Summer on the alpine pasture

Enjoying the alpine summer at the Holiday Region Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

The roots of transhumance can be traced back to the 4th millennium BC, its significance to protecting the Alps as well as to the culture and economy of Salzburg County is undeniable. The alpine pastures have been an integral part of the overall appearance of the landscape in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region since this time. Farmed by alpine farmers, inhabited by cows during the summer months, visited by hikers and guests, a world unto its own reveals itself to anyone who ventures up here. In the Salzburg alpine summer, this world can be experiences in hundreds of huts and lodges and events, with themed hikes, festivals and gastronomy.

When the host him is a passionate hiker and knows the region and its routes and alpine pastures like the back of his hand, that's the best guarantee for enjoyable holidays. That's why there are the Alpine Summer partner establishments. The hotels, inns and B&Bs must meet stringent criteria and stand out with their high level of expertise in all things Salzburg alpine summer. Even before your holiday begins they provide information via the "Hikers' Hotline", cooperate with alpine school locally, have enough information material and maps available and continuously provide guests with the latest weather forecasts.

Hundreds of optimally signposted hiking trails in13 national park vallyes lead to the most beautiful huts and lodges where hikers are treated to fine delicacies. 42 huts have even been awarded the „Alpine Summer Certificate“ 

Alpine Summer Opening 2016

Next year, the alpine summer will rung in on 26 June 2016 in Embach at the Kapelleralm. The hut, as most other huts and lodges, can be reached in a maximum of one to two hours walk.

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