On the sunny slope of the Nordkette mountain massif, 900 metres above Innsbruck in Tyrol, lies this small but beautiful chalet – just uphill from another holiday lodge. The listed, traditional wooden house was built almost a century ago in 1935 and has been renovated and converted into a holiday home only recently.
The 60 square metres of living space can accommodate up to four guests. You enter the chalet via a veranda glazed on two sides, which provides direct access to the parlour. The room is furnished with simple, old farmhouse furniture, a fireplace and a table with a surrounding wooden bench, inviting you to spend time together. The directly adjoining kitchen is modern and comfortably equipped, as is the bathroom behind it with shower and wooden bathtub. On the upper floor – accessible via the original and therefore very steep staircase – there is a bedroom with two double beds and a small, unheated but cosy loggia where two more people can sleep. From here you have the same sweeping view of the surrounding mountain forests of the Karwendel Nature Park as from the veranda. In good weather, you can see as far as the Italian Alps.
The hut can be reached from Innsbruck in fifteen minutes by car – or you can take the Hungerburgbahn, built according to plans by architect Zaha Hadid, to the mountain station and then walk a quarter of an hour from there. The funicular railway is one of Innsbruck’s landmarks and connects the city centre with the castle north of the Inn. The surrounding area offers numerous excursion options at any time of year – from (alpine) hiking, climbing or paragliding in summer to winter sports of all kinds in winter. The rest of the time you can spend relaxing in the sauna, in the garden or on the lawn in front of the house – and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet around you.
What to do
The location in the mountain forest above the city of Innsbruck offers numerous excursion possibilities at any time of year - from hiking and climbing to paragliding and winter sports activities. The city of Innsbruck can be reached in fifteen minutes by car or by mountain railway.
Why we like this house
"A lot of houses call themselves "chalets", this really is one - an old, heritage-listed building.
This house is great for
Both couples and small families will find a beautiful retreat in this house.
|AT – Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck
|At 900 metres on a sunny slope of the Nordketten mountain massif at the southern tip of the Karwendel Nature Park, high above Innsbruck
|Number of guests
|1935, renovation 2023
|Built by Ernst Weyrer; renovation: Clemens Klein (architect), Berlin
|Listed building - old, Old & new
|1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Mountains, Sauna
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