Tips & things worth knowing for your “Almliesl holiday”

Important before departure:

  • Directions, key codes, maps, GPS
  • Vehicle documentation, breakdown recovery membership card, valid passports
  • Motorway toll sticker (vignette) for the Austrian motorways (obtainable at petrol stations and border crossings)
    TIP: You can access all properties in Tyrol without paying a toll. In Pinzgau and Pongau go via Kufstein or the
    “Kleine Deutsche Eck”.

Arrival in summer
All Almliesl properties are accessible without difficulty; huts can be reached with a normal car, no 4WD is necessary. However, sports cars or cars with little ground clearance are not recommended. In the case of difficult access roads, these are mentioned in the descriptions of the properties.

Arrival in winter
It is a legal requirement in Austria to have winter tyres, and for your personal safety this should be the case anyway; insurance companies will not pay anything in the case of an accident if you have the wrong type of tyres on your car. For all huts that are accessed by mountain roads or forest tracks, we recommend bringing snow chains and / or a 4WD vehicle.


  • Check that all lights, fridge and boiler are working.
  • Check that you have hot and cold running water.
  • For all huts in land owned by the Austrian Forestry Commission (Öbf): turn on the gas supply. There are instructions in the hut manual. Are there spare mantles available?
  • If anything is not working, please contact the owner directly or, in emergencies, the “Almliesl” office: 0043 (0)6542 80480 or 0043 (0)664 3854080


  • In Austria there is a strict rule concerning waste disposal. Please be sure to separate your rubbish.
  • Please replace keys where they were collected (post box, owner, keyholder)

Travelling with dogs or cats

  • If you are bringing your 4 legged friend to Austria, rabies certification is necessary; a rabies inoculation must have happened at least 30 days before arrival in the country and must not been more than 12 months before arrival (6 months in the case of cats).
  • Bring the pet’s EU-inoculation details and lead.
  • Microchip identification must be in place for dogs, cats, and ferrets, or a tattoo marking (valid up to 2011).
  • Wild animals or cattle must not be disturbed by your pet. Pet owners will be held responsible in the case of any damage or accidents, so please keep your dogs on a lead. As an animal lover, we are sure you will understand.

Packing list for your hut holiday

  • Small first aid kit (bandages, ointments, sun and insect protection)
  • Bed linen (bedcovers) and/or hand / bath towels (if necessary)
  • Sleeping bags (especially in the winter months, but also recommended in the summer)
  • Table linen, tea towels, washing up liquid
  • Toilet paper
  • Candles, torch, matches, fire lighters, barbecue charcoal
  • Gaslight mantles for huts without electricity
  • Binoculars, camera, and video camera
  • Hiking maps
  • Bring warm clothing in summer too, and waterproofs. It can get cold quickly in the mountains.
  • Good quality hiking footwear, hat, rucksack, hiking poles

Emergency numbers for Austria:
120 - ÖAMTC (Breakdown recovery)
144 - Ambulance and alpine emergency services
122 - Fire brigade
133 - Police

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