The Ottohaus invites you to stop for a bite to eat, rest and stay overnight on the Rax Plateau

As well as a beautiful panorama, the Ottohaus offers hikers on the Rax Plateau traditional home cooking and overnight accommodation.

Relax at 1,644m above sea level in the Ottohaus, where Sigmund Freud used to be a regular guest. Freud often stayed at the Knappenhof in Reichenau an der Rax. From there, he would often travel along the Törlweg to the Ottohaus, which was named after Archduke Otto of Austria. Since 1893, the Ottohaus on the Rax Plateau has been an attraction for hikers and mountain fans alike. From leisurely walks, to demanding climbing tours, the varied Rax Plateau will thrill all nature lovers.

Home cooking and a natural experience

Enjoy the view of the imposing Felstör over a legendary “Holzfällerbraten” (lumberjack roast). The view from the terrace and the nearby viewing platform extends to the valley. In the 4,000sqm Rax Alpine Garden, nature lovers can discover edelweiss, gentian, and around 200 other plant species from the Rax and Schneeberg area.

Hiker-friendly huts

The Ottohaus is one of the certified huts in the Vienna Alps, and it can be reached via idyllic paths and trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The most comfortable way to travel is the Rax aerial cableway: From the Rax-Alm Berggasthof summit station, the hike to the Ottohaus takes just half an hour.

Opening times:
Early May – end of October
Winter: Catering services in good weather, on weekends, and on public holidays;
Overnight accommodation: temperature permitting, as the bedrooms are not heated.

Accommodation (beds / storage places): 36 / 28

Tel: +43 2666 52402