Welcome to our "Tango - feel-good - oasis"!
We are very happy that we have discovered this "paradise" in Austria for us and our tango trips.
Let's enjoy the colorful autumn in the mountains in the Ötz valley - with a view of the snow-capped peaks of the Ötztal Alps.
Our hotel is quiet and uniquely beautiful on a high plateau with a wonderful panoramic view of the Ötztal near Sautens. Here, in the sympathetically managed "Ritzlerhof", you can relax and dance the tango wonderfully: Our dance room with 130 square meters offers the best parquet floor, a beautiful view and of course the finest tango lessons.
We are very happy that Patricia & Matteo from Florence will be teaching. Patricia & Matteo dance an elegant Tango de Salon, which they enrich with innovative elements - imaginative and musically appropriate. In her German-speaking lessons you learn many tricks for a better technique and thereby gain in expression and stability. Harmony is paramount on this journey. Harmony with the music & harmony in a couple: an exciting combination that Patricia & Matteo skilfully teach tango with a lot of humor and joy.

Here in the Ötztal we are surrounded by meadows and forests. Here we can fully enjoy our vacation "away from the hustle and bustle". Tango & deceleration from everyday life, a successful holiday combination in this region of Austria!
The Ötztal Nature Park extends from the valley up into high alpine areas formed by glaciers with majestic mountain ranges, waterfalls and lots of greenery. Here you can be active both on short walks along the Ötz and on hikes. Several hiking trails start directly behind the hotel, such as to the idyllically situated Piburger See.

In the Ritzlerhof we can relax and recharge our batteries at the same time. The hotel is in a quiet, secluded location, far away from the hustle and bustle, noise and stress. A comfortably furnished house with a lot of alpine flair and honest hospitality awaits us.
Whether from the large terrace, from the indoor pool or even from the solar-heated outdoor pool: the all-round view of the Ötztal Alps is unbeatable. Actually, you never want to leave here again... at least that's how it was for us on the last tango trips.
We are spoiled with culinary delights by the kitchen team. We start the day with an extensive breakfast buffet until 10:30 a.m. In the afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., we can also look forward to a snack with salty and sweet, cold and warm smaller dishes. We can take this on the outside terrace or in the cozy light-flooded lounge. For dinner, there is a fine salad buffet in the "Gameza" restaurant, as well as a multi-course menu with an Austrian-Mediterranean touch.
We can relax in the small but fine wellness area with four different saunas, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool and a cozy relaxation room - of course with a panoramic view.
The warm welcome from our friendly hosts Josef Ertl & Michael Haslacher ensures a feel-good character. The two run their house with a lot of enthusiasm, cordiality and passion.
Different room categories can be booked:
The standard rooms type "Jöchle" are rustically furnished. They are rather small at around 19 square meters, but are still comfortable and have a small balcony. The classic rooms "Bärenkopf" are more spacious with approx. 23 sqm, they have a larger balcony and are tastefully furnished in alpine style. The superior rooms "Kreuzjoch" offer a lot of comfort and space with 33 sqm. They are furnished with high-quality furniture and have a modern bathroom and a balcony.
All rooms have a minibar, safe and a kettle.
The luxurious junior suites type "Wetterkreuzkogel" are approx. 37 square meters. In the comfortably furnished living/sleeping area there is a walk-in closet and a sitting area with a minibar and an Illy coffee machine. The bathroom has a rain shower and a free-standing panoramic bathtub.

Getting there:
The arrival should take place on October 6, 2024 = Sunday by 5.30 p.m. The courses start the next day.
On October 12, 2024 = Saturday, the return journey can take place after breakfast. The rooms should be vacated by around 11:30 am.
Additional days can be requested via Bailando Reisen.

Our hotel is located above Sautens in the lower Ötztal in Austria. Accessible via Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Seefeld, Lermoos to Imst/Fernpass and further toll-free via the B 171 to Haiming/Ötztal. Alternatively via Munich-Salzburg-Kufstein-Innsbruck to Haiming/Ötzal.
When arriving by train, a free shuttle transfer can be arranged from Ötztal Train Station.

Price per person in € (EURO):

Standard room Typ: Jöchle   1.280,- €  
Classic room    Typ: Bärenkopf   1.490,- €  
Superior room  Typ: Kreuzjoch   1.580,- € Waiting list
Juniorsuite       Typ: Wetterkreuzkogel   1.680,- € still 1 room available

Additional days:
Room Typ "Jöchle":           150,- €/Half board
Room Typ "Bärenkopf":     170,- €/Half board
Room Typ "Kreuzjoch" :     185,- €/Half board

Price includes:

  • Six nights in a double room

  • Welcome drink at the get-together

  • Breakfast buffet, afternoon snack, evening menu with salad buffet

  • 5 x 1,5 hours of tango lessons & 2 x 1 hours practice with Patricia Hilliges & Matteo Panero

  • Nightly Milongas 

  • Show with Patricia & Matteo

  • Use of the wellness area and the hotel's own activities such as selected guided hikes and yoga

  • Travel guide Anette and Klaus Spiegel

Not included:
Personal expenses and local tax of € 4.00 per day.
Together with the room bill (e.g. drinks, SPA, etc.), the hotel will charge the local tax of € 4.00 per person / day. This can only be paid on site at the reception and is charged by the Ötztal Tourist Office per guest.

Tango with Patricia & Matteo:

Patricia Hilliges & Matteo Panero are based in Florence and have been teaching together since 1998.
They dance an elegant Tango de Salon, which they enrich with innovative elements - imaginative and musically appropriate. With a lot of wit, they teach even challenging content with a didactic experience.

A total of 5 x 1,5 hours of lessons and practical sessions with Patricia & Matteo are planned. Patricia and Matteo both speak German and Italian.


Patricia & Matteo (Tango)
Patricia & Matteo (Milonga)
Patricia & Matteo (Tango)
Patricia & Matteo (Tango)
Patricia & Matteo (Vals)

A contingent of different room categories is available for this trip. 
The room allocation of the booked room category takes place after receipt of the travel registration.

Booking & Payment:

Our general terms and conditions apply according to our website.

Please send us the completed travel registration form by email or post.
After receipt of the completed travel registration form, we will send you a booking confirmation/invoice including a security shine. 
Approx. 2 weeks before the start of the tour we will send you further information about the arrival.

A deposit of 15% of the tour price is due, see also notes in the travel registration.
The balance is due five weeks before the start of the tour. Cancellation charges apply from the time of reservation. 
The costs and cancellation deadlines are shown in the travel registration. 
We recommend to book a travel insurance in your country.

Minimum number of participants: 25 persons.
If this number is not reached by 2 months before departure, we reserve the right to cancel the trip.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to send an email to Anette Spiegel.
info@tango-cruise.com, or phone 0049-821/3196 570.

Download the booking form here

Patricia & Matteo

Hotel Ritzlerhof





Superior: Kreuzjoch

Ritzlerhof-Zimmer: Klassik
Klassik: Bärenkopf

Ritzlerhof-Zimmer: Köchle
Standard: Jöchle