Family Holiday in the Mountain Village of Animals in Mühlbach, Hochkönig, Austria
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Our 6 summer lifts will take you safely and comfortably up to the peak of emotions. Choose your own favorite tour among the numerous hiking routes - it will leave you wanting more!

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With the Hochkönig Card, you can enjoy a comprehensive offer of activities in our vacation & excursion region.

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In Mühlbach am Hochkönig, where children´s pulses race with excitement!

Farm Adventure

"Open Barn Day" on the farm is an experience for the whole family! Our farmers look forward to seeing you!

Petting Zoos

Our petting zoos are spread out over the entire village. Is a pot-bellied pig ticklish on its stomach? Can goats climb? Find out in the Mountain Village of Animals!

Experiences with Animals

Do you dare your Mum and Dad to milk a cow? ;) What about you? Would you milk a cow? You will have tons of fun, and you can earn the "Manfred certificate" for helping on the farm!

Marmot Path

There is a great marmot path at the Arthurhaus. Stop by and visit the playful "Manfred the marmot" and his large family.

Equine-Centered Education

Get to know the horse as your partner in playful ways and have fun with animals and movement in the great outdoors. Whether a young beginner or an advanced rider, everyone will find riding lessons suited just for them.

Dog Course

You will find a play area just for dogs with a dog course, dog-friendly accommondations, dog training, and great hiking paths for a perfect vacation with your four-legged friend.

Family vacation in the mountains

These are the special moments that make a family vacation together in the Mountain Village of Animals so unforgettable. A family vacation in Austria´s mountains in Mühlbach am Hochkönig is rich in variety and full of fun. More than 30 excursion destinations in the village are just waiting to be discovered.

This includes the mascots "Manfred the marmot" along with his wife "Fraufred" in the marmot colony, where with a little bit of luck, you can observe marmots in their natural habitat. Whether in the petting zoos, on the farms, or in the wild, twice as many animals live here as residents.

Accommondations to suit all tastes and our special Mountain Village of Animals offers can be booked in all categories. This is the perfec way to enjoy a vacation in the mountains with your children!

Petting Zoos
Petting zoos in Salzburg´s mountains
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while getting to know our animals on a first-name basis! At 6 publicly accessible petting zoos, countless animals are just waiting to be pet by guests of all ages. Including alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, pygmy goats, sheep, ponies, and much more. The petting zoos are open to the public, and admission is free!
Farm Experiences
Farm experience Salzburg mountains
Our farms make children´s pulses race in excitement! There is plenty of room to run around, play, and enjoy a game of hide-and-seek. Visit the stables, help out with milking, feed the goats, or simply enjoy nature. In the Mountain Village of Animals, you can stay overnight at the farms, or you can visit during the day!
Open Barn Day
Vacation at the farm
At "Open Barn Day" on the Dientalm, you can learn about farming life and the animals up-close. If you dare, you can learn how to milk cows by hand and see how milk is made into delicious cheese. Only here you can get the coveted hand-milking certificate!
Kids fun
Reiten für Kinder am Erlebnisbauernhof
In the summer months, there is action and fun with animals for all kids 6 and older! Kids can experience unforgettable moments with a day on the farm, climbing, fishing, or a gondola ride to Toni´s Alpine Meadow Playground at the children´s program! Every day is full of adventure no matter what the weather is!

More information is available at phone 0043 6584/2038840.
Theme Paths
Hiking vacation with family
Hiking with the family is espacially fun on our hiking paths in the Mountain Village of Animals. Whether on a stroller-accessible hiking path or on the exciting trail of miners, the majestetic panorama with the Hochkönig and Mandlwände is strikingly impressive!
  • Marmot Path
  • Ant Path
  • Path of Carved Animals
  • Ore Path
  • Paussenberg Gallery
Adventure Fun Family Vacation
There is so much to discover here, and fun adventures are awaiting you outside!
  • Natural playground and petting zoo at the village mill
  • Adventure playground at the Arthurhaus
  • 3D archery course
  • Flying Fox Park Hochkönig
  • Playground at the Paussbauer
  • Mountain carts  
  • Toni´s Alpine Meadow Playground
Geocaching treasure hunt Highkingcode
Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt with a GPS device and treasure map. More than 70 hidden caches (treasures) around the village and in the hiking area are waiting to be discovered. The "Highkingcode" offers easy tours for beginners and challenging tours for pros.

On Austria´s first official GeoTour, there are 35 puzzles to solve in order to crack the Highkingcode. Tip: Free rental GPS devices and treasure maps are available at the tourist office in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Dienten and Maria Alm.
Herb Hikes
Local Herbs found at Herb Walks
During your hikes, you will always be in the best hands with our hiking guides Silvia & Erhard!

With our herb expert Silvia, you will learn amazing things about all the inconspicuous herbs you come across on a herb hike. Our animal inhabitants also treasure our alpine medicinal plants and herbs. With every herb hike, you will learn how to prepare the herbs! Whether herb spreads, smoothies, or green cosmetics, Silvia will provide you with great recipes!
Adventure Hikes
Schweizerhütte at Arthurhaus Mandlwände Hochkönig
Erhard, who gladly takes guests on barefoot hikes, will lead you to exceptionally beautiful places in our village. He is happy to share his deep connection with our guests.

His hikes do the mind, body, and soul good! Did you know that hiking in the forest lowers stress hormones, slows down the pulse, and this does so much for our health!? Hildegard von Bingen once said: "There is a power that has been since all eternity and that force and potentiality is green!"
Non-binding inquiry - We are looking forward to welcoming you!
We are pleased to submit you an non-binding offer for your holiday in the Mountain Village of Animals in summer 2019. Please just fill in the fields of our inquiry form and we will send you as soon as possible an appropriate offer.

- Yours, Manfred the marmot
Manfred Maskottchen