Isolated yet accessible
The hike up through the Zemm Valley is gentle and leads along a wide forest track. Right after the gorge section, the first signs point in the direction of the Waxeggalm. At this point, turn right and keep walking towards the delicious home cooking of landlady Ottilie. Pass through herds of cows and head straight on until you reach the romantic Waxeggalm.
Every guest here is greeted with a friendly smile. Landlord Alfred doesn’t hang around and immediately serves the first schnapps. After the hike up, I am really looking forward to the a beer served by Alfred from the "Waxeggalm refrigerator". I have also worked up a real hunger and so can’t resist trying a slice of home-baked cake. Every day the hut offers a different cake such as fruit streusel cake, cherry cake, blueberry cake or cherry chocolate cake and each is absolutely delicious.
A song for the Waxeggalm
A former Ziller Valley band, the "Zillertaler Local Sound" honoured the Waxeggalm by writing a blues song about it. If the landlord is in high spirits and plays the Waxeggalm Blues, it’s bound to create a great atmosphere at the alm.
Hut with a heart as of summer 2019
Since summer 2019 the Waxeggalm has been classified as a "hut with a heart" and so belongs to an elite club of the best huts in the region. It boasts especially warm hospitality, the best cakes and mountain food as well as friendly and welcoming hosts – and I can testify to that!
About the landlords of the Waxeggalm:
Ottilie and Alfred Mühlbauer are originally from Upper Austria. They always wanted to own a mountain hut and so brought this hidden treasure in the midst of the Ziller Valley Alps some years ago. Ottilie’s cooking and baking skills are incredible and Alfred is a good craftsman and a hunting enthusiast. He loving tends to his hunting ground next to the Waxeggalm.