With its huge network of marked trails, cable cars, and mountain huts the Alps are probably the most developed mountain range anywhere.
A great way to spend some time there is a stop at a serviced mountain hut. With traditional, handmade food and their own, rustic way of doing things, these places have attracted generations of mountaineers.
Local farmers operate their huts only while the cattle populate the surrounding pastures, which is usually between May and September. Most of the places run by the Deutscher Alpenverein are, in contrast, open almost all year round.