The “Hündeleskopfhütte” looks like a traditional mountain inn, but appearances are deceptive! Hut manager Silvia Beyer is breaking new ground. The concept of the vegetarian mountain hut and traditional Bavarian cuisine are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary: many of the typical Allgäu dishes are meatless anyway – Silvia Beyer tells us her recipe for Allgäu cheese noodles – in Bavaria called “Käsespätzle”.
Instead of schnitzel and bacon platter, the menu at the “Hündeleskopfhütte” features cheese noodles and vegan zucchini lasagne. Silvia Beyer is the first hut manager in the Alps not to put meat on the table. At the end of May 2015, the native Nesselwangerin will take over the rustic hut as the new tenant and make her dream come true at an altitude of 1,180 metres: she will open the first vegetarian mountain hut in the Alps. “The time is ripe for it – also in the Allgäu”, the landlady, who is also a member of the vegetarian association, is convinced.