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The oldest mountain hut in the ötztal valley

Unforgettable glacier views high above Obergurgl

Back in 1881, before he opened the Hotel Edelweiss in Obergurgl, the great grandfather of today's owner, Martin Scheiber, built the first mountain hut in the Ötztal Valley: the Ramolhaus.

Perched at 3006m on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Gurgler Ferner glacier, the hut is a popular destination for guests staying at our hotel and also draws mountaineers from near and far.

The hut, which is now owned by the German Alpine Club, is still run by Lukas Scheiber, the owner and manager of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl.

overnight stays at the Ramolhaus

Majestic views under a starry sky

The hut is open beween late June and mid-September, depending on the weaher conditions. During the warm summer months it is an excellent base for ambitious hikers wanting to explore the highest mountains in the Ötztal Valley, many of which are over 3000m.

As well as its unique location, the Ramolhaus is also famous for its traditional Tyrolean food and stylish interior. Many guests of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl make the four-hour hike from Obergurgl up to the hut, either in the company of a mountain guide or on their own. Find out more about our combined packages in summer and book your holiday with us today, including a night at over 3000m in the Ramolhaus hut.

Tip! Let us lighten the load and transport your rucksack up to the hut on the cable car used to supply the Ramolhaus with delicious fresh produce.


the Ramolhaus: a mountain refuge

Information for hikers and climbers in the Ötztal Valley

Reservations for overnight stays at the Ramolhaus hut can be made at the reception desk of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl. Simply write us an e-mail or give us a call. We will check on the availability of sleeping space in the hut and get back to you.

At the end of September the Ramolhaus closes for the winter. Should you wish to stay at the hut during winter, please contact us to to find out more about the conditions for using the hut's winter room.


  Alpine Club members Non-members
Bed (adults) €18 €28
Dormitory (adults) €12 €22
Emergency bed (adults) €6 €6
Bed (juniors) €18 €28
Dormitory (juniors) €9 €19
Emergency bed (juniors) €6 €6
Bed (adolescents) €9 €19
Dormitory (adolescents) €6 €16
Emergency bed (adolescents) - €6
Bed (children) €6 €16
Dormitory (children) - €6
Emergency bed (children) - €6


Breakfast €12
Evening meal €19
Half-board €31


Juniors = 19-25 years / Adolescents = 7-18 years / Children = up to 6 years

Want to get out into the mountains yourself? Then send us a non-binding enquiry and let us help you plan your stay in the Ötztal Alps!
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The Ramolhaus hut

  • A fully qualified hiking and mountain guide is on hand in the hotel every day after breakfast to answer guests' questions about hikes in the local region, including up to the Ramolhaus hut high above Obergurgl.
    Guests staying overnight at the Ramolhaus hut can wake up to the sight of the sun rising over the magnificent Gurgler Ferner glacier. What better way to start a day in the mountains than with a cup of coffee on the hut's large terrace?
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