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The Salzburger Almenweg around Hochkönig Trips - 4 days

    Regular days with
  • 10 - 15 km per day
  • 250 - 500m ascent per day
  • T2 Trails / no difficulty markings
Packing List
Arrival and departure
How to Book


> 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. 

Why book via
You can do the Salzburger Almenweg fully independent and self-guided. However, stringing an itinerary including all the accommodation together can be a complicated undertaking. has warm contacts with the hotels on the Salzburger Almenweg and we can take the load of having to book the accommodation yourself off your shoulders. Let us help you to make your Bear Trek memories stress-free and enjoy free hiking advice from our trekking experts while you're at it. 

Attention! Excluding 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 €45 per person. So this is not included in the price of this package. takes care of the reservation of the huts


What's the plan?

Day 1, stage 1: Pfarrwerfen - Arthurhaus
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.

Length: 11 km
Duration: 5 hours
Elevation: 1500 m

Day 2, stage 2: Arthurhaus - Erichhütte
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.

Length: 10 km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Elevation: 500 m

Day 3, stage 3: Erichhütte - Schneebergkreuz - Mülbach
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. 

Length: 9 km
Duration: 5 uur
Elevation: 650 m

Day 4, stage 4: Schneebergkreuz - Goldegg/Böndlsee
The next day we take the Mülbarger Bergbahn back to Karbachalm, where stage 4 begins. Stage 4 offers a scenic route with some steep descents. Along the way you can enjoy panoramic views in all directions at Gamskögerl. From Böndslee, it is about a 45-minute walk to the Lend/Salzbach Bahnhof train station. From here you could take the train back to Pfwarrwerfen or Salzburg. 

Length: 15 km
Duration: 6.5 uur
Elevation: 170 m



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

√ Accommodation
The availability of the tour is entirely dependent on the availability in the huts. See under accommodation which mountain huts will be used. 

Breakfast is included in the price of this trek. Every morning, before starting that day's stage, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotels and huts..


× 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 €45 per person. So this is not included in the price of this package. takes care of the reservation of the huts. 

Transport to and within Austria
You must find your own way to the starting point of your Salzburger Almenweg. The price does not include transportation to and from Austria. Bus tickets and other transportation costs are not included. 

× Pfarrwerfen - Böndlsee return journey
Any return journey from Vordergnadenalm to Wagrain is at your own expense. The easiest way is to arrange a taxi from Flachau. 

× Route
This is a self-guided walk, without a guide. You are responsible for the route to be followed and the hike is undertaken entirely at your own risk. At the tourist office (Tourismusverband) in Pfarwerrwerfen, a hiking map and route descriptions are available.

× Accommodation before and after the tour
Before and after the trip, you must provide your own lodging.

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

× Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast is included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the hotels and huts where you stay, or in the vicinity. 

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



On this version of the Salzburger Almenweg you will stay in the following mountain huts and hotels. 

The Berghotel Arthurhaus *** combines the advantages of a cozy mountain hotel with its fantastic location in the middle of the ski and hiking area at 1,500 m at the foot of the Hochkönig.

Welcome to the eco-friendly Erichhütte! Delicious food, beautiful rooms await you amidst the mountain world of the Hochkönig.

Hotel Pension Mühlbacherhof Fam. Bürgler
This three-star family hotel is located right by the ski elevator, so you'll be right back on track the next. 

Packing List

Packing List

Packing the right equipment is key for every trekking adventure. The Via Alpina has several stages and your luggage will depend on the number of days that you will spend on the mountain. Here are our recommendations when it comes to your Via Alpina trekking preparations:

- Hiking boots 
- Hiking socks 
- Hat 
- Beanie
- Scarf
- Gloves 
- Underwear 
- Slippers or sandals for the huts
- Hardshell jacket 
- Shorts 
- Long pants 
- Sunglasses 
- Sweater (warm) 
- Sweater (light) 
- Swimwear 
- Rain pants 
- Sports shirts
- Hairband 
- Personal hygiene items
- First aid kit



What are the "Hiking Pins" on the Almenweg?
While trekking on the Salzburger Almenweg, you can track your progress on your Guest Card, which you can get at anytourist office in the Pongau region. At any of thealpine huts located along each stage of the Almenweg, you can get the stamp corresponding to that stage. At the end of the trek, you can make your way to the closest tourist information office where you will be able to get the Hiking Pin corresponding to the number of stages that you have completed!

