To be honest, this hut is already in the beautiful neighboring state of Upper Austria. With its existence, however, it sweetens many a Gesäuse excursion immensely. The Naturefriends' Hut can actually do everything that a hut must be able to do. There are overnight accommodations and a hut menu with all the classics such as roast pork, apple strudel and Kaiserschmarrn. It is also a perfect starting point and destination for eye-opening hikes. But first things first, the last one first.
A hut that lies at 1,308 meters on the so-called Pyhrgasgatterl in the Ennstal Alps must almost be a hiking and mountaineering hotspot. And that's where the Gesäuse comes into play: A very popular variant is the hike from the Ardning Alm hut over the Arlingsattel to the popular house in the neighboring province.