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Hiking trails on the Hochkönig

Hiking routes to suit every taste on the Hochkönig

Hiking trails on the Hochkönig

Whether you’re coming for mountain climbing or want to go on an outdoor journey of discovery with your children: you can find all types of hiking routes for all levels on the Hochkönig. Enjoy activity outdoors in the relaxing mountains surrounded by nature and admire the miracle of the mountain landscape with all your senses. You can choose from a hiking trail network with more than 340 kilometres in total.

Family hikes

From Arthurhaus as far as Mitterfeldalm
An easy family tour packed with views where you might catch a glimpse of marmots with a bit of luck.
Length: 2.2 km, duration: 50-60 minutes, 160 metres altitude difference

Bürglalm family hike
Hike with your children from Dacheck over the Zachhofalm to the Bürglalm where besides a herb garden a playground also awaits you. Other highlight: the Kneipp course near the Zachhofalm.
Length: 6.2 km, duration: 1.5 hours, 330 metres altitude difference

Ant trail
More than 200 natural ant hills await you on this wonderful hike from the Tiergartenalm.
Length: 1.7 km, duration: 1 hour 20 minutes, 129 metres altitude difference

Mountain tours for experienced hikers

Whether it’s up to the Taghaube, Lausköpfe, Hohe Torscharte, Hundstein or the other peaks in the Hochkönig region: experienced mountain hikers will find the right challenge with these tours. The absolute highlight is undoubtedly a mountain tour up the Hochkönig.

Up the Hochkönig via the main ascent (difficult)

Conquering the summit of the Hochkönig (2,941 m) is an adventure for experienced and extremely fit mountain climbers. The easiest ascent leads on trail no. 340 from Arthurhaus to Mitterfeldalm and then over the signposted climb to the edge of the Übergossene Alm glacier. After crossing a firn field it continues over a steeper section secured with ladders and ropes up to the summit with the Matrashaus.
Length: 9 km, duration: 5-6 hours, 1,500 metres altitude difference

Themed hikes: hiking and discovering interesting facts

Hiking in the nature
  • Mitterberger Erzweg (easy)
  • Schnitzerweg der Tiere (easy)
  • Schmetterlings-Erlebnisweg (easy)
  • Legend trail – the Beilsteinwirt legend (moderate)
  • Legend trail – ghosts on Puregg (moderate)
  • Legend trail – the woman from Filz (moderate)
  • Legend trail – the Übergossene Alm on the Hochkönig (difficult)

Herb hiking: on the trail of green treasure

Nature offers a priceless wealth and variety of herbs around the Hochkönig. During a herb hike you find out everything there is to know about the domestic plants. Hike together with herb experts or set off on a journey of discovery under your own steam. At the region’s 13 hill farms you can find products made from herbs as well as food, teas, creams and spirits and can make things yourself at various workshops. Herb hikes are also on offer for children.

Long-distance hiking on the Hochkönig

You experience enjoyable long-distance hiking on the Almenweg trail that leads along the Hochkönig and continues from there through the Salzburg Alps. The Königsweg trail also offers adventurous long-distance hiking: the stages lead through unspoilt nature, along rugged rocks, through idyllic forests and over challenging peaks.

A hiking holiday on the Hochkönig

Pack up your hiking equipment, find your favourite hikes and set off into the mountain landscape. You can find all the region’s tours on the Hochkönig tours website. We will be happy to assist you with more information at the Hotel Bergheimat and look forward to receiving your holiday enquiry!

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