Culinary delights on Hauser Kaibling
Summer huts in Styria
Alm huts on Hauser Kaibling
A perfect beginning and end to a hiking tour is TOMiziel or Berggasthof Scharfetter. The mountain restaurant serves hearty portions of Austrian treats to enjoy on its sun terrace.
For something a little more rustic, we recommend a visit to Krummholzhütte. Next to the gondola top station, hutkeeper Daniel and his team pamper you with regional delicacies in a cosy atmosphere. You absolutely must have the roast Styrian Ennstal lamb – the house specialty.
On the Kids’ Adventure Trail to Kaiblingalm, Harry's Alm is a pleasantly modern hut with a sun terrace and incredible views of the Dachstein mountains. It’s quite possible you won’t want to leave! If so, you can stay in one of its new rustic-style apartments with all sorts of mod-cons.
The Naturfreunde-Schutzhaus Kaiblingalm is on 1778 m, ia jewel in nature’s crown. Stone pines, dwarf pine fields, the hideaway high-moor lakes, a castle keep give Kaiblingalm its unique character. Simply sit down and unwind while the kids have fun in the playground beside the sun terrace. All this is still possible at Kaiblingalm.
The Platzhirsch is a popular spot by the 8-seater gondola top station. While the kids play in the large sandpit, whizz down the large slide or pet the animals, you can relax on the terrace.
Staying over in the alm huts
In some alm huts, you can stay overnight. If you venture out for a multi-day hike and would like to stay in the mountains, hiking from hut to hut is your best option.
Usually, accommodation at alm huts are rather spartan and you sleep in communal dorms., Some huts have small family rooms.
The guesthouses Gästehaus Scharfetter, the Krummholzhütte and the Schutzhaus Kaiblingalm have rooms and dorm rooms for groups and offer half board. The Berggasthof Scharfetter also has a 45 m² Appartementhouse for up to four people.
What makes staying overnight in an alm hut so special? It might be waking up in the morning! Open the shutters and enjoy the glorious views over a hearty alm breakfast that readies you for the next part of your hike.
Experience Styrian hospitality – spend your summer holiday on Hauser Kaibling
Quaint alm huts
What’s remarkable at all those Schladming Dachstein Alm huts that are open for guests is their traditional construction style with lots of wood, that has turned dark over the many years. Some huts are still very rustic and do not have running waters. Others, however, are more modern.
The Schladming Dachstein alm huts that welcome guests are beautifully traditional, made with lots of wood that has turned dark over many years. Some huts are still very simple – some don’t have running water. Others, however, are more modern.
Originally, the alm huts did not offer meals and accommodation to hikers – they used to be the home of alpine herder and dairy folk who cared for the cattle and made butter and cheese.
You can still eat homemade dairy produce at the alm huts. Just come and see for yourself –it’s enchanting!