in the Murauer Hütte on the Frauenalpe | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm in the Murauer Hütte on the Frauenalpe | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
In the heart of nature

Alpine cuisine at the mountain huts of Styria

Early in the morning, the mountain huts of Styria are already buzzing with life. Fresh milk is processed into creamy butter and tasty cheese. From the oven wafts the irresistible smell of crusty farmer’s bread. At some huts, the hosts even cure their own bacon.

If you’re looking for pure taste without artificial additives, look no further than the mountain huts in the green heart of Austria. Enjoy Styrian hospitality and splendid views of the surrounding mountain world.

It’s easy to unwind and enjoy life at the mountain huts of Styria. Austria’s greenest province boasts about 1,900 alpine pastures and huts, spread across a total surface of 46,000 hectares. They are surrounded by a national park, seven nature parks, one UNESCO biosphere park and more than 40 Natura 2000 Europe protected areas. And did you know that Naturpark Almenland nature preserve in East Styria is one of Europe’s largest contiguous alpine pasture areas?

Where there are alpine pastures, there are mountain huts – so come in and enjoy the heartfelt hospitality of the Styrian hosts!

Styria boasts plenty of opportunities to hike from hut to hut and from one alpine treat to the next.

Culinary delights at the alpine pastures of Styria

The “Kulinarium Steiermark” huts serve top-class delicacies ranging from classic Kaspressknödel soup to exquisite specialties such as char terrine or venison ragout.

Our tip: The “Kulinarium Steiermark” huts follow the ten “enjoyment rules” of the "Kulinarium Steiermark" partners. These revolve around authentic cuisine, regional ingredients and creative Styrian dishes. 

Die Grabneralm auf 1.395 m | © Stefan Leitner
  • Admont


Shortly before the Grabnerstein No Gesäuse without Grabneralm! Perhaps the alpine nature trail, the many goats or the...
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Steinschlosshütte neben der Burgruine | © Alexander Trienitz
  • Neumarkt in der Steiermark


The Steinschloss hut is located directly under the castle that give it its name. In the idyllic location, the hut...
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Günstner Wasserfall
  • Krakau

Jausenstation Wedam, Bar und Pub

Small waterfall tavern with a snack station at the foot of the Günstner waterfall. The Günster waterfall is one...
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  • Naturpark Sölktäler


Nature Park Sölktäler
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Almgasthaus Puster | © M. Maili
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  • Bruck an der Mur

Almgasthaus Puster

The Almgasthaus am Madereck can be heard in 1000 m, 1.5 hours walking time. Bruck's local mountain is an ideal...
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  • Schladming-Rohrmoos-Pichl


In the valley Obertal.
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  • Grimming-Donnersbachtal


What a magical place.
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  • Naturpark Sölktäler


Nature Park Sölktäler
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Blick auf den Reichenstein von der Leobner Hütte | © TV ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • Vordernberg

Leobner Hütte

The Leobner Hütte is located at 1,582m above sea level on the eastern slope of the 1,910m high Polster. It is the...
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  • Schladming-Rohrmoos-Pichl


Directly at the romantic Duisitzkar lake.
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  • Naturpark Sölktäler


Nature Park Sölktäler
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Stiftshütte | © Hubert Koller
  • Bad Schwanberg


The Stiftshütte on the Kärntner Brandl offers hikers a popular place to stop for refreshments.
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Certified alpine cuisine

What do the mountains taste like? They taste like authenticity, a sense of belonging, indulgence and variety. This is certified by the Austrian Alpine Association’s “So schmecken die Berge” (taste of the mountains) quality seal. It is bestowed on mountain huts and restaurants that serve alpine specialities that are as local and regional as can be and come from ecological mountain farming. The following mountain huts in Styria carry the quality seal:

Respecting grazing cattle  

Grazing cattle is a common sight on the alpine pastures of Styria. Please respect the animal’s feeding grounds and the fact that they are a part of Austrian mountain life.

Picturesque alpine pasture hikes in Styria

Hike across alpine meadows in bloom, let your thoughts run free, soak up the sun and enjoy local delicacies at a mountain hut. The alpine pastures in the green heart of Austria invite you to relax and unwind.

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