The Dachstein is one of the five most-visited excursion destinations in Styria. In fact, even the gondola ride up there is a memorable experience in its own right. If you then follow an amazing glacier path to the Dachsteinwarte, you will ultimately reach the highest hikers' refuge hut on the Dachstein massif. Whether nerve tingling excitement or a more leisurely hiking tour, the Dachstein glacier has something perfect for everyone.
Dachstein glacier lies at an elevation of 2700 m, while the highest mountain in Styria, the Hoher Dachstein, reaches 2995 m, guaranteed to captivate with fabulous scenery and a panorama of Austria's highest peaks, extending all the way to the Czech Republic as well as Slovenia.
Attractions on the Dachstein such as a suspension footbridge, the Sky Walk, Ice Palace and Stairway to Nothingness are the icing on the cake. Here, you are guaranteed breathtaking moments and nerve tingling excitement along with spectacular views.
The Dachstein, which is the first glacier in the Alps if you come from the East, is one of the absolute holiday highlights in Styria.
The Dachstein Valley station is approximately a 20-minute drive from our hotel. The hike across the Dachstein glacier is doable by practically anyone. And if you're in the mood for something more challenging, we might suggest hiking to the top of the Gjaidstein or perhaps even the Hoher Dachstein itself.
For adventure-hungry visitors, the many fixed-cable climbs are an exciting experience, while more laid-back hikers will be amply rewarded by glorious views of the Grossglockner and Grossvenediger.
Once you step out of the gondola at the Dachstein mountain terminal, you have lots of different ways to make a day of it on the glacier.
The motto of Dachstein glacier is quite simple – "Do what you want!" Close to the mountain terminal you will find the SkyWalk, Ice Palace, a suspension footbridge and the Stairway to Nothingness. If you follow a wide hiking path from the mountain station, roughly 45 minutes will bring you to the Seethalerhütte at the foot of the Hoher Dachstein, where you can look forward to delicious refreshments and fantastic scenery.
Hiking tours and fixed-cable climbs add the finishing touches to what is sure to have been a memorable day.
Allow yourself to be enchanted!
The Dachstein Ice Palace magics you away into a mystical world of ice and snow, deep inside Dachstein glacier. With figures carved in intricate detail, icy pillars & a crystal dome, visitors are always completely astonished.
The Ice Palace is barely a three-minute walk from the mountain station of the gondola lift and is open daily to visitors.
The 19 fixed-cable climbs and tours are located on the southern side of the Dachstein massif and are readily accessible from Ramsau am Dachstein.
Together with our partner "Heli Rettensteiner", you can discover the different faces of mountain sports and simultaneously explore the magnificent alpine world flanking the Dachstein.