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.
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 %
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
alpine dairy/snack bar
The Vordere Leierstalalm lies at an altitude of 1.798 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains.
from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Vorderer Leierstalalm approx. 3 h or by taxi to Vordere Leierstalalm
Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858
Peak Tours: Erlanger Hütte, Wildgrat
Hohe Mut Alm
Hütten , restaurant , live music/concerts , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , international cuisine , Italian cuisine , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Homelike rooms, a wine cellar and the convival bar with an open fire place generate a recreational ambience where you can relax and feel comfortable. Beside the culinary delights and local specialities you can enjoy the stunning view from our panorama lounge or from the convenient canvas chairs on our sun terrace.
Table service restaurant incl. sunny terrace, excellent regional specialties.
Awe-inspiring panorama of 21 peaks beyond 3000m and glaciers.
Starting point for leisurely hikes into Rotmoostal and Gaisbergtal.
Easy to reach from the village center thanks to the 8-person gondola.
„Glacier – Climate – High Alpine Research“ Nature Park Info Point.
Obergurgl‘s Stone Pine Forest, a unique nature treasure.
non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Maria's 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.
Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , après ski , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Gampe Alm offers cozy parlors, a sunbathing terrace with deck chairs, a unique playground, and a traditional mountain hut ensemble since from 1788.
The beautiful Gampe Alm can be reached on foot in 15 mins. (Rettenbach Strasse - Stabele), 35 mins. (turnoff Hochsölden Strasse) or in 45 mins. (Hochsölden)
Gampe Alm is a great place for a relaxed and enjoyable evening with friends.
Groups should book in advance! Taxi service on request!
Traditional hut meals, daily set lunch menus, milk drinks, homemade pastries, ploughman’s lunch etc.
ALMZEIT Focus: 3-D painters palette and a brush point the way to the autentic hut.
Summer: open from mid June to mid Oktober
Winter: open from early December to April
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.
alpine dairy/snack bar
Located above the legendary Engelswand rock face, is one of Ötztal´s oldest settlements. A fantastic panoramic view and hearty hospitality at the mountain inn expected you.
Parking: parking lot Mure Umhausen
From there you hike through the meadow to the mountain´s foothill und further winding trail up to Ötztal´s Eyrie.
Duration: approx. 1.5 hour
Altitude gain: 450
Return: same route
whole-time warm meal
mountain breakfast on request
located above the legendary Engelswand rock face
Hütten , regional cuisine
Quaint hut with a terrace offering magnificent views of the Ötztal Alps.
Climbing garden next to the hut.
from Sölden into Windachtal and to the base station of the goods lift.
Trail 1: flat Aschenbrenner trail
Trail 2: steep Gaiskarweg, altitude gain: 1500 m, time: 4 - 5 h
New high altitude trail to the Hochstubaihütte: time: 6 - 7 h
with the taxi to Fiegls Gasthaus, altitude gain: 1000 m, remaining time: 2 - 3 h
Summer: open from end of June to mid September
mattress dorm (56)
all day hot meals
The hut: quaint hut with a terrace offering magnificent views of the Ötztal Alps. Climbing garden next to the hut.
Crossings: Siegerlandhütte, time: 2.5 h; Hochstubaihütte, time: 3.5 h; Müller Hütte, time: 4 h; Becherhaus
Peaks: Zuckerhütl, time: 3 h; Schaufelspitze, time: 1.3 h; Stubaier Wildspitze, time: 3 h; Schussgrubenkogel, time: 1.3 h
alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
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