Aldranser Alm, hut
A mountain hut with a difference
Aldranser Alm combines traditional food, vegan treats and jazzy tunes
From early spring until well into autumn, the mountain huts just above Innsbruck and its holiday villages are popular meeting point for hikers, mountainbikers and nature lovers. People come here to relax and unwind high above the valley, and to enjoy hearty culinary treats in an unhurried atmosphere. Among the many popular refreshment stops dotting the alpine meadows around Innsbruck, the recently reopened Aldranser Alm, perched at 1,511m just south of the town, stands out with a fresh new approach. In addition to its lovingly renovated ancient ‘Stube’ and tiled farmhouse stove, a new section now provides additional space for a leisurely break in an authentic Tyrolean setting.
On the sunny terrace, an oasis of blissful tranquility, patrons enjoy beautiful views coupled with surprising culinary offerings. The menu features a variety of typically Tyrolean specialities, including ‘Tiroler Knödel’ (savoury dumplings made of bread and bacon) and hearty platters with cold cuts and cheeses prepared with regionally sourced ingredients. Even the coffee is roasted in Austria, and a selection of Austrian quality wines adds to the sparkle of a glorious summer afternoon.
In a novel approach to culinary traditions at alpine huts, innkeeper Irmgard Wiener serves up a different sweet and and savoury vegan dish each day, simply because ‘it tastes good and is good for you’. And why not start into a leisurely Sunday morning with a Bavarian sausage breakfast, or join in the convivial monthly brunch, accompanied by live music? On full moon nights, Aldranser Alm welcomes romantic hikers for a casual ‘alpine chill-out’ with live jazz.
1. mei - 26. oktober 2017
9.00 uur - zonsondergang