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Experience an autumn vacation with the harvest festival in Salzburg

Harvest festival and wildlife week on the Hochkönig

Original
A traditional cattle drive like it was 150 years ago, village and farming traditions, and unforgettable days during the golden season of autumn.
Culinary
Sweet and savory donuts, fresh bacon, tasty cheese, and many other regional treats will make your mouth water.
Rich in tradition
Customs and old handcrafts such as mowing with a scythe or threshing straw are brought to life during the harvest festival.
Wild

During the Hochkönig Wildlife Week, everything revolves around wildlife and the forest.

Harvest festival in the Hochkönig region

Salzburg farming culture that is alive to this day - customs, tradition, and authentic treats

The harvest festival has taken place in the state of Salzburg every year since 1995. During this festival, regional customs are celebrated. Farming culture can be seen and experienced with traditional festivals, processions, regional music and cuisine, performances, handcrafts, and markets. In the Hochkönig region, bread baking, cheese making, schnapps distilling, star-lit walks, farmer's markets, wild game weeks, folk costumes, and "Hoagaschtn" are all a part of the experience. At the "Hoagaschtn", people gather together in a lovely spot to chat, eat, drink, sing, and play music. With this in mind, we hope you enjoy a wonderful harvest festival!

The Harvest Festival Program is loaded with Highlights
Traditional cattle drive, harvest festivals, "Schafischö" (sheep shearing), stylish folkwear fashion shows, and much more are awaiting you! Immerse yourself in your autumn vacation and indulge in freshly harvested, local delicacies while the sun warms your heart. Experience your own personal harvest festival on the peak of emotions!
Harvest festival program September 02 - 09

Sunday, September 2.
10.00 am Mühlbach Harvest festival opening with a special church service in the parish church followed by a procession to the courtyard of the Knappenheim cultural center with the local farmer’s association, heritage groups, Mühlbach miner’s band, Mühlbach “Holzmusik”, and whip crackers, demonstration of handcrafts, treats from the farm, concert by the miner’s band and Mühlbach “Holzmusik” followed by dancing and entertainment, games for kids, etc.

 

Monday, September 3.
09.30am Mühlbach Guided harvest hike
to the most beautiful places in Mühlbach  Meets at the tourist office, Registration under Tel +43 6584 20388 40

Tuesday, September 4.
09.30 am Mühlbach Guided harvest hike 
to the most beautiful places in Mühlbach with the theme forest, spruce & larch.  Meets at the Hotel Arthurhaus, Registration under Tel +43 6584 20388 40

12.00 pm    Maria Alm  Dumpling Festival with sweet and savory treats in the village center of Maria Alm with live music

07.00 pm Maria Alm Village evening
takes place at the village square (takes place in the Hochkönigsaal with bad weather).

Wednesday, September 5.
9.20 am Mühlbach Farmhouse specialties cooking course
at the Dientalm with an easy hike.  Afterwards the dairymaid from the Deantalm will show you how to make tasty cheese dumpling soup. Registration and info at +43 6584 20388-40. Meets at 9:20 am at the tourist office.

11.00 am Dienten    Spirit distilling and mill demonstration at the Grüneggalm

Thursday, September 6.
05.00 am   Mühlbach     Sunrise hike
followed by breakfast. We will hike together from the Arthurhaus to the Hochkeil. Here we will enjoy the unbelievable view of a wonderful sunrise. After a relaxing break, we will leisurely head back in the direction of the Arthurhaus to the Schweizerhütte, where we will be rewarded with a regionl farmhouse breakfast. Meeting at 05.00am at the Arthurhaus, Registrationm at +43 6584 20388 40

Friday, September 7.
10.00 am Mühlbach Guided hike to the Steegmoosalm. With traditional music, we will put together beautiful alpine bouguets.  Meets at the tourism office Mühlbach.

