Clean mountain air, breathtaking views, lush green meadows and in the middle of it all a cosy wooden hut serving local delicacies. Mountain huts are an iconic part of life in Tirol. Visitors can stay the night and experience a holiday in the mountains.
The forest clears, revealing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lush green meeadows dotted with colourful alpine flowers. In the middle of it all stands a wooden hut with a large, sunny terrace. A wonderful place to stop for a drink and a snack. Tirol is home to many mountain huts serving food and drink. They are an ideal destination for hikes and mountain bike rides. Those who want to spend longer in the mountains will find plenty of huts available to rent.
Here in Tirol, a hut must meet certain criteria in order to be known as a mountain farm. The main one is that the farm's animals must spend at least 60 days a year on the high mountain pastures, a condition which must be fulfilled for the farmer to receive an extra subsidy. Moreover, the animals in question must be productive livestock such as goats and cows. At the end of each summer, cattle are driven back down into the valley with a ceremonial cattle drive. Visitors who want to get their hands dirty are invited to take part in one of the many volunteer community projects.