HIKING ON HOCHKÖNIG: STUNNING SCENIC VIEWS & COSY MOUNTAIN HUTS Experiencing the magic of Salzburg’s mountains on foot
Hiking is so much more than “just” a sport – it’s an attitude to life. If you consciously engage in this activity in nature, it will never get boring. Because even if you follow a certain route for the second or third time – the experience is always different and unique.
One time, you meet people along the way and start a conversation. Another time, you’re rewarded with a special light atmosphere. And yet another time, you catch a glimpse of a rare animal. In the Salzburger Land region, countless wonderful moments like these are bound to make your hiking holidays on Hochkönig a resounding success.
- Bergtour auf den Lauskopf 2.130m
- Wanderung zum Schneebergkreuz in Mühlbach
- Wanderung zur Windraucheggalm
- Bergtour auf den Gipfel Taghaube 2.159m
- Wanderung über den Schnitzerweg zur Zapferlalm
Those who want to fully immerse themselves in the world of the Alps might want to opt for a long hiking trail. "Ach du grüne Neune" is the name of the six-stage trail that takes you past all 16 mountain herb pastures and that lets you conquer a few summits along the way.
On the 74-kilometre Königsweg, you hike along the Hochkönig mountain range. In four stages, you’ll walk from alpine pasture to alpine pasture – and from Maria Alm via Dienten to Mühlbach and back to the starting point. The scenic views and landscape sections you’ll get to experience on the long hiking trail from Königssee to Hochkönig are immensely impressive as well. Leave your everyday worries behind you and enjoy the feeling of freedom in the mountains!
Hiking in Mühlbach means: always discovering something new. For instance, the many Alpine herbs that grow between rugged rocks. Alone or with herb experts, you can learn about them on a “herb hike”, which is bound to make your tour even more fascinating. With a Kräuterpass (“herb passport”), you can also collect stickers at the various pastures and, as a reward, you’ll receive surprise products. Special herb hikes for children are offered as well – perfect for knowledge-hungry little explorers.
The right mode of transport for mountain sports enthusiasts
Six summer lifts ensure that you’ll comfortably get to the starting point of each respective tour. In summer, they are open from 9:00 to 17:00. Summiteers and mountain sports enthusiasts also have the option of using the Hochkönig hikers bus. And what’s more: With the Hochkönig Card, it’s free of charge.