Tyrolean's greatest panoramic mountain
A perfectly developed sports and activity mountain with a 1,829 metre high summit. In good weather the Hohe Salve’s free-standing position offers me magnificent views of the Kitzbühel and Zillertal Alps, the Wilder Kaiser massif and the Hohe Tauern.
The 350° panoramic view of over 70 three-thousand-meter peaks from the revolving panorama platform at the Hohe Salve summit restaurant is also possible without much effort thanks to the cable cars in Hopfgarten and Söll that make the ascent to the summit easy and comfortable for me with two ultra-modern 8-seater gondolas!
Reaching the summit, I can visit the Salvenkirchlein, the pilgrimage church of John the Baptist, and discover the highest pilgrimage church in Austria.
A hike that is possible for everyone leads around the summit of Hohe Salve: an easy panoramic trail without any notable inclines provides wonderful views of all the surrounding mountains. Another highlight is the sundial trail, where 12 sundial stations initiate you into the secrets of the sun, wind and weather and vividly explain the hisortry of time measurement. In addition, a wind harp transforms the wind into music, which should encourage you to pause and listen to these sounds.
New horizons are created at Austria’s first revolving panoramic terrace at the summit restaurant, and likewise when the head chef serves up her “Ziachkiachln” (type of sweet or savoury doughnut) every Wednesday.
Tempting tip on the Hohe Salve: sunrise trip on the first gondola for a mountain breakfast with magnificent views.
The mountain theme park Hohe Salve is reachable by foot, or by the two modern gondolas Hopfgarten and Söll.
If I want to scale the last stretch up to the summit, the new summer KEAT LIFT will float me easily up from the Hochsöll side to the home straight of the summit hike. From here it is not much further to the highest viewing point in Austria’s biggest mountain experience!
Hohe Salve Hopfgarten
The Hohe Salve Weekly Activity Programme
|Sundial and Wind Harp||At the summit of the Hohe Salve, an ancient place of ritual and for observing the skies, you begin to feel what “time” really means. Through many small experiments you can discover the secrets of the sun, wind and weather and see how time flows and wind sings.|
|Visit to the Salvenkirche church||The “Gipfelwirt” innkeeper has a veritable wealth of stories about the legendary little Salvenkirche church at hand and can share a few exciting things about the magical “weather stone”, giants, witches and saints. Furthermore, the landlady will gladly show you the proper way to make traditional Tyrolean feast day doughnuts. (Every Wednesday at lunchtime!)|
|Morning service Salvenkriche church||every 1st Wednesday in the month at 11.00 am (03th July - 02th October 2019|