10.30 am Dienten  Felting at the Gabühelhütte

Saturday, September 8.
9.30 am Mühlbach Traditional sheep drive at the Mitterfeldalm, sheep are led down from their mountain pasture to the Mitterfeldalm, followed by the “Schafischö” (sheep shearing) and the sheep being returned to their owners. Accompanying entertainment program with folk music. Info at tel. no. +43 6584 20388-40

Sunday, September 9.
11.00 am   Mühlbach    Hochkönig Wood Art
How is wood processes and what all can you make out of wood? These questions will be answered at the Wood Festival in Mühlbach. The Karbachalm cabin lift will take you to the starting point of the tour, where you will find about 20 stations along the family ski run concerning the theme of wood. The Team of Stihl Timbersports will also be there!

02.00 pm    Maria Alm  Opening of the harvest festival with a concert by the "Trachtenmusikkapelle" (town folk band)








































Harvest festival program September 10 - 16

Monday, September 10.
08:00 am Maria Alm   Guided hike to the Eggeralm with hill farm breakfast. Meets at Tourism office Maria Alm. Registration by saturday 12:00 pm at +43 6584 20388 40

Tuesday, September 11.
9.30 am Maria Alm  Guided hike
to the Gasthof Kronreith. Meets at the tourism office Maria Alm. 

11.00 am    Maria Alm    Hill farm festival at the Gsthof Kronreith with live music.

8.00 pm Maria Alm Maria Alm village festival in the village square (takes place in the Hochkönigsaal with bad weather).

Wednesday, September 12.
8.45 am Maria Alm Guided hike to the Wastlalm. Meets at the tourist office, at 11:00 am Maria Alm Live music at the Wastlalm

11.00 am Dienten Schnapps distilling with tasting and mill demonstration at the Grüneggalm.

4.00 pm Maria Alm Rediscover wild herbs and their uses. Wild herb tour at the Obersteghof. Learn to identify plants and get tips about their potential uses in the areas of folk medicine and cooking. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs., cost per person € 10,00 incl. drink and course supplies. You must register by Tuesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or with Rosi Rainer at +43 680 4033800. Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

Thursday, September 13.
6.00 am Mühlbach Guided mountain tour
with mountain guide to the Hochkönig/Matrashaus (elev. 2,941m). Meets at 6.00 am at the Arthurhaus, € 40,00 per person

9.15 am Maria Alm Guided hike to the Steinbockalm, Meets at Tourist office Maria Alm at 11.00 am live music at the Steinbockalm

10.30   Dienten   Felting at the Gabühlehütte 

4.00 pm Maria Alm Make your own natural cosmetics! Introduction to making ointments and creams at the Obersteghof. Together, we will make a natural herbal balm. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs.; cost per person € 15,00 incl. drink, herbal balm, and recipe. You must register by Wednesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or +43 680 4033800 (Obersteghof). Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

8.30 pm Maria Alm Folk theater in the Hochkönigsaal at the Hotel Niederreiter – “A g´mahde Wiesn"

Friday, September 14.
9.00 am  Maria Alm  Guided hike to the Abesreitalm/Mitterstegalm. Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm, at 11.00 am musical entertainment at the Abesreitalm/Mitterstegalm

Saturday, September 15.
11.00 am Maria Alm Hinterthal Harvest Festival 2018. Marching in of the town folk band, concert until 1:00 pm, from 1:00 pm Maria Alm village festival, Pinzgau treats from Hinterthal inns and restaurants, farmer’s market, handcraft demonstrations, Schuhplattler dance, whip crackers, children’s program, etc.

Sunday, September 16.
10.00 am    Maria Alm   Guided hike
to the Berggasthof Hinterreit, Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm.

