SalzburgerLand, Austria, offers a unique holiday experience: the Alpine Summer.
This is a centuries-old tradition of driving cattle to the green mountain meadows for the summer months, as well as a great opportunity for hikers to explore the stunning scenery and culture of the region. Whether you choose to stay in the valley or on a cozy mountain hut, you will find a range of offers and events that will make your Alpine Summer unforgettable.
SalzburgerLand has more than 1,800 pastures and 550 huts that are cultivated and maintained by the local farmers. They produce delicious regional specialties such as bread, cheese and butter from fresh milk, which they share with the visitors. You can taste the authentic Alpine life in one of the certified and quality-controlled huts and accommodation partners that guarantee a high standard of comfort and service. You can also enjoy the warm hospitality and the lively music of the farmers who will entertain you with their stories and songs.
The Alpine Summer has a long history that dates back to the early days of farming. The farmers would take their cattle to the higher altitudes in June and stay there until September, while their wives and children would take care of the crops and hay in the valley. The dairy farmers and shepherds would work hard to milk the cows, make butter and cheese, cut grass and store hay for the winter. The cheese would be aged in an earth cellar and brought down to the valley during the cattle drive. The cattle drive is a festive occasion that marks the end of the Alpine Summer and celebrates the return of the animals and their owners.
The Alpine Summer is not only a tradition, it is also a fun and relaxing holiday for hikers and nature lovers. You can enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the fresh air, the flowers and the wildlife. You can also join various activities such as hiking, biking, golfing and wellness. You can choose from different hiking routes that suit your level of difficulty and interest. You can also visit some of the attractions that SalzburgerLand has to offer, such as the city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and explore its rich culture and history. SalzburgerLand has something for everyone!
The Alpine Summer in SalzburgerLand is a unique and wonderful holiday experience that combines tradition, nature and culture. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle of the mountain farmers and enjoy their hospitality and food. It is also a chance to discover the beauty and diversity of the SalzburgerLand region and its attractions.
Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or inspiration, you will find it in the Alpine Summer in SalzburgerLand.
Main Image © SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Ideenwerk Werbeagentur GmbH
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