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“So what is a ‘Tartarenhut’? Can you eat that? And is it typical for this area?!” All of a sudden, a little discussion flares up, likely to have been sparked by our growing appetite for the local food. Skiing leaves you hungry, no doubt about that – and more so us (travel) bloggers who we have come to “eat our way” through the Hochkönig mountain resort in order to spread the news. Don’t you dare pulling your piece of bread from the cheese fondue one moment too early: “That’s it, yeah, once again for the picture, you know …!” The #LifeOfATravelBlogger as we know it.
The ladies up here at the comfy mountain hut Schweizerhütte, some 1.500 metres above sea level right at the foot of the famous Hochkönig mountain, know how to take it easy: They keep serving us fresh bread, tasty ham as well as small pieces of fruit and vegetables to dip into our creamy cheese fondue. “It’s a tradition here, you must know”, Maria the lady of the house explains, taking a seat next to us at the table. “Our cheese fondue is being served without any alcohol, in contrast to the Swiss tradition. We hope you still enjoy it”, she laughs. ‘Course we do.
… allowing our appetite to grow even in the early morning, enjoying a beautiful breakfast at the Kuschelhütten luxury mountain chalets at the Pronebengut farm. Jakob, the man of the house, loves to join us for a coffee or two introducing us to his family history. He loves to be with his guests, and I must say I have started missing them already, too. Plus their excellent breakfast of course. Check this out.
And yes, you can have that famous “Tartarenhut” dinner we talked about there. So is it something typical from this area after all? We are not entirely sure, but we do know this: The Tartarenhut dinner is yummy indeed. If you are in a for a foodie adventure, but still enjoy the ambiance of a typical, local Austrian Christmas market, you are going to love Maria Alm and its mountain surroundings.
On this day, the last day of our adventures at the Hochkönig mountain resort, a cold has caught up with me but I decide to go up the mountain anyway. Too excited, that’s what I am: Anxious to see the sun rise as the first people that day, carving the first turns into the fresh snow, sharing unique moments with friends and finally being spoiled to a real classic, huge Austrian breakfast on a cosy mountain hut. Happy as can be. Check this out.
Check out even more picturesque mountain discoveries in our Flickr photo gallery:
My friends & fellow Austrian travel bloggers Kathi & Romeo have done a great job talking about our weekend, too: http://www.sommertage.com. Really curious to see their video too! 🙂
Disclaimer: We have been invited by the Hochkönig mountain resort as well as the Pronebengut farm on this trip. All opinions are my own.
It was a really wonderful trip. Whatever one have, good, super good, some bad, nice weather, just few snow, conditions, luxury places (affordably cheap! in my opinion) and all kind of people with you… is the way you deal with all of it that maques this moments so special. I think we did quite great!! ;D <3 ty ;*