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The Hochkönig Card

Hochkoenig Card, Haus Schneeberg

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 and mountain lifts Hochkönig summer Card scheme. This means that all guests that stay at Haus Schneeberg from May till October 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!  There are a limited number of accommodation Hochkönig Card providers, so make sure you stay at one!

You can save over €100 per family per day 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 €200 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, so that the Hochkönig Card is inclusive in your stay!

The Hochkönig Card benefits 

Muehlbach am Hochkoenig Village Pool
Archery in the Hochkoenig
Bike transport in the Hochkoenig
Hiking Bus Muehlbach am Hochkoenig
Summer Rodelbahn Hochkoenig
Bike Transport Hochkoenig

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 Wednesdays and Thursdays in peak season, and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from the 14th September until 13th October (this can change each year).


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 the swimming pools for 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.  Note that from  May 2023, you are limited to one bike ride on the mountain lifts per day,


5. Archery lessons

Get a free archery lesson! 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.


8. Tennis

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 mor

Reviews with the Hochkönig Card

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 if you are looking for an apartment with the Hochkönig Card, Haus Schneeberg, Holiday Apartments in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Salzburg, Austria, could be perfect for you as you will save money, and enjoy your holiday even more!


For more information on all the discounts offered, visit the Hochkönig website