Hiking holiday in Dienten, in the countryside of the Salzburger Land

Hiking in the area of the Hochkönig

Experience unforgettable views from the majestic summits, discover the blooming intact nature, enjoy local food and beverages in traditionally-run alpine farms – a hiking holiday in Dienten am Hochkönig in the Salzburger Land is the guarantee for an extraordinary adventure. Numerous hiking and mountain trails, long-distance trails and themed walks can be expected between the rugged mountain range of the Hochkönig and the grass-covered mountains in Dienten. The trails around the Salzburger Hof are very well suited for families. The Hochkönig is known as an Eldorado for climbing and mountaineering too. We ourselves are enthusiastic mountaineers and thus feel honored that our hotel has been awarded with the Austrian Hiking Quality Seal. The Hotel Salzburger Hof provides our guests with everything required for a successful hiking holiday, which remains in positive memory!


Hiking, mountaineering & climbing in the area of the Hochkönig

  • A total of 340 km long well-signposted hiking network with different levels of difficulty
  • Awarded with the Austria Quality Hiking Seal
  • Guided herbal hikes, adventure hiking tours – theme-based trails, particularly for families
  • Long-distance trails, e.g. "Königsweg", pilgrim paths
  • The Salzburger Almenweg leads through the beautiful region
  • Enjoy hiking trails for your senses with the 6 summer lifts
  • Advanced mountain tours, famous climbing paradise Hochkönig
  • Sport climbing tours (level of difficulty 4. – 6.) in the Alpin Park Dienten
  • Alpine hut & so-called "Kräuteralmen", which offer delicious traditional specialities
  • Guided hiking tours free of charge in Dienten, Mühlbach & Maria Alm
  • Hiking tours can also be started directly from the Hotel Salzburger Hof
  • More offers about hiking tours and equipment are provided by the hotel itself
Wandern am Hochkönig, Wanderurlaub Salzburger Land
Wandern am Hochkönig, Wanderurlaub Salzburger Land
Wandern am Hochkönig, Wanderurlaub Salzburger Land
Your hiking benefits at the family hotel Salzburger Hof
  • Free hiking shuttle: With the Hochkönig Card, which you will receive free and directly at our hotel, you will have the opportunity to use the hiking shuttle around the area of the Hochkönig. So you can start your hiking tours easily and conveniently.
  • 2 guided tours per week
  • Professional hiking guide from the hotel: Otti Bacher Senior runs the guided hiking tours at our hotel. Due to his longtime experience and his passion for the mountains, he shows you the marvellous nature around the Hochkönig. What is more, he explains interesting facts about flora and fauna and shows you the perfect backdrop for unforgettable holiday pictures. As an active member of the mountain rescue Dienten, he is well educated about possible risks and dangers in the mountains and he will certainly give you individual tips or will recommend you some good hiking trails. In Otti’s touring guide you will find well-known names like Matterhorn (CH), Großglockner (AT), Großvenediger (AT – 5th highest mountain in Austria), Wiesbachhorn (AT – 3rd highest mountain of the "Glockner group") and of course numerous Dolomite peaks.
  • Bacher’s hiking service: a huge map of trails, a service corner with suggestions for hiking and mountaineering tours, a service corner with weather forecast, hiking tips, booking of alpine guides & overnight stays in alpine huts
  • Rental hiking equipment, boots drying room with heatable dryer
  • Meeting point for hiking tours in front of the hotel, hiking tours can also be started directly from the hotel
Salzburger Hof hiking recommendations
Marmot trail

Tour description: For around 2 generations now the marmots have taken up residence in the deep layers around the Schweizer Hut and the Arthurhaus. Since then they inhabit this area and are a genuine highlight for hikers and walkers. It is so seldom, that one can observe these animals so close up in their natural habitat. Not just an experience for children.

Forest adventure trail

Tour description: The forest adventure trail with its interactive stations will amaze you and your children. Discover everything along the way about the wonderful world of the spruce forest and its inhabitants.

Butterfly adventure trail

Tour description: A fascinating insight into the world of the butterflies, where you can test your knowledge on the quiz board at the end of the adventure trail. Suitable for pushchairs!

Myths & legends trails

Tour description: There are 12 different sagas to tell about the region of the Hochkönig. Each saga has its own individual hiking trail which leads from beautiful pastures and family hikes right up to challenging mountain tours. Large notice boards describe the incidents at the beginning with pictures and texts.

Bauernweg – Sonnberg

Level of difficulty: easy

Length of trail: 5,5 km

Duration: approx. 1,5 – 2 hours

Ascent: 100 altitude diff.

Start: Feroli

Type: extended tour, suitable for families

Tour description: From the bus stop at Keilbrücke left over the bridge along the path no. 59, on an asphalt agricultural road past lots of farms with their wonderful facades to the Lindlbauer. The path starts to go lightly uphill, past the Salchegghof and joins on the right into the next path no. 59. Follow this and after approx. 15 min. you will reach the Feroli bus stop. On this trail there are a lot of branches for beautiful walks, e.g. Einersbachgraben, to the Hirscheggalm or Huberalm and to the Königsbergalm.

