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Quaint charm & Superb views

Kirchenkarhütte mountain hut in Hochgurgl is located near the mountain gondola middle station of the same name, making it a popular summer excursion site that is easy and convenient to reach for leisurely walkers, hikers and families. The ample sun terrace is a great place to enjoy a break, offering picture-book views of majestic mountains and glaciers in upper Ötztal.

Quaint ambiance, regional cooking

Homely Kirchenkarhütte comes pretty close to the ideal of a classic Tirolean mountain hut thanks to its wooden construction, partly weather-beaten facade and traditional roof structure. The open fireplace inside adds to this cozy atmosphere, providing warmth in bad weather and cool temperatures. In nice weather you should definitely secure a (box) seat on the ample sun terrace as you can sit in the first row while indulging in the Alpine scenery with amazement in front of the icy giants of the high Alpine mountain landscape around Gurgl.

A selection of culinary treats also matches the atmosphere in the hut: traditional Austrian or regional cuisine is served here. If you are not a fan of bacon dumpling soup or scrambled pancakes (hardly possible!), you don't have to worry because a choice of international specialties can be found on the menu as well. Particularly recommendable: the sumptuous snack plate or “Marende” as we call it in Ötztal.

Obergurgl Hochgurgl Kirchenkarhütte

The hut and its surroundings

Of course, you can comfortably reach quaint Kirchenkarhütte with the mountain gondola, followed by a very short walk. But you can also get to it the “hard way”: a hiking trail or mountain bike route leads right past the mountain hut.

A highlight for adventure seekers and explorers: the new vantage point at Kirchenkarbahn mountain station offers fantastic vistas of Ötztal, Tirol and the Alps. And because it never hurts to change your point of view in life, there is also a second viewing platform at a few walking minutes in the summit area – overlooking even the Italian Dolomites.

Facts Kirchenkarhütte

  • Located near Kirchenkarbahn middle station
  • Easily accessible by Kirchenkarbahn
  • Austrian, regional & international cuisine