Across the karst plateau

Nature Trail

The recently established Nature trail on the Dachstein plateau is an important component of the World Heritage Hiking world. This trail travels across the karst plateau and "lures" with pristine high alpine scenery. Along the trail karst patterns highly impress as well as the wide variety of fauna and flora and the easternmost glacier of the Alps. The convenient Dachstein Nature trail features catered mountain lodges (locations where both culinary refreshment and accommodation is offered) within 2 hours walking distances from each other.

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Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

Impressions from the Dachstein Hiking World and Free Sports Arena Krippenstein: View from the top station to the Dachstein glacier during a vacation in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria.
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Webcam Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

The surrounding nature reserve is part of "Natura 2000", the ecological network in the territory of the EU, and of World Heritage site "Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut ". The convenient trail, 8 km long, is suitable for everyone and introduces to distinct local features via informative boards containing texts about geology, fauna and flora common to the plateau.

Huts on the Nature Trail

Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm

Obertraun | Gjaidalm: Here you will find what you have often sought in vain elsewhere ... Relaxation - Tranquillity - Nature – Rest in a charming alpine landscape on the Dachstein plateau

» Schilcherhaus auf der Gjaidalm

© Kraft | Schilcherhaus auf der Gjaidalm in der Dachstein Wanderwelt in Obertraun

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

More time to enjoy!

To save you unnecessary searching on various websites, we have summarised all relevant information about this tour for you below: contact details, opening times, travel times of cable cars, links to public transport and much more. In this way, you get all the information at a glance and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains of the Salzkammergut.

Informationen at a glance

  • Opening hours
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    achstein Krippenstein cable car 2018
    Section I: Cave worlds
    28.04. to 15.06. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:10 hrs.
    16.06. to 09.09. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:40 hrs.
    30.06. to 09.09. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 19:10 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10. 2018
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:10 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Opening hours
    Dachstein Krippenstein cable car 2018

    Section II: 5Fingers / top of the mountain
    28.04. to 15.06.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:00 hrs.
    16.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:30 hrs.
    30.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 19:00 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:00 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Opening hours
    Dachstein Krippenstein cable car 2018

    Section III: Gjaidalm
    28.04. to 15.06.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 16:50 hrs.
    16.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 17:20 hrs.
    30.06. to  09.09.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 18:45 hrs.
    10.09. to 28.10.
    Frist cable car ascent: 08:40 hrs.
    Last cable car descent: 16:50 hrs.
    Ride every 15 Minutes
  • Safety Tips for Hiking
    The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
    Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
    you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.