Mountain gastronomy & huts

A quaint rest stop in the Hochoetz Pasture Region is an absolute must.

Just in case you are a passionate walker, climber or mountain biker fond of superb mountainscape, mighty summits and endless sunshine you are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring idyllic pasturelands and cozy Alpine mountain huts. Tirol's Ötztal valley has it all – especially amid the scenic Hochoetz Pasture Region. A few examples: Bielefelder Hütte (2150 m) boasts dreamlike panoramic views of the rear Ötztal, rustic Acherbergalm (1888 m), jovial Kühtaile Alm (1988 m), traditional Balbachalm (1957 m), panoramic Jausenstation Schönblick ... offer not only table service but also genuine hospitality, deeply rooted tradition and excellent Tirolean delights. Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz (2020 m) is a self-service mountain inn with a huge sunbathing terrace and authentic hospitality. The smaller, serviced mountain huts often serve fresh products from own farming. One thing is for sure: the unique Hochoetz Pasture Region in Tirol's Ötztal valley spoils both hikers and nature fans with quaint mountain huts, traditional specialties and deeply rooted Tirolean hospitality.

Balbach Alm

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



overnight accommodation
mainly Tyrolean meals
Enjoy the superb sunbathing terrace and quaint wooden parlor! Shower facilities, TV, children's playground.

Today open: 09:00 - 16:30

detail T (0043) 664 1693096

Bielefelder Hütte

Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine

Acherkogelbahn lift to Hochoetz from the top station the trail climbs to the hut:



Dauer: 20 mins
Alternatively: Bus Oetz - Ochsen garten, on along a steep trail via Balbach Alm and Kühtaile Alm to the hut, Timer: 2 h

Summer: mid June - beginning of October
The registered German Alpine Club (Bielefeld Section) offers rest,
comfort and a feast of food at its hut at the foot of the Acherkogel
(3,008 m.). A visit to the Bielefeld Hut is a "must" for every walker.
There are magnificent views of the Tyrolean mountains, easy to reach
within half an hour from the upper station.

Winter: Christmas - Easter



beds (34), mattresses (27)
Tyrolean cuisine
Enjoy the large sun terrace offering fantastic views of the Stubai, Ötztal and Lechtal Alps. A great selection of walks with many variations.

Rossköpfe 2,398 m - Wetter kreuz 2,591 m - Windegg 2,644 m - Acherkogel 3,008 m

Today open: 09:00 - 16:30

detail T 0043 5252 6926

Kühtaile Alm

restaurant , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar

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
From Ochsengarten:


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
Tyrolean food
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!

Today open: 09:00 - 16:30

detail T 0043 5252 2247

Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

restaurant , Ski huts

Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz, nestles at 2020 m above sea level right
next to the top station of Acherkogel mountain gondola and the family
adventure WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ. A huge sun terrace and breathtaking
panoramic vistas of the mightiest peaks in the Ötztal Alps and the
Inntal valley add to a memorable mountain experience. Cooked and cold
dishes are available in the homey service restaurant all day long. While
parents can relax to the full, the youngest guests have a blast at the
nearby WIDIVERSUM.

Today open: 09:00 - 17:00

T 0043 5252 6385

Almgasthof Acherberg Alm

Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , alpine dairy/snack bar

The alp with its own dairy and panoramic views, easily reached via the
forest trail in about 30 minutes. Home made butter and cheese. Hot meals
throughout the day. Walk from here to the old halfway station in about
35 minutes.

T (0043) 699 1817 2370

Feldring Alm

home cooking , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar

Feldring Alm  - Winter

The ideal destination for families!
Belong the 2,2 km long tobbogan run you can reach the alpine cabin comfortable. At the Alm a wonderful view expected all visitors. At the cabin you can have a homely break and enjoy special regional delights.

Sledge-rental: € 3,00 per sledge

The Feldring Alm is also a ideal starting point for ski-mountaineering and snow hiking tours.

Today open: 10:00 - 17:00

detail T 0043 5252 6203

WIDIs Bistro

snack bar , Ski huts

Right next to the WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ, lovely WIDI gives you a warm
welcome to his Bistro. Varied tasty snacks are just perfect hungry
explorers, refreshing drinks and ice cream await you as well. Don't
forget to plan a break in-between endless adventures: the WIDIVERSUM
adds to a great family holiday!

Today open: 10:00 - 16:00

T +43 (0) 63 85618

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