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!