Obertraun Mountain Experience

Zwölferkogel: breath-taking views & inspiration

This guided tour takes us over partly unmarked footpaths to one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the Dachstein plateau with a rest at the charming Gjaidalm hut

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  • Immer wieder schöne Ausblicke
  • Gjaidalm
  • Blick über's Plateau zum Hohen Dachstein
  • Kalk-Glocken-Enzian
  • Karrenfeld
  • Blick über's Plateau zum Hohen Dachstein
  • Deutscher-Fransenenzian


  • Thursday, July 22, 2021
  • Thursday, August 16, 2021
  • on demand

The Zwölferkogel (1979 m) is a rarely visited summit in the Dachstein area with many chamois and marmots living there. Our route leads from the valley station Gjaidalm (1733 m) over well-marked trails but also unmarked footpaths to the summit. We are passing many small and large sinkholes and climbing over some rockier sections. On the Zwölferkogel summit, the view to the peaks of the Dachstein mountain range, Tennengebirge, Höllengebirge, Krippenstein and down to Lake Hallstatt is simply breath-taking.

The peak cross was suggested by Hans Schilcher in 1996, the former hut owner of the Gjaidalm. Since then, many mountain sermons have been held on the "Zwölfer". Numerous hikers and ski tourers are happy when they can register in the summit book. After a traditional summit rest, the way back is almost the same but with a little detour to Soachenklamm, a narrow karst alley that stimulates the imagination, which is only known to very few insiders. At the hospitable Gjaidalm hut we enjoy the excellent food.


Location: Obertraun

Characteristics and requirements: Moderately difficult hiking trip, partly on unmarked trails. Surefootedness necessary. 650 meters altitude und 8.5 kilometres distance, pure walking time about. 4.5 hours

Meeting point:  09:20 a.m. at Obertraun, valley station of the Krippenstein funicular

Duration: 09:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Prices: adult 56 € (including funicular)

Special arrangements for school classes and groups on demand.**

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


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