Mountain restaurants on THE HIGHEST OF TIROL
Mountain restaurants and lodges on THE HIGHEST OF TIROL invite you to take a break and refresh yourself for the descent or further ascent. You can treat yourself to a culinary break at the Weitblick Panoramic Lounge. Those wanting to go higher – on foot or using Austria’s most modern cable car, the Wildspitzbahn, will have arrived at the 3440. Here they can tuck into homemade cakes and coffee delicacies. You can enjoy regional delicacies on the sun terrace with unobstructed views of the Pitztal mountains in the living room of Tyrol – the Sunna Alm. Guests in the hiking area can also enjoy a stop at the Taschachhaus or the Rifflseehütte Hut.
If you are a connoisseur, then Café 3440 is a must for you on the Pitztal Glacier. Perched at an altitude of 3,440 metres, this is where the Tyrolean mountains meet the ultimate in culinary delights. There are more than 50 three-thousand-metre peaks to marvel at on THE HIGHEST IN TIROL. Savour a homemade apple strudel on the sun terrace and enjoy the view of the eternal ice of the Wildspitze – the highest peak in Tyrol at 3,774 metres.
Mountain Restaurant Kristall
The barrier-free self-service restaurant Kristall with a spacious sun terrace is located in the glacier center at 2,840 m. There you can choose from local and international specialties as well as the dessert buffet of the in-house pastry shop. Vegetarians will also find something on the menu!
- Opening times: during the operating hours of the Pitztal Glacier
daily from 8.30 am to 4.15 pm
- The mountain restaurant Kristall is open for you in the summer months.
Nothing helps us on our way better than taking a break.
If you talk about mountain huts in the Pitztal Valley, then you can’t forget the hiking area around the Rifflsee. From the living room of Tyrol to mountain huts: At mountaineering & hiking in this area everyone can find his favourite restaurant for a short break.
Sunna Alm restaurant – also affectionately referred to as the living room of Tyrol – is situated in the Rifflseebahn mountain station. No matter if the weather is sunny or gloomy: The passive energy building is the perfect place for you to feel at home. You can enjoy regional delicacies on the sun terrace in the sunshine. And should the weather not be on your side, you can get cosy in the Zirben Swiss Stone Pine Lounge with a cup of tea and a book.
- Opening hours: During the operation times of the Rifflseebahn from 08.30 am to 4 pm.
Please note: Dogs are not allowed in our mountain restaurants!
Further refreshment opportunities at the Rifflsee
Good quality from the region of the Pitztal -
For all our dishes we use consciously regional and seasonal products.
Culinary with farsight at THE HIGHEST IN TIROL
It is the small things, that change our thinking and acting. As operators from mounatin restaurants in alpine heights, we play our part in a mindful usage of resources:
Cooperation with Pitztal Regional
We took the conscious decision against mountain hut classics and for regional delicacies. The Pitztal Burger is a cooperation product with Pitztal Regional. The bread for the burger was created specially Bakery Schranz, the meat is to 100% from the valley.
Buying of regional products from local farmers
The ingredients of our dishes don’t have a long driving distance: We buy at local farmers from the Pitztal or from Tyrol. We prefer to have less choice, but honest quality from the region.
Height adaption of our technical devices
Because of the extreme heights at the Glacier there are other circumstances at the preparations of dishes than in the valley. Coffee machines, tap systems or even a puff pastry behaves different than in the valley, because of the different pressures. auch ein Blätterteig verhalten sich aufgrund des Druckverhältnisses anders. We currently adapt our technical devices, so that flavour and quality don’t suffer from it.
Bamboo is the new plastic
Bit by bit plastic disappears from our restaurants. Instead we use bamboo – especially at events.
Kissed by the sun or electrically charged
Thanks to our photovoltaic system at Pitztal Glacier we produce 1/3 of our power ourselves. In the skiing area we drive with our E-Skidoo. You can also be part of sustainability: Use our ski bus free of charge or recharge your E-car at the valley station of the Glacier Express.
What may be taken for granted is sometimes anything but. Waste seperation plays an important part in our whole skiing area. We ask you to throw away your waste in the correct bin or to take it with you back to the valley.
Our mission: Healthy & Good
Bread, meat and cheese: Our dishes are prepared from regional ingredients. Our team at the restaurants takes care to use fresh, seasonal ingredients. A small, but delicious menu is the result.
Healthy & Good is our main focus.
Sugar and spice and everything nice
At THE HIGHEST IN TIROL is Austria’s highest patisserie. But if you want to enjoy the highest sweet delights at home, we have the recipe for our famous buckwheat cake for you.