Alpine Design

    You'll find not just great food and drink, but also a stylish ambiance in these establishments. Many of Austria's mountaintop restaurants, lodges, and hotels are true showpieces of Alpine architecture.


    IceQ Design Restaurant in Sölden

    Located at the top of the Gaislachkogel mountain at 10,000 ft (3,048 m), the innovative design restaurant IceQ opened in Sölden at the start of the ski season 2013/14. A testimony to modern architecture, the glass exterior projects a transparent feeling that takes visitors close to the spectacular mountain scenery. The technical masterpiece goes one step further, as the roof terrace is connected to the Gaislachkogel mountain peak via a suspension bridge. The stylish high-end restaurant is a gourmet experience, taking Austrian cuisine to new heights. A special highlight is the signature wine ‘Pino3000’, a cross-border wine project, where three top wine-growers bring their best Pinot Noir from Austria, South Tirol, and Germany to be matured in a special wine cellar at the Gaislachkogel. You may also recognize iceQ from the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace! The 007 ELEMENTS museum is just a few steps from the now iconic restaurant.

    Café 3.440 on the Pitztal Glacier - Austria's Highest Café

    Enjoy the view of Tirol's highest mountain, the Wildspitze, and the surrounding peaks from Café 3.440 - Austria's highest café. Unwind over coffee and cake on the free-floating terrace or from a panoramic seat behind the wide glass frontage.

    Enjoy a Drink at the Swarovski-Encrusted TOP Mountain Star in Obergurgl

    At over 10,000 ft (3,000 m), the Swarovski-Encrusted TOP Mountain Star in Obergurgl, an architectural masterpiece is perched on a narrow ridge of the Wurmkogel mountain. The continuous glass face allows a 360° view, and thousands of Swarovski crystals glitter at the designer bar.

    Zillertal's Kristallhütte Experience

    Experience the unique mountain atmosphere at the Kristallhütte in the Zillertal Alps and get away from it all. Allow yourself to be pampered at 7,044 ft (2,147 m) above sea level, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Tirol. Whether dining in glorious sunshine on the terrace, cuddling around the crackling fire with a glass of red wine during a storm, or staying overnight in a waterbed room, simply enjoy the time well away from the stress of everyday life.

    Above it all at the Adler Lounge

    Amidst the spectacular Grossglockner mountain scenery, modern architecture reaches towards the clouds of style and enjoyment. With more than 60 3,000-metre (9,800 foot) peaks in front of you, chilling, dining, staying overnight, or simply "being above it all" is easy at the Adler Lounge. A holiday in the Grossglockner resort of Kals/Matrei is invariably a superlative mountain holiday. In winter, the region boasts more than 68 miles (109 km) of ski runs (East Tirol’s largest ski area), and in summer National Park Hohe Tauern (Central Europe’s largest national park) invites you to hike and mountain bike through adventure worlds and trails of alpine traditions. The Adler Lounge is enthroned at about 8,200 ft (2,500 m) altitude, right by the cable car station. In blissfully quiet, comfortable all-glass cabins you float from Kals to the heights. Designer furniture, wood floors, and modern art make après-ski as much of an experience as the summer jazz brunch or a stylish afternoon meal at the Adler Lounge. And if, after all that enjoyment, you cannot tear yourself away - why not stay for the night?

    The Crystal Lifestyle Hotel, Obergurgl

    At almost 6,560 ft (2,000 m) above sea level, right next to the gondolas and slopes of the Obergurgl ski resort, the Crystal is the perfect base for a winter holiday amidst the mountains. It offers casual luxury and first-class design to give you he height of Alpine luxury. It is located directly on the slopes of Obergurgl, which means great ski access for the whole season.

    Wedelhütte Zillertal

    As a guest at the Wedelhütte, you will be staying in an Alpine hut yet with all the luxurious five-star comforts. At 7,700 ft (2,357 m) above sea level the Wedelhütte is located at the highest point of the Hochzillertal hiking / skiing area. During summer you can enjoy hiking, culinary highlights, and other exciting mountain experiences in the nearby area.

    Fine Dining at the Hospiz Alm

    Treat yourself to a gourmet menu at the Gault Millau awarded Hospiz Alm in St. Christoph. A perfect symbiosis of excellent cuisine and Alpine lifestyle, sit back on the sun terrace and let your gaze wander over the majestic mountains.


    Berghotel Rudolfshütte, Uttendorf

    The 3* Berghotel Rudolfshütte is located at 7,595 ft (2,315 m) above sea level in the National Park Hohe Tauern, surrounded by 22 imposing 9,800 ft (3,000 m) peaks and numerous glaciers. It is only reachable by cable car and has no street access. This doesn’t keep it from offering amenities such as a panorama indoor swimming pool, saunas, and an indoor climbing hall.

    Gipfel Restaurant Kitzsteinhorn - Salzburg's Highest Restaurant

    At 7,595 ft (2,315 m) the stylish Gipfel Restaurant is the highest in SalzburgerLand. The restaurant design signifies contemporary Alpine style based on natural elements, which are in a harmonious setting with snow, ice, and sky. The breathtaking panoramic view of Austria's highest peaks completes the contemporary Alpine atmosphere.

    Steinbockalm Hochkönig

    Tradition and modernity are not a contradiction at the Steinbockalm. Two authentic huts are connected by a chill out bar and lounge area. The big panorama window - facing the direction of the sunset - and inviting panorama terrace make it the perfect place for a sundowner.

    Krallerhof Fine Dining & Europe's Highest Brewery

    The Krallerhof is one of the finest wellness hotels in SalzburgerLand, located on a sunny plateau in Leogang. Enjoy local cuisine at the hotel restaurant, however don't miss the historic Alte Schmiede restaurant at AsitzEnjoy local cuisine at the hotel restaurant, however don't miss the historic Alte Schmiede restaurant at Asitz. Glide up to the mountain by cable car and experience local and international cuisine in a place surrounded by nature and nostalgic flair. Beer lovers will be drawn to the nearby AsitzBräu, Europe's highest brewery.

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