What would a day of hiking be without stopping in at a mountain hut along the way? After so much fresh mountain air, all kinds of new impressions and the joy of conquering a summit, well-earned refreshments are a must on the way back down. In the area of the Maiskogel, there are all kinds of cafes, inns and traditional huts, each of which looks forward to treating you to a selection of delectable local and regional dishes.
Avid mountaineers have long known that a "Pinzgauer Brettljause" is hard to beat: a hearty snack including bacon, local cheese specialties and spreads, along with a mug of beer, enjoyed on a sunny terrace while looking out at our glorious mountain world.
And of course, "sweet-tooths" won't be neglected in the slightest either. All of our local eateries pamper you with traditional desserts including Kaiserschmarrn, pancakes and homemade cakes. And in the hottest summer months, nothing goes down better than a sundae topped with a scoop or two of wonderfully cool ice cream.
The Maiskogel Alm Ranch lies at 1,545 m - a destination for many different hikes.
One special highlight is the petting zoo, where sheep, hens, rabbits, a donkey and goats are all just waiting to be petted and stroked.
MAISI TIP: Foods grilled fresh daily!
including steaks prepared over lava rock, grilled chicken, pork knuckle, and lots more.
The mountain hut and alpine grazing grounds up here have been owned by the Dürlinger family since about 1830. The 214 ha area is still actively farmed. They also sell their own home-produced foods.
MAISI TIP: just a half-hour walk from the start of the Maiskogelalm (also a pram-friendly path).