Hiking, in winter, is that possible? Surprisingly often we are asked this question. The answer is of course: YES. Winter hiking is not only possible, but has its own special charm. Some of the hiking trails are even specially prepared and can therefore be easily mastered by young and old. Those who like it a little more sporty should try it with snowshoes. Walking through untouched snowy landscapes, only the crunch of fresh snow under your feet, the wonderfully clear winter air and the warming sun on your face. You will be amazed how quickly you warm up after a few steps and how your body adapts to the lower temperatures. At the end of a tour a warming tea by the fireplace, a hot shower or a soothing sauna session. Maybe you still have the right book in your hands. Relax, come down and let your mind go once in offline mode.
It may sound a bit strange, but the goal can actually be the first step. Not a summit, a lookout point or a mountain hut. No, just the first step. How often do we long to just march off. Free of all the daily ballast, finally in nature, peace and quiet. No annoying phone calls, e-mails or other annoyances. Hiking, let the day come to you carefree. Just be on the way and enjoy everything. The sun, the rain, the snow, we simply enjoy everything as it comes. The way does not lead to the goal - the way is the goal!
Our ancestors already knew that life on the mountain is beautiful, but there was never any talk of "easy". Granted, the achievements of civilization are a great help. Nevertheless, it takes a special devotion and love to run a mountain farm and to make a living out of it. Also we often jam, which effort is made and how much diligence is necessary every day. But it is by no means only an older generation, young people are also driven by this enthusiasm. Benjamin for example. Just 30 years old. A ski racer in his early years, he bought a farm together with his father years ago and is very successful in breeding pigs there. All in free range, the animals are in the best of health and always in a good mood. His bacon already received the title "best in the world". We serve it for breakfast and so they can make up their own mind.
Another example are Manfred and Maria vom Steindlhof. They supply us with eggs. If you want to see happy and healthy chickens, you should definitely plan a visit. The lively clucking immediately casts a spell on you, it seems almost meditative, but in any case you understand why breakfast eggs can suddenly taste so much better.
After all good things come in threes, we would like to introduce our cheese supplier. Georg from Hinterproslhof. Of all his wonderful specialties we are especially fond of goat cheese. It can hardly be surpassed in refinement, unfortunately it is only available in small quantities. But don't worry, from spring on we have a contingent reserved for you again.