11.00 am  Maria Alm  Harvest festival
with live music at the Gasthof Hinterreit 





























Harvest festival program September 17 - 22

Monday,  September 17.
9.00 am Maria Alm Guided Hike to the Aueralm. Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm 

11.00 am Maria Alm   Music enternainment  at the Aueralm 


Tuesday, September 18.
09.15 am  Maria Alm   Guided hike
to the Hochmaisalm, Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm 

11.00 am  Maria Alm Hut party a
t the Hochmaisalm 

8.00 pm Maria Alm Maria Alm village festival in the village square (takes place in the Hochkönigsaal with bad weather).

Wednesday, September 19.
09.15 am   Maria Alm  Guided hike to the Grießbachalm, Meet at the tourist office Maria Alm 

11.00 am  Maria Alm   Live music at the Grießbachhütte

11.00 am Dienten Schnapps distilling
with tasting and mill demonstration at the Grüneggalm.

4.00 pm Maria Alm Rediscover wild herbs and their uses. Wild herb tour at the Obersteghof. Learn to identify plants and get tips about their potential uses in the areas of folk medicine and cooking. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs., cost per person € 10,00 incl. drink and course supplies. You must register by Tuesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or with Rosi Rainer at +43 680 4033800. Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

Thursday, September 20.
6.00 am Mühlbach Guided mountain tour
with mountain guide to the Hochkönig/Matrashaus (elev. 2,941m). Meets at 6.00 am at the Arthurhaus, € 40,00 per person

9.00 am Maria Alm  Guided Hike to the Hinterjetzbachalm.  Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm 

11.00 am Maria Alm   Hill farm festival with musical entertainment at the Hinterjetztbachalm

10.30 am  Dienten   Felting at the Gabühelhütte

12.00 pm Maria Alm   Herb festival at the Postalm with live music

4.00 pm Maria Alm Make your own natural cosmetics! Introduction to making ointments and creams at the Obersteghof. Together, we will make a natural herbal balm. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs.; cost per person € 15,00 incl. drink, herbal balm, and recipe. You must register by Wednesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or +43 680 4033800 (Obersteghof). Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

8.30 pm Maria Alm Folk theater in the Hochkönigsaal – “A g´mahde Wiesn!"

Friday, September 21.
08.00 pm  Dienten Music festival
with the traditional folk band of Dienten at the Vitalhotel Post

Saturday, September 22.

11.00 am   Dienten "Farwell to summer in the hills" - festival at the Bürglalm with live music an regional specialities,

11.30 am Maria Alm Main festival of the Harvest Festival in Maria Alm. Marching in of the town folk band, small concert with marching music, entertainment with various music groups, traditional cattle drive, farmer’s market, handcraft demonstrations, demonstration of hay making techniques, children’s program, Pinzgau specialties from Maria Alm inns and restaurants, whip crackers, Schuhplattler dance, ...















 

Harvest festival program September 24 - October 07

Monday, September 24.
08.15  am   Maria Alm  Guided hike
to the Pichlalm 

08.45 am  Dienten  Guided Harvest Hike
to the Pichlalm with Live music

Tuesday, September 25.
09.15 am Maria Alm  Guided Hike
via Hintermoos to the Krinnkapelle (chruch), Rest at the Gabühelhütte - meets at the tourist office Maria Alm

8.00 pm Maria Alm Village festival in the village square (takes place in the Hochkönigsaal with bad weather).

Wednesday, September 26.
11.00 am Dienten Schnapps distilling with tasting and mill demonstration at the Grüneggalm

4.00 pm Maria Alm Rediscover wild herbs and their uses. Wild herb tour at the Obersteghof. Learn to identify plants and get tips about their potential uses in the areas of folk medicine and cooking. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs., cost per person € 10,00 incl. drink and course supplies. You must register by Tuesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or with Rosi Rainer at +43 680 4033800. Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

Thursday, September 27.
6.00 am Mühlbach Guided mountain tour
with mountain guide to the Hochkönig/Matrashaus (elev. 2,941m). Meets at 6.00 am at the Arthurhaus, € 40,00 per person.

