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On top – how a glacier locality turns into an all-weather hotspot

How can a pronounced peak location with top restaurants be put to even better use – and create space for the countless guests in bad weather too?

The Gletschermühle in Kaprun is the highest restaurant in Salzburg province. The architecture is naturally modeled after Gletschermühle – tubular chutes hollowed out by glacier erosion and meltwater. At 2,450 meters above sea level, the Gletschermühle offers a wide range of gastronomic delights from haute cuisine to self-service, mainly natural regional specialties – accompanied by panoramic views of the three-thousand meter peaks around us in Salzburg and Zell am See. Thick stone walls and rustic larch wood paneling ensure a cozy ambience. Apart from its unique location and fascinating architecture, there are other highlights: the Giplf-Restaurant on the summit counts itself among the select operators of “Via Culinaria – the culinary path of the Hüttnehocker” in Salzburg province. No wonder the demand is great. It is open 365 days a year with 7,000 to 10,000 guests daily.
To be able to use the patio regardless of the weather, Meissl delivered a comprehensive patio solution for the beautiful panorama views. With the two special MR type umbrellas with wind wall glass, particular emphasis was placed on transparency and mobility. Great attention was placed on precisely fitting the connections of the system to the rounded façade of the restaurant and to providing direct access. The result was a closed ensemble from a single source. The walls were made with a special profile, since the wind speeds at this altitude call for a more stable and more resistant design.

2 umbrella types MR 12.8 x 11.5 special format
Covered area: 210 m²
47.3 linear meters of wall elements
Wind resistance of the wall elements up to 180 km/h
Floor structure with floor heating

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