Bronze Pin: 1 stage
Silver Pin: 5 stages
Gold Pin: 10 stages
Diamond Pin: 31 stages

Food on the Salzburger Almenweg

During your Salzburger Almenweg, you will have the chance to taste some of the most delicious local dishes of the Salzbugerland region. Each hut offers a typical rettljause. A country dish with cheese, bacon, sausage, butter and bread.  In the huts you will also find a wide range of local specialties, such as Fleischkrapfen, Blattlkrapfen with sauerkraut, a variety of cheeses, Kaiserschmarrn and homemade pastries. The huts also offer fresh milk, homemade fruit juices and home-distilled schnapps. Enjoy! 


Arrival and departure

Arrival and departure

How do I get to the starting point of my trek (Pfarrwerfen)?
By car Pfarrwerfen is easily accessible, it is about 40 minutes from Innsbruck. Pwarrwerfen also has its own train station, this trip takes about an hour but the views on the way are worth it! 

How do I get back to Pfarrwerfen from the end point Böndslee? 
From Böndslee it is about a 45-minute walk to the Lend/Salzbach Bahnhof train station. The train will take you back to Pfarrwerfen in about 40 minutes.  From here you can also catch a direct train to Salzburg. This takes about 1.5 hours.


Safety on the Salzburger Almenweg

The Salzburger Almenweg has different levels of difficulty, so everyone can enjoy this hut tour depending on their experience and physical condition. From experienced mountaineers to families with small children, the Almenweg in Salzburgerland has options for everyone! In the Pongau region, you will find clear paths with well-marked intersections. On each sign you will find the trail number, the difficulty level and the kilometers and hiking time to each destination.

Color codes for the degree of difficulty on the Salzburger Almenweg:

Mountain Goat

Important telephone numbers
Alpine rescue service
Phone number: 140

European Emergency Number
Phone number: 112
No network?
Without a network and without coverage the emergency numbers are not reachable. Find a better location and try to call 112 regularly.
European emergency number: Reachable via any available network by dialing 112 instead of the PIN code or by using the SOS alarm function.
Reporting accidents
Who reports the accident? / Number to call back?
Where exactly did the accident take place?
What happened?
How many injured?



The Corona pandemic has had its grip on us, and mountain huts in the Alpine region have had to take several preventive measures over the past two years. In the meantime, the first relaxations in the Alps are noticeable, yet it is definitely still a factor to take into account. Some Covid restrictions that are worth mentioning:

- Don't go to the huts if you have symptoms!

- Not all mountain huts are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.

- To be on the safe side, always take a mouth mask with you.

- In some mountain huts it is still compulsory to bring your own sleeping bag, in others a sheet bag and pillowcase are sufficient. Your personal travel guide will tell you which rules apply to your route.

- Bring your own towel

How to Book

How to Book?

On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking your match? In that case, you can proceed with your booking. At you make a deposit of 30% of the total amount. In the case of this trek, we will check the availability at the respective accommodations for you. There are two possible outcomes:

 There is availability 
We go ahead and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Once confirmed, we will send you a confirmation and your personal hiking guide. The remaining 70% must be paid at least two (2) weeks before the start of the trekking.

X There is no availability 
If there is no availability, we will look for other starting dates or another trekking in agreement with you. Are there no other options for you? Then your deposit of 30% will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy
If all the accommodations of this trekking are booked and confirmed, you will lose your deposit of 30% at all times. If you cancel within 14 days of your start date, you will lose your full booking amount.

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