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Alpine cuisine: 5 delicious alpine and mountain hut classics from Saalbach-Hinterglemm

“The weather is perfect, the accommodation is great and the food is very good.” – Sentences like these most of us have read on a postcard. Culinary delights in particular always play a major role on vacations; after all, dishes vary from region to region. The Alps also entice with a very special cuisine, which has been shaped by the local conditions, the available raw materials and food, the people and their traditions, over centuries. Especially in the alpine and mountain huts in and around Saalbach-Hinterglemm, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in alpine culinary delights – for example, with the following 5 classics that can be found on almost every menu:

  • Kaiserschmarrn
  • Pinzgau cheese dumplings
  • Germ dumplings
  • Goulash soup
  • Pinzgauer cheese dumpling soup

From desserts to savory dishes

For those with a sweet tooth, Kaiserschmarrn and Germknödel (yeast dumplings) are particularly good choices. Both dishes are among the most famous desserts of Austrian cuisine. The dough for a Kaiserschmarrn is similar to that of pancakes. Baked in butter and cut into pieces, the dish is then either refined with powdered sugar and optional raisins or plum roast and apple sauce may join the fluffy dough. Germknödel are again made of yeast dough, with a core of powidlmus in the middle – an Austrian name for plum jam. If you like it heartier, reach for the other classics that should not be missing in mountain huts and restaurants in Saalbach-Hinterglemm: A goulash soup with beef or pork chunks, onions, garlic, caraway seeds, tomato paste and paprika powder quickly makes tired hikers and mountain bikers fit again. Or you can opt for Pinzgauer Kasnocken – a type of cheese spaetzle prepared in a pan. Another regional specialty are Kaspressknödel. These are dumplings made of dumpling bread and cheese, which are either served with sauerkraut as a main dish or serve as a soup garnish. Whether sweet or savory, there’s something for everyone in these five classics. However, time does not stand still on the alpine and mountain huts around Saalbach-Hinterglemm – therefore vegetarians and vegans can now also find tasty dishes for a culinary break on the mountain.

Find alpine and mountain huts in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and taste classics

Now only the question remains: Which alpine and mountain hut offers which classic? And when do the mountain restaurants in Saalbach-Hinterglemm open their doors? If you want to get an idea of the culinary options on the mountain in advance, you will find all the important information about the alpine and mountain huts in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in this overview. This is the perfect way to plan the tours of the hiking vacation. It is even easier for summer vacationers with the Joker Card. Valid from May 26 to October 16, it gives you free use of up to 8 mountain lifts and access to the region’s most popular attractions. So you’ll quickly be at the top – and very close to the culinary delights. Many other discounts can also be claimed with this card. And the best: The Joker Card is free for guests of the Hotel Barbarahof. But also in winter Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the Salzburger Land are a dreamlike vacation destination between glittering peaks, magical forests and alpine hospitality. Whether summer or winter, whether rustic alpine hut or exclusive mountain restaurant – the culinary alpine classics should not be missing during any stay in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Now it’s up to you to choose one of them.

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