The Fascination of Dachstein Mountains

We experience the fascination of Dachstein Mountains and the spirit of a UNESCO World Heritage site

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  • Der Hohe Dachstein zum Greifen nah
    ©Betty Jehle
  • Einfach nur herrlich!
    ©Betty Jehle
  • Unglaubliche Weiten
  • Windzeichen
    ©Betty Jehle
  • Beeindruckende Landschaften
    ©Betty Jehle
  • Über das Dachsteinplateau
    ©Markus P.
  • Wolkenstimmung
  • Da, schau...!
  • Leichte Anstiege
  • Herrliches Panorama
    ©Günther Sch.
  • Heilbronner Kreuz
  • ...und dort drüben
    ©Markus P.
  • Bizarre Eis- und Schneeformen
    ©Günther Sch.
  • Durch die Winterlandschaft
  • 5fingers: Hallstatt und Hallstätter See
    ©Günther Sch.

Fixed dates:  

  • Sunday: Jan 24th / Feb 28th / Mar 7th / Mar 14th / Mar 21st 2021
  • Tuesday: Dec 29th 2020 / Jan 5th / Feb 16th / Mar 30th 2021 
  • On demand

Meeting point: 09:30 a.m. at valley station of Krippenstein cable car (registration necessarily required!)
We discover the Dachstein plateau area, enjoying the amazing panoramic view over the multi-summited massif and its glaciers – a perfect scenic match!

Reaching one of the most beautiful scenery in Europe by cable car, where we leave the mountain station Krippenstein and cross the ski area to hike the extensive, remote and lonely karst plateau with our snowshoes. Funnel-shaped sinkholes, sharp-edged limestone cliffs, small tarns as well as the well-trodden footpaths have disappeared under a thick blanket of snow. Only mighty mountain shapes and scattered tops of mountain pines stick out from it. Thanks to the snow, which has compensated all bumps, we hike almost effortlessly through this fascinating landscape, uphill, downhill, and enjoying the superb panoramic view.

Sun and wind create bizarre forms of snow and ice which shape the winter landscape in an unmistakable way, for us they are exciting photo opportunities.

Given favourable weather we hike over the karst plateau "Am Stein" towards Heilbronner Kreuz. This was built to commemorate ten students and three teachers from Heilbronn. On Maundy Thursday, 1954, despite repeated warnings, they ascended to hike the Dachstein plateau when they got lost in a blizzard and froze to death. It took nine days when the rescue teams found the first victims.

Afterwards there is some time for free disposal so that you can explore some more view point on your own or to have a snack in the restaurant.

End: approximately 04:00 p.m. at the valley station of Krippenstein cable car


Location: Obertraun 
Characteristics:  Not very difficult snowshoe hike but needing some effort with a few short, steeper ascents and descents. It addresses to both experienced and casual hillwalkers. No prior experience or knowledge needed!
Time: pure walking time about 3 hours, total duration of the trip about 5 hours, afterwards some free time
Participants per guide: at least 5 / maximum 15 people
Prices including tickets p.p.: Adult 65 € / Child 36 € / Young Person 49 € / Group Adult 62 € / Group Child and Young Person 39 €. Paypal accepted.

Discounts: Holders of Salzkammergut-cards and guest cards get a reduced cable car ticket price. In case of group rates, no further discounts are possible.

Special dates for school classes and groups on request (from 7 persons).

Needed equipment: sturdy hiking boots with ankle support / snowshoes * / telescope sticks * or ski poles * / gaiters (not essential) / warm clothing comprising ski underwear, ski socks, waterproof jacket (with hood), waterproof over trousers, general trekking trousers (not jeans or cotton material), warm thermal top and fleece top (made of merino wool is recommended) / warm hat / gloves and mitts / backpack / thermos with hot drink / food / sun glasses and sun cream

* snowshoes and telescopic sticks to rent

Service rent snowshoes and telescopic sticks


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