Alpine summer in Grossarl: walking among the flowering Alpine roses
t 920m above sea level, the GROSSARLER HOF hotel in Grossarl near Salzburg is the perfect starting point for hikers. 250km of marked trails lead through the holiday region at the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, and more than 40 serviced mountain huts along the Salzburger Almenweg invite walkers to linger and relax. Easy to see why the Grossarl Valley was awarded the ‘Austrian hiking seal of approval’!
The Grossarl Valley is at its most beautiful in early summer: the last specks of mountain snow melt away, and a universe of flowers awakens. The twinflowers and crocuses come into flower first, swiftly followed by gentians and pasque flowers and, in June, the Alpine roses turn the ground into a vast carpet of pink. This is when the farmers in the Valley of Alpine Meadows reopen the Alpine huts where hikers enjoy traditional delicacies made by the mountain’s dairymen and women.
The GROSSARLER HOF has an exclusive arrangement with the Mooslehenalm, which is located at an altitude of 1,449m and a great hike or bike ride destination.
After a hike in the beautiful Valley of Alpine Meadows, the GROSSARLER HOF bids you to relax and unwind in the Erlenreich Relax & SPA’s soothing atmosphere. The Erlenreich Relax & SPA transports you into the presence of the alder. Dedicated to the alder and – legend has it – exuding positive vibes, the SPA’s close proximity to the trees is soothing to body and spirit.
To conclude your day of pleasures for the eyes, body and soul, we offer an adventure for your palate. Chef Walter Viehhauser focuses on regional specialities: our Alpine culinary delights are served either in the rustic yet elegant restaurant or at the à la carte Jagastub’n. The world of culinary enjoyment is rounded off by our superbly assorted cellar – the wines are predominantly Austrian, complemented by rare vintages from around the world. During our weekly wine tastings, the GROSSARLER HOF’s guests can expect sensational tasting sessions of first class wines from established growers as well as notable young vintners.