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Summer sports
at Hochkönig in Salzburg

Spending your summer holidays in the province of Salzburg

In the Hochkonig holiday region you will find three mountain villages: Maria Alm, Dienten and Muhlbach. Green forests, blooming flower meadows and crystal clear mountain rivers enrich this beautiful Austrian holiday region: alpine charm and pure bliss for your summer holidays in Austria’s Alps.

Surrounded by an unspoilt natural landscape, in front of the Stony Ocean mountain range and the Hochkonig Massif, you will find the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm. Within a radius of 70 kilometres you will find a multitude of day trip destinations and sights: the largest ice cave in the world, the highest waterfalls in Europe, the continent's largest National Park Centre and so much more.

4 star hotel in the Hochkonig holiday region: nature, relaxation and culture
Numerous events will sweeten your holidays in the province of Salzburg in Austria. Discover traditional customs and folklore during the annual cattle drive down from the Alpine pastures. Or plan a trip to the Thermal Spa in Kaprun. One thing is certain: with AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm you have the perfect hotel in Maria Alm and the Hochkonig holiday region. Here you can enjoy the face of the Alps undisturbed. Day trips to Salzburg or Kitzbuhel round off your holiday programme in Austria.

Summer holidays in Austria: Maria Alm equally stands for relaxation and action
Swimming lakes, hiking paths and enchanting landscapes await your arrival on your summer holidays in Austria. The hosts at the AlpenParks Resort will gladly share their favourite beautiful spots in and around Maria Alm with you. But entertainment and sports-inspired enjoyment are also catered for: there are Nordic walking tours or musical evening entertainment in great company amongst other things.

Hiking & Herbal Hiking Tours

Climbing and mountaineering in Maria Alm
The Hochkonig Massif is a real insider tip – the 2943 metres high mountain in Austria belongs to the Northern Limestone Alps and offers everything a true mountaineer’s heart could possibly desire. Climbing and mountaineering routes, ranging from simple to difficult, ensure variety during your Alpine summer holidays in Austria’s Alps. The Hochkonig Massif is a mountain with many faces and offers perfect conditions for rock climbing and mountaineering during your Alpine summer holidays in Salzburg. Equipment, check - and off you go!Classics and new Alpine routes during your summer holidays in AustriaTop routes, paths for individualists and exciting climbing terrain: the Hochkonig region is partitioned into sectors A to D, so that you have an easy method of orientation during your climbing adventures in Austria.

Climbing trails at the Hochkonig for your summer holidays in the Austrian AlpsThis majestic mountain in the province of Salzburg has many things to discover. The highlight of the many mountaineering tours at the Hochkonig is the walk up to the summit – the Franz-Eduard-Matrashaus. An easy mountaineering tour for beginners over a distance of 10 kilometres is the main ascent from the Arturhaus in Muhlbach, the neighbouring resort of Maria Alm.

Mountainbiken

Hochkönig Massif: mountain biking in the province of Salzburg
The Naturarena Hochkonig with 250 kilometres of mountain biking trails and the nearby Bikepark Leogang offer a multitude of variety for your MTB holidays in Austria’s Maria Alm.The AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is a perfect holiday haven for biking enthusiasts. The active hotel is located in the idyllic mountain village of Maria Alm. From here numerous mountain bike tours lead you through beautiful and legendary landscapes of the Hochkonig holiday region.

Enjoyment cycling tours and more challenging MTB trails: the Hochkonig MTB network at the Hochkonig Massif offers the perfect tour for any level of biking experience. Up to 7,800 metres of altitude can be conquered at the Hochkonig during your MTB holidays in Austria.

MTB Holidays in Austria: Bikepark Leogang
Approximately 16 kilometres from AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm you will find one of the best bikeparks in the world - the Bikepark Leogang in Austria. Passionate MTB aficionados and pros start to smile when we mention this legendary bikepark in Austria. International bike-stars come together each year at the famous “Out of Bounds Weekend” in Leogang.

