Lodge / hut

Your stay

Rest where Sigmund Freud was a regular guest: in the Ottohaus at 1,644 metres above sea level. Freud often stayed at the Knappenhof in Reichenau an der Rax. From there he regularly hiked along the Törlweg to the refuge, which was named after Archduke Otto of Austria. Since 1893, the Ottohaus on the Rax plateau has been a centre of attraction for hikers and mountain lovers. Whether leisurely walks or challenging climbing tours, the diverse Rax Plateau inspires every nature lover.

Home cooking and nature experience

For culinary refreshment, enjoy the view of the imposing Felstörl. From the terrace and the nearby viewing platform, the view even extends into the valley. In the "Alpengarten Rax", nature enthusiasts discover edelweiss, gentian and around 200 other plant species of the Rax and Schneeberg region on 4,000 square metres.

Hiking huts

The Ottohaus can be reached via idyllic paths and trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The Rax cable car offers the most comfortable journey: from its mountain station at the Rax-Alm Berggasthof, it is only about half an hour's hike to the refuge.

The popular "Hüttenhüpfen" (hut hopping) continues from the Ottohaus to the Neue Seehütte.

Opening hours:
End of April until beginning of November
Winter: Catering area in good weather on weekends and public holidays;
Overnight accommodation: as long as temperatures permit, as the rooms are not heated.

Overnight stay (beds / campsites): 36 / 28


The map below is for orientation purposes only. Direct access by car is not possible. Use hiking maps for your ascent to the hut.

This is what other guests say about this host: Ottohaus

Excellent hotel.

Good to know

  • Service should be more professional

  • Tasty soups

    • „Good onion soup“
  • Great view

    • „Fascinating views“
    • „Great view“
    • „Nice view“
  • Great dining experience

Highlights from the 347 ratings

  • Location

    5.0 / 5
    14 ratings
  • Service

    4.2 / 5
    37 ratings
    • „Friendly staff“
    • „Nearby activities“
  • Room

    4.2 / 5
    28 ratings
    • „Fascinating views“
    • „Beds comfortable“
    • „Nice view“
  • Food

    4.0 / 5
    66 ratings
    • „Nice restaurant“
    • „Good onion soup“
    • „Good food“
  • Cleanliness

    2.8 / 5
    7 ratings
  • Value

    2.5 / 5
    18 ratings
    • „Reasonable prices“

Features of accommodations

  • Detailed features of accommodations
    Lounge area, Terrace/guest garden
  • Service
    Pets allowed
  • We speak ...
    English, Hungarian
  • Location
    in the mountains
  • Distance
    to the airport: 102 km, to the motorway: 17 km, to the next train station: 10 km, to the city center: 5 km

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