A perfect weekend in Maria Alm on the Hochkönig

A perfect weekend in Maria Alm on the Hochkönig

Where nature is still in order - whoever travels to Maria Alm on the Hochkönig enters another world right upon arrival. The stress of everyday life dwindles away with each metre you cover when hiking on the region’s Alpine pastures. But don't worry, as here there are many herbs grown which help ease hikers’ sore muscles.

 

Experience the power of herbs
The herbal expert Rosi Rainer knows almost all the herbs on the Hochkönig. In the context of workshops and wild herb tours, she shows interested people how they affect sore muscles and other aches and pains. Here, Rosi leads guests across the six herbal pastures of Maria Alm, where the regions Alpine herbs are also used in the preparation of tasty delicacies.

Taste the nature
Regionality is a key focus in Maria Alm. This is especially true in the cuisine. With an extra portion of love, here the best ingredients are processed into delicious dishes.  Healthy smoothies from wild herbs, home-made dairy products and traditional dishes from the region all land on the table. Insider tip: Pay attention to which products are served during the course of the year. Much of what ends up on the plate in Maria Alm depends on the respective season.

Paradise for vegans
Vegans take note! In the Hochkönig region, vegan and vegetarian guests can easily forgo meat and animal products. Whether it's a hut snack or dinner, there are many tasty dishes available for vegans and vegetarians in Maria Alm on the Hochkönig, which also of course like to be tasted by meat eaters. In order to research in advance which accommodations are ideal for veggie holidays, you can best click through the offers. 

Let your soul unwind on the golf course
Stress does not belong on the golf course, and this applies also to the courses in the region. The Gut Brandlhof Golf Club, the Urslautal Golf Club and the Zell am See-Kaprun Golf Club are all sporty little gems in the middle of nature. These courses are among the most central and most popular in SalzburgerLand. A big plus for pet owners is the Gut Brandlhof Golf Club where four-legged friends are allowed, if they are on a leash. 

A town for hiking experts and all those who want to be one
Looking for a short tour in the morning or an extended long-distance hike? Maria Alm on the Hochkönig is the perfect starting point for hikes of any kind or duration. Not everyone who puts on hiking boots however needs to be a master. Between June and 13th October, the local tourist associations offer free, guided hikes from Monday to Friday. Here, you are accompanied by a guide through the nature, learn all sorts about the mountains, the environment and, if you're lucky, the plants along the way.

Insider tip: the Hochkönig Card
The Hochkönig Card turns all guests in the region into Kings. It combines numerous offers from partner companies and saves tourists real money. Showing the card at the entrance means you can go on the summer cable cars and the hiking bus, into the Copper Museum in Mühlbach, into the outdoor swimming pools in Maria Alm and Mühlbach all for free. A complete list of savings can be found on the holiday region’s website.

Arrive and shake off the stress
Around the Hochkönig, not only mountain fans but also water lovers will be happy. What could be better after a mountain hike than to jump into the cool water, dive down and wash away the stress? In the Sommerstein Adventure Pool, there is a 40-metre long water slide going directly down into the pool. Additionally, there is a lazy river, as well as bubble and massage jets. More relaxation simply isn’t possible!denblubber und Massagedüsen. Mehr Entspannung geht nicht!

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