Host & History
Accompany us on our little journey through time – from the creation of the Sennhütte (Alpine herdsman‘s hut) to its completion as a luxurious chalet with a breathtaking view of the Austrian Alps.
The Wallegger Bichl
The cultivation of our "Wallegger Bichl's" (Wallegger hill) dates back to the 15th century. For generations, traditional agriculture was practiced here for self-sufficiency purposes. During the course of the 18th century, an Alpine dairy hut was built on the Walleggeralpe (Wallegger Alpine pasture), as the animals were kept on the Alpine pasture in summer.
In 1980, the old Alpine hut burned down. Some years later, the family around Josef Hirschbichler sen. (†2011) decided to rebuild the Walleggerhütte (Wallegger hut).
The New Building
The foundation walls of the hut, built in 1988, still stand today and form the foundation of the present Wallegg Lodge. In 2011, the old Wallegger hut was converted into today's chalet.
Now, our beautiful hut is back in use and we can let our guests enjoy this beautiful piece of homeland.
Environmentally Friendly Eco-Energy Lodge
The Wallegg Lodge is heated fully automatically and environmentally friendly with an air-heating pump and controlled domestic ventilation. The wood for the stove in the living area and the hot pot comes exclusively from our own forests. An environmentally friendly cycle that is close to our hearts!
Organic Family-Run Farm
Until 2004, dairy farming was practiced on our Alpine pastures and the farm, before the decision was made to go new ways. Now we are a successful, organically managed farm for suckler cows. Our cows belong to the "Pinzgauer" breed, the traditional cattle breed of the region. The high-quality, organic meat is processed in the surrounding farms and is also on sale to our lodge guests.
We would be pleased to welcome you in our chalet!