The Salzburg alpine summer
— Green meadows and peaceful grazing cows, a funny dairymaid — only a cliche? No way. If a heartful “Juchizer” greets you from far away, than you are on the alpine pasture. Humans and cattles spend since centuries the summermonths on high laying mountain meadows. The aromatic alpine herbs and flowers, the mountain air and the sun let the cattle thrive and prosper. Go onto expedition through the rank alpine flora in the alps: On your way you find rare herbs and flowers, berries and mushrooms and with a bit luck you will meet marmots, deers, harts or even chamois.
You walk via flavoursome alpine meadows in untouched nature, refresh at crystal clear water and if your “calves” make itself felt because of welfare fatigue, then it is high time to make a rest.
Time to be spoiled in a rustic alpine cottage of dairyman/dairymaid with a solid snack and the typical Salzburg hospitality.
Dished up will be popular delicacies of the region: fresh butter, selfmade alpine cheese, still warm bread baked in a wood-fired oven, solid farmers bacon, a tasty “Brettljause”, “Sennhupfer” and blueberry portions with refreshing buttermilk or the farmers curd — just prepared — are a real pleasure.
A jigger gentian- or rowan berry schnaps needs not to be missed.
And with new energy you start your hike to the next alpine pasture.
Cottages and alpine farming
The well-deserved snack, the dot on the i, at your hiking holiday. Rustic alpine pastures invite you to starch and relax.
In St. Martin