Some mountain huts deliberately focus on families and the children's hunger for adventure. Family friendliness is evident when the hut is easily accessible, i.e. does not require too long an ascent, and has enough smaller rooms. There should also be no immediate hazards such as steep slopes around them. Also a playground, a brook or pond as well as extensive playgrounds and safe hiking tours in the vicinity characterize for example the Alpenvereinshütten with the Seal of approval "With children to huts".
The Rastkogel hut is one of them, nestled between gentle slopes and surrounded by hiking trails leading to the surrounding peaks: Rosskopf, Kreuzjoch, Rastkogel. From the hut terrace you can look over the valley to the great ones of the Zillertal. Großer Löffler, Schwarzenstein, Gigalitz, all snow-covered three thousand metre peaks. The kids don't have a look at that. They storm the rooms, climb the upper floors of the double bunk beds instead of the peaks. At first there is nothing more exciting than exploring your own room and that of your friends. This is immediately followed by the well-equipped playroom.
Outside there's a little creek to explore, but it'll have to wait till tomorrow. Ten o'clock at night is the end of raving: Rest of the hut! And 7:30 is breakfast already. Kathi, the landlady of the hut, has emphatically made this clear. "Mama, they're strict here," complains the four-year-old son. But the everyday life at 2000 meters is well clocked and leaves little room for special wishes.