Hiking in Mühlbach am Hochkönig

Hiking vacation at the foot of the Hochkönig

140 km of marked hiking trails, from leisurely hikes across alpine meadows, to challenging mountain tours in rock and ice, open up the nature reserve “northern Kalkhochalpen” around the mountain hotel Arthurhaus.

Nestled between Hochkönig and Hochkeil lies the Arthurhaus at 1500 m. With us at the Arthurhaus, you can start hiking directly from the hotel.

We have put together 6 beautiful circular hiking trails for you. So you can start hiking directly from the hotel and come back to the Arthurhaus at the end of the hike. Here you can download the most beautiful circular hiking trails from Arthurhaus.

Pleasure hiking in Mühlbach am Hochkönig

“The peak of emotions”

The Arthurhaus in Mühlbach am Hochkönig is a popular stopover for numerous long-distance hiking trails: the Salzburger Almenweg, the Arno Trail and the Via Alpina use the Arthurhaus as a comfortable stopover. Our three themed hiking trails “Mitterberger Erzweg”, the ”Murmeltierweg” and the ”Ameisenweg” convey all kinds of interesting and curious facts. The king tour of every hiking week leads from the Arthurhaus via the Mitterfeldalm to the Matrashaus at the summit of the Hochkönig at 2,943 m.

Theme trails in Mühlbach am Hochkönig

Groundhog trail – to the realm of the lazy

The marmot trail begins at the sign on the right behind the Schweizerhütte alpine dairy. It leads on a wide, flat gravel path in a length of about 1 km to the Kreuzbergmahd into the “realm of the lazy of the Hochkönig”. At close range, with a little luck, you can observe the marmots. Two wooden benches invite you to linger. In 15 min. you hike back again and can then feed the tame marmots in the enclosure with carrots.

Mitterberg ore path

Embark on an exciting journey through the history of copper mining in Mühlbach am Hochkönig. 15 stations with information boards accompany you on the way past the prehistoric mining sites (Bingen), to the tunnels of the modern copper mining. Hike through the wild Barbara Gorge and the old Mitterberg Road into the Viererwasch, before the trail leads along the route of the old field railroad to Mühlbach. The length of the trail is 5.5 km and 640 meters of descent. You should allow about 2 – 3 hours for the walk.

Long distance hiking in Mühlbach am Hochkönig

Attention long-distance and pleasure hikers – we offer the long-distance hiking service. In addition to the use of the in-house wellness area with colored light sauna, hay sauna and steam bath, we offer you a free luggage shuttle. While you hike effortlessly at the foot of the Hochkönig, we deliver your luggage to the next stage destination at the Birkarhaus.