Obertraun Mountain Experience

Classic crossing: from Krippenstein to the Guttenberghaus

We cross the Dachstein plateau on historical footpaths and dive into the high alpine wilderness

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  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021
  • on demand

This walking tour provides us a great opportunity to cross the huge Dachstein plateau from Krippenstein-Oberfeld to Guttenberg hut in Styria, taking in a wealth of sights and experiences, full of beauty and wildness. We follow a historical path that people have walked for millennia, farmers used to drive their cattle to the high mountain pastures during summer.

So, we walk through the spacious karst landscape "Am Stein", which was shaped by the ice ages. The path winds up and down through wildly rugged Dachstein limestone, mountain pine forests, shallower and deeper karst hollows and over gentle hills that invite us to linger and take a long look.

Only shortly before the passage through the Feisterscharte (2198 m) between Eselstein and Sinabel the path steepens, so it is secured with ropes. That gives our tour an alpine touch, which can be easily overcome on the climb. Then we get to the Guttenberghaus (2146 m) with wonderful views down onto the Enns Valley and the Tauern mountain range. It is the easternmost hut of the Austrian Alpine Society in the Dachstein area and the highest one in Styria at 2,146 m above sea level.

After an extensive rest in the hospitable hut we continue our way down into the valley. In countless hairpin bends it goes on a gravel footpath through Tiefkar to Lärchboden. At the Hotel and Restaurant Feisterer, offering organic products from their own farm, our taxi bus awaits us and takes us back to Obertraun.


Location: Obertraun - Ramsau am Dachstein - Obertraun (trasfer back by bus)
Technical details:
about 460 meters elevation gain during the ascent, 1050 meters altitude down, distance about 13.5 kilometres
Requirements: endurance, sure-footedness and a head for heights are necessary. Walking time approximately 6 hours, stop at the Guttenberghaus, total duration including transport: 9 to 10 hours, return approximately 7:30 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.  
Time: from 08:30 a.m. to 07:30 p.m  Pure walking time around 6 to 6.5 hours.
Meeting point: 08:30 a.m. at Obertraun, valley station of Dachstein-Krippenstein funicular
Prices: adult 97 € (incl. funicular and bus transfer)
Special arrangements for groups on demand.**

**The maximum number of people (per guide) is based on the current Corona regulations.


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