play groundSummer: open from end of June to end of SeptemberWinter: open from mid December to 1 week after EasterThe hut: common room with satellite TV, infrared cabin, pool billiards, sauna, steam room, a sun terrace with deck chairs.

Opening Hours:
Info
15.06.2024 - 22.06.2024
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
22.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: 07:30-22:00
Tu: 07:30-22:00
We: 07:30-22:00
Th: 07:30-22:00
Fr: 07:30-22:00
Sa: 07:30-22:00
Su: 07:30-22:00

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Winter

Heidealm

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

Beautiful new hut built in old tyrolean style, great location on a sunny plateau in the scenic Gaislach region. Playground, unique flora. Great views of the Ventertal. The hut can be rented for all kinds of activities.- The sunniest hut of the entire region- Built in old Tirolean style, ski & mountain hut with table service - Located right at the Heidebahn slope - Piste 2- Large sunbathing terrace with deckchairs - Excellent cooking, some meals prepared with fresh farm products Almzeit focus: Panorama time - on 2.130 m look in a giant wooden telescope

Opening Hours:
Info
28.06.2024 - 06.10.2024
Mo: 09:30-17:00
Tu: 09:30-17:00
We: 09:30-17:00
Th: 09:30-17:00
Fr: 09:30-17:00
Sa: 09:30-17:00
Su: 09:30-17:00

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Zwickauer Hütte 2.989 m

alpine dairy/snack bar, Hütten

Whether you come specifically or just stop at your hiking tour the Zwickauer is a cozy hut with an excellent kitchen and the most beautiful sun terrace in South Tyrol offers everything.

Opening Hours:
Info
01.07.2024 - 30.09.2024
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

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Zwickau

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