Alexander Huber: Küchenchef in elfter Generation
Bavarian success on a plate

Alexander Huber has turned the traditional “Huberwirt” inn run by his parents in the district of Altötting into a top gastronomic address. He has cooked himself up a Michelin star every year since 2014

Star chef Alexander Huber

Traditional inns belong to Bavaria like the sweet mustard belongs to the Weißwurst. The typical Bavarian inns are the place to be. Young and old meet for a cool drink and socialize with each other. In Pleiskirchen the inn culture also plays an important role.

A tavern classics for gourmets

Alexander Huber stands at the regulars’ table in his pub and makes jokes with his guests. It is just what you would expect of a good, Bavarian pub. The location of the "Huberwirt" is also extremely traditional: right next to the church, in the heart of Pleiskirchen – one of those pristine villages in the Holzland north of Altötting. Situated away from the tourist trail, the undulating and lush green surroundings have maintained their Bavarian roots.

Believe it or not, the "Huberwirt" has been run by one family for 400 years now. Junior chef Alexander Huber isn’t overawed by this long tradition – quite the opposite: He has turned the pub into a place of pilgrimage for gourmets – but so wonderfully grounded and Bavarian, that millionaires sit next to the local regulars.

"They were happy with their pub and their lives. It rubbed off on me"

Star cuisine inspired by Bavaria

The pub gene must be extremely deeply rooted in the genetic make-up of the Huber family. At any rate, Alexander Huber has remained grounded, despite many years of experience at top restaurants like the Bareiss and the Tantris.

Even as a child, he helped out in the pub; working alongside his parents, grandparents, uncle and aunties. And that didn’t put the little Alexander off the restaurant business? “No, not at all! I never heard my parents or grandparents complain; despite the workload. They were happy with their pub and their lives. It rubbed off on me.”

Augenfutter: Gehobene bayerische Küche im "Huberwirt"

Family business since generations

Anyone who sees and samples the menu will not be surprised. Alexander Huber creates dishes of such elegance in the kitchen, that it was only a matter of time before he was awarded a Michelin star. The "Huberwirt" has been on this coveted list since 2013, and has been eight years since Alexander Junior took over the reins in the kitchen. And yet, the "Huberwirt" is no typical gourmet temple. Instead of basing themselves solely around their wealthy clientèle, the Huber family simply offer both:

 "Huberwirt": Seit 2013 mit einem Michelinstern

The very finest star cuisine on the one hand and a classic Bavarian pub on the other. Two separate menus, but one and the same dining area. Admittedly, even the bar meals are of the highest quality. But they are affordable for the “normal” Pleiskirchen locals. The result is a wonderful mix of guests. And both parties love it: It is extremely relaxed in the Huberwirt.

More information about the "Huberwirt" can be found at huber-wirt.de (only in German)

Die Jugendherberge liegt der Burg zu Füßen

... from Alexander

Burghausen Castle
The longest castle complex in the world offers not only a magnificent view of the Wöhrsee, but also very interesting museums. A visit can also be perfectly combined with a boat trip on the Salzach river.
burg-burghausen.de

Pleiskirchen Golf Course
Golfing close to nature with fantastic views. The course is harmoniously integrated into the surroundings and combines golf, experience and nature.

Town square in Mühldorf
The 500 meter long town square in the center of Mühldorf am Inn is colorfully designed and full of life. Varied stores and gastronomy invite you to enjoy.
inn-salzach.com (only in German)

Altötting
The famous chapel at the Kapellplatz of the place of pilgrimage is probably the most famous regional sight. Don't miss the Black Madonna, the silver heart urns of the Wittelsbach electors and kings, the chapel's ambulatory with some 2,000 votive tablets and the altar's silver ornamentation.
altoetting.de (only in German)

Bathing lake tips
Quiet and surrounded by greenery, the bathing lakes in Perach and Marktl offer Bavarian beach feeling. A popular alternative to the swimming pools in the region.
badbirnbach.de

Massing Open-Air Museum
Showcases five historic four-sided farmsteads, a historic bowling alley, a Kramer store, a ropery, tractors and more. Ideal for families and anyone who wants to learn about old crafts, tradition and agriculture.

freilichtmuseum.de

 

 

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