06. 04. 2020
At the Peak of Emotions
The sun bathes the mountains in a magical light. Everywhere it smells of flowers, meadows, forests. The birds are chirping, the cow bells are ringing from the mountain pastures. Alpine delicacies like a tasty snack and fresh herbal lemonade spoil the palate. Biking, hiking, climbing, swimming, flying, golfing strengthen body and mind. Summer in the mountains is pure experience and enjoyment with all senses.
Vacation by the sea? Sure, at the mountains of the so called "Stony Sea" ("Steinernes Meer")! Here the world shows its most beautiful side with the wonderful nature, the powerful mountains and the dreamlike views. Many favorite places invite you to linger. At the foot of the impressive Hochkönig massif, one hiking trail is more beautiful than the next, from leisurely to challenging. There are fantastic bike paths as well as cool bike trails. If you want to rest your calves a bit, just follow the trend of e-mountain biking. Families spend valuable time together at the adventure hill "Prinzenberg Natrun" with great playgrounds, animals to pet and cuddle, as well as the forest slide park and the forest ropes course with fun guaranteed. Alpine golf courses invite you to play a few holes in front of a fantastic mountain backdrop. And if you want to take a look at the beautiful landscape from above, fly through the skies with the Eder paraglider.
On the Trail of the Herbs
The herbal pastures of the Hochkönig region are unique in all of Austria. This is due not least to the cornucopia of nature, which comes up with lush herbal treasures. Thus 16 alpine pastures have specialized in herbs. On herb walks, you can learn all there is to know about these precious plants. In exciting herb workshops, you can learn to use the herbs to make delicious dishes and aromatic teas, healing ointments and delicious spirits. And who hikes diligently the herb pastures and completes its herb passport, receives apart from a beautiful experience also still another gift! Insider tip: Our landlady Tanja is specialized in herbs. She will gladly initiate our guests into the secrets of the aromatic plants.
The Eder Hotels are partner of the Hochkönig Card. Every guest at Hotel Eder and Hotel SEPP receives the useful card and thus many special benefits. For example, in summer all rides on the mountain lifts and hiking buses are completely free of charge - an enormous added value that has a significant impact on the vacation budget. In addition, there are discounts at many attractions in the region: a free ride on the summer toboggan run, free swimming fun at the Maria Alm swimming pool, free use of the tennis courts and reduced admission to many attractions.
The nature, the alpine scenery, the numerous activities, the fun factor as well as the recreation factor, the delicious food, the nice people - everything together promises a mountain summer of a very special kind. So, pack your bags and off you go to the "Steinernes Meer"...