Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , alpine dairy/snack bar
Via Acherkogelbahn to Hochoetz, from the top terminal it’s an easy walk to Balbach Alm:
Time: 20 mins, suitable for families
By car or taxi to Ochsengarten, along a steep trail to Balbach Alm:
Time: 1 h
Alternatively along a wide forest trail to Balbach Alm:
Time: 2.5 h
Alternative routes: via cable car from Oetz to Hochoetz; from here to Bielefelderhütte (approx. 30 mins.), on towards Wetterkreuz (1 h), at the crossing (sign to Balbach Alm) take the signposted trail down to Balbach Alm (approx. 45 mins.) or by bus / car towards Kühtai; at the bridge after the turn-off to Alpengasthof Mareil the trail first climbs steeply and then travels along a wide path to Balbach Alm (2.5 h).
Summer: end of May - mid October
Winter: mid December - mid April
mainly Tyrolean meals
Enjoy the superb sunbathing terrace and quaint wooden parlor! Shower facilities, TV, children's playground.