The Salzburger Almenweg around Hochköning

4 days
T2 trails / no difficulty markings
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
250 -500 ascent per day

> Unforgettable views from Schneebergkreuz
> Discover the area around Höchkonig
> Features the first part of the Salzburger Almenweg

Around the mountain Hochkönig it is a paradise for hikers in the summer. Hiking through an impressive landscape, resting in cozy mountain huts and enjoying all the regional dishes at dinner: this is what makes this region so attractive. Hike the first part of the Salzburger Almenweg!

During this 4-day walk you walk about 48 kilometers including 2300 altimeters. Highlight of this four-day walk is stage 3 where you reach Schneebergkreuz at 1900 meters. The view here is unforgettable. You will spend the night in the mountain hotel Arthurhaus, the mountain hut Erichhütte and a local hotel in Mülbach.



Pfarrwerfen - Arthurhaus

Duration: 05:00 h
Distance: 11.5 km
Ascent: 1140 m
Descent: 160 m
This stage is relatively long, but easy. The hike starts at the train stop in Pfarrwerfen, where you will also find ample parking. The path takes you through forests and valleys, with magical views. At the end of the stage, the path goes steadily downhill to the Arthurhaus.

Berghotel Arthurhaus


Arthurhaus - Erichhütte

Duration: 03:30 h
Distance: 9.7 km
Ascent: 250 m
Descent: 220 m
This second stage takes you through a picturesque landscape without any significant climbs. This stage is accompanied by breathtaking panoramas of the Alps and the southern walls of the Hochkönig. Along the way you can stop in numerous mountain inns for a bite to eat and a drink.



Erichhütte - Schneebergkreuz - Mülbach

Duration: 04:35 h
Distance: 13.3 km
Ascent: 560 m
Descent: 1240 m
During this stage, you'll enjoy stunning views of Hochkönig. The route includes steep climbs through occasionally swampy terrain to the Schneebergkreuz. The panoramic views from this summit are the highlight of this stage! Via the Karbachalm you take the Mülbarger Bergbahn to Mülbach, where you will spend the night.

Hotel Alpenrose

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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Salzburger Almenweg for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Salzburger Almenweg, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Salzburger Almenweg, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Breakfast

    Every morning breakfast is waiting for you. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch and dinner are not included, but it can be purchased in the huts.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch at the hotels, restaurants on the way or in your accommodation at the end of stage.

  • Payment Erich Hütte

    The Erich Hütte only accepts cash payments on site. You will need to bring this with you and pay for half board, at a cost of approximately €50 per person. So this is not included in the price of this package. takes care of the reservation of the hut.


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