The karst nature trail
Hstory on the top
You set off at the Dachstein cable car station on the Krippenstein. The ascent with the cable car is a delight in itself: you are at eye level with the infinity of the Dachstein plateau. A wide, manageable path takes you via the famed "Heilbronn cross" to the Gjaidalm cable car station. The walking time is approximately three hours.
20 signposted stations tell the story of the evolution of the karst landscape in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut. Tip: don`t forget to follow the "Zu den Kuhtrittmuscheln" signpost! A couple of steps further and you will come across rock shelves of priceless geological remnants from a long-gone geological era
Don’t forget to make your mark!
Perpetuate - make your mark. What is the point in a visit to the summit cross without leaving behind an entry in the logbook? You will also find a ‘summit book’ on the top – those who come after you will enjoy reading your entries!
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.