Mountain huts and refuges in the Klostertal valley
In the Klostertal mountains there are numerous refuges of the German and Austrian Alpine Club.
After a hike, enjoy Austrian delicacies, pastries or a hearty snack and quench your thirst with a cool drink. Those who stay longer can look forward to homemade cake and coffee.
Freiburgerhütte (1931 m)
+43 / (0) 664 – 5124787, June until beginning of October
Sunny terrace, several guest rooms, room dormitory and mattress dormitory.
A toll road leads from Lech am Arlberg to the Formarinalpe. This is closed to private traffic from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the summer. Hiking buses run – that’s why the Freibürgerhütte is a popular destination for walkers, families and older guests.
For those who prefer hiking – there are two routes from Dalaas:
1) Mason, Mustrinalpe, Rauher-Staffel-Alpe: 3 hours
2) Mason, Schmiedetobel, Mustrinalpe, continue on trail (1): 3 to 4 hours.
Ravensburger hut (1948 m)
+43 / (0)664 – 5005526, June until beginning of October
Room and mattress camp. Self-catering cottage in winter. Very popular destination.
For leisurely: Hiking bus from Lech am Arlberg to Spullersee. From there it continues for a good 45 minutes on a wide walking path.
For hikers: From Wald am Arlberg on the Spullerseeweg over the Bösen Tritt (partly steep) to the Grapsalpe, to the Spullersee and further to the Ravensburger Hütte. Approx. 3 hours.
Kaltenberg Hut (2089 m)
+43 / (0) 5582 – 790, June until beginning of October
From there you have possibly the most beautiful view of the Klostertal thanks to the exposed position. Room and mattress camp. Several hiking trails – from Langen am Arlberg, Stuben or St. Christoph – lead to the hut. Two to three hours, sure-footed footwear is important.
Göppinger hut (2245 m)
+43 / (0)5583 – 3540, June to October
Room and mattress camp. Luggage transport possible with material cable car. The hut is located on the Gamsboden in the Lechquellen Mountains. Depending on the route, it can be reached on foot from Lake Spuller, Lake Formarin or Klostner Älpele in 1.5 to 4 hours. From the hut there are numerous tours for experienced hikers and climbers.
Ulmer hut (2288 m)
+43 (0) 5446 – 30200, June to October
The hut between Vorarlberg and Tyrol. From Alpe Rauz can be reached in 1.5 hours on foot.
Stop in an alp (mountain pasture)
Drink a glass of fresh milk, enjoy a Brettljause with bacon or try the Vorarlberg specialty „Sura Käs“, for example on the Alpe Formain, Alpe Nenzigast, Dalaaser Staffel, the Klostner Alpe or Wasserstuben Alpe. Exact directions and „opening hours“ of the alps can be obtained from your landlord.
In Dalaas and Wald am Arlberg it is still a tradition that the local farmers bring their cattle to the alps (Almen) in summer. The fodder (alpine flowers) should give particularly tangy cheese. The drive up, but above all the drive down, when the animals are brought back down to the valley in September, is celebrated in the evening.