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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.

Schöne Aussicht (Hütte)

regional cuisine, Italian cuisine, home cooking, Hütten

Schöne Aussicht 2.846m - private Hut- no alpine association reduction!Winter: from 23th december 2023 till 21st april 2024 Summer: from 21st June 2024 till 06th October 2024

Opening Hours:
Info
21.06.2024 - 05.10.2024
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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Schöne Aussicht im Winter

Larstigalm

regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

The Larstigalm lies at an altitude of 1.777 meters, surrounded by lash green meadows and the Ötztal mountains. On the sun terrace and in the old dining room you will be spoiled with austrian and tyrolean specialities. A unforgettable experience for families.   Hiking path:Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the information office)From there you walk along the right shores of Horlachbach river on a moderately ascending forest trail towards the Larstigalm. Alternative from the parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai or the hiking trail back from the Larstigalm to Niederthai: "Bergmahder trail (sunny trail) or Grastal trail"Altitude gain: 232Duration: 1 hour (up and down 2 hours)Return: same route, Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail - whole-time hot meal- playground - hiking trail suitable for baby carriages - toboggan rental in winter € 4.00- groups on request

Opening Hours:
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18.05.2024 - 27.10.2024
Mo: -
Tu: 09:00-18:00
We: 09:00-18:00
Th: 09:00-18:00
Fr: 09:00-18:00
Sa: 09:00-18:00
Su: 09:00-18:00
Today: 09:00 - 18:00

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Larstigalm Sommer

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

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:
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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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Genussplatz Nativo

restaurant, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

The nativo pleasure place is your restaurant in Burgstein. Both guests and locals come together here to be spoiled by our kitchen team. With Tyrolean specialities, classics of Austrian cuisine and international culinary highlights that simply go with it. Accompanied by sparkling drinks, selected wines and local beer specialties.

Opening Hours:
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08.05.2024 - 06.10.2024
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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Restaurant

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 hTaxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, BlockkogelCrossings: Erlanger Hütte- traditional Tyrolean and Ötztaler cuisine- beds (10)The hiking tour to the Vordere Fundusalm (1.611 m) is approx. 2 h, but the hut is closed!

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Fundus Alm

Martin-Busch Hütte

regional cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

Winter: open from 2nd march to approx 21st april 2024Summer: open from 11th june to 22th september 2024The Martin Busch Hütte is located at 2,501 m at the heart of a striking mountain backdrop and with views of the powerful 3,00 0 m peaks and panoramic views of the Ötztal glaciers.To the hut: via Spieglbach bridge left into niedertal valley, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 hCrossings: Similaunhütte, Hochjoch Hospiz, RamolhausSummit climbs: Kreuzspitze, Similaun, Hintere Schwärze, Saykogel, Finailspitze, HauslabkogelWinter: ideal ski tour resort, beware of avalanche risk!Glacier walks: Marzellgletscher, niederjochfernerSkitour: from Vent, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 h

Opening Hours:
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11.06.2024 - 21.09.2024
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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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
Today: 10:00 - 17:00

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Hochstubaihütte

regional cuisine, Hütten

When planning your tour for the winter season 2022/2023, please note that the winter room at the Hochstubaihütte is NOT available for overnight stays. This is due to problems and delays in the construction process.

Opening Hours:
Info
21.06.2024 - 22.06.2024
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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Hochstubaihütte

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

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