Stopping at a rustic hut with a panoramic sun terrace has to be one of the most beautiful moments on a mountain Tour. Every metre you climb seems that little bit lighter when you think about a refreshing cold drink, hearty snack or juicy Topfenstrudel. It doesn’t matter if you decide to hike up an extra peak as you can recharge your energy right afterward.
If your idea of a perfect mountain hike ends at a hut or alpine pasture, then the Olympiaregion Seefeld in Austria is just right for you. Located in the beautiful Karwendel Mountains and to the west of the Wetterstein Mountains, the region boasts over 60 huts and alpine pastures. There’s really something for everyone here, whether you are a foodie looking for the best Kaiserschmarrn (a traditional Austrian dessert), a fan of panoramic views or a summit climber.
In this Collection, we’ve put together 15 of the most beautiful hut and alpine Tours that will make your mountaineering heart beat faster. Located at an almost dizzying height of 2,238 metres (7,342 feet) at the foot of the Reither Spitze, we start with the Nördlinger Hütte, the highest hut in the Karwendel Mountains. If you are after altitude and a few summits, then this is the place for you.
Leisurely hikers and families will enjoy the idyllic alpine pastures in the beautiful Gaistal Valley which separates the Mieminger Kette and Wettersteingebirge mountain groups
Named after the valley, the Gaistalalm hut has a wonderful sun terrace with a view over the imposing Mieminger Kette peaks including the Hohe Munde. Only a few metres away, you reach your next stop – the Tillfussalm. Here, you can enjoy delicious homemade yogurt and buttermilk from their cows – it’s absolutely idyllic. Every climb here is worth it.
The Reitherjoch Alm is the perfect destination if you are traveling with children as they have a playground, as well as excellent food of course. Our lists could go on and on. Every single hut and mountain pasture has its very own charm. Come and see for yourself and spend a relaxing holiday in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. You and your family will be warmly welcomed!
The easy and scenic hike to the Landgasthof Ropferstub’m is particularly entertaining because you hike at the foot of the Hohe Munde on the sunny side of the valley. You will be rewarded with the best views. The starting point of your hike is in Mösern. From here you follow the path to Lottensee and the Lottenseehütte, where you can take a first break with a stop.
This easy and very beautiful circular hike is suitable for the whole family because you only conquer a few meters in altitude and there is a lot to see and discover along the way. The start of your hike is the train station in Seefeld. From here you follow the hiking trail through the village to Heilbadstraße. Later it continues on the waterfall path until you finally hike through the scenic fief forest.
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You have a special destination on this leisurely hike: the rustic Reitherjoch Alm. It starts at the Rosshütte funicular car park. From here you hike straight ahead into the rear Hermannstal, where the Woldrichsteig branches off to the right. After a short ascent, you now go slightly downhill on the forest road that joins the path coming from the Maximilianhütte. In a slight ascent you follow this path to the Reitherjoch Alm.
Quaint, wild and beautiful: Two great alpine pastures and wonderful views of the mountains await you on this hike. The path to the Tillfussalm begins at the Salzbach car park at the entrance to the Gaistal. First, you briefly follow the forest path into the Gaistal. There are also a lot of cyclists out and about here in midsummer - people here show a lot of consideration in order to be able to work together.
Here we present a spectacular scenic route in the Wetterstein Mountains, where you get to know seven of the most beautiful alpine pastures in the Gaistal alpine paradise. The hike, which is at least 24 kilometers long and has an altitude of 1,200 meters, can also be tackled in sections as the mood takes you, because you can spend the night in individual huts. It starts at the Stupfer hiking car park (P2) in Leutascher Gaistal.
This scenic hike takes you to the highest alpine pasture in the Gaistal: the Rotmoosalm. It starts at the paid parking lot in Salzbach (P3-P5) at the entrance of the Gaistal. First you hike on the old Jägersteig, which leads you partly steeply uphill along the Salzbach to the Schaferhütte. A short stop at the hut is worthwhile, because it is particularly idyllic here!
This hike is one of the most beautiful tours in the Olympiaregion Seefeld, but primarily appeals to persistent and experienced mountaineers. After all, you will overcome 19.5 kilometers and more than 1,000 meters in altitude. You climb up to the Gehrenspitze above Leutasch through the picturesque Puittal, which radiates its very own magic in the early hours of the morning in summer.
The circular hike to the Rosshütte, the Hocheggalm and the Kaltwassersee is a very beautiful hike that, in combination with the mountain railway, is particularly family-friendly and leisurely. Because you can take the mountain railway to the Rosshütte and descend from here over the Kaltwassersee to the Hochegg Alm. From there you can go back the same way or you can descend to the parking lot via the forest path, which is also suitable for prams.