Ready, Steady, Go ... to a Majestic Adventure!
The region surrounding the villages of Mühlbach, Dienten and Maria Alm is simply amazing at any time of the year. You’ll see! Leave your everyday life behind and enjoy life to the fullest. Would you like to climb the breathtaking summits of the massif Hochkönig? Are you looking forward to trying culinary delights in the mountain cabins? Do you prefer exploring the mountain biking trails or family-friendly country walks? Would you like to get up close and personal with marmots, zip line through the tree tops or speed down adventurous slides in the forest? You can’t wait to make your short turns on perfectly groomed pistes in winter? The whole family is sure to have a blast in the Hochkönig region!
Summer Holidays in the Hochkönig Region
Family Fun and Mountain Experiences
The three villages Mühlbach, Dienten and Maria Alm at the foot of the majestic mountain Hochkönig are home to 340km of signposted hiking trails and 300km of mountain biking and e-bike trails.
The genuine hospitality on the farms and in the mountain cabins will instantly make you feel welcome. Enjoy a snack with locally grown food or a delicious dessert. A lot of the food comes from local farmers and producers.
Do you prefer taking it easy? Soak up the beauty of the scenery without the workout. A breathtaking panoramic view awaits you on the top of the mountain. The cable cars take you up there also in summer. And how to go back down? Slide down the countless slides in the forest fun park “Waldrutschenpark”. An unforgettable experience!
Take advantage of free rides with the cable cars in summer and plenty of other discounts using the guest card “Hochkönig Card”.
Winter Holidays in the Hochkönig Region
A Great Winter Holiday for the Whole Family
The ski resort “Hochkönig” is part of the network “Ski Amadé”. Skiers can look forward to 60 beautifully groomed slopes, 120 kilometres of pistes and 34 state-of-the-art lifts. Delicious snacks are served in the rustic mountain cabins. Have you ever been skiing like a king on the “Königstour”? Get to know the whole ski resort on 35km of pistes that connect 6 summits. You’re not fond of skiing?
The region has a wide variety of off-piste winter activities on offer. Hiking in the winter wonderland, ski touring, cross-country skiing, tobogganing on floodlit runs and night walks with torches are only a few of the exciting pastimes for all ages.
Have you ever heard of geocaching? In the Hochkönig region, that’s also possible in winter. Romantic rides through the enchanting winter landscape in a horse-drawn sleigh are topping it off.
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Hochkönig Region
1. Exciting Activities on the “Mountain of Princes”
Plenty of activities and fun for the whole family await you on the “mountain of princes”, the “Prinzenberg Natrun” in Maria Alm. In summer, the cable car takes you from the village centre of Maria Alm to the top of the mountain Natrun. The highlights: zip lining through the tree tops, mountain biking on flow trails and speeding down the slides in the forest park. The ultimate adventure playground includes four slides which take you down to the valley in no time! Buggy-friendly trails and lovely spots to relax are topping it off.
2. Cycling across Alpine Pastures on an E-Bike
What could possibly be nicer than soaking up the beauty of nature and getting some exercise at the same time? Join a local guide and cycle from one mountain cabin to the next on themed trails. And the best thing is: Not only the scenery is remarkable but also the culinary delights served in the mountain cabins. Each tour includes several stops with menus consisting of local delicacies, home-made desserts and culinary treats made with herbs.
3. Skiing Like a King
“Hochkönig” literally translates to “high king”. And if you spend your skiing holiday here, you absolutely have to embark on a very special adventure with your skis or snowboard: the “king tour” or “Königstour”, in German. 6 summits, 35 kilometres of pistes and 7,500 metres of elevation gain - these are the key facts of the entire tour which is well-signposted with yellow and orange arrows. The breathtaking panorama of the majestic massif Hochkönig and the mountain range Steinernes Meer keeps you company on your way. Don’t forget to stop by one of the staffed mountain cabins. Indulge in culinary delights and regain your strength for the next day.