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THE HOCHGRÜNDECK
(1.827m)

The Benevolent Queen cherished a close relationship with her Healer. He was her master in many ways. From him she learned to respect and accept life with all its ups and downs. And she realised that there’s a time for everything: sometimes waiting patiently and calmly is the best option, sometimes active help is required to alter the course of fate. Learn from the Healer, how mighty the power of stillness can be and why outer peace is only achievable through inner peace.

The Healer and the Salzburger Summit Game

Peace and quiet make an effective healing agent: surrounded by tranquility you can sharpen your senses and let your thoughts wander. The Healer challenges us to leave our everyday lives behind and promotes introspection. Only those who care for themselves, can care for others.

Speciality of the Hochgründecks

The peak cross on the Hochgründeck, the St. Vinzenz Chapel of Peace and the Heinrich-Kiener-Haus are just a few minute’s walk apart. The St. Vinzenz Chapel of Peace counts as “a complete artwork of symbolism“ and its altar picture opens a window onto the fabulously scenic mountain landscape. You should take time to explore and savour these treasures at an altitude over 1,800 m.

The ritual at the Hochgründeck

The ritual of the Healer should help you to recharge your batteries to the brim. That something that works well at this ancient power spot. Subsequently there are instructions of how to find inner peace.

Important tour info for
the Hochgründeck

 Valley resort:

 Duration:

 Refreshment stop:

St. Johann im Pongau

approx. 2 ¾ hrs. to the summit

Heinrich-Kiener-Haus

Important tour info for
the Hochgründeck

 Valley resort: St. Johann im Pongau

 Duration: approx. 2 ¾ hrs. to the summit

 Refreshment stop: Heinrich-Kiener-Haus

The Salzburger Summit Game
at a glance

What is the Salzburger Summit Game all about?

The Salzburger Summit Game invites you to conquer the seven peaks of the Salzburger Sportwelt by yourself. You can purchase the “starter pack“ consisting of drinking cup, tour book and hiking map in the local Tourist Offices: the tour book includes interesting information about all the summits plus thoughts for along the way. It provides space for personal entries too. At all the summits you’ll find a summit book, in which you can leave a personal entry and where you‘ll find the ritual.

Which resorts are part of the Salzburger Summit Game?

All resorts of the Salzburger Sportwelt are part of the Salzburger Summit Game: that is the resorts of Eben, Filzmoos, Radstadt, Flachau, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Wagrain-Kleinarl and St. Johann in Salzburg. You can purchase the “starter packs“ for the Salzburger Summit Game from the Tourist Offices in all of these resorts.

Wer sind die „Wohlwollende Königin und ihre Edelmänner“?

Die „Wohlwollende Königin und ihre Edelmänner“ waren einst eine mächtige Herrscherin und ihre weisen Berater. Mittlerweile längst versteinert, erinnert heute die sieben Berge Bischofsmütze, Penkkopf, Hochgründeck, Saukarfunktel, Gerzkopf, Rossbrand und Lackenkogel an die Legende.

How difficult are the tours?

The tours are all easy to medium difficult and can be undertaken by adults as well as children. There are no climbing passages or exposed spots.

What are the rituals all about?

For each summit a ritual has been concepted around the peculiarities of the Queen, the Noblemen and their messages to us human beings. Thus, for example, the Bearer of Secret’s ritual concerns our most secret wishes, the Poet’s ritual concerns our talents and the Magician’s ritual is all about leaving your comfort zone. The rituals should be taken as an invitation or inspiration and are not obligatory.

Instructions for
the Salzburger Summit Game

1. You can purchase your personal summit box at all Tourist Offices in the Salzburg Sportwelt: it contains the basics needed – tour book, drinking cup with carabiner handle and map.

2. You can conquer the summits in any order you wish. Pick up a stamp for your tour book at every summit.

3. For each stamp collected, we’ll give you a “collectible summit“ for your drinking cup. Carry these visibly on your rucksack, so that you can recognised by other summiteers.

4. In each of the summit books you’ll find interesting information about that particular mountain, plus a ritual. Get inspired!

5. Once you have climbed all seven mountains, a nice surprise is waiting for you. Pick them up at one of the tourist offices.

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