The unique alpine lodge in Ofterschwang is located just above the valley station of the World Cup Express and is accessible within 5-10 minutes by foot. Savory regional dishes, tasty cakes, a beautiful guestroom, nice terrace with a panorama view onto the mountains, playground and quite a few animals await guest big and small.

A large, varied menu - as it is not often found on mountain lodges - spoils you with homemade and freshly prepared Allgäuer delicacies. An absolute recommendation are the homemade Allgäuer Kässpatzen (spaetzle with cheese).

During the summer months the host, Peter Schmid, offers fresh trout from his own pond at the lodge. If you prefer sweet, you can enjoy the "Kaiserschmarrn" with applesauce or the delicious home-baked cakes.

The "little ones" can explore the little "petting zoo" with chickens, ducks, goats, pigs and hares, or play at the small playground beside the lodge.

And why does the Wurzelhütte actually have this extraordinary name? The solution is to be found in the unique parlour: a large tree root, hanging from the ceiling, forms the center of the quaintly decorated lodge.

Whenever the World Cup Ski Circus is held in Ofterschwang, the "Wurzelhütte" is, so to speak, in the centre of the univers.

A good stopover coming down the black slope during winter is an absolute must! The lodge can also be reached by foot during wintertime if you talk the small road behind the primary school.

The Wurzelhütte is open all year round and is also a hot tip for any family jubilees, company trips and other festivities and celebrations - even during the inspection times of the cable car, when most is closed down in low season. There i a parking area close by and it takes about 5 minutes by foot to reach the lodge. 

  • homemade cakes
  • delicious Allgäuer delicacies
  • fresh trout during summer
  • ideal for parties up to 50 persons

Opening hours:

  • Tuesdays through Sundays daily from 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock (kitchen open from 10:00-17:00 o'clock)
  • closed on Mondays, except public holidays and during the Carnival holidays

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Next to the ski slope

A recommendable stopover right next to the black slope. If you do not ski, the lodge can also be reached on foot from the parking area at the valley station of the "Weltcup-Express" cable car.

Ideal stopover when hiking

Whether as a direct excursion destination or after a beautiful hike, the Wurzelhütte is recommended for tasty food or refreshing drinks. Everything is prepared fresh by the host personally.

Families welcome

The small zoo with goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and ducks is an attraction for children. In the small playground or on the meadow, they can also play and run while the parents can eat in peace. The children's menu with delicious dishes ensures happy children, seemingly there is the best spaetzle with sauce.

Special offers

Cool Kids Special

Cool for families! Once in spring and once in autumn, we have a special family offer: during the period of the offer, children receive a free children's portion or ice cream bowl if accompanied by two adults and food and drinks in the value of at least € 24,- is purchased.


Herr Peter Schmid
Panoramaweg 13a
87527 Ofterschwang

+49 8321 724438 Website Calculate route
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