Swiss Stone Pine
Styrian carpenters very carefully work the Swiss stone pine into precious natural furniture, with a feeling of well-being and health. Particularly popular are the stone pine beds, whose pleasant fragrance and sturdiness ensure an incomparably restful sleep. The extraordinary healing power of the stone pine has always been known. A daily walk in a stone pine forest was good for your health and was even thought to drive away evil thoughts. The Swiss stone pine finds practical uses in the production of essential oils, incense, furniture, panelling, shingles or carvings. However, it is not just the wood, but also the fruits of the Swiss pine tree that are used. Styrians used the red pine cones to make the classic among the herbal schnapps, the "Zirberl". The schnapps itself has a red shimmering colour and in the schnapps glass ("Stamperl" in Styrian) it develops its tart distinctive taste. The Zirberl is very popular and pairs well with a snack on the alpine pasture or quite simply on its own.