Kaiserschmarrn in the nature park Sölktäler | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm Kaiserschmarrn in the nature park Sölktäler | © 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. 

Grazerhütte im Winter | © Grazerhütte_Münzberg
  • Tauplitz

Grazerhütte

Cozy hut located on the hiking route of the six lakes on the Tauplitzalm. Recharge your batteries in summer as well as...
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Jausenbox am Serschenhof Tertinjek
  • Leutschach an der Weinstraße

Jausenbox am Serschenhof Tertinjek

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Loserhütte, Altaussee, Loser | © Loserhütte
  • Altaussee

Helis Loserhütte (Alpenverein)

Rustic hut at 1,540 meters above sea level with large sun terrace and fantastic panoramic views (closed in bad weather).
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Bärentalhütte | © TV Sulmtal-Koralm
  • Bad Schwanberg

Bärentalhütte

The Bärentalhütte is a popular hiking destination for young and old!
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Jausenstation Kahlseneck, Altaussee, Terrasse | © Jausenstation Kahlseneck_Familie Pichler
  • Altaussee

Jausenstation Kahlseneck

Recharge your batteries - find relaxation, this is how the visit to the snack station for gourmets is described. 
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Pühringerhütte | © Pühringerhütte
  • Grundlsee

Pühringerhütte

Refuge of the ÖAV section Wels in the Tote Gebirge. The hut is located at Lake Elm at 1,638 meters.
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Rottenmanner Hütte | © Thomas Sattler
  • Rottenmann

Rottenmanner Hütte

Laughter is healthy Where there is faith, there is also laughter, Martin Luther once said - and indeed. If you are on...
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Jagdhaus Seewiese, Altaussee, Ausblick | © Paul König
  • Altaussee

Jagdhaus Seewiese (Naturhaus)

Situated directly on Lake Altaussee, the hunting lodge "Seewiese" is one of the most popular places to stop for a bite...
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Holdahüttn Außenansicht
  • St. Kathrein am Offenegg

Almwirtshaus Holdahütt'n

The rustic Holdahütt'n is located at 1,300 meters above sea level on the Sommeralm and is a popular excursion...
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Die Grabneralm auf 1.395 m | © Stefan Leitner
  • Admont

Grabneralm

Shortly before the Grabnerstein No Gesäuse without Grabneralm! Perhaps the alpine nature trail, the many goats or the...
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Grünangerhütte | © Grünangerhütte
  • Bad Schwanberg

Grünangerhütte

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Zeiringeralm in Johnsbach | © Thomas Sattler
  • Admont

Zeiringeralm

Cowbells and harmonica When the instruments are unpacked on the Zeiringeralm, no bench remains free from the swing. The...
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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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