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THE SAUKARFUNKTEL
(2.028m)

The Poet reminds the Benevolent Queen again and again not to waste her talents, but to be creative and artistic. As life is all about leaving a trace. How you do achieve this is very individual: some can paint, some write, and others play an instrument or cultivate beautiful gardens. With the help of the Poet the Queen recognises, that it’s a totally uplifting feeling to live out one’s talents.

The Poet and the Salzburger Summit Game

The Poet doesn’t allow excuses such as “I haven’t got time for that“ or “I’ll do that at a later date”. He wants us to create small islands of time in our everyday life for the really beautiful things in life. He challenges us to continue writing our own individual “life map”. Without regard of the expectations of others.

Specialities of the Saukarfunktel

The summit of the Saukarfunktel is a pyramid of stone and rock: the mountain’s name comes from the iron-rich rock, which sprays sparks during lightning. Around the summit there are large blocks of stone which make fantastic picnic spots.

The ritual on the Saukarfunktel

The ritual on the Saukarfunktel is all about rediscovering one’s own talents. As, in order to lead a fulfilled life, we should do as much as possible of what we enjoy doing most and what we can do really well.

Important tour info for the Saukarfunktel

 Valley resort:

 Duration:

 Refreshment stop:

Flachau

approx. 2 hours (incl. a 30 minute lift journey) to the summit

Mountain restaurants in the ski area

Important tour info for the Saukarfunktel

 Valley resort: Flachau

 Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. a 30 minute lift journey) to the summit

 Refreshment stop: Mountain restaurants in the ski area

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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