Mühlbach am Hochkönig
|Mühlbach am Hochkönig|
|District||St. Johann im Pongau|
|• Mayor||Johann Koblinger (ÖVP)|
|• Total||51.5 km2 (19.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||860 m (2,820 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||28/km2 (74/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Its population was 1,622 inhabitants in 2005.
Mühlbach am Hochkönig is found approximately 8 km to the west of Bischofshofen and some 45 minutes south of the city of Salzburg at the foot of the Hochkönig mountain in the Austrian state of Salzburg.
A former copper mining town it is now mainly known as a winter ski resort and summer hiking area. There are many mountains around the area, such as Schneeberg, and there are also a lot of hotels, such as Sporthotel Neuwirt. Another hotel, Arturhaus is outside the town, and The hotel /Alpengasthof Birgkarhaus sits at 1400m in the heart of the Hochkonig ski slopes.
A number of ski schools also operate. There are many easy slopes around the Arthurhaus area which make Mühlbach a good place to go for beginners, as well as many km of intermediate slopes.Mühlbach is also part of the High King Mountain Ski Area.