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.
*** Gasthof Geierwallihof
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
15th june 2020 to 27th september 2020
21st december 2019 to 18th april 2020
Beautiful *** Guesthouse on the Rofenhöfe 2044 m.
Austrian cuisine , regional 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.
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: 232
Duration: 1 hour (up and down 2 hours)
Return: same route, Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail
whole-time hot meal
own farm produce
daily fresh milk
playground and petting zoo
hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
toboggan rental in winter € 3.00
groups on request
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine
The Brandenburg house is closed in summer 2020.
The hut is the highest hut in the Ötztal Alps and is situated on 3272 m. It is also called the glacier palace. The lodge is accessible only by the glacier. High Alpine Mountain Tour - Mountain equipment required. For a suitable acclimatization training excellent.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
From Tumpen via a forest trail:
Length: 6.2 km
Altitude metres: approx. 811
Time: approx. 2.5 h
From Oetz via Kohlstatt - Piburgersee, woodland trail:
Length: 8 km
Time: approx. 3 h,
Altitude metres: approx. 927
easy to medium; A popular starting point for additional mountain tours and walks e.g. Erlangerhütte, Karkopf, Geigenkamm…
Summer: start of June – end of September – open every day!
hot food always available
typical regional hut delights prepared with fresh farm produce
fresh herbs and spices from our own garden
homemade bread and cakes (wood-fired stove)
pizza on advance call!
5 rooms (12 beds), 2 large washrooms with a shower and WC
A family-run Alpine hut – one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Ötztal valley. Cosy sun terrace and Tyrolean style guest lounges. Customs and traditions are a priority here. The special attractions, especially for the younger guests, include various animal species (cows, calves, hens, goats, cats).
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine
8th march 2020 to 3rd may 2020
19th june 2020 to 20th september 2020
Hochjoch-Hospiz occupies a beautiful location on a hill, surrounded by the majestic three thousand meter high peaks of the Ötztal Alps. The hut is a popular base for all kinds of mountain tours.
Winter: base for classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop from Rofen (always inquire about route conditions), altitude gain: 513 m, time: 3 h.
To the hut: From Vent - Rofental - through the romantic gorge, comfortable walk, altitude gain: 513 m, time: 2 h
Crossings: Martin-Busch-Hütte, Schöne Aussicht, Vernagt-Hütte, Simi launhütte,
Peak climbs: Weißkugel, Guslarspitzen, Fluchtkogel, Hintereisspitze, Langtauferer Spitze, Saykogel
Schöne Aussicht (Hütte)
Hütten , home cooking , regional cuisine , Italian cuisine
Wintertime open from 24th november 2019 to 3th may 2020
Summertime: 26th june 2020 to 11th oktober 2020
Schöne Aussicht 2.846m - private Hut- no alpine association reduction!
alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
The Sulztalalm is located at an altitude of 1,915 m. From the parking lot Gries the path leads first through meadows to the "Vögelasbrücke". Continue the path to Sultalalm at a slight hikingtrail trough the forest. (Approx. 1 h walking time)
After a refreshment with good homemade meals you can continue the hike to Ambergerhütte. (1,5 h walking time)
tobbogan rental in winter: € 3,00
regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Old Farmhouse in a quiet and beautiful seeting with sunbathing terrace and great views on the Nederkogl and Hochgurgl.
All day hot meals, traditional home cooking, snacks, speck, sugared pancakes, homemade sausages.
ALMZEIT focus: Snack time - at the quaint farmhouse nestling at 1.580 m serves hearty snack platters, sweet shredded pancakes and homemade sausages at the sunbathing terrace.
Summer: open from early June to late September
To Jausenstation Hochwald:
by car to the snack station or on foot from Sölden - Leite - Granstein - Hochwald, the trail from Gartach above Granstein to Hochwald has been updated in the summer of 2012 and is now in very good condition, altitude gain: 200 m, time: 3/4 h. Ascent with Giggijoch mountain gondola or by bus to Hochsölden and then along trail No. 35a Dr. Bachmann Weg - Peerler See - Alpe Granstein - Jausenstation Hochwald - Granstein - Sölden, time: approx. 3 1/2 h, altitude gain: 380 m
cycle trail Brück - Hochwald
Crossings: Peerler ridge above Lake Peerler See
regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The route leads from the fun park in Huben to the Polltal and Breitlehnalm pastures. Hikers will soon be able to switch to the footpath, which has a steep incline, but will shorten the many hairpin bends. What is striking is the fern-rich larch and stone pine forest which you walk through almost to the very top. Once at the hut, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the valley and the Ötztal mountains. Relaxed and strengthened, it's back down to the valley. To do this, either choose the route or hike further to the Breitlehnalm and from there take the mountain climb (somewhat steeper) back to Huben.
Walking time: 2 hours
Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , après ski , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Wonderful location amid the Ötztal mountains, Sonneck nestles in the Gaislachalm area. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Comfortable rooms, well-being area. Hot food and Tyrolean specialities served all day.
Overnight accommodation in ski resort in winter!
ALMZEIT Focus: Nature Time: Outdoor bowling for small and big.
Summer: open from mid June to mid September
Winter: open from 1st week before Christmas to 1st week after Easter
To Alpengasthof Sonneck:
Hiking: from Sölden time: 1.5 h, from Zwieselstein time: 2.5 h, from Tiefenbach glacier time: 2 h, from Hochsölden time: 2.5 h
Gaislachkogl gondola middle station time: 45 min
with the car 8 km from Sölden, time: 15 min
with the bike from Sölden, length: 8 km, time: 1 h, altitude gain: 690 m, gradient: 12 %