Culinary Hiking in the Heart of Carinthia

Discover mountains and culinary delights in the holiday region Villach - Lake Faak - Lake Ossiach

In Region Villach – Lake Faak – Lake Ossiach the word ‘HÜTTENKULT’ is the name for the delightful combination of hiking up to mountain huts and enjoying a delicious meal there. It is the perfect way to get to know the country, the people and the mountains and to enjoy culinary bursts of flavours, regardless of the time of year. Kurt, our little mountain-hut mascot will accompany you on all your hikes. All summer long you can join the hunt for stamps to add to your HÜTTENKULT collective passport and enter a prize draw at the end of the hiking season. Try out the specialities in each hut and you will get a stamp. Every passport with at least four stamps from four different huts can be sent to us.

Mountain huts

Enjoy our 12 HÜTTENKULT mountain huts around Villach that offer different regional dishes after a nice hike. Two huts in Italy and in Slovenia offer Alp-Adriatic culinary delights surrounded by majestic mountains.

Where to hike?

Are you interested in varied routes and hiking trails at all levels of difficulty? Then the region Villach - Lake Faak - Lake Ossiach is the right place for you. The lovely mountains and hills offer suitable tours for beginners, families and real hiking pros.

Nature Park Dobratsch
Gerlitzen Alp
Wöllaner Nock
Triglav National Park
Julian Alps

Culinary Delights

Every participating hut focuses on its own culinary theme and offers either traditional or special dishes of the region. Whether it’s "Kasnudel" (Carinthian cheese-dumplings), "Sulze" (a special cold meat dish with gelatine), "Jause" (a delicious ploughman’s lunch of cold meats, cheese and bread) – allow your taste buds to be surprised and spoiled.

The region

The holiday region Villach - Faaker See – Ossiacher See offers everything your heart desires. Crystal clear lakes, imposing mountain peaks, an excellent cycle network, perfectly shaped mountain bike trails as well as Carinthia’s famous hospitality and cuisine.