Filzensattel – Grünegg

Level of difficulty: easy

Length of trail: approx. 9 km

Duration: approx. 1,5 hours

Ascent: 250 altitude diff.

Type: circuit tour, family suitable

Tour description: Take the scheduled public bus to the Filzensattel bus stop. From here follow the Forststraße no. 50 towards the Grünegg restaurant. After approx. 1 hour either take path no. 53c which is an easy path branching off to the left or 10 min. later the normal path no. 12 which branches off to the Grünegg restaurant. From here there is a beautiful view of the Hochkönig-Massiv.

Hirscheggalm – Bürglalm – Dienten

Level of difficulty: easy

Length of trail: 7,6 km

Duration: approx. 1,5 – 2 hours

Ascent: 500 altitude diff.

Start: Dienten village

Type: mountain pastures and huts hike

Tour description: In the middle of the village the Forststraße leads off left after the House Dienten towards the Hirscheggalm. After a 45 min. walk the path branches off to the left to the Bürglalm where you can take a break. During the climb and the descent you can savour the wonderful view of the Hochkönig.

Mountain huts safari in Dienten at the Hochkönig

Level of difficulty: easy

Length of trail: 17,6 km

Duration: approx. 6 hours

Ascent: 1200 altitude diff.

Start: Dienten village

Type: mountain pastures and huts hike

Tour description: It’s called the Mountain huts safari for a reason! A beautiful circuit tour which leads over mountain pastures and romantic forest trails with lots of opportunities to stop off for some refreshment at one of the many farmed huts. This circuit tour starts in the Dienten village centre with a total walking time of 6 hours. It’s also possible to do this tour in stages choosing them individually.


Level of difficulty: medium

Length of trail: 5,0 km

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Ascent: 200 altitude diff.

Start: Hinterthal Church

Type: circuit tour with faunal and botanical highlights, suitable for families

Tour description: In Hinterthal pass the church (trail no. 431) and walk along the Urslau to the Triefen, a natural monument. Shortly afterwards it turns right further on over the Willi Schwaigerweg no. 32 to the Enzenalm (not farmed). Take descent via trail no. 32a and 415 to Hinterthal. The overhanging rocks with water dripping through the rocks, is particularly interesting.

Dorf Dienten – Sommerer Alm – Lettenalm – Klingspitz – Reicheralm – Grünegg – Dorf Dienten

Level of difficulty: medium to difficult

Length of trail: 16,3 km

Duration: approx. 6 hours

Ascent: 1000 altitude diff.

Start: Dienten village

Type: lovely scenic route tour for walkers who have a good condition

Tour description: From Dienten, the trail takes you over the Bergkirche to the hiking trail no. 440 which leads you via the Sommerer Alm to the Lettenalm, the Grinnköpfl to the Marbachhöhe. After a relatively flat part along the Marbachhöhe the path separates below the summit. Follow the direct climb no. 14a, from where you will reach the Klingspitz (1.988 m) after about 30 min. The way back is partly along the same way until it branches off to the Reicheralm no. 11. From there on it takes you over the Forstweg no. 54 to the Grüneggbauer (no. 50) and further along Trail no. 53b via the Church back to the village.


Level of difficulty: difficult

Length of trail: 6,7 km

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Ascent: 900 altitude diff.

Start: Gabühel

Type: mountain tour at over 2000 m: challenging and with amazing views, a hike with an impressive panorama and summit victory

Tour description: You take the Hochmaisbahn in Hinterthal or the Gabühel-chair lift to the mountain station. From here on the forest hike with some steep descents leads you on the right (Hochmais) or on the left (Gabühel) from the mountain station to Lettenalm. Hiking time about 90 min. From here, follow the path up to the Marbachhöhe. Afterwards some steeper climbs to the Klingspitz trail no. 14a. Hiking time 1,5 – 2 hours. From the Klingspitz summit, there is a steep descent along Trail no. 14 to the Hochkaser chapel (Hochkaseralm) – surefootedness is necessary here. Go along trail no. 55 and briefly following 55b, soon you will reach the Reicheralm below the Klingspitz and the Marbachhöhe. It’s possible to walk down to Dienten (via Grünegg), to Hintermoos (via Lettenalm, Brandleiten) or to Hinterthal (via Gabühel/Hochmaisbahn). Stops for refreshment are the Reicheralm, Lettenalm or Hochkaseralm.

Königsweg – 1st stage (Maria Alm – Dienten)

Level of difficulty: difficult

Length of trail: 18,7 km

Duration: approx. 7,5 hours

Ascent: 1300 altitude diff.

Start: tourist office Maria Alm – finish at Dienten

Type: lovely staged hike with summit victory

Tour description: The tour leads over paths with amazing views from the Maria Alm up to Dienten and is the 1st stage of the Königsweg. Along the hike from one mountain pasture hut to the next it always takes you along the majestic and legendary Hochkönig range. Unspoiled nature, abrupt cliff faces, gentle meadows, wide mountain pastures and magical forests are constant companions. Rating: worthwhile to hike!

“The senior boss as a passionate hiker and an enthusiastic "mountain fox" with knowledge about flora and fauna introduces our guests to the unspoiled nature."