Bartlerhof in Matrei in Osttirol, © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Bartlerhof in Matrei in Osttirol, © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer

Bartlerhof: Escape to a haven of herbs

Marigold, bergamot, pineapple sage – Regina Berger knows the herbs of Tirol better than most, so what better setting for an organic breakfast on a warm summer’s day than the herb garden at her farm in Zedlach?

As visitors approach the Bartlerhof they will feel the stress of daily life slowly slip away. Dating back more than 300 years, this traditional farmstead with bright flowers on the windowsills and sweet aromas wafting over from the herb garden is home to Regina Berger and her husband. Activities in the region include hiking in the Hohe Tauern National Park. When hikers return to the Bartlerhof in Zedlach after a long day in the mountains they can look forward to fresh juices and tea infusions made by the trained herb expert – using produce from her own garden, of course!

Early risers are likely to find Regina out and about in the garden tending to her favourite plant: the elderflower bush. This versatile plant provides the basis for many of the delicious items on the breakfast table at the Bartlerhof: teas and cordials made from elderflowers, as well as a rich pulp of mashed elderflower berries which is delicious when eaten with yoghurt. In Regina’s garden and farm visitors will find no fewer than 55 different herbs. Little wonder than many walkers passing by stop to marvel and sniff the air in this quiet corner of East Tirol. So, what’s the secret? A passion for nature, plenty of tender loving care - and the ideal location high up on a sunny plateau.

The Bartlerhof has experienced a lot over the past 300 years., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Picture perfect

The Bartlerhof has experienced a lot over the past 300 years.

Regina Berger at the old entrance to the house, which has barely changed in centuries., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
A warm welcome

Regina Berger at the old entrance to the house, which has barely changed in centuries.

The large balcony is the perfect place to top up your tan as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Virgental Valley., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Here comes the sun

The large balcony is the perfect place to top up your tan as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Virgental Valley.

As a trained herb expert, the large herb garden is Regina Berger’s pride and joy., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
In her element

As a trained herb expert, the large herb garden is Regina Berger’s pride and joy.

Regina works with 55 different herbs. Many of them are dried., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Power of plants

Regina works with 55 different herbs. Many of them are dried.

The village of Zedlach is located above Matrei at the foot of the Großvenediger Massif., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Mountainside idyll

The village of Zedlach is located above Matrei at the foot of the Großvenediger Massif.

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