Golf

Land your hole in one at one of Austria’s most beautiful golf courses
Golfing holidays in Austria: from AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm you will reach the Urslautal Golf Club in just a few minutes. And in a radius of 35 kilometres you will find further impressive golfing areas, which guarantee a varied golfing holiday in the Salzburg province.

Those who focus only on the white ball during their golfing holidays in the province of Salzburg will miss out on the very best: the lush green Alpine surroundings, the idyllic wetlands and the majestic mountain peaks of the Stony Ocean mountain range in Austria. The 18 hole course of the Urslautal Golfclub is embedded in a picturesque natural landscape. You will reach this beautiful golf course just one kilometre from your hotel or apartments in Maria Alm.

A different golf course for each day: golfing holidays in Salzburg, Austria
Approximately 33 kilometres lie between the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm and the Golfclub Mittersill-Stuhlfelden. And this 18 hole golf course also boasts a panorama fit for a movie backdrop. The largest golfing area of the Austrian Alps can be found after just 30 minutes of driving: The Schmittenhohe and Kitzsteinhorn golf courses of the Golfclub Zell am See-Kaprun. The flat area and park-like architecture are key characteristics of these golf courses in Zell am See. Ten kilometres from AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm, the Golfclub Gut Brandhof with the Saalach River is located for your Alpine golfing pleasure.

Swimming & Water Sports

Refreshing: Alpine summers
Summer holidays in Austria offer plenty of opportunity for refreshing relaxation in the cool and wet: the Sommerstein lido in Maria Alm and the crystal clear Zeller Lake promise plenty of bathing fun!

The AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm is the ideal summer residence for mountaineering and swimming fans who want to spend a joy-filled holiday in the Austrian Alps. Just a few minutes on foot will bring you to the Sommerstein lido, a perfect place to find well deserved refreshment after hiking and walking or simply to relax in the sun. With a 40-metre long water slide and a beautiful kids’ playground, the swimming lido in Maria Alm is popular with both young and old guests on their summer holidays in Austria. And with the SalzburgerLand Card, the great bonus card of the Salzburg province, you will enjoy free entry.

Alpine summer holidays in the Salzburg province: majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes
Impressive 3,000 metre peaks surround the 1.3 kilometre wide Zeller Lake in Zell am See. Fresh spring water from the Alps feeds the crystal clear swimming lake. Here you will bathe in water fit to drink! And for water action: visit the Zeller lido where you can try out jumps from the five-metre high jumping platform.

Those wanting to explore the Zeller Lake with fewer people around might want to rent a boat. Just set adrift and enjoy the calm in front of the beautiful mountain backdrop. By the way, the Zeller Lake is only 20 minutes from the AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm.

Climbing & Climbing Trails

Climbing and mountaineering in Maria Alm
The Hochkonig Massif is a real insider tip – the 2943 metres high mountain in Austria belongs to the Northern Limestone Alps and offers everything a true mountaineer’s heart could possibly desire. Climbing and mountaineering routes, ranging from simple to difficult, ensure variety during your Alpine summer holidays in Austria’s Alps.

The Hochkonig Massif is a mountain with many faces and offers perfect conditions for rock climbing and mountaineering during your Alpine summer holidays in Salzburg. Equipment, check - and off you go!

Classics and new Alpine routes during your summer holidays in Austria
Top routes, paths for individualists and exciting climbing terrain: the Hochkonig region is partitioned into sectors A to D, so that you have an easy method of orientation during your climbing adventures in Austria and can choose the most suitable climbing trail for your level of experience:

  • Sector A+B: South Face and Weather Face
  • Sector C: Mandlfaces
  • Sector D1: ‘Torsaule’
  • Sector D2-D5: Immlauer mountains

