Mühlbach am Hochkönig

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Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Coat of arms of Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Coat of arms
Mühlbach am Hochkönig is located in Austria
Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Mühlbach am Hochkönig
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°22′38″N 13°07′33″E / 47.37722°N 13.12583°E / 47.37722; 13.12583Coordinates: 47°22′38″N 13°07′33″E / 47.37722°N 13.12583°E / 47.37722; 13.12583
Country Austria
State Salzburg
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 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,501
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5505
Area code 06467
Vehicle registration JO
Website www.muehlbach-hochkoenig.at

Mühlbach am Hochkönig is a municipality in St. Johann im Pongau district, Salzburgerland, Austria.


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.


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 (de), 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 1400 m in the heart of the Hochkönig 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 Hochkönig ski area.


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