Our Favourite Huts in Austria
Regardless of whether it’s summer or winter, after a long or short walk, you can recharge your batteries here. From fishing huts by the lake to 100% vegan-vegetarian food on the mountain top and architectural eye-catchers within the ski area - our colleagues from around the world reveal their favourites.
"My favourite is the Habsburghaus. You don’t have to travel far from Vienna to get there and it’s something I like to do when I am on holiday in Vienna. The hut can be reached via a variety of trails, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty."
A veggie hut with a view: Dieter from our Peking office recommends the Franz Fischer Hütte in Lungau’s Riedingtal. It is known as the first vegan-vegetarian hut in the Alps and also offers accommodation for up to 34 people. You can reach the Franz Fischer Hütte on foot, with the valley bus or by car outside of the holiday seasons.
Verena’s Favourite: The Schüttalm in Kleinarl
Verena works in our Berlin office. Her family is from Austria and has enjoyed spending time in Kleinarl for many years now: "The Schüttalm scores with its rustic atmosphere and incredible view. I myself have spent many wonderful moments there with family and friends. It is run by a couple with a young daughter and can only be reached on skis in winter."
"I stopped at the Plankenstein-Leutgebhütte as part of the Berge-Seen-Trail. When I need a break from the office in Berlin, I enjoy going to the mountains. The hut may be simple and unpretentious, but the hosts are incredibly nice and you feel comfortable there!"
Modern and Yet Rustic
The Umbrüggler Alm near Innsbruck is one of Marlene and Caroline’s favourite places to go. Caroline works at our Milan office and Marlene lives in Vienna. Caroline: "You won’t find the traditional 'Lederhosen style' here. The bright, modern architecture is inviting and very comfortable, thanks to the open fireplace and homely ambiance."
This fusion of traditional and modern can also be found in the hut’s cuisine: "In addition to Tirolean cheese dumplings and beef soup, the Umbrüggler Alm kitchen also surprises with dishes that you wouldn’t expect to find at a hut, such as smoked duck with roasted celeriac purée, blueberries and young leek, vitello tonnato with apricot, herb oil and smoked veal or a wild garlic risotto with asparagus."
"The Huaba Hittn on the Gerlitzen is located on the slopes. In summer, the owners tend to their farm in order to have the produce for winter."
Teresa’s Recommendation: Schwussnerhütte in Carinthia’s Seebachtal
The Schwussnerhütte can only be reached on foot, which is anything but an obstacle, as it is a leisurely hike through the Seebachtal in the Hohe Tauern National Park that can also be enjoyed with children. Having arrived at the hut, Carinthian delicacies await:
"The hardest part is deciding whether you will have the legendary 'Schwarzbeerschmarrn' (blueberry pancakes) or the 'Kärntner Kasnudln' (cheese ravioli). The Schwussnerhütte quite simply shows Carinthia at its best! A great experience for young and old”, raves Teresa from Vienna.
Walking and Hiking in Austria
Austria's network of hiking trails is well sign-posted and offers routes for every level - from leisure hike to Alpine climbing. Or you could just take a stroll around one of our lakes.Take a hike
Active in the Outdoors
It's the small moments that make us happy: The pride on our best friend's face when finally reaching the summit. Or at night, falling asleep with achy legs but a smile on our face. That's what life in the outdoors is all about.Go explore