09.30  am   Maria Alm  Guided hike to the Wiesenstadl, Meets at the tourist office Maria Alm 

11.00  am   Maria Alm  "Hut festival" with live music at the Wiesenstadl

10.30  am   Dienten  Felting at the Gabühelhütte

4.00 pm Maria Alm Make your own natural cosmetics! Introduction to making ointments and creams at the Obersteghof. Together, we will make a natural herbal balm. Duration ca. 1.5 hrs.; cost per person € 15,00 incl. drink, herbal balm, and recipe. You must register by Wednesday, 5.00 pm in the Maria Alm tourist office, Tel.: +43 6584 20388-20 or +43 680 4033800 (Obersteghof). Minimum no. of participants: 5 people.

8.30 pm Maria Alm folk theater in the Hochkönigsaal at Gasthof Niederreiter "A g´mahde Wiesn!"

Friday, September 28.
9.15 am Maria Alm Guided challenging hike from the Lettenalm via the Geralmen to the Eggeralm. Meets at 9.15 am at the tourist office (hiking bus departs at 9.26 am to the Filzen Saddle).


Sunday, September 30.
9.00 am Dienten Thanksgiving Ceremony

9.45 am Maria Alm Thanksgiving Ceremony

Thursday, October 4.
8.30 pm Maria Alm Maria Alm folk theater in the Hochkönigsaal at Gasthof Niederreiter "A g´mahde Wiesn!"


Sunday, October 7.
8.30 am Maria Alm Thanksgiving Ceremony in Hinterthal
9.00 am Mühlbach Thanksgiving Ceremony


Harvest festival preview 2019

September 03.
10th Maria Almer dumpling festival
September 08.
Harvest festival Mühlbach
September 14.
Harvest festival Hinerthal
September 15.
Hochkönig Wood Art in Mühlbach
September 21.
Harvest Festival in Maria Alm
September 23. until September 30.
Harvest festival week in Dienten

Wildlife week at the Hochkönig
Wild life week hochkoenig

Hochkönig Wildlife Week in September/October 2018

Things will get “wild” in the Hochkönig region. During the Wildlife Week, culinary specialties and experiences revolve around wildlife.

Try out a wildlife hike through the hunting grounds or our sunsethike to  observe rutting season. And try many wild game specialities from our region.

Ruggedly romantic program from September 29 to October 6, 2018

  • Guided hikes and presentations on wildlife, the forest, and herbs
  • Wildlife observations, wildlife feeding, experience rutting season
  • Fun get-together with stories of hunting adventures and music
Wildlife week program 2018

Saturday, September 29
08.30 am Mühlbach Hunter‘s breakfast
with Multimedia Lecture about the project Respect your borders -
common habitat wild and human with Mag. Dr. Hubert Stock in
the Hotel Bergheimat. Meeting point: 08.30 am Hotel Bergheimat.
Registration required at +43 6584 20388 or region@hochkoenig.at.
Cost for breakfast € 20,-.
Tuesday October 02

09.30 am Maria Alm Guided hike with a local hunter 

to the Jufenalm followed by a visit to the wild game enclosure with
regional wild game treats. Meeting point: 9.00 am at the Maria Alm
tourist office. Registration required at +43 6584 20388 or
region@hochkoenig.at. Cost for wild game treats and visit: € 10,-.

Wednesday, October 03
02.00 pm Maria Alm Guided hike with a local hunter to the
Eggeralm with afternoon hunter’s snack followed by observation
of rutting season ca. 700 m from the Eggeralm – bring binoculars!
Meeting point at the tourist office Maria Alm. Registration at
+43 6584 20388 or region@hochkoenig.at. Cost: € 8,-.

Thursday, October 04
10.00 am Dienten Guided theme hike
to the Altenberg hunting lodge with wild game specialties and visit
to the hunting facilities followed by a wild game, forest, & herb snack
at the Bürglalm. Meeting point: 10.00 am at the Skizentrum Dienten.
Registration requirede at +43 6584 20388 or
region@hochkoenig.at. Cost: tasting & snack € 25,-.

