Innervillgraten: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

June 23, 2016 Austria Write a Comment 2,085 Views

Innervillgraten: A Perfect Weekend Getaway In The Austrian Alps.

A weekend away from our normal busy routine was long overdue. For Ulli’s 60th birthday, we decided to do something special: a road trip to somewhere. Away from the beautiful, yet sometimes way too crowded, Vienna and off to nature. All we longed for was, serenity, peace and most importantly, no cellphone reception. Not sure where our road trip would lead us, we started driving Southwest…

After about six hours, we reached the Austrian-Italian border and decided to give the Dolomites a visit. Unfortunately the weather was really bad, so we returned to Austria the next day. Tyrol it was then!

From Larger Villages, To Smaller Ones; And From Smaller Ones To Innervillgraten.

Innervillgraten is one of the most traditional and most beautiful mountain villages in Tyrol. Approximately 940 people call it their home and it’s a very typical scattered settlement at around 1402 metres above sea level. The region is one of the most remote regions in Austria and is only accessible throughout the year since 1956. This gives you a hint of what our next couple of days looked like.

Small alpine villages are characteristic for Innervillgraten and while driving along the continually smaller roads, we ended up at exactly one of these…

Welcome To Oberstalleralm.

These alpine huts were built for the summer cattle husbandry. Farmers lived with their animals during the season. That is why these huts are actually quite large with living rooms and a stable. Today, they’re used as holiday cottages for vacationers like us.

The protected alpine village Oberstalleralm consists of only 18 rustic alpine huts, which was perfect for us. This part of Austria is a paradise and a place of refuge for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity. Unspoilt nature is all you’ll get here.

Restaurant Tip.
  • Gasthof Badl Alm
  • Adress: Kalkstein 160a, 9932 Innervillgraten
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am – 6.00pm
The "Gasthof Badl Alm" in Innervillgraten is the perfect place to start your hike or excursion. Great food and a lovely place to stay at.
The “Gasthof Badl Alm” in Innervillgraten is the perfect place to start your hike or excursion. Great food and a lovely place to stay at.
Farming is the number one business in Innervillgraten.
Farming is the number one business in Innervillgraten.
Apart from the town centre, Innervillgraten mainly consists of farms spread out across the area.
Apart from the town centre, Innervillgraten mainly consists of farms spread out across the area.
The landscape around the Innervillgraten valley is one of the most beautiful we've come across in Austria.
The landscape around the Innervillgraten valley is one of the most beautiful we’ve come across in Austria.
Oberstalleralm is one if the most serene and peaceful places in Tyrol.
Oberstalleralm is one if the most serene and peaceful places in Tyrol.
The alpine village Oberstalleralm consists of only 18 rustic alpine huts.
The alpine village Oberstalleralm consists of only 18 rustic alpine huts.
Apart from vacationers renting one of the farm houses at Oberstalleralm, you'll only come across hikers once in a while.
Apart from vacationers renting one of the farm houses at Oberstalleralm, you’ll only come across hikers once in a while.
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