Time for contemplation: Advent on the Hochkönig –Traditional customs and regional specialties herald the festive season
The three placid villages of Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach at the foot of the imposing Hochkönig Massif form small islands of tranquility far from the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle. Here, people maintain old traditions and celebrate the anticipation of Christmas with more gentle notes. From Friday, November 25, 2016 the quaint old wood cabins in the village square in Maria Alm open their doors to the Advent pilgrimage and exude the scent of mulled wine, gingerbread and local delicacies.
During the "Advent Ski Roas", piste lovers can enjoy the cosy Christmas atmosphere at selected ski lodges in the Hochkönig region from 2-18 December, 2016. Guests greet the Christmas season with a glass of punch or mulled wine with traditional music and pre-Christmas delicacies such as “Adventschmarrn”(shredded pancake with sugar and raisins), homemade fruit bread, baked apples or tasty Christmas pastries.
In addition to the culinary offerings, the area around Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach is also known for its sporting delights: 120 kilometers of ski runs for all abilities lure skiers and snowboarders to the white slopes of the Hochkönig massif from early December on. Away from the slopes, 40 kilometres of perfectly groomed cross-country trails and 85 kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails provide unforgettable winter sports experiences.
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Period: 25.11.- 17.12.2015, ea. Friday to Sunday from 4.00-8.00 pm.
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