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.
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , international cuisine
The Rofenhöfe are the highest, continuously inhabited houses in Austria, at the foot of Tyrol's highest mountain, the Wildspitze (3768 m). Popular starting point for hikes, mountain tours and mountaineering.
To Gasthof Rofenhof: 40 min on meadow trail (also for prams)
Hütten , regional cuisine
The Braunschweigerhütte (category I) lies on 2759 m in the Ötztaler nightmares at the end of the Pitztals. The hut was built in 1892 and was extended in 1932 and 1965. The hut is located on the distant footpath E5. Totally 180 sleeping possibilities.
Winter: Storm shelter open!
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , SS/self-service
Summer: open from 26th June 2021 to 19nd September 2021
Winter: open from 18th december 2021 to 18th april 2022
Scenic Stableinalm offers a marvelous sun terrace with uninterrupted views of the Rofental valley, the Ortler mountain massif and the rear Ötztal Alps. Stableinalm serves typical Tirolean specialties focusing on fresh regional products. Ideal base for peak tours to Wildes Mannle (3019 m) or Breslauer Hütte (2844 m).
Winter: Skiing, ski mountaineering, tobogganing.
To Panoramarestaurant Stablein:
from Vent with Wildspitze double chair lift (10 min)
from Vent along the trail below the chair lift time: 1.3 h, length: 2.54 km, altitude gain: 450 m
from Vent via Panoramaweg time: 1.5 h, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 450 m
Crossings: Breslauer Hütte, Rofenhöfe farms
Peak climbs: Wilder Mann with great view of Wildspitze
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , bio cuisine , regional cuisine , Italian cuisine
Summer: open from 16th June to approx 27th september 2021
Winter: open from 5th march 2022 to approx 1st may 2022
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 h
Winter: ski tour from Vent to the hut; highest base for the classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop. altitude gain: 1,120 m, length: 14 km, time: 5 h
Crossings: 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
Restaurant ice Q
vegetarian cuisine , rated gourmet restaurant , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
& Alpine Cuisine at 3,048 m
Excellent choice of dishes prepared only with premium quality products typical
for the Alpine art of cooking
Finest wines from Austria and international top wines
The world's one and only 3-country wine "PINO 3000"
Austria's highest toque-awarded restaurant (1 Toque & 14 Points by Gault
Filming location of the last James Bond movie "Spectre"
Please reserve your table in advance, T +43 (0) 664 96 09 368
ice Q Wine & Tapas Lounge
Exclusive 3-course tapas menu
Incredible selection of wines by the glass and the most renowned champagnes
Large sunbathing terrace
Top Mountain Crosspoint
Hütten , restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , Italian cuisine
All our dishes are home-made and hand-produced, we care about sustainable, seasonal and mainly regional purchase of ingedrients, from producers who not only share our vision for quality but knowingly practise it in their own lives.
Juices of all kinds, craft beer, the best coffee and hand-picked wines from Italy and Austria conclude our suggestions for your valuable hours of enjoyment in the Tyrolean mountains.
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , regional cuisine
The Schweinfurter Hütte is located in the middle of the Ötztal mountains with a magnificent panorama view. The hut is very favored in summer for many mountain hiking tours and in the winter for ski mountaineering and snowshoe hiking.
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 and Großhorlachalm and further to the Schweinfurter Hütte.
Altitude gain: 500
Duration: 2 hours (up & down 4 hours)
Return: same route, from the Larstigalm "Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail" possible
whole-time hot meal
tyrolean cooking, daily fresh strudel and cakes
dorms and mattress dorm
hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
toboggan rental in winter € 4.00
hut evenings and celebrations on request
regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
The Stabele-Alm in Längenfeld lies at 1,900 meters above sea level and counts, because of its excellent
Cuisine with delicious Tyrolean delicacies and its beautiful location in the middle of the unspoiled
Natural landscape, to one of the most popular alpine huts in the Ötztal.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the innkeepers offer an alpine breakfast by prior reservation.
Köfels - Wurzbergalm - Stabele-Alm, time: 3.5 h
Winklen - Wurzbergalm - Stabele-Alm, time: 3 h
Lehn - Stabele-Alm, time: 2 h
Längenfeld - Hauersee - Stabele-Alm, time: 4.5 h
Hiking bus: possible in the main season every Tuesday - advance booking in the information office.
*** Gasthof Geierwallihof
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
Beautiful *** Guesthouse on the Rofenhöfe 2044 m
Since 1985 the familiar, comfortable ambience invites you to enter, stay and relax. Our hospitality and the enthusiasm for our profession are reflected among other things in a large number of our regular guests. From our ancestors Nikodemus and Leander Klotz, who were the first climbers of the highest mountain in Tyrol - the Wildspitze (3774m) - we were given the love for nature and the mountains.
alpine dairy/snack bar , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
The Breitlehnalm (1874 m) with it's hospitality and the unforgettable view of entire Längenfeld is a highlight among the hiking huts in the valley. The beautiful terrace in front of the hut invites you to enjoy the wonderful Ötztal mountain landscape.
Start: Huben Mühle, road - short cut via Polltal, footpath to Mühl Alm; altitude difference: 600m, time: 2 h
warm meals all day
scrambled pancake, homemade cakes, pasta dishes, spaetzle, dumpling soups, etc.