Austrian Tourist Club

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Austrian Tourist Club
Formation1869 (1869)
  • Vienna
24,000 (2007)
Main organ
35 sections (53 huts)

The Austrian Tourist Club (German : Österreichische Touristenklub) or ÖTK is the second oldest and third largest Alpine club in Austria.


The foundation of the club goes back to an initiative by Gustav Jäger, publisher of Der Tourist, [1] the first tourist magazine in Austria. In contrast with the Austrian Alpine Club founded in 1862, Jäger aimed first and foremost to support nature in his local area and the states of Vienna and Lower Austria. [2]


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