DACHSTEIN

A UNESCO MOUNTAIN! – SELF-GUIDED

Trip Style

Mountainous

Availability

From 1st of July to 1st of October

Highlight

World heritage region, Walking paradise, Natural landscapes

Price from

988 EUR

 

Grade

“World heritage region”: the mighty Dachstein – 2995 meters high – has been decorated with this award in 1997. The impressive mountain landscape along with Hallstatt and the region Dachstein Salzkammergut was named world heritage region by UNESCO.

 

Amazingly diverse – just like the endless views of the panoramic Alps – there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying leisure and freedom here on the Zwieselalm in Gosau. There is something for everyone here – with long walks or climbing tours or casual strolls. Even if you just want to spend a few hours escaping from everyday life, soaking up the sun in the meadows and enjoying a hearty local snack: you are sure to find everything your heart desires in the Gosau–Zwieselalm walking region.

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Here are some of the best walking tips and tour suggestions from the Inner Salzkammergut region.

 

Rugged, rocky landscapes, green alpine pastures, bizarre, jagged crags, towers and mighty cliff faces, glacial ice, limestone peaks, isolated high plateaus, virgin forests and scenic mountaintops, mysterious karst springs and reflecting tarns – these images characterize our eight-day hike on and around the Dachstein. The fascination of the Dachstein becomes tangible. We tackle our circumnavigation of the Dachstein in a counter-clockwise direction, since the natural landmarks and the elevation changes blend more harmoniously into the route.

 

Beginning in the north-west on the shore of the Gosausee, we continue at the foot of the Gosaukamm and along the south face of the Dachstein to Ramsau. From there we hike one tier higher, east across the glacier to the Guttenberghaus and continuing on to the Stoderzinken. Now through the Notgasse and Viehbergalm, we make our way north across a secluded high plateau in the footsteps of pilgrims and come to the Salzkammergut region. On flat paths, always following the course of the Traun, we hike through the Salzkammergut, past Bad Aussee, Obertraun, Hallstatt and Bad Goisern. And finally, we cross the Kalmgebirge mountains, home to the Goiserer Hütte, on our path to Gosau.

Day 1: Gosau
Day 2: Gosau to Hofpurgl Lodge 10km, 4-5hours
Day 3: Hofpurgl Lodge to Ramsau 12.5km, 6hours
Day 4: Relax day in Ramsau
Day 5: Ramsau to Guttenberg lodge 9.5km, 4-5hours
Day 6: Guttenberg lodge to Steiner Haus 13km, 6hours
Day 7: Steiner Haus to Steinitzenalm lodge 17km, 6hours
Day 8: Steinitzenalm to Hallstatt 26km, 7hours
Day 9: Dachstein adventure world
Day 10: Hallstatt to Goiserer lodge 17.5km, 7hours
Day 11: Goiserer lodge to Gosau 7km, 2-3hours
Day 12: Individual departure or additional nights

Day 1: Gosau
Day 2: Gosau to Hofpürgl lodge 10 km, 4-5hours
Day 3: Hofpurgl Lodge Ramsau 12.5km, 6hours
Day 4: Ramsau to Guttenberg lodge 9.5km, 4-5hours
Day 5: Guttenberg lodge to Steiner Haus 13km, 6hours
Day 6: Steiner Haus to Steinitzenalm lodge 17km, 6hours
Day 7: Steinitzenalm to Hallstatt 26km, 7hours
Day 8:  Hallstatt to Goiserer lodge 17km, 7hours
Day 9: Goiserer lodge to Gosau 7km, 2-3hours

PACKAGE DETAILS

Special note:


For twin Bedroom request: Separate beds are not possible in all the hotels. Mattresses, duvets, etc. will be separate but in one bed frame.
The price for the 10 days itinerary is on request.

Day 1: Gosau


Individual arrival in Gosau right next to the Dachstein mountain range.
Overnight stay in Gosau.

Day 2: Gosau to Hofpürgl lodge – 10km, 4-5 hours, difference in altitude +850 m / -860 m


Overnight stay at the Hofpürgl lodge.
Luggage transfer from Gosau to the Türlwand where you spend the following night (overnight backpack – hut sleeping bag! – for the night at the Hofpürgl lodge has to be carried by yourself!)

Day 3: Hofpürgl lodge to Ramsau – 12.5km, 6 hours, difference in altitude +895 m / -882 m


High altitude hike from the Hofpürgl lodge to the Südwand lodge, descent to the Türlwand.
Overnight stay in Ramsau under Mount Dachstein.

Luggage has already been taken to the hotel and waits for the hikers there.

