Lechtaler Hexenkessel 1,200m



The name sounds mysterious and indeed the name “Hexenkessel” (witches’ cauldron) probably refers to the witch trials which were held near the hut in the 16th century. There the verdicts were returned and enforced. Today only the name of the quaint pasture hut reminds of the historic site of jurisdiction. Today the Hexenkessel hut is characterised by its fantastic sun terrace offering a fantastic view of the Lechtal and the tasty cuisine. The pasture hut is especially popular among hikers and skiers, since it is close to the Lechweg trail and the Jöchelspitzebahn base station.


22 Dec. 2016 – 17 Apr. 2017
Daily from 10:00 a.m.
From 15 March onwards: closed on Wednesdays

Simone Ulseß
Tel.: +4367690486441
E-mail: ulsess@aon.at
Facebook: lechtalerhexenkessel




The food offered at the hut is traditional. Aromatic hey milk and pasture milk cheese and fresh water are delivered by the Sojer cheese dairy in Steeg. The spicy venison and traditional sausages as well as the speck are bought at Hauser’s farm shop. After the afternoon snack guests can enjoy a brandy from the Wildanger schnapps distillery and on cold winter days, herbal teas from the “Lechtaler Kräuterhexen” provide for warmth.



Guided winter hike with a mountain guide who knows the area well (with or without snowshoes) and afterwards break stop at the Lechtaler Hexenkessel. Together we sit next to the crackling fire and enjoy a soothing cup of Edelweiß punch. Information on the dates and on the booking process can be found in the events calendar. The team of the tourist information offices is happy to answer your questions.