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. 

Almgasthof Spitzer
  • St. Margarethen b. Knittelfeld

Almgasthof Spitzer

The panoramic view of the surrounding mountain world is fascinating, which you can enjoy from the Almgasthof Spitzer.
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Gasthaus Pauritsch | © Gasthaus Pauritsch
  • Bad Schwanberg

Gasthaus Pauritsch

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Mediendatei | © TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut/Pirker
  • Bad Mitterndorf

Snack Station Steirergut

Our snack station awaits you.
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Jausenstation Schaffer_Troadkasten_Oststeiermark | © Jausenstation Schaffer / Franz Schaffer
  • Fladnitz an der Teichalm

Jausenstation Schaffer

How about a short break when driving towards the Teichalm? Then you have come to the right place at the Schaffer snack...
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Rehbockhütte_Gasthaus | © Rehbockhütte
  • Deutschlandsberg


Come to us and enjoy the beautiful landscape that invites you to hike and search for mushrooms. Enjoy delicacies from...
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Ottokar Kernstockhaus Rennfeld | © TV Kapfenberg
  • Bruck an der Mur

Schutzhaus am Rennfeld

The Schutzhaus am Rennfeld is located in the west of the Fischbacher Alps. Due to its location at 1,629 meters, an...
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  • Hirschegg-Pack

Gasthaus Pongratzwirt

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Gasthaus Wieshuber
  • Kobenz

Gasthaus Wieshuber

A rustic guesthouse with a garden and a great view of the beautiful mountain world of the Mur valley!
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  • Hohentauern


The Bergerhube is at the end of the Triebental and at the same time the starting point for wonderful mountain tours.
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Mugelschutzhaus | © Walter Möslinger
  • Niklasdorf


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Buschenschankjause_Sunfixlhöhle | © TV Lipizzanerheimat E. Caracciolo
  • Kainach bei Voitsberg


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Ehemaliges Gasthaus Absetzwirt | © Schilcherland Steiermark
  • Stainz

Olm-Bar ehem. Gasthof Absetzwirt

On Stainz's local mountain, the Rosenkogel, hikers can now look forward to a 24-hour machine at 1,240 meters above sea...
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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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