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Restaurants, inns and fine-dining places

Culinary delights in Hochsteiermark

In Hochsteiermark, love of nature meets delicious food. Whether it’s at a restaurant, a traditional inn, a mountain hut or a fine-dining place: The region’s cuisine is fresh and seasonal, down-to-earth or sophisticated – and, of course, centred around regional products. If it’s true that the way to a man’s or woman’s heart is through their stomach, Hochsteiermark is the perfect place to fall in love!

Vom Mariazellerland mit Lebkuchen, Pogusch mit Steirereck oder Johanns mit dem kleinsten Haubenrestaurant Österreichs: In der Hochsteiermark weiß man schon lange, wie Kulinarik funktioniert. Nehmen Sie Platz in einem der vielen Lokale und lassen Sie sich und Ihren Gaumen durchwegs verwöhnen. 

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Kochkurse

Einfach in die Rolle eines hochsteirischen Kochs schlüpfen und bei einem Kochkurs lernen, die Hochsteirernudeln oder renommierte Haubengerichte selbst zu kochen... so lässt sich der Urlaub kulinarisch mit nach Hause nehmen. Nur zu gerne zeigen Ihnen die Köche der Region ein paar flotte Handgriffe, damit Sie kulinarische Highlights auch auf den eigenen Tisch zaubern können. 

Landgasthof Hubinger | © Steirisches Volksliedwerk | Foto Fischer
Hochsteirernoodles | © Steirisches Volksliedwerk | Foto Fischer
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Award-winning cuisine

Hochsteiermark boasts six restaurants that have been awarded a total of 16 Gault Millau toques and 16 Falstaff forks – and that’s quite something! Considering the region’s small size, six award-winning restaurants in one place are an impressive achievement, making Hochsteiermark an even more attractive choice for business travellers.

As good things take time, many restaurants in Hochsteiermark follow the “slow food” approach of cooking. The result: exquisite delicacies such as “deer heart with grated goose liver” or “pickled Pretul char with nasturtium”. On top, you get to enjoy top-class service and heartfelt hospitality.

Culinary initiatives in Hochsteiermark

Hochsteiermark boasts several culinary initiatives. Their regional “quality seals” involve traditional inns as well as fine-dining restaurants.

Kulinarium Steiermark

The most important preconditions for this quality seal are lovingly prepared dishes and fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients. This is true for all certified Kulinarium Steiermark partners in Hochsteiermark.

Kulinarium Steiermark partners in Hochsteiermark

Visit the “Wilde Wirte”

In the “Genussregion Hochschwabwild”, you can find 14 “Wilde Wirte” restaurants. But don’t worry, the “wild” part only refers to the exquisite venison dishes served there! For instance, don’t miss the chance to try delicious deer ragout or roe deer served with a glass of strong Maiwipferl beer.

See all “Wilde Write” restaurants in Hochsteiermark

Heartfelt hospitality at the “Steirische Dorfwirte” restaurants

Traditional inns and restaurants have always been places of social gathering, where people meet to have a chat and a laugh and enjoy down-to-earth, regional dishes. The “Steirische Dorfwirte” initiative makes sure that this tradition is kept alive. Hochsteiermark features several “Steirische Dorfwirte” restaurants, where you can experience true village life in a cosy atmosphere.

See all “Steirische Dorfwirte” restaurants in Hochsteiermark

Even more culinary highlights in Hochsteiermark

You can also enjoy delicious local dishes at the region’s many mountain huts. If you would like to combine a stunning hike with some good food, we recommend the region’s culinary mountain hut tours.

Gourmet tip: Be sure to visit the organically certified Karl Ludwig Haus. Located at 1,804 metres above sea level on the high plateau of the Rax, the mountain hut serves vegetarian and vegan treats as well as traditional classics.