Long-distance hike Königsweg at the Hochkönig, Salzburg
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The Königsweg - long distance hiking trail in Salzburg

Long-distance hiking without luggage on the Hochkönig

The trail

Extended Hike alongside the Hochkönig Massif.
In four stages and with one day’s rest, you will hike along the Königsweg, with the Hochkönig always right there at your side, from one hut to the next, making your way from Maria Alm via Dienten to Mühlbach, then back to your original starting point. 

Luggage transfer
Your suitcases will already be waiting for you at your next night’s hotel or 
guesthouse. If you prefer, naturally, you can also tackle individual stages 
of the Königsweg as a part of your vacation instead
Rustic mountain huts

Along the Königsweg there are numerous opportunities to spend the night
at rustic, traditional huts, surrounded by the marvelous, pristine nature of
the Hochkönig. We are glad to lend you a hand in finding and booking the
huts that work best for you. Hut lodgings are available in private rooms as
well as dorms. 

Hiking Map
Easy-to-understand hiking & recreation map. To help with planning, use our map with complete information and offers for the Hochkönig Region. It is available free of charge at all local tourist offices. Also free download here.
Königsweg - the 4 stages
Stage 1

We will start in front of the tourist office and make an immediate right to the car park next to the [email protected] valley terminal. From here we can enjoy a
comfortable ride on the [email protected] lift to the top of the Natrun. Forest path No. 26a now takes us past numerous interactive info stations to Gasthof Jufen (elev. 1,105 m), also the site of a wildlife feeding station. More details

Stage 2
We will set out from the bus stop in the town center, then ride the hiking bus in the direction of Maria Alm until we come to Filzenkapelle chapel, close to the trail head for Bockkluft Nature Trail, path No.66, and Alpine Park Dienten. Shortly after we start, we will briefly walk along a gravel path, where we keep left, the mighty Hochkönig before us, and eventually come to a gate.  More details
Stage 3
We begin at Mühlbach tourist office, setting off to the left past Sporthotel Harlander, then left again over the bridge, which brings us to footpath No. 15. We follow this path to the right, past a mill with Kneipp spa, and after 1.5 km come to the Karbachalm valley lift station. We take the lift (please note hours of operation).  More Details
Stage 4
About 300 m below the tourist office, between Hotel Hochkönig and the parsonage, is the actual start of this day’s stage. ÖAV path No. 440 first takes us to the top of Kirchbühel hill. From here we have picturesque views of the mountain village, with “His Majesty”, the Hochkönig, in the background.