Originality. Connectedness. Hospitality. And Zest for Life. This is how the National Park community of Hüttschlag can best be described. This picturesque town is idyllically situated in the Großarltal valley. This former mining village is today one of the selected “mountaineering villages in Austria”.
As in the Past
The Talmuseum in Hüttschlag is especially popular. This rustic open-air museum at the end of the valley shows historical farms and takes visitors to the peasant rural life of the past centuries. The Bread Bakery, the Schnaps Distillery, the Mountain Blacksmith and the Hubertus Chapel are all built in the original style. In the main house, the Gensbichlhaus, the Alm Cinema shows suitable film sections for the season. The Talwirt serves regional specialties such as Speckjause and Kaiserschmarrn. Further information here.
Hiking in the Valley of the Mountain Pastures
The backpack is packed, the hiking shoes are laced. If you are on the way to the “Valley of the Mountain Pastures” you will be spoilt for choice. 40 managed huts invite you for authentic Alpine enjoyment with an impressive panorama – one peak higher than the next. With warm hospitality, as is the custom up here. With stories from the Hut landlord – can they be true? And these delicacies: homemade cheese made from fresh mountain pasture milk. Wonderful farmer’s bread from the wood oven behind the hut. Add a glass of buttermilk. The everyday life stays at home, while locals and visitors recharge their batteries here.
Numerous tours await cyclists and mountain bikers. The valley bike path leads from Hüttschlag to Großarl.
Did you know? With its 2,884m, the Keeskogel is the highest peak in Hüttschlag.
Winter in Hüttschlag
The locals have long had an unwritten law: as soon as the first snow falls, the skis are taken out of the cellar and then its off to the slopes. Whether in the nearby Skiwelt Amadé or in Großarltal-Dorfgastein, thanks to the ideal location you can look forward to early skiing and snowboarding in the Großarl Valley. The slopes around Hüttschlag are known as a ski touring paradise. Snowshoe hikers also find the most beautiful trails in Hüttschlag on scenic summits.
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