Clear views of the Dachstein massif and the Schladminger Tauern mountains await you during your hike to the summit of the Pleschnitzzinken on the Galsterberg. This is a truly perfect hiking destination, especially in nice weather when you are treated to glorious panoramic vistas.
Far removed from the stressful, hectic daily routine, here you can enjoy the tranquility of the mountain world and allow it to work its wonders on you.
You are rewarded by great panoramic views of the Tauern mountains and the entire Dachstein Massif, as you stand proudly atop the Pleschnitz-Zinken at 2111 m above sea level. That said, this summit is actually quite easy to climb. For a greater challenge, consider the route from the Pleschnitzzinken past the Scheibeck (2117 m) up to the Schoberspitze (2491 m).
Moderately difficult hike with magnificent views!
From the car park at the Bottinghaus (elev. ca. 1650 m), you begin your hike to the Pleschnitzzinkenhütte at 1927 m above sea level, where you will definitely have earned your first lengthier rest stop, a hearty snack and those fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
To this point, the hike along forestry lanes and forest paths is relatively easy, though a number of steeper passages will follow. Nonetheless, the Pleschnitzzinken Hütte is relatively easy to reach from the Bottinghaus.
After your break, you will continue uphill to the final destination of this hike, the Pleschnitzzinken (2112 m). It takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit from the Pleschnitzzinken Hütte.
Once at the top, you are treated to magnificent views of the Dachstein to the west and all the way to the Gesäuse in the east. From up here, the panoramas are spectacular and you can clearly make out the many other possibilities this region has to offer.
From June until September, you will encounter many cows and sheep up here, while between mid-June and mid-July, the area is vividly radiant thanks to the rhododendron which are in full bloom.
After completing the climb to the summit cross of the Pleschnitzzinken, you will drop down to the Galsterbergalm Hütte at 1800 m above sea level, a hut that is famous for its dishes featuring Highland beef and homemade goat cheese.
Here, you will definitely want to make a refreshment stop and take full advantage of this opportunity to enjoy their delicious regional specialties.