Hotel with farm in the province of Salzburg
Holidays at the Lämmerhof: experience animals up close
Until the 1950ies the Lämmerhof was just a farm, not very big, but the main source of income for the Hedegger family. After that it also became a lunch point for hikers. Step by step more and more rooms were also set up and offered for nature seekers. Until today the farm stayed the down-to-earth soul of the Lämmerhof.
During you holidays on the Laemmerhof farm every season is an experience, but there is still time to relax and recover. While the children are off petting the animals, the parents can enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of the Lammertal Valley.
Farm and pasture tour with host and farmer Georg
At the Lämmerhof host Georg will guide you through our farm and he will show you how everything in and around our small sustainable agriculture works. He will show you amongst others our calves, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys and many more. Starting from the Lämmerhof he will visit with you the Aualm pasture by our hotel bus (max. 8 people – private road) where the cattle spends the summer. The tour will be ended by an additional visit to the horses in Lungötz.
We politely ask for a small contribution to our expenses of 10,00 € per person for food, salt and other animal products. You can register for the tour every week in summer until 8 p.m. at the reception!
Farm animals at the Lämmerhof
Dear guests, when you are here it is possible that some of us aren’t. There is always someone pregnant and our farm family gets a little bigger. However it can also be the opposite. After all, the Hedegger family wants to offer their guests just the best. We would like to introduce ourselves:
Cows and calves
HelMooo! We are the cows Gundi, Susi, Zilli, Lotte, Lore, Elli and Gabi. We are on the mountain pasture Aualm in the summertime. There is lots of food and space for us there. Our calves are still too young for the high mountains, so they spend their summer in the stable and on the fields. You can watch us grass and play outside. The bigger ones are looking forward to your visit on the Aualm.
Welcome honoured guests! Most of you are familiar with us, Mirabell and Lara, from the horse-drawn sleigh rides in winter. After our work intense winter seasons we spend the summer on the pasture in Lungötz. Every now and then we birth a new member to our family which we parent together. Best you visit us on Monday during the farm and pasture tour with host Georg. He knows where we are.
Baaa, we are the Lämmerhof sheep. Which type? The best of mountain sheep and Jura sheep mixed together. In the summertime you can find us around the farm of the Lämmerhof. In the wintertime we prefer the stable. If you’re lucky we gave birth to lambs during your visit. You can watch them on the meadow with us.
Duroc & Mangalitza pigs
Oink, oink we are the pigs, special type Duroc and Mangalitza. We are members to the Hedegger farm family since 2020 and we already did some good excavation work in our open-air enclosure. We like it dirty and shadowy. You can find us near the small wood next to the Lämmerhof. But be careful! Don’t get to close. We are always hungry, oink, oink!
Cluck, cluck, we are Hannelore, Helga, Bep, Henriette, Doris, Bärbel and Adele. Most of the time we are busy corn picking and egg laying. We are sure you can spot our eggs on the breakfast buffet. Because ours are quite special. They are a little green! When we are enjoying the sun you can find us next to the apartment building. But don’t be too loud, we are a little shy!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, we are the turkeys! Family Hedegger was right. They surely can’t tell us from each other. We try hard to be indistinguishable and to confuse them. So that’s why none of us has a personal name. However we got a really nice barn instead! We don’t have to be afraid of the fox during the night inside it!
Quack, quack, no, we don’t really like unexpected visitors! We are eight strong geese which really would like to munch their grass alone. We also have a small pool. Would YOU like to be disturbed taking a bath? No? We neither! Of course you can watch us from a safe distance, but don’t get too close! We can also bite!
The farm cats
Hello, hello, we are the farm cats. When we are not currently being pampered by grandpa and grandma Hedegger we also catch a mouse every now and then. Most of the time you can find us around the barn. If you want you can pet us of course! But be careful, we are not the youngest generation anymore.
Farm holidays near Salzburg at the Berghotel Lämmerhof
During your holiday at the Laemmerhof a scene of perfect harmony is created - people, animals and nature. Feeding the cows, petting cats or watching horses on the pasture, you will see how your children can also be infected by the peace and tranquillity that prevails in the Berghotel Lämmerhof.
Holidays at the Lämmerhof: every season is an experience
During the summer months, the horses and cows of the Lämmerhof spend their time on the mountain and the sheep, calves, chicken, rabbits, cats and geese are housed at the farm. Those who get up early can take the chance and collect their morning egg in the chicken's stable. Just like the saying: the early bird catches the worm! The animals can be peacefully observed by your entire family on a hike up the mountain. In winter, when the animals are housed indoors, the children can feed the animals up close. You can also visit the hotel's fish ponds at any time.
In a horse-drawn sleigh through the Lammertal
How about a sleigh ride with our two Norikers, Laura and Mirabell? This enjoyable ride goes through the deep snowy landscape of the Lammertal Valley. Those who work up an appetite on the sleigh ride can arrange for a stop. The total trip lasts from 40 minutes up to 3 hours.
The Lammertal Valley: Down-to-earth
Not only at the Lämmerhof, but also in the surrounding Lammertal, you will be astonished by the traditional lifestyle of the farmers at the homesteads and the mountain huts. The Alpine Hotel Lämmerhof is situated between many farms who produce home-made cheese, smoked bacon, brown bread and much more in the old-fashioned Austrian way. You can buy and try these products directly and all year-round at the homesteads or at the alpine cottages in the summer months.
How to act around cattle during hikes
While hiking around the many, well-marked mountain paths you will often encounter herds of cattle. But, don't be worried! Cows are peace-loving animals. If you meet with mother cows and calves, you should remember these 5 important points:
- If possible, take the longer way around herds and avoid direct contact with the animals.
- Do not leave marked paths or traverse open fields
- Leash your dog at all times. However, if you encounter a situation where a mother cow feels endangered, unleash your dog and let him take flight.
- Do not pet or feed calves, because it could awaken the mother's protection instinct.
- Avoid loud sounds and spontaneous movements.
With those simple tips you are always on the safe side when hiking around the surrounding farms and alpine fields in the Lammertal.
Petting the soft fur of a foal, seeing the small calves in the pastures - the young animals make your holiday on the farm a special experience. Your children will be delighted. Don't hesitate: send your no obligation booking enquiry or a direct booking to family Hedegger at the Lämmerhof today.