Friday, October 05
09.00 am Bischofshofen Maximilians farmer’s market
and shooting practice in Bischofshofen is then awaiting you after a
snack of wild game bratwurst. Meeting point: 9.30 am at the
Bischofshofen tourist office. Registration required at
+43 6584 20388 or region@hochkoenig.at.
Cost: wild game bratwurst & shooting practice € 25,-.


In addition to the weekly program, wild game specialties are offered on the menu at select restaurants Jufenalm (23.09.2018 - 07.10.2018), Hotel Eder (29.09.2018 - 06.10.2018)*, *Karbachalm (29.09.2018 - 06.10.2018)* throughout the region. 

More information is available at the tourist offices.
Guests visiting for the day can also participate in individual program points.
The destinations of guided hikes as well as various events are mostly reachable with the summer lifts so that each guests is guaranteed the opportunity to be able to participate. All of the guided hikes are accompanied by hunting ground supervisors, forest rangers, and other professionals or supervisors.
Please note the minimum number of participants of 5 - 10.

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Enjoy wonderful views at the Bergheimat Hotel at 1,200m above sea level. The especially quiet location and the great accessibility in the middle of the enchanting mountain world make our hotel unique
Homely and warm atmosphere.
At the traditional 4-star family-run Bergheimat Hotel in Mühlbach am Hochkönig a cosy atmosphere with a conservatory, a panorama terrace and a foyer with an open fire place await you.
The snug comfort and the outstanding cuisine at our 4-star hotel as well as its unique location directly underneath the Mandlwand, one of the rock faces on the majestic Hochkönig mountain.

Country Hotel Zum Steinbock

Welcome to the country hotel "Zum Steinbock"!
Our house is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Hochkönig, directly at the valley station of the Hochmaisbahn in Hinterthal (Ski in / Ski out). In a small, loving atmosphere we can respond individually to the wishes of our guests.
Holiday is: feel good in our comfort rooms; enjoy in our restaurant; Celebrate in our umbrella bar; relax in our sauna area; Recharge your batteries during sports: skiing, cross-country skiing, golfing, tennis, hiking, ... you will be amazed!

Feel the nature and enjoy the Liebmannhof!
Our well located farm offers our guests a direct access to the hiking trails and cross-country ski run. Our farm is some 450 years old and sits at an elevation of 950 meters above sea level at the foot of the "Stone Sea" mountains. The location is enchantingly peaceful and sunny, surrounded by meadows, forests and mountains. Ideal for families, seniors, hikers, climbers, Alpine- and cross-country skiers, and all those simply looking for a great place to unwind. Enjoy our homemade produce at breakfast, dinner, or at one of our weekly barbecue evenings. Pure relaxation amid pristine nature!

UR-NATUR APPARTEMENTS

„Back to the roots“
The apartment house UR-NATUR is located at the stream Urslau, which wakes you up early in the morning to give you a prelude to a relaxing day in harmony with nature.
Comfortable stone pine scent and smart, high-class furnishings await you in one of our 4 apartments, each with two separate bedrooms and own infrared heat cabin, in standard and facilities of a 4-star-hotel.
We wish you pleasant hours in our house on the Hochkönig!

Hotel-Gasthof Niederreiter

Our Hotel Niederreiter re-opened in July 2017 after a major renovation and redesign. We are perfectly located next to the lifts and ski slopes in the centre of Maria Alm.
Arrive and feel comfortable – that’s our motto! Enjoy our relax-area with whirlpool, sauna, steam bath and infrared cabin. On sunny days you can sunbathe on our lawn or swim in our bio-bathing pond.
There is free parking in front of the house. All rooms have Wi-Fi, balcony, bathroom, safe and flat-TV, and the Hochkönig Card is included in our rate.