Restaurants and bars at Kaunertal Glacier
Exercise and fresh air make you hungry. Up on Kaunertal Glacier you can visit the Weißsee restaurant directly at the glacier car park, or the Ochsenalm at the bottom station of the Ochsenalmbahn lift. Our kitchen chef attaches great importance on sourcing and using as many ingredients as possible from local famers, bakers and butchers in Kaunertal.
Our mountain gastronomy is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer and winter operating hours.
Glacier restaurant Weisssee
The self-service glacier restaurant is located at 2750 metres right by the car park, and is designed to be completely barrier-free and accessible to all. The restaurant serves tasty Tirolean specialities, vegetarian dishes and international cuisine, while large windows in the octagonal wooden building reveal breath-taking views over the glacier. When the weather is good, you can also sunbathe on the large outdoor terrace.
Bar & Restaurant Ochsenalm
The Ochsenalm waits at the bottom station of the Ochsenalmbahn, with a bar and self-service restaurant offering everything from snacks to the best cappuccinos. The broad sun terrace is a popular meeting point after a long day on the slopes, before taking the ski bus back down the valley.
Journey into the blue, with culinary pleasures
Whether you are an athlete or not, you can still enjoy the Kaunertal’s mountains! An excursion on the Kaunertal Glacier Road up to the Weißsee glacier restaurant, located at 2,750 metres, promises all day-trippers a veritable journey into the blue with spectacular mountain views and a plethora of eating options. Depending on your mood, you can choose between coffee and cake or Kaiserschmarrn (chopped pancake speciality) at one of the rustic mountain huts, a picnic in the countryside or your self-made menu at the glacier restaurant.
Choose one of these stops along the Glacier Road, or enjoy several at a time:
Seepanorama café and information point at 1,772 metres
Seepanorama is located right at the beginning of the Gepatsch reservoir. On the first floor of the building there is a restaurant with a terrace and view of the lake. There is also an exhibition from the TIWAG utilities company about their power plants and electricity. Besides coffee and cake, Seepanorama also offers pizzas and other warm snacks.
Nassereinalm at 2,041 m
Nassereinalm is located on the left lakeside road of the Gepatsch reservoir. After the first third of the route, the forest trail branches off to the mountain hut. Access on the well-developed path to the hut is permitted. The hut serves a traditional Kaunertal dish.
Gepatschhaus at 1,928 m
The Gepatschhaus is the oldest Alpine Club hut of the Frankfurt section. From the terrace of the hut you can enjoy a wonderful view across to Fernergarten and the Gepatschferner glacier. The hut’s landlady cooks up traditional Tyrolean cuisine, with the “Kaiserschmarrn” (chopped pancake with compote) being especially popular.
Poet picnic spot at 2,185 m
If you prefer to stop for a bite in the open air, we have created the perfect picnic spot for you, just 10 minutes on foot from the Glacier Road. The idyllic “Dichterbankl” (poet’s bench) is set on a slight hill near the Rifflbach waterfall and has a table and two benches for your comfort.