Climbing trails at the Hochkonig for your summer holidays in the Austrian Alps
This majestic mountain in the province of Salzburg has many things to discover. The highlight of the many mountaineering tours at the Hochkonig is the walk up to the summit – the Franz-Eduard-Matrashaus. An easy mountaineering tour for beginners over a distance of 10 kilometres is the main ascent from the Arturhaus in Muhlbach, the neighbouring resort of Maria Alm. Further routes are available from your hosts, or why not find your favourite trail on www.hochkoenig.at

Outdoor-Park, Rafting, Canyoning

Action-infused summer holidays in Austria’s Maria Alm
Do your summer holidays need to be action-rich and full of excitement? The AlpenParks Htel & ApartmentMaria Alm is your ideal destination. All around your hotel in Maria Alm you will find plenty of possibilities for exciting and adrenaline-infused leisure activities for your family holidays in Austria.

Paragliding, rafting, canyoning, archery or the new sports trend, slacklining – in the Hochkonig region you can experience plenty while being surrounded by a legendary beautiful natural landscape on your summer holidays in Austria.

Fun and action: summer holidays in the Salzburg province
Especially when on holidays with teenagers, there can never be too much action. However with a summer holiday in the Salzburg province, your hard to please offspring will not want to leave. In Taxenbach, Lofer or St. Johann you can go rafting, canyoning or para-gliding with your family.

Summer holidays in Austria: Maria Alm outdoor action
Right by your AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment in Maria Alm the Natrun high ropes course is located. Test your limits and discover the world from a new perspective: 14 metres up in the trees. Certified trainers will accompany you on your adventure and make sure you are secure. A highlight is the secure fall from 14 metres of height.

And your little ones can look forward to the ‘Schlawutzel’ Kids Tree Path. Solid shoes and clothes as well as a large amount of bravery are obligatory.

Slacklining on your summer holidays in Austria: holidays with teenagers
Slacklining is the new sports trend in Austria, for which you have to balance your weight on a wide rope. The LIVINGROOM Slackline Park is the first free accessible slacklining park in the Salzburg province – a great experience for your summer holidays in the Austrian Alps.

The most beautiful Salzburg Sights

The largest ice caves in the world, the most beautiful panoramic road in the Alps, 1800 Alpine chalets, the largest National Park in Europe: discover the most beautiful sights in Salzburg during your holidays in Austria. AlpenParks Resort Maria Alm – for you this means being located in the middle of the most beautiful sights in Salzburg during your holidays in Austria. The most popular Salzburg sights are:

World of Ice Giants & Castle Hohenwerfen:

55 kilometres north-east from AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Maria Alm you can embark on a journey back to the Ice Age: 20,000 square metres of ice located 1,641 metres above sea level. The World of Ice Giants in Werfen is the largest ice cave in the world. The entrance to the ice caves can be reached via bus, cable car or a small walk. And after the ice caves, do visit the Castle Hohenwerfen. The impressive castle has plenty on offer: the main attraction is the birds of prey museum and the daily birds of prey flight show.

Krimml Waterfalls

Anyone who wants to experience the might of water in its most original form should visit the Krimml Waterfalls in Austria. The water falls down for 380 metres – a fascinating view indeed. A 1.5 hour-long hiking tour will lead you to the highest view point of the water fall. The Krimml Waterfalls are located approximately 60 kilometres from the AlpenParks Resort Maria Alm.

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

The Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria is the largest national park in Europe with a space of 180,000 hectares. Between crystal clear mountain rivers, blooming flower meadows, idyllic Alpine pastures and imposing 3,000 metre peaks you will be able to watch ibex, marmots and many other animals living freely in the wild. The Hohe Tauern National Park is located approximately 30 kilometres from your AlpenParks Resort Maria Alm. If you plan a day trip to the largest national park in Europe, remember to bring your binoculars: there is plenty to see!

The City of Salzburg with the Fortress Hohensalzburg:

Anyone who visits the Fortress Hohensalzburg will find the birthplace of Mozart at their feet: Salzburg has a multitude of sights on offer besides the famous city monument: museums, churches, the birthplace of Mozart and much, much more.