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Splendid walking and hiking amid Ötztal's clear mountain air makes both hungry and thirsty. Mountain fans can choose from myriad snack stations, mountain inns and quaint huts where mouth-watering Tirolean delights are served during or after an adventurous hike. Genuine Alpine hospitality in a quaint atmosphere add to a memorable day. Hello and "Griaß enk" to the Ötztal Alps!
You can expect traditional Tyrolean cuisine, modern-cozy
ambience and a young friendly team. The new restaurant offers a special place to enjoy your time
in the mountains. You will find more information about events, barbecue on the
mountain, livemusik and accomodation at www.balbachalm.at
Visit us during the summer time between Ochsengarten and Kühtai for comfortable rest and enjoy our special alpine viands.Opening Hours:
Original tavern between Ochsengarten and Kühtai beside the hiking-trails "Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Weg","Höllwiesenweg" and "Knappenweg". Own bus-stop under the house.
Enjoy during the summertime the fantastic view to the mountains. Daily special "alpine-viands" and every Friday evening "grilled-specials".
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)
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
Our hut has a comfortable and recreative athmosphere and is situated 1786 meters above sea level in the mountain mass "Tschirgant".
You can reach the hut by foot or with the mountainbike.
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!
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).
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
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