Paar läuft Händchenhaltend durch die grüne Almwiese
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Alpine Summer

Fun and relaxation in Nature

A hearty Brettljause, a fragrant Kaiserschmarren and genuine hospitality, where you can simply feel comfortable. SalzburgerLand stands like no other region for its alpine landscape and its rustic alpine huts. A quarter of our land area is Alpine pastures with over 550 alpine huts in total, and almost 200 have earned the “Salzburger Almsommerhütte” seal of approval. With genuine hospitality, the cottage owners enrich the Alpine summer with passionate culinary specialities. Explore your perfect Alpine summer holiday - we live for it!

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Alpine Summer in SalzburgerLand is more then only the tradition of farming and cultivating mountain pastures. It is also synonymous with the comprehensive offerings of certified Alpine Summer huts, cultivated mountain farms, trails and bookable holiday packages in SalzburgerLand. Above all, Alpine Summer is a feeling that every visitor can experience with all senses. The smell of sun-warmed hay during mowing time, while hiking towards the top through freshly mown meadows and watching farmers rhythmically swing their scythes, is surely unforgettable. The whooshing sound of the scythe blades can be heard from afar, just like the cheerful yodelling one might hear echoing across the valley. A rest along the way is definitely worth it! Nowhere else can you view the majestic mountain panorama better than on a soft, mossy pasture. Here, between blooming blueberry shrubs, the gaze goes on forever and satisfaction and tranquility slowly set in.

Unique mountain pastures and spectacular long-distance hiking trails 

Hikers will find on the mountains of SalzburgerLand a virtually boundless network of perfectly signposted hiking trails of all difficulty levels. A special feature is certainly the Salzburg Almenweg, which leads over 31 stages from Alpine pasture to Alpine pasture and through the entire county of Salzburg. Outstanding summer cable cars take pleasure hikers comfortably to the start of their tours. Hungry mountain fans are warmly welcome on over 1,800 farmed mountain pastures and in 550 huts in SalzburgerLand, to enjoy culinary delights with fresh regional products. 

Almost 200 have earned the “Salzburger Almsommerhütte” seal of approval. These huts are all easily accessible with children, and hikers can look forward to a particularly original, authentic alpine experience. Regional delicacies are served with most of them being lovingly made by the innkeepers themselves. This means, you will move on both in a good mood and with new energy. For example, on the Salzburg Alpine Pastures Trail which is a wonderful route with 25 stages (can be hiked individually) where you can freely choose to stay overnight either in hotels or mountain huts, or combine them as you wish. For wonderful hiking trails and the enjoyment you find there.

Salzburg Alpine Summer Facts

  1. Alpine summer opening: annually on the weekend before the summer solstice
  2. Events: Numerous authentic events at the alpine pastures and huts show living tradition and handed-down customs.
  3. Certified and Quality-tested alpine summer huts: 164 excellent huts in the SalzburgerLand bear the “Almsommer Certificate”.
  4. All-inclusive packages: numerous special offers for hikers and families
  5. Density of alpine pastures: Around 1,800 managed alpine pastures and 550 huts make SalzburgerLand the province with the highest density of alpine pastures.
  6. Salzburger Almenweg: This long-distance hiking trail leads over 25 stages from Alpine pasture to Alpine pasture
  7. Salzburger Summer Cable Cars: The best Salzburg summer mountain railways offer top quality as well as exciting themes such as “Adventure”, “Family”, “Indulgence” or “Panorama and Nature Experience”.
  8. Alpine Summer Brochure (only in German): Overview of all excellent alpine summer huts, alpine summer partnerprises, hiking offers, trekking tours and events.
  9. MTB-Alpine pasture: An official mountain bike trail leads to the hut.
  10. Kinder-Alm: Huts especially suitable for children. There are at least three offers for children such as: Petting animals (goats, rabbits, chickens…), wooden play equipment, “experience water” (splash around at the fountain trough, build a dam at the alpine stream), educational or theme trail to the hut, etc.
  11. Pram hut: The hut is easily accessible by pram.
  12. The alpine summer huts can be reached on foot in 30 to 120 minutes and there is no public road leading to the hut.
„Hiking is work for the legs, and the state of one's soul!“
Josef Hofmiller, German writer 1893-1933
Experience an Alpine Summer Love, music, nature and good food all belong to the Alpine pasture myth, which never gets ahead of itself. In its magic, the Alpine pasture experience is more alive than ever.
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