Alpine pastures & huts
From rustic to top modern refreshment stops
There is no hurry on the sun terraces and parlor benches of Ötztal's pasture inns and mountain huts. But the real Alpine feeling spreads out while the hut tenants offer fresh, regional delicacies. Incidentally, it's no rumor that bacon dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn & more taste even better on the mountain. Just try it for yourselves - some Alpine inns, snack stations and mountain restaurants are easily reachable by cart road or mountain lifts while other huts and Alpine pastures can be conquered only in the classic way by using your legs.
The following list contains all refreshment stops on Ötztal's mountains - with filter function for a quick search of your favorite destination.
non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Leiterbergalm 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.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine
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
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
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!
Hütten , regional cuisine
The Hochstubaihütte is the highest hut of the DAV in the Stubai Alps. The Hochstubaihütte is a hut of the category 1 with running.
40 mattress dorm
Sleeping bag is necessary
Summer: open from late June to early September
Winter: winter room is open
Sölden - Kleblealm - Laubkar, time: 5 h
Fiegl’s Hütte - Himmelsleiter, time: 2.5 h
by bus to Kleblealm, remaining time: 3h
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , steakhouse , après ski , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine
Tirolean-style ski hut with sunny terrace right at the Hochgurglbahn base terminal and toboggan run. Freshly grilled specialities. Delicious barbecue for young and old.
Enjoy here every Thursday during the night skiing and night tobogganing a delicious meal.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , regional cuisine
Winter: open from 5th march to approx 1st may 2022
Summer: open from 16th june to 26th september 2021
The 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 h
Crossings: Similaunhütte, Hochjoch Hospiz, Hochwildehaus, Ramolhaus
Summit climbs: Kreuzspitze, Similaun, Hintere Schwärze, Saykogel, Finailspitze, Hauslabkogel
Winter: ideal ski tour resort, beware of avalanche risk!
Glacier walks: Marzellgletscher, niederjochferner
Skitour: from Vent, altitude gain: 600 m, length: 9 km, time: 3 h
Top Mountain Star
après ski , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , bar/pub/lounge , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Divine culinary pleasures. The TOP Mountain Star is a highlight which you simply cannot afford to miss during your holiday in Gurgl. At over 3,000 m, this architectural masterpiece is perched on a narrow ridge of the Wurmkogel. The mountain restaurant is a successful combination of a panoramic platform and a summit bar. In addition to culinary delights, you can also enjoy a phenomenal view of the Ötz valley Alps up to the Dolomites here. The continuous glass face allows a 360° view. A panoramic handrail gives you information about the names of the surrounding peaks and the distances to many cities in every direction. Thousands of Swarovski crystals glitter at the designer "star bar" in the TOP Mountain Star. A visit to the Top Mountain Star is a pleasure for connoisseurs of fine food alike.
alpine dairy/snack bar
The Zwieselbachalm lies a piece behind the Schweinfurter Hut, in the middle of the Ötztal mountains.
Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the Information office)
Start the hike at parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai. Follow the forest trail along Horlach Brook into Horlachtal, past the mountain huts of Larstigalm, Kleinhorlachalm, Großhorlachalm and Schweinfurter Hütte further to the Zwieselbachalm.
Altitude gain: 513
Duration: 2,5 hours (up & down 4,5 hours)
Return: same route, from the Larstigalm "Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail" possible
Fiegl's Hütte (Windachalm)
regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
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 and refreshing drinks and a cozy spot with a great view right to the Stuibai 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 Stuibai 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 hut, with cake and coffee.
Bed and breakfast
Overnight with half board
Own wash area with shower and toilet
Price on request
Early July to Early September
MARIO & his team are looking forward to your visit!!!
home cooking , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Polles valley is the longest side valley of the Ötztal.
The Polles Alm is located at an altitude of 1.782m and is easily accessible in approx. 2 hours starting at the football ground in Huben. The first path leads through the „Ötztaler Sagenweg“ to the Feuerstein hut and further on an old very beautiful hiking trail up to the Polles hut.
Ideal for a family hike or for a mountain bike tour.
The hike can be continued further to Hinter Polles (1h) or a steep rocky path over the Hahlkoglhaus (2.5h - uncultivated) back to Huben (2h).
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the innkeepers offer an Alpine breakfast upon reservation.