Day 4: Ramsau to Guttenberg lodge – 9.5km, 4-5 hours, difference in altitude +264 m / -861 m


Cable car to the Dachstein glacier – alpine hike on route 674 to Guttenberg lodge
(Alternative route through the valley to Guttenberg lodge if weather conditions are not stable.)
Overnight stay at the Guttenberg lodge
Luggage transfer from the Türlwand to Gröbming where you spend the following night (Overnight backpack – hut sleeping bag!* – for the night in the Guttenberg lodge has to be carried by yourself)

Day 5: Guttenberg lodge to Steiner Haus – 13km, 6 hours, difference in altitude +552 m / -860 m


High altitude hike from Guttenberg lodge over the plateau “Am Stein” and Grafenbergalm to the Stoderzinken.
Overnight stay at the Steiner Haus above Gröbming

Day 6: Steiner Haus to Steinitzenalm lodge – 17km, 6 hours, difference in altitude +552 m / -1370 m


Hike from the Stoderzinken past the Notgasse (rock gorge with up to 2000-year-old chiselled rock paintings) to the Viehbergalm and further over the Hochmühleck to the Steinitzenalm.
Overnight stay at the Steinitzenalm lodge (or descent to Bad Mitterndorf, + ~ 1 hour).
Luggage transfer from Gröbming to Steinitzenalm lodge or Bad Mitterndorf

Day 7: Steinitzenalm lodge to Hallstatt – 27km, 7 hours, difference in altitude +315 m / -807 m


Hike from Steinitzenalm, past Ödensee Lake to Bad Aussee (alternatively by train from Bad Mitterndorf to Bad Aussee). Through the Koppen valley past the Koppenbruellerhoehle Cave(guided tour included!) to Obertraun, ferry ride to Hallstatt.
Overnight stay in Hallstatt
Luggage transfer from Steinitzenalm lodge or Bad Mitterndorf to Hallstatt

Day 8: Hallstatt to Goiserer lodge – 17.5km, 7 hours, difference in altitude +1628 m / -885 m


Take the Salzberg funicular railway from Hallstatt Lahn to the entrance of the salt mine “Hallstätter Salzwelten” (Tip: visit the “Hallstätter Salzwelten” and learn about Hallstatt’s longstanding history as salt town), further along the brine pipeline hiking trail to Bad Goisern. Ascent to Goiserer lodge and overnight stay.
Luggage transport from Hallstatt to Gosau. (Overnight backpack – hut sleeping bag!* – for the night in the Goiserer lodge has to be carried by yourself)

Day 9: Goiserer lodge to Gosau – 7km, 2-3 hours, difference in altitude +46 m / -873 m


Descent past the Iglmoosalm to Gosau.
Overnight stay in Gosau.

Day 10: Individual departure or additional nights

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Nights in 3* hotel or huts
  • Breakfasts
  • 1 Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card
  • 1 Entrance & guided tour for Koppenbruellerhoehle cave
  • 1 Ascent with the Salt Mountain funicular railway Hallstatt
  • All-inclusive card for the Dachstein Adventure World
  • 1 Entrance & guided tour for Koppenbruellerhoehle cave
  • 1 Boat trip from Obertaun to Hallstatt
  • Hiking map and detailing routing
  • Dachstein guide-book
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00 – 19.00
  • Informational report
  • 5 Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays
  • Half board (add dinners)

Access

Fly in & Fly out

Best airports is Salzburg Airport WA Mozart
Check train transfers below to choose the most convenient airport.

Salzburg Airport, 77 km of Gosau.
Daiily direct flights:
Salzburg – Dublin (2.30hrs) – Ryanair
Salzburg – London (2.00 hrs) – Ryanair / Easyjet / British Airways
Salzburg – Bristol (2.10hrs) – Easyjet
Salzburg – Liverpool (2.15hrs) – Easyjet
Vienna – Dublin (2.50hrs) – Aer Lingus
Vienna – London (2.15hrs – British Airways / Easyjet
Linz – London (2.00hrs) – Ryanair

Other

Daily Train from/to:
Vienna (4.20 hrs)
Linz / Donau (2.30 hrs)
Salzburg (2.00 hrs)

Details on prices and time on the OBB website

Salzburg to Gosau 2.50 hrs
Linz / Donau to Gosau 2.30 hrs

View timetable: Postbus

Motorway:
Salzburg (A10 and B162) 1.00hrs / 76km
Linz (A1 and B145) 1.50hrs / 130km
Vienna (S6) 3.30hrs / 340km

View itineraries: ViaMichelin

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