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. 

Jausenstation Herbst-Wiener
  • St. Ruprecht an der Raab

Jausenstation Herbst-Wiener

The Herbst-Wiener Jausenstation is looking forward to your visit!
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  • Passail

Jausenstation Waldmühle

The rustic snack station "Waldmühle" is the starting point for a hike to the Raaburspurung or to the Sommeralm. Hungry...
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  • Judenburg

Winterleitenhütte

"Griaß eich" at the Winterleitenhütte in the Zirbenland on 1800 m in the Seetaleraplen
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  • Oberwölz-Lachtal

Kleinlachtalhütte

The Kleinlachtalhütte is located at 1733 meters above sea level and is managed as a snack station from July to...
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Naturfreundehaus Tauplitzalm | © Naturfreundehaus Tauplitzalm
  • Tauplitz

Mountain Inn Naturfreundehaus

The cozy hut with sun terrace is located in the hiking and skiing area of the Tauplitzalm at 1.650 meters above sea...
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  • St. Georgen am Kreischberg

Rieglerhütte

Holidays right on the slopes of the Kreischberg. The long-standing tradition of the Rieglerhütte stands not only for...
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  • St. Kathrein am Offenegg

Weizerhütte

The Almgasthof "Weizerhütte" is located at around 1,400 meters above sea level. The rustic inn spoils hikers, skiers...
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  • Obdach

Gasthof Rieseralm

It's cozy at the Rieseralm
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  • Altaussee

Geiger-Alm

Experience culinary pampering moments in a romantic mountain setting.
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  • Maria Lankowitz

Almwirtshaus Altes Almhaus

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  • Obdach

Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus

The Zirbitzkogel shelter is the highest shelter in Styria. The guest room and the sun terrace invite you to rest and...
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  • Grundlsee

Mostschenke Ressenstüberl

A cozy place to stop for a bite to eat with homemade cider, apple juice and schnapps. Near the lake with a small garden...
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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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