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Local cuisine & environmentally friendly restaurant operations

Sustainable gastronomy on the Schmittenhöhe

Where regional delicacies are served

Numerous culinary establishments invite you to enjoy local cuisine on the Schmitten. Some of them are owned by the Schmittenhöhebahn AG and, like the cable car company itself, attach great importance to sustainability. The focus of the restaurants is on resource-saving operations and the use of regional products for the food they serve.

Schmittenhöhebahn AG’s flagship restaurants

Sonnkogel Restaurant is a pioneer in regional herbal cuisine. In its kitchen, herb specialist and TEH practitioner Alfred Bürki creates delicious dishes in collaboration with chef Christian Krachler, featuring numerous local treasures such as yarrow, juniper and sage.

Schmitten tip

During the summer months, “Fredi” organises guided hikes with a focus on herbs on Zell’s landmark mountain. They are a great opportunity for visitors to see and experience the biodiversity on the meadows of the Schmitten.

More local cuisine

AreitAlm is a member of the “Via Culinaria” and a worthwhile stop on the “Genussweg für Hüttenhocker”. Regional delicacies of alpine cuisine are served in a wonderful ambience.

The Panorama Restaurant is a prime example of sustainability as well. Numerous regional companies joined forces for the modernisation of the restaurant. Since then, the self-service establishment has been boasting a contemporary design and shining in new splendour. Equally shiny: the dishes that come out of the dishwashing line, which was replaced in the course of the renovation and now consumes significantly less energy.

Directly connected to the Panorama Restaurant is the Franzl. Its menu features numerous regional delicacies. Gourmets especially enjoy Franzl’s Kaiserfrühstück while looking out over the magnificent Alpine scenery.

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Certified Gourmet Stations

The food served at the restaurants of the Schmittenhöhebahn AG is excellent in multiple regards. By using only regional products, the delicacies not only taste amazing but are also prepared in “distinguished” kitchens.

The restaurants can call themselves the proud recipients of the following quality seals

AMA GENUSS Region seal of quality

The award for regional food production and processing guarantees the excellent quality and local origin of the food. Farmers, direct marketers, manufacturers and restaurants can all be awarded this seal.

SalzburgerLand Certificate of Origin

Food, products and dishes that can be proven to come from the SalzburgerLand region receive this certificate of origin. Corresponding products can be found both in large companies such as dairies and in small, family-run businesses such as butchers and bakeries.

Austrian Ecolabel

The Austrian Ecolabel is awarded to culinary establishments that impress with organic and regional cuisine. They also stand out due to responsible management and the use of healthy, high-quality ingredients.

Chef’s hats off!

Sonnkogel Restaurant and AreitAlm are the first ski huts to receive the Austrian Ecolabel.

Other areas in which the Schmittenhöhebahn AG fosters sustainability