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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.

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
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Today: 09:00 - 17:00

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Tumpen Ortsaufnahme

Breitlehnalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Breitlehnalm (1874 m) with it's hospitality and the unforgettable view of entire Längenfeld is a highlight among the hiking huts in the valley. The beautiful terrace in front of the hut invites you to enjoy the wonderful Ötztal mountain landscape.Start:  Huben Mühle, road - short cut via Polltal, footpath to Mühl Alm; altitude difference: 600m, time: 2 h

Opening Hours:
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15.06.2024 - 15.09.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 10:00-18:00
We: 10:00-18:00
Th: 10:00-18:00
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Today: 10:00 - 18:00

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Eugen's Obstlerhütte

regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, international cuisine, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar

- Rustic ski hut with table service, located right at Piste 21/22- Great choice of Tirolean specialities, pasta, steaks, salad...- Après ski parties- The hut is also accessible by foot or by taxi

Opening Hours:
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06.06.2024 - 30.06.2024
Mo: -
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
01.07.2024 - 15.09.2024
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

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Kristall Bar Hochoetz

regional cuisine, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, bar/pub/lounge, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, live music/concerts

The Kristall Bar covers an entire floor high above the terrace of the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant. Gourmands are pampered in a stylish atmosphere with uninterrupted views of Ötztal's mountain scenery.High-quality, old rustic wood in combination with modern materials provide the very special character of this restaurant with table service, gallery and adjacent lounge area. In summery temperatures, both the roof and the window parts can be opened on one side. Additional seats outside invite you to enjoy sunbathing with a view. The integrated outdoor stage offers an ideal platform for varied entertainment programs within the Hochoetz hiking area.

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Kristall Bar Sommer

Wiesle

alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The Wiesle (1,528 m) was mentioned as a Schweighof 450 years ago. If the small meadow stain was primarily used for agriculture for centuries, the Wiesle is now particularly popular with those seeking relaxation and day trippers. There are several ways to the idyllic spot, which many call the most beautiful in the Ötztal.Starting points: from Au/Nösslachkapelle over the narrow, a little steep hiking trail, Walking time: about 1 1/4 hoursfrom Niederthai also possible with the pram, Walking time: about 1 hourfrom Umhausen direction Niederthai until panorama-parking area, easy footpath, Walking time: about 1 hourCrossings: Hemerach Alpe, Peak tours: Hemer Kogelwarm kitchen, snacks, own products or from the native farmers.sun deck, playground, via ferrata near, groups are welcome

Opening Hours:
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07.05.2024 - 27.10.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 09:00-18:00
We: 09:00-18:00
Th: 09:00-18:00
Fr: 09:00-18:00
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Today: 09:00 - 18:00

detail T +43 664 3419 241

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Nisslalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

Away from the hustle and bustle of tourism in the Ötztal above Längenfeld - Gries is located, which is visited in winter by ski tourers and tobogganists and in summer by hikers.From Gries you reach the Nisslalm after about 2 hours walking time.Transition to Gamskogel, Hochgutegg and Schönrinnenkarsee.Starting point: parking (€ 3,00/day) at the end of Gries

Opening Hours:
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01.05.2024 - 30.09.2024
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
01.10.2024 - 30.04.2025
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 - 18:00

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Fiegl's Hütte (Windachalm)

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

Fiegl's Hütte on Windachalm 1985m:Visit our Fiegl's Hütte in the romantic Windachtal,better known as "LITTLE CANADA" among mountain and hunting aficionados.Approx. 1h45min. walking time from Sölden. It's also possible to take the bus line from Sölden to us. The bus stops approx. 500m in front of our hut. For bike aficionados there are plenty of singletrail routes in all difficulties leading from and to the hut.Tasty dishes, refreshing drinks and a cozy spot with a great view right to the Stubai and Ötztal Alps...Fiegl's Hütte...amidst "Sölden's quiet part". It's the starting point for scenic mountain hikes e.g. to the "Zuckerhütl", the highest mountain in the Stubai Alps, as well as various hut hikes: Hochstubaihütte 4-5h, Siegerlandhütte 3h, Hildesheimerhütte 3h and Brunnenkogelhaus 3h, Kleble Alm 2h.However, if these tours are too demanding, you can also hike leisurely in the Windachtal - without high gradients - on a comfortable hiking path. Or you just enjoy this border valley between the Ötztaler and Stubai Alps in Fiegl's Hütte, with cake and coffee. Overnight StayWe offer:Bed and breakfastOvernight with half boardOwn wash area with shower and toiletPrice on request Opening TimesEarly July to Early September MARIO & his team are looking forward to your visit!!!

Opening Hours:
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07.07.2024 - 15.07.2024
Mo: 09:00-22:00
Tu: 09:00-22:00
We: 09:00-22:00
Th: 09:00-22:00
Fr: 09:00-22:00
Sa: 09:00-22:00
Su: 09:00-22:00
18.07.2024 - 01.09.2024
Mo: 09:00-22:00
Tu: -
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Th: 09:00-22:00
Fr: 09:00-22:00
Sa: 09:00-22:00
Su: 09:00-22:00

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Wurzbergalm

Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, alpine dairy/snack bar

The hut is located at an altitude of 1575 m in a particularly quiet location. The Wurzbergalm has been in family ownership since its construction in 1959 - the friendly, family-like flair can be felt immediately when you stop by.Passionate hikers of all ages immediately feel like home. Allow yourself to be pampered on the Wurzbergalm in accordance with all the rules of genuine Tyrolean hospitality, with the diverse products from their own farm or from our beautiful region.Hiking route summer:Unterried-Winklen: along forest road, then left on the footpath or via Ziegen-Peter path to the hut, time: 1.5 hKöfels: along untrafficked forest road, past the meadows of Köfels (quite steep after the gate), time: 50 minHike winterFrom Unterried - Winklen via the forest path (toboggan run immediately) to the hutDuration approx. 2 hours

Opening Hours:
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18.05.2024 - 15.09.2024
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

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Wurzbergalm Sommer

Panoramarestaurant Stablein

restaurant, regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

Winter: 16th december 2023 to 05th april 2024, every day, 10.00 am to 4.00 pmSummer: 15th june 2024 to 22th september 2024, every day, from 9.30 am.To Panoramarestaurant Stablein www.restaurant-stablein.atfrom Vent with Wildspitze double chair lift (10 min) from Vent via Panoramaweg time: 1.5 h, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 450 monly in summertime: from Vent along the trail below the chair lift time: 1.3 h, length: 2.54 km, altitude gain: 450 m Crossings: Breslauer Hütte, Rofenhöfe farmsPeak climbs: Wilder Mann with great view of Wildspitze

Opening Hours:
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15.06.2024 - 22.09.2024
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
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Su: 09:30-17:00
Today: 09:30 - 17:00

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Restaurant 1

Gletschertisch Bedienungsrestaurant mit Café-Lounge

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

On the first floor of our completely renovated Rettenbach Market Restaurants is the heart of our gastronomy, our full-service restaurant "GLETSCHERTISCH."

Opening Hours:
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23.10.2024 - 04.05.2025
Mo: 09:30-16:00
Tu: 09:30-16:00
We: 09:30-16:00
Th: 09:30-16:00
Fr: 09:30-16:00
Sa: 09:30-16:00
Su: 09:30-16:00

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