"Almliesl", the real thing

© MTS Austria GmbH A holiday in an apartment, hotel, or holiday home is undoubtedly already familiar to you, where holiday homes are listed as “alpine huts”, simply because they are built in an alpine style. “Almliesl” offers holiday homes, farm houses, and apartments too, but they describe them as such, because with “Almliesl” you will also find the real thing: genuine alpine huts: huts that really come to life; huts that, if they could talk, would have plenty of stories to tell.

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What is an alpine hut?

Alpine huts were originally put up by farmers who wanted to show that a certain alpine meadow belonged to them.

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© MTS Austria GmbH Nowadays they are not really needed and some farmers want to make these treasures available to holiday makers. So, if you want to get back to basics, a hut holiday with “Almliesl” will be what you are after. No alpine huts are the same, each has its own, special character. The heart of each hut is it cosy living room which has a traditional seating area, a simple kitchen, and a stove to heat and to cook on. A crystal clear water spring in front of the hut serves as a fridge and source of drinking water. Showers and WC’s were often added later to many huts, sometimes there is still a simple earth closet.

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What energy source do alpine huts use?

Usually, alpine huts use either electricity or gas.

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© MTS Austria GmbH Some huts however have their own energy source, either a generator or solar cells, others have just a wood burning stove and candle light. You can decide how close to nature you want to be when you select the hut you want to stay in. In any case, it is recommended that you bring candles, a torch, and a lighter. The source of electricity and gas might occasionally fail, due to the influences of nature, but this could make the atmosphere even more romantic.

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How should I behave in the mountains?

If you want to spend your holiday in the mountains, you are entering the habitat of lots of different plants and animals.

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© MTS Austria GmbH You should therefore behave in a respectful way, in order to protect sensitive vegetation zones. Please avoid unnecessary noise and clear up any rubbish after you. Alpine huts are part of the landscape and are accepted by animals as such; they happily come right up to the huts. Cattle are especially inquisitive and will sniff and nibble at anything. Don’t leave things outside and protect your vehicle, so that it doesn’t get used as a scratching post.

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What do I need to be aware of on arrival?

The drives to the huts are nowadays well laid.

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© MTS Austria GmbH Most huts are accessible by normal car without any problems. If you are planning to arrive in a sports car, or your car doesn’t have much ground clearance, then ask for our advice at “Almliesl” to find out if access will be problematic. In winter you need to bring snow chains for all properties that are not in the valley. Be aware of the condition of the road in summer after heavy rain. If properties or huts are only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles, then this will be mentioned in the description of the property.

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Is this just how you imagined your holiday hut to be?

Then look out carefully in the property descriptions for the symbols “pure nature” and “rustic”.

Almliesl region tip

Pinzgau

Pinzgau

The Pinzgau region is in the south west of Salzburgerland, between the Hohe Tauern Mountain range in the south and the Steinernes Meer mountains in the North. The landscape here is shaped by three di...

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