Holidays in the Hochkönig region

Discover one of Salzburg’s most beautiful holiday destinations

Active holidays amidst the Salzburger Land region

Lush green meadows in summer, white mountain peaks and snow-covered slopes in winter: That's what awaits you in the Hochkönig region amidst the beautiful Salzburg Land. Active holiday guests get their money's worth no matter the time of year – and on sunny, rainy, or snowy days.

The Hochkönig region is a popular winter paradise for skiing and snowboarding. It’s also part of one of Europe’s largest winter sports resorts, Ski amadé. In summer, the Hochkönig is a wonderful location for hiking and mountain biking. And apart from these popular sports, you can also look forward to a wide range of summer and winter sports opportunities and offers while on holiday in the Salzburger Land. How about a round of golf, climbing, mountaineering, trail running, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and more?

Maria Alm im Sommer von oben
Unique holiday destination

The three places on the Hochkönig

The Hochkönig region spans the three villages of Mühlbach, Dienten and Maria Alm, and it combines them into a one-of-a-kind holiday destination. These three small villages with lots of charm, hospitality, and character make the entire region even more special. Come see for yourself!

Maria Alm is the westernmost of the three villages. The community with 2,200 inhabitants is located not far from Saalfelden and the municipality of Leogang. From there it is only a stone's throw to the Kitzbühel Alps in Tyrol as well as to the Steinernes Meer. This karstified mountain range lies partly in Salzburg and partly in Bavaria and impresses with the peaks Selbhorn (2,655 m) and Schönfeldspitze (2,653 m) and many high plateaus. The local mountain of Maria Alm is the Natrun. The Natrun cable car takes you directly from the village center up to the top and is a direct connection to the Abergbahn. This means that the Hochkönig skiing and hiking area is also open to you during your vacation. Maria Alm is also known for the Almer pilgrimage. Every year on August 24, on Bartholomew's Day, people make the pilgrimage across the Steinerne Meer to St. Bartholomew at Königssee in Bavaria.

Mühlbach, with its 1,500 inhabitants, is the easternmost of the three villages in the Hochkönig region and is thus only 6.5 kilometers from St. Johann im Pongau. Miners have been mining copper in this Pinzgau community for as long as 4,000 years. Mühlbach is one of the most important mining towns in the area. Until the 1970s, miners still went to work every day. You can immerse yourself in this interesting history in the mining and local history museum with its adventure show gallery. However, Mühlbach is not only interesting for amateur historians, but also for sports enthusiasts: 39 lifts, 150 kilometers of prepared slopes, toboggan runs and ski schools make it a perfect destination for an active vacation on the Hochkönig.

Between Maria Alm and Mühlbach lies the village of Dienten. With just over 700 inhabitants, it is the smallest of the three villages. Its Gothic parish church, which stands in the middle of the valley on a hill and is thus clearly visible to all residents, was first mentioned in a document in 1410 and was built of tufa stone. Dienten looks back on a rich mining history. Already from the Middle Ages there was an iron mine here, which was abandoned only in 1864. One of the oldest farmhouses and listed buildings is the Grüneggut. It has been lovingly restored and is now open to the public as a museum. The centerpiece is a fully functional flour mill. Dienten, just like its neighboring villages, has several mountain railroads.

The Hochkönig region at a glance

With an altitude of more than 2,900 metres, the imposing Hochkönig towers over the surrounding summits. And that’s the exceptional view you’ll enjoy from the windows of your AlpenParks apartment.


Hochkönig in summer – facts & figures
Hiking
340 kilometers of hiking trails
Mountainbike
Over 20 mountain bike trails
Almen
16 herb farms
Long-distance hiking
Weitwandern am Königsweg auf 74 Kilometern
Golf
More than 30 golf courses within an hour's drive
Trailrunning
The Hochkönigman with a total length of 198 kilometers and 12,639 vertical meters

Hochkönig in winter – facts & figures
Skiing
120 kilometers of slopes
Cable cars
32 cable cars
Königstour
On 35 continuous kilometers of slopes through Maria Alm, Dienten & Mühlbach
Ski Amadé
Part of the Ski amadé ski destination with a total of 760 kilometers of slopes
Cross-country skiing
40 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails
Winter hiking
85 kilometers of groomed winter hiking trails

Unforgettable
experiences
Always on hand: Hochkönig Card

As a partner business of the Hochkönig Card, we are able to provide our guests with this advantage card free of charge for the duration of their holiday. That’s how you’ll benefit from numerous discounts and free admission to many activities and attractions in the Hochkönig region – in summer.

Hochkönig Card