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Award Winning Alpine Summer Huts

An authenticly original Alpine life in SalzburgerLand

172 of the total 550 managed mountain huts in SalzburgerLand are proud to have been recognised as "Award Winning Alpine Summer Huts". This certificate guarantees an authentic Alpine experience for hikers including regional produce and traditional surroundings.

Many mountaineers live by the motto “I’ve got to make it to the top!” as the goal for each hike. Usually, the reward for having fought their way up to the summits in SalzburgerLand – step by step – is the thrilling view across the mountains into the valley. But the next worthwhile goal after the summit victory awaits already: the mountain hut. It should be rustic, cosy and traditional. And the empty stomach of course longs for the finest local delicacies and a cool glass of Elderberry juice wiht spring water!

“Hello” at the Alpine Summer hut

The endorphins pump through the body on the way down from the summit and with each step, the anticipation increases at the thought of a nice rest and refreshments in the mountain hut. The cowbells provide the soundtrack on the way to the mountain hut and even before the wooden fence of the hut is reached, you know that you’re in the right place! The orange signpost of the “Award winning Alpine Summer Hutssignals from afar that you’re approaching a hut with authentic quality. As you open the gate, you’re greeted by the aroma of genuine, regional mountain hut delicacies and the hosts welcome you with a warm ‘hello’. Steaming bowls of soup with Pinzgauer Kaspressknödel dumplings, Bauernkrapfen doughnuts with sauerkraut, elderberry compote and Kaiserschmarrn entice any hungry guest to get settled comfortably on the sunny patio.

Themed Alpine Summer huts

Some Alpine Summer mountain huts are devoted to a specific topic. Pram-friendly huts are particularly popular amongst families with small children, because the paths to the hut can easily be accessed with prams. Child-friendly huts focus on the kids and put a smile on their little faces with a petting zoo, wooden children’s playground equipment, adventure trails and various playgrounds. Mountain bike-friendly huts offer special mountain bike trails and the many bikes leaning at the fence mark the spot from the distance! Arts & culture huts are all about music, fine arts, literature and the theatre.

Order your own free Alpine Summer brochure with stamp passbook now!

After enjoying the hospitable service and regional delicacies, you should not forget one thing: to pick up your Alpine Summer stamp! Once you’ve collected 10 different stamps in your stamp passbook, you receive your own typical Austrian cutting board to remind you of your wonderful days up on the mountain pastures and the delectable food you had once you’ve returned home.

Here you can find all award winning Alpine Summer Huts

Award Criteria
  • Authentically original appearance
  • Reachable via hiking trails or cable car. Partial access with taxi transfers for people with reduced mobility.
  • Traditional mountain farming with cattle
  • Meals offered from home-grown produce and/or produce from the local region.
  • Adherence to hygiene and drinking water regulations
  • Compulsory annual training

Contact

SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH
+43 662 6800
Wiener Bundesstrasse 23
5300 Hallwang
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