Mühlbach am Hochkönig & Region
Mühlbach am Hochkönig is a village at the foot of the Hochkönig massif. The municipality is located in Pongau in the Salzburg area.
The Hochkönig with a height of 2,941 m (9,648.11 ft.) above sea level is the highest ridge of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The main peak, also called Hochkönig, towers above all mountains within a radius of 34 kilometers. With a saddle height of 2,181 m (7,155.6 ft.) the Hochkönig is one of the geographically most prominent mountains in the Alps, surpassed only by the Mont Blanc, the Grossglockner, the Finstaarhorn, the Wildspitze and the Piz Bernina (source: Wikipedia) .
At the foot of the Hochkönig, just south of the Arthur house, at Mitterberg, there had been copper mining since the Neolithic period from about 3000 BC to 1977. For example, the copper content of the famous Sky Disc of Nebra comes from this copper mine.
In winter time: ski fun par excellence
The ski arena Hochkönig is part of the famous region Ski Amadé!
33 top modern lifts, 150 kilometers of connected pistes provide for fantastic ski days. And if that is not enough for you: the ski pass enables you to use a total of 760 km of slopes and 247 ski lifts. There is truly something for everyone.
In summer time:
With more than 340 kilometers hiking trails of varying difficulty with numerous interesting and stunning views, you can discover the magnificent mountain world.
Take the cable car to Karbachalm on the Schneeberg, have a drink in the Karbachalm, then hike to the summit and enjoy the stunning views north to the Hochkönig – or southeast to the Dachstein or southwest to the Grossglockner.
Even climbers find challenges here in the Hochkönig massif – as well as mountain bikers.
Mühlbach and the immediate surroundings offer many possibilities:
Peaceful surroundings, rest, and relaxation apart from your usual hectic day