Alpine Pastures and Huts around the Hochkönig
Authentic Alpine Culture in its Purest Form
Blooming mountain meadows, the purest silence, culinary hut delicacies and peacefully grazing cows: Salzburg’s mountain landscape is an idyll of a holiday region. During Salzburg’s alpine summer, you will not only experience the hospitality at the alpine summer huts and taste your way through regionally produced delicacies, but also gather impressions of Alpine culture.
Alpine Summer Festivals
Throughout the Salzburger Land, alpine summer festivals invite you to a hearty get-together during the Salzburger Almsommer, where you will be treated to authentic culinary delicacies, from fragrant Kaiserschmarrn to herb bread and spicy bacon.
Alpine Pastures on the Hochkönig
Get to know the abundance of mountain herbs sprouting in the meadows on a herb hike. The herb farms in the Hochkönig region pass on old knowledge and show you in workshops how to make your own juices, ointments, spreads, schnapps and other things from the green treasures of nature. The Hochkönig region is also the first holiday region in Austria to be vegan certified. Many of the alpine huts and businesses offer their own vegan dishes. In typical Salzburg style, you can indulge yourself with roast pork and dumplings or Kasnocken. The incomparable mountain panorama provides the crowning background.
The Salzburg Alpine Path
More than 550 farmed alpine pastures await you in the whole of Salzburger Land, around 170 of which fulfil the “Almsommerhütte” certificate. You can hike many of them on the Salzburg Almenweg, which offers a total hiking distance of 350 kilometres. You can explore the unspoilt Salzburg mountains on 31 stages, always following the gentian symbol.
Quality-tested alpine summer huts
Only alpine huts with very special criteria are included in the list of award-winning alpine summer huts. In the Hochkönig region alone, 22 alpine huts are included.
- The following criteria distinguish the alpine summer huts:
- They are typical of the region in their appearance
- The alpine pastures are managed (grazing cattle)
- Self-produced products or products from regional suppliers are served
- The hut or the alpine pasture can only be reached via hiking trails or a cable car, if necessary also by transfer or taxi
- The alpine pastures offer information material about hiking possibilities
- Sufficient parking spaces are available at the starting point of the hike
- The hut meets the prescribed hygiene standards
Enjoy the Salzburg alpine summer. The family-run Hotel Wildbach Lodge in Dienten contributes to your holiday experience. Ask for a room at the hotel on the Hochkönig without obligation.