The Rofenhöfe farms
A restaurant with a long history
Take a day trip to Austria’s highest permanently settled mountain farms!
What’s the best way to spend a winter holiday at Natur- & Alpinhotel Post? Of course, there’s a wide selection of winter sports, but there’s much more, too. Today we want to introduce you to a charming destination that we particularly love.
About two kilometres west of Vent, at 2,014 metres above sea level, you’ll find the Rofenhöfe: Austria’s highest permanently settled mountain farms. Their history dates back to the 13th century. A group of shepherds was returning home in the direction of Niederjoch when the unexpected onset of winter caught them by surprise with heavy snowfall. They were forced to set up camp and spend the winter on the mountain.
Today, the farms are owned by the Klotz family. They breed the famous Haflinger horses and also run the restaurant – which, with its idyllic location and an impressive view, simply couldn’t be better situated. Here hikers and visitors enjoy traditional delicacies on the terrace while the children have fun in the playground.
Starting from Vent, you can reach the Rofenhöfe on foot by following a hiking trail. The rope bridge built by the Klotz family will allow you to cross the 31-metre-deep Rofen gorge. We await you in Austria for winter holidays in a class of their own.