The lumberjack cottage

… the smallest restaurant in the world

… is the culinary highlight, in the truest sense of the word – the Holzknechthütte in the Almdorf Seinerzeit. It surpasses all expectations – in terms of cosiness, views and warmth.

While the chef prepares a traditional Carinthian menu of several courses over an open fire, your gaze wanders through the panoramic window into the valley. Fine wines round off the experience.

For two to a maximum of four people. Reservations must be made before your arrival.

The history of the smallest restaurant in the world

The forest workers – in Carinthia mainly the lumberjacks – were in the forest all week long until not so long ago. Until the middle of the last century, the long distances to remote workplaces had to be covered on foot. They only made this journey once a week. Therefore, they needed a place to cook and sleep on site. These were the simple lumberjack huts. Built from tree bark, they offered protection from wind and weather. The food, which could only be prepared over an open fire, was simple, hearty and good.

Important: The lumberjack hut is unique. If you have not yet dined there, it is advisable to make a reservation through the reception as soon as possible.

Cancellation information: Cancellation must be notified at least 24 hours in advance at the reception. Late or non- cancelled reservations will be charged 90% of the total amount.

The menu

  • Little lumberjack snack
  • Schott soup with black bread croutons
  • Carinthian Frigga
  • Lax filet from the Millstättersee with sautéed mushrooms and fresh herbs
  • Pink roasted saddle of beef from open fire with mediterranean vegetables and homemade herb butter
  • Pancakes with apricot jam
Euro 105,00 per person
drinks not included

If you have allergies or food intolerances, please ask for our special menu.

Vorderkoflach 36
A-9564 Patergassen
+43 4275 7201


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