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Kathrin Mittermayr am Formarinsee, Rote Wand (c) Freiburger Hütte, Formarinsee, Lechquellengebiet (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Fascinating light

Kathrin Mittermayr, at her feet, there is the turquoise Formarinsee

Vorarlberg Magazine
Poetry in Nature

Freiburger Hut

Kathrin Mittermayr

Along with her husband Florian, she runs the Freiburger Hütte in the Lechquellengebiet, in one of the loveliest places in Austria.

At their feet, there is the turquoise Formarinsee, opposite an impressive rock formation known as the Rote Wand. Kathrin and Florian Mittermayr work at an altitude of 1,931 metres in the Freiburger Hütte, voted “Austria’s loveliest spot”. This accolade by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation went to the Formarinsee and the Rote Wand in 2015.

The menu of the Freiburger Hütte includes typical Austrian fare such as bacon dumpling soup, Kässpätzle and cold cuts served on a platter. The couple ensures sustainability and regionally sourced products.

Formarinsee, Rote Wand, Nebeldecke (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Freiburger Hütte, Rote Wand, Formarinsee (c) Freiburger Hütte, Formarinsee, Lechquellengebiet (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Hüttenwirte Freiburger Hütte, Kathrin und Florian Mittermayr (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Freiburger Hütte, Formarinsee, Lechquellengebiet (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Rote Wand und Formarinsee, Kühe am Weg (c) Freiburger Hütte, Formarinsee, Lechquellengebiet (c) Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus

The view in the morning

Kathi and Florian Mittermayr

Inside the Freiburger Hütte

In the morning the sun bathes the Rote Wand in a fascinating light. We know at such moments that this is where we belong.

Kathrin Mittermayr

Kathi and Florian are passionate athletes in their all-too-short free time: whether cycling, mountain biking and, it goes without saying skiing – the couple spends every free minute enjoying the great outdoors. The hut is their pride and joy: watching the sun setting on the Rote Wand, they couldn’t imagine life being any better than this.

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      Across Steinernes Meer-Formaletsch to Lake Formarin | Dalaas
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      Distance:8,4 km
      Ascent:345 m
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      Across Steinernes Meer-Formaletsch to Lake Formarin | Dalaas

      Discover 200-million-years-old evidence of the maritime past of the Alps on Steinernes Meer, a craggy…

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      Formarin Alpe bus stop

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