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Höttl beekeeping in Saalfelden

The Höttl beekeeping farm, located in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, is a true jewel for all lovers of bee products. Under the leadership of Franz Höttl, who took over the beekeeping business in 2002 from two experienced, retired beekeepers, the Höttl beekeeping company has developed into a renowned address for high-quality bee products. Franz Höttl has made it his mission to pass on valuable things from nature to his customers in the highest quality. With great passion he produces unique and natural products that both delight the palate and increase well-being. Höttl Beekeeping offers a variety of products including bee honey, bee products, direct sales, vinegar, honey, beekeepers honey, mead, pollen and propolis. Höttl Beekeeping is not only a place where high-quality bee products are produced, but also a place where visitors can discover the fascinating world of bees. Guided tours of the bee world are offered from June to August. Children and adults can not only experience the natural scents of bee products, but also learn more about bees and their products. In the lovingly designed beekeeping with shop, candle workshop and bee cinema, visitors are impressively introduced to bees and their products. In the spirit of remaining natural, Franz Höttl only uses untreated wood in his business and the central walls come from his own wax cycle. Customers like to come back to shop in the showroom, which is stylishly designed by trained florist Mathilde Höttl. Höttl Beekeeping also offers lovingly decorated gift arrangements in various sizes that are a feast for the eyes and a delight for the palate. They are good for your health and set an example for ecological sustainability. The offer ranges from dark forest honey, blossom honey, cream honey, honey in various variations with nuts and almonds, fine honey wine, creamy honey vinegar, honey chocolate with alpine blossom honey, double bears with alpine blossom honey, small propolis pharmacy, flower pollen, royal jelly, honey soaps and beeswax candles.

Opening hours:

Monday - Wednesday
08:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday - Friday
08:00 am - 12:30 pm
02:30 pm - 06:00 pm

08:00 am - 12:00 pm


Feinkost Finstermann
Obsmarktstrasse 1
5760 Saalfelden

T 06582 723 10
E feinkost-finstermann@sbg.at 
W www.imkerei-hoettl.at


Start your car in Viehhofen and drive on the Glemmtaler Landesstraße/L111. Take the exit towards Maishofen/Saalfelden/Zell am See and turn right onto Hochkönigstraße/B311. Drive about 11 km on the B311 until you reach Saalfelden. Turn right onto Leoganger Straße/B164. After about 1 km turn left onto Obere Stadt. The Finsterman delicatessen is on the right.

By bike, start your journey on Glemmerstrasse and travel to Maishofen. Turn left onto Kammererstrasse. Follow the Tauern cycle path to the B164, which you cross to get to Rain. Then turn left to stay on Rain. Continue until you reach Ramseiderstrasse, where you turn slightly right. Turn slightly right again onto Lofererstraße and drive about 150 m before turning right again onto Obsmarktstraße.

With the Viehhofen Sommercard you can use public transport for free. Take bus line 680 to the Glemmtal junction and then change to line 260 in the direction of Saalfelden/Salzburg. Get off at the Saalfelden Postplatz stop and walk towards the area above the church.


When you visit the Höttl beekeeping farm in Saalfelden, you can not only enjoy the delicious bee products, but also explore the surrounding region. Here are two notable places to visit nearby:
The Ritzen Castle Museum in Saalfelden is a place rich in history and culture. On an exhibition area of 1200 m² and four floors you will find a mineral show, early historical finds, details about geology, archaeology, hunting and religious folk art, the largest nativity scene collection in Austria as well as interesting information about rural living, traditional costumes, handicrafts, agriculture and customs.
The rock hermitage is a unique place of peace and reflection. It was built in the 17th century in the rocks above Lichtenberg Castle and also has a small chapel. It is the last inhabited hermitage in Europe. The hermitage offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and is an ideal place for an impressive hike.