When you arrive at a high pasture after an exhausting climb there’s nothing quite like fortifying yourself with a hearty Bavarian snack and refilling your energy reserves; for many, this welcome break is the highlight of any hiking trip. Panoramic sunny terraces top off the perfect rest stop. In the past, huts and high pastures provided farmers and shepherds with protection from storms or a place to sleep after a long day’s work. Nowadays, they have come to represent Bavarian tradition and hospitality. The huts can be used for overnight stays, for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, or simply as a rest stop on a long-distance hiking or cycling trip.