Apartment House Ruetz Westendorf, Tirol, Austria


Apartments Ruetz Westendorf

Eight modern, exquisitely furnished, luxury rental apartments.

In two key respects, Haus Ruetz is an important spot. Right in the centre of the charming alpine village of Westendorf in the Austrian Tirol, our Sports, Fashion and Skihire shop occupies the ground floor whilst our modern, self-catering luxury apartments reside above and alongside. Our location is ideal in summer or winter being next door to lifts, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, parking and frequent public transport. In short, you can’t be more centrally located than here.

The holiday-let apartments offer stylish furniture with modern self-catering amenities with free Wi-Fi throughout the properties.

Apartment Features

All apartments also feature flat-screen cable TV with DVD player, a living room with dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. A refrigerator, a hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and toaster are all at your disposal.

From your balcony you’ll enjoy outdoor views of the mountains as well as the centre of Westendorf.

In summer the mountain lifts are within 5 minutes walk from our luxuary apartments. Restaurants, pubs, bars, shops, local and regional transport are within easy reach. The tourist office with very helpful staff is adjacent. And English is the second language in the region. Don’t take our word for it, give us a call now.

Our staff are in-house and will be glad to help you during your stay. Family Ruetz and staff look forward to your visit!

Sport Ruetz Westendorf

Call into our store in the center of Westendorf and talk to the experts (opposite the Tourist Information office)

Ask our English speaking staff about all your sports equipment requirements from our extensive range

Sport 2000 Ruetz – The Sports Equipment Experts

+43 699 1989 6321



Please click on the Apartments links above to view images of the various self-catering apartments.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email or call us by phone. English is spoken by all our staff.

Appartmenthaus Ruetz / Sport Ruetz
Schulgasse 1
A 6363 Westendorf
Tirol – Austria

T : +43 699 1989 6321

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Westendorf Almabtrieb 21st September 2019


The crowning glory of a beautiful summer in Westendorf is the traditional return of the cattle to the village from the high, mountain pastures.
The „Almabtrieb“ takes place on Saturday 21st September 2019 from 10:00h. There has already been a sprinkling of snow on the peaks above 2000 metres (6562 ft) but the weather forecast for „Altweibersommertage“ (Indian summer days) looks set to add extra enjoyment to the autumnal homecoming of the cattle along with their new calves born up the mountains during the summer.

This annual tradition is an important regional celebration that goes right to the heart of the Tirolean traditional way of life. Farmers and their wives will spend hours preparing adornments of flowers and colourful hadmade decorations ready to festoon the cattle along with each animal’s individual cow-bell. The sight and sounds of this ancient festival draw visitors to Westendorf from many countries. „The tradition goes back many centuries“ says Silvia Holaus, owner of the popular hotel and restaurant „Reiterstüberl“ in the Bichlinger Straße. „When a farming family has suffered a bereavement whilst the cattle have been away for the summer months, their herd will be decked out in black, out of respect.“

The festival also provides cullinary delights at the „Hoamfahrerfestl“ organised by farming families and clubs including the young farmers in the meadow next to the Klausnerhof.

Reiterstüberl Restaurant…


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A charming village, ancient traditions, dreamlike mountains and really hospitable people


ruetz apartments westendorf tradition

Traditions old and new thrive in Westendorf and the Brixen valley. One such special event is the over 360 year old Antlassritt that takes place on Corpus Christi. This is a religious procession by farmers from the towns of Kirchberg in Tirol, Brixen im Thale and Westendorf.

Year after year locals and guests take pleasure in viewing the imposing spectacle of 100 or so beautifully decorated horses being ridden through the valley. Starting in the main square in Westendorf, they are joined by local bands and processions of villagers in traditional costume along the Brixen valley.
The Antlassrit took place on June 20th 2019.
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The origins of the celebrations are unclear but tradition has it that the Antlassritt commemorates the 30 Years‘ War in the 17th century, when the villagers of the three communities beat back Swedish troops on the Klausenbach river. Every year, on the religious festival of „Fronleichnam“ – Corpus Christi – the farmers (exclusively men) ride to the „Schwedenkapelle“ chapel in Klausen near Kitzbühel in Tirol to commemorate their victory.

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