Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm

Relaxation - Tranquillity – Nature

Holiday at last on Lake Hallstatt! Fancy hiking, rest and relaxation? Then the cosy Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm is just the place for you! An old, rustic, simple, cosy mountain cabin purposely “off the beaten track". Here you will find what you have often sought in vain elsewhere ... Relaxation - Tranquility - Nature - Rest! Whether as a rest stop or overnight accommodation, the Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm offers rest and relaxation away from the hectic city life.

Idyllic, romantic and rustic mountain hut

Alone the close vicinity to the Krippeneck cable car station (about 10 minutes walk) make the Gjaidalm the ideal starting point for many hikes in the Dachstein hiking world. The beautiful scenic tour from the Schilcherhaus on the Gjadalm to Wiesberghaus and the descent to Hallsattt is recommended for experienced hikers and takes around about 5 hours. Also, even for experienced climbers the ‘Seewandsteig’ is one of the hardest and longest climbs in Austria - an extreme challenge. Luggage transport from the valley to the Gjaidalm is possible with prior reservation. For families with children we recommend the Heilbronn Circular Trail after refreshments for on the Gjaidalm. This starts below the cable car and after about 2.5 hours takes you back to the mountain station on the Kippenstein.

We offer accommodations for up to 110 people in double rooms, family rooms and dorms. In the summertime you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape, go hiking, paragliding, climbing or just sit on the terrace and enjoy life in the sun. We have many typical barnyard animals around the lodge, including horses, pigs, cows, sheep and more.

The Gjaid Alm is even beautiful in the rain. It’s a mystical sight when the fog rolls in over the surrounding mountains. On the way from Obertraun up to the Gjaid Alm, you can stop to visit the ice caves, check out the new "Krippenstein Shark" installation or enjoy the panoramic view from the "Five Fingers" lookout at the top of Krippenstein Mountain.

Seewand fixed rope course

Hallstatt/Obertraun | Seewand Climb:  It is permanently being maintained, and has a difficulty rating of D to E (on a scale from A to E), and as such is one of the most challenging rock climbs in the entire Alpine world. 

» Seewand fixed rope course

Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

Obertraun | Gjaidalm trail: At 1.738m, the highest cross-country ski run in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Cross-country skiing on the Dachstein plateau.

» Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

© Gjaidalm | Langlaufen im Salzkammergut: Langlaufloipe auf der Gjadalm

Across the karst plateau

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.

» Across the karst plateau

Adventure world for cavers and mountaineering fanatics

Whether you take a short trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car to sunbathe on the vast Gjadalm, or visit the "Lodge am Krippenstein" for the unique panoramic view of the impressive Dachstein mountains - unforgettable mountain moments that can simply not be missed during a holiday in the Salzkammergut! Mountaineers of all ages will find a perfectly marked network of trails and unforgettable nature experiences at over 2,000 m: hiking on the Nature Trail via the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt, a tour of discovery through the impressive karst landscape on the Heilbronner circular trail or a hike with overnight stay to the Simonyhütte. Many unforgettable sights, such as the spectacular "5fingers" viewing platform, the ship-shaped World Heritage spiral, fascinating cave worlds, or the iconic prehistoric shark, complete the wide range of excursions in the Dachstein hiking world. The mountains are calling - when will you call back?

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.

Information at a glance

  • Contact Schilcherhaus (Schilcher hut) on the Gjaidalm
    Michael Haid
    Winkl 31
    4831 Obertraun
    Telephone Hut: +43 (0) 6131/596
    Mobile: +43 (0) 680/3253138
    Location: Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt at 1738 meters above sea level. A 10 minutes’ walk from the mountain station Krippeneck (3rd section of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car).
    Opening times: May to October and December to April. Detailed information regarding opening times and prices can be found on the homepage of the Schilcherhauses on the Gjaidalm
    Amenities: Room for 20 people (four-bed rooms or double rooms) and 100 mattress dormitory
    Facilities: toilets, wash room, hot showers, sauna, central and group room

  • Opening times
    Daily open in summer season 2017:
    Section I | Schönbergalm 29.04. - 29.10.2017
    Section II | Mountain station Krippenstein 29.04. - 29.10.2017
    Section III | Valley station Gjaid 10.06. - 29.10.2017
    First cable car ascent at 8.40 hrs. from valley station Dachstein Krippenstein!

    Please note! Last mountain ascent - from valley station Dachstein Krippenstein
    to Dachstein ice cave - section I
    29.04.-09.06.: 15.00 hrs.
    10.06.-10.09.: 15.30 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 15.00 hrs.
    to Mammut cave- section I
    29.04.-09.06.: 14.00 hrs.
    10.06.-10.09: 14.30 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 14.00 hrs.
    to Lodge am Krippenstein - section I, II (Top of the mountain)
    29.04.-09.06.: 16.30 hrs.
    10.06.-10.09.: 17.00 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 16.30 hrs.
    to Gjaid Alm - section I, II, III
    Please note! Last valley descents!
    Section I - from middle station Schönbergalm
    29.04.-09.06.: 17.10 hrs.
    10.06.-10.09.: 17.40 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 17.10 Uhr
    Section II - from mountain station Krippenstein
    29.04.-09.06.:17.00 hrs.
    10.06.-10.09.: 17.30 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 17.00 hrs.
    Section III - from valley station Gjaid
    10.06.-10.09.: 17.20 hrs.
    11.09.-29.10.: 16.50 hrs.

    Special weekend rides!
    Always on Sat and Sun! On the weekends of 23th of September to 29th of October 2017:
    Special cable car ride to later hour in autumn! hikers can enjoy the day at the Dachstein Salzkammergut even
    cable car section III: Gjaidalm 17:46 hrs.
    Cable car section II: Krippenstein 18:00 hrs.
    Sable car section I: Schönbergalm 18:10 hrs.
    Note: Special valley descent will only take place on Saturday and Sunday and the Austrian bank holiday, 26th October 2017.

  • 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.