Three culinary tours for gourmets at the Hochkönig
With the popular Königstour, all ski guests can get to know the Hochkönig region up close and in person, and starting this season, there is even more to enjoy: 6 summits, 35 continuous kilometers of ski slopes, and 7,500 vertical meters are being enriched with 4 excellent “Culinary Königstours”. Awaiting you is a breathtaking landscape, pristine nature, and the peaceful sounds of the hill farms. You can look forward to culinary highlights that are perfectly tailored to your tastes and preferences. What are you waiting for?
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The Gabühelalm is located at 1620 meters, only 200 meters under the mountain station Gabühelbahn. The landlady, Klara, serves the first course of the 4-course meal – a small ‘Almjause’ snack with Schnapps. It is also worth going up to this hut on a different day as Klara’s specialty are her well praised ‘Farm Donuts’.
A few swings and turns and one arrives at the second course: Cheese and liver dumpling soup with a drink. The Alm is a popular retreat for food connoisseurs of regional culinary delights aswell as Austrian classics. The Karbachalm is a wine enjoyment partner of Ski amadé and a partner of the Pongauer Wild Gourmet Region.
In beautiful Alpine landscape at 1597 meters above sea level you can find the‚ ‘Bürgl’ as it is known by the locals. Chips are banned here so Gabi and Anton Bürgler are happier to add a delicious baked potato to the menu. Every day has a different theme so that the menu doesn’t get boring: Monday is pasta-day, Tuesday is Strudel-day.
Blueberry chopped up pancakes or in German ‘Heidelbeerkaiserschmarren – with this this word you will not only win the game Hangman, you have also arrived in culinary heaven. The hut is located 50 meters above the valley station Hintermoos, abd you can enjoy your dessert outside on the cosy sun-terrace.
Euro 39 per person (excl. ski ticket)
Choose 1 of the 3 listed below and your favorite menu
Scallops l shrimp l creamed peas l lardo
Creamy, truffled potato soup l prosciutto chips l fresh herbs
Braised beef cheeks l creamy polenta l shoestring fries l fried mushrooms
Chocolate soufflé l sour cherries l vanilla ice cream
Surf & turf l carrots
Ginger risotto l spinach l smoked venison l shrimp spring roll l saffron
Essence of boiled beef l carrot pearls l herb pancake strips
Bratwurst & mashed potatoes l veal liver l apple-Calvado ragout
l fried onions
Chocolate mousse l rosemary popcorn l sea salt l caramel-cherry sorbet
Pearl barley soup
Potato croquette l kohlrabi
Pinzgau roast pork l sauerkraut l bread dumplings or alternatively
spinach dumplings l browned butter l Parmesan
Caramelized Pinzgau compote l cranberry sorbet
Tasting menus incl. drink
Euro 79 per person (excl. ski ticket)
Inkeeper Gabi Bürgler is very familiar with the alpine herbs. She uses only the best herbs in the kitchen. With herbal tea, and rolls with herbal spread, you will be perfectly attuned for the rest of the trip.
The Kaminstüberl room of the Wastalm seats 35 people. Their herbal cheese dumpling soup and drink with herbal syrup will therefore be enjoyed in cosy and small company. The regional, home-made and herbal dishes are also cooked vegan.
Settle down and enjoy. The chef creates international dishes with a regional focus. For the herbal tour, he combines spinach dumplings filled with mountain cheese, herbal pesto, parmesan cheese, brown butter and a glass of Ski amadé wine.
We end our tour with cheese. The Tiergartenalm is known for their cheese platters and will serve you a delicious platter with a glass of Wermuth for dessert.
Euro 39 per person (excl. ski ticket)
Awaiting you is a regional 3-course menu with wine accompaniment during the Wine and Skiing Enjoyment Week.
- From 7:00 pm: greeting and champagne reception with regional treats at the valley station of the Naturbahn lift in Maria Alm.
- After the greeting, you will take a seat in the gondola and then dine floating through the air with a romantic view with cozy fleece blankets and warm lambskin. A course will be served each time you pass the summit station. It starts at sunset with a variety of appetizers and a magnificent view of the gorgeous winter landscape in Maria Alm. A mouth-watering, warm soup awaits you for the 2nd course. For the 3rd ride past the summit station, a delicious main course awaits all connoisseurs.
- After the main course, you will exit at the summit station. Awaiting you in the new TOM Almhütte is an enticing "Flying Dessert" with coffee along with live music and a great atmosphere.
From 10:30 pm, you can return individually.
Price: Euro 99 per person (6 persons per gondola) you can also book a exclusive gongala - price on request. Tickets are available in the offices of the Hochkönig region.