The Brugger-Alm in Jochberg at 1,365 m spoils with a dreamlike view and down-to-earth cuisine.
A catering business for 43 years
That the Brugger Alm was an alp with animals 200 years ago can still be seen quite clearly in the old stable floor in the parlor and the so-called 'Barmi' for tying up the cows.
The Brugger-Alm has been a catering business for 43 years now, my mom and grandpa started here and I have been here at the Brugger-Alm for 10 years now.
– says Nina.
The Brugger-Alm is quite easy to reach in summer.
In summer you can reach the Brugger-Alm either on foot or by bike, but you can also drive to the hut by car.
The view of the surrounding mountains is beautiful, so you can see the small Rettenstein, the Gaux-Almen, the Kitzbühel South Mountains and the Hohe Tauern.
In addition, the hiking area around the Brugger-Alm offers something for every hiker.
For trained hikers, the round to the 'Blaue Lacke' and further to the small Rettenstein is ideal. For leisurely hikers, the Wagstätt reservoir is the right destination.
After the hiking round, the Brugger-Alm is the perfect place for the 'refreshment stop'.
A lot going on at the Brugger-Alm
The Brugger Alm is still home to a number of animals. In addition to chickens complete with rooster, the Alm is also home to 7 dairy goats.
The goats are from my cousin, my dad milks the goats and makes the goat cheese that is also to be found on our menu and in the farm store.
– says Nina.
The fresh fish on the menu comes from our own fish pond. Here up to 40 chars find their home for a short time. The two little goats let themselves be stroked by the children from time to time and the two cuddly rabbits are also fond of children.
For the love of gastronomy
The love of tourism is deeply rooted in Nina. In her youth, it was the most beautiful thing for Nina to work at the Brugger-Alm. So it was only logical that Nina joined the family business after her apprenticeship.
For the past 10 years, Nina and her husband Andreas have been setting the tone at the Brugger-Alm. Nina is a landlady by passion, who likes to enchant her guests from the kitchen.
On the typical Tyrolean menu you can find Gröstl and Moosbeerschmarrn as well as char -smoked or Müllerinnenart- and baked goat cheese.
A tip from Nina is the cozy 'sit together' at the end of the summer season.
The Ogrun will become also this year again a merry day with many well-known faces.
– so Nina.
#LocalHeroes from Kitzbühel
It is the people who make Kitzbühel and its vacation villages of Reith, Aurach and Jochberg so special. These are exactly the personalities we are talking about in our "LocalHeroes" series, in which the true heroes of our region are put in the spotlight. They would never call themselves heroes, but they are: Because it is only through their passion for what they do that we can all experience the unique Kitzbühel lifestyle.