At Haus Schneeberg, Holiday Apartments in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Salzburg, Austria, we are are very proud to be one of the partners of the local Tourist Office’s Hochkönig Card scheme. This means that all guests at Haus Schneeberg get the Hochkönig Card for free when you arrive! The card is valid from the day you arrive, and valid every day of your stay, to include the day of departure, so you can make the most of your holiday until the very last minute!
You can save over €100 per family by just using the Hochkönig Card on a few activities during your stay! Even with a 2 night stay in summer, if you take a trip up to Toni’s Almspielplatz, then use the village pool on day one, and then take the bus to Maria Alm and up to Natrun to Prinzenberg, followed by a dip in the village pool in Maria Alm, you would save over €160 for a family of 4!
Many people ask if you can buy the Hochkönig Card separately if you do not stay at a property that offers it for free. Unfortunately, you can’t buy the card separately, so make sure that you stay with a Hochkönig Card partner accommodation!
The main benefits of the Hochkönig Card in Summer are:
1. The mountain lifts – gondolas and chair lifts
All the mountain lifts in the Hochkönig area are completely free to use in summer. You can use these to access Toni’s Almspielplatz at the top of Karbachalm, and to access Prinzenberg adventure mountain, at the top of Natrun. Not all are open every day, but there is always at least one lift open in the area per day. Natrun is open every day, Karbachalm Kabinenbahn in Mühlbach is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays in peak season, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from the 8th September until 13th October
2. The swimming pools
There is an outdoor pool in Mühlbach and Maria Alm, and both have slides, and a snack bar, and sun bathing areas. The swimming pools are open from beginning June until the end of August. Free entrance to Hochkönig Card holders!
3. The hiking bus
The bus stop is 100m from the house, and takes you up to Arthurhaus in one direction, and you can travel all the way over to Maria Alm in the other direction. You can use to the bus so you can get higher to start your hikes, or just hike a different area. The Hochkönig Card is also valid for travel down to Bischofshofen, and for travel in Pinzgau – so you could use it to travel on the bus to Zell am See for example.
4. The bike lifts and taxis
Take your bike on the mountain lifts for free! There is a flowtrail down from Natrun, and from the top of Burglalmbahn chairlift, in Dienten. You can also take your bike up Karbachalmbahn in Mühlbach and bike across to Dienten, or down the mountain! If you end up a bit far away from home, you can call a bike taxi to pick you up and take you wherever you want in the Hochkönig region for free! If you don’t have a bike, you can hire a bike, or e-bike in the village, and get a discount with the Hochkönig Card.
5. Archery lessons
Get a free archery lesson! Every Monday morning at the top of Karbachalmbahn with Sport Klauss, or every Thursday morning at the Jufenalm in Maria Alm, you can benefit from a free lesson. You will need to reserve your place, as places are limited! If you can’t make these days, you get a discount off a lesson at any other time with the Hochkönig Card
6. Mountain bike tours
Got your discount off your bike, got your free Hochkönig Card to use the lifts, now all you need is someone to guide you around the Hochkönig region! There is a weekly programme, and you can reserve your spot in the tourist information office.
7. A day’s GoPro hire
A fantastic way to capture your hike / bike ride / slide down the mountain / mountain carting! There is a days’s free GoPro hire per family included with the Hochkönig Card. This is available from Porti Sport in Dienten.
Free tennis court hire in Mühlbach and Maria Alm, and a discount off a lesson in Maria Alm!
9. A free visit to the mining museum
Free admission to the copper mining museum with expert guided tour in Mühlbach
10. A free ride on the summer alpine slide / toboggan
Experience sliding down the mountain at Biberg, near Saalfelden!
Plus you get discounts on lots of activities such as white water rafting, tennis lessons, golf, mountain carting, a tandem paraglide, reduced bike and ebike hire, and reduced entry into thermal spas, museums, wildlife parks, Hohenwerfen castle and more!
In winter the main benefits are:
1. A free night ski in Maria Alm
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 18.30 – 21.30 (only Mondays and Wednesdays in March), you get the opportunity to carry on skiing into the evening! You get a free night ski per person with the Hochkönig Card. Enjoy a meal up at Tom’s Alm Hütte while you are there!
2. A free day’s hire of GoPro Helmet Camera
Available from Sport Klauss in Mühlbach, each family is entitled to a day’s hire of a GoPro
3. Free entrance to the mining Museum
Free admission to the copper mining museum with expert guided tour in Mühlbach
4. Free entrance to National Park World in Mittersill
Free admission to the Mittersill National Park Museum with 360 ° panorama cinema. Year round and open daily from 09:00 to 18:00
5. Discount on mountain lifts and horsedrawn sledge rides
Enjoy a 20% discount on a romantic horsedrawn sledge ride around Mühlbach, and a 10% discount for pedestrians on the mountain lifts.
Plus there are discounts on activities such as guided ski tours, guided snow show tours, private ski school lessons, indoor tennis, and reduced entry into thermal spas and museums.
And our guests are loving it! See below some of the the reviews we have had:
” A lovely hotel in a very nice place. The hosts are very friendly. They offer very tasty breakfast. The hosts have also considerately prepared a lot of booklets, Google map locations for the guests to get to the interesting local attractions more easily. What really cool are the Hochkönig cards, with which we can enjoy the Sommerbahn free of charge as many times as we want during the time we visited (in June). Would highly recommend this hotel and this region to any guests interested to spend vacation within beautiful mountains. One bonus, if you enjoy driving in a mountain, cutting every S-shaped curves, Hochkönig is definitely a good choice. ” Wenfeng, June 2019
” Very nice apartment in a beautiful little town. The apartment was perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids. Our kids love the playground more or less across the street We also love the free Hochkoenig card witch allowed us to take the cable cars for free The nearest was less than 1 km away. ” Anders, August 2019
“We loved staying in Alison and Jerome apartments in Mülbach am Höchkonig! The apartment was very clean and beautiful and had all amenities we needed including a functional kitchen. Their house is located in the middle of a little town that is truly a gem in the Alps. Alison and Jerome were very helpful and kind and they gave us lots of tips on outdoor activities in the area. They also provided us with a free activity and outdoor card that covered many summer lifts, swimming pools and activities in the area and we used it every day. Our only regret is not knowing about their place sooner and not being able to stay there for a longer period of time. We will be certainly back again! Excellent place for families ❤️” Rose July 2019
” This is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the stunning Höchkonig area. The apartment was ideal for our family of four. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Jerome and Alison are wonderful hosts. The kids LOVED the park across the street from the home. It was complete with a zip line and an awesome slide down a huge hill. Terrific to have it so close. We also made use of the Höchkonig card they provided. It gave us access to pools, chairlifts, a mountain roller coaster and more all free. Exceptional! This place is a must! We will we could spend more time there! It is also located in the village and is walking distance to shops and fabulous restaurants.” Ginnelle, June 2019
As you can see, there is so much to keep you busy with the Hochkönig Card, and by staying at Haus Schneeberg, Holiday Apartments in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Salzburg, Austria, you will save money, and enjoy your holiday even more!
Fpr more information on all the discounts offered, visit the Hochkönig website