Simonyhütte / Simony hut

It is the moment that counts

Nestled picturesquely at the foot of the Dachstein, with a beautiful view, the Simonyhütte is located 2,203m above sea level, amidst the impressive mountains of the Dachstein plateau. As the morning sun appears, glowing red over the mountain tops, it's the moment that counts.

Aktueller Blick auf's Wetter

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.

Webcam Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

The one with the most beautiful views. Located for 135 years at 2,203m above sea level, the Simonyhütte counts as one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. The comfortable cabin of the Austrian Alpine Club, named after the famous geographer and Alpine researcher Friedrich Simony (1813 - 1896) is open all week from May to October. After many rebuilds in its long history, today the Simonyhütte has both rooms and dormitories. However, those who wish to experience the morning colours of the rising sun in high season, are advised to register in advance.

Hiking to the Simonyhütte (hut)

Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

Hallstatt / Obertraun: The hike to the Simony Hut below the mighty Dachstein glacier, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Salzkammergut. Recommended is the gorgeous sunrise - just a dream!

» Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

© Kraft | Simonyhütte in der Ferieregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau

Gosau | Adamekhütte  (Adamek hut): First the way to the Adamekhut seems to be an easy walk along the lake Gosausee. But then, an exhausting hike to the hut follows.

» Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau

Wanderurlaub in der Welterberegion Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut: Impressionen von der Adamekhütte in Gosau | © Gapp

Hikers, from all over the world love the cosily furnished mountain hut at the foot of the Dachstein glacier. Not just as the destination of many mountain hikes, but more importantly as base for the ascent of the Dachstein. From here are also many more hiking opportunities such as to Adamekhütte, the High Gjaidstein, High Ochsenkogel and Schöberl. Additionally, the little ice lake, about a 20 minute walk from the cabin, is a worthy detour.

Sunrise for connoisseurs

When the night comes to an end and the first rays of the new day are about to appear, the lodge host brews the first early morning coffee and the aroma of freshly grounded beans can be smelt - then it's time to turn back over and sleep until the rich Alpine hut breakfast is ready. Or you just get out of the cosy warm sleeping bag, squeeze into your trousers, pull on your shirt, lace up your hiking boots and grab your camera. Now the time has come for the perfect start into the new hiking day. Because in front of the Simony Hut, at the foot of the Dachstein, a first class sunrise awaits you. An unforgettable experience when the warm sun rays immerse the mountain peaks of the Dachstein in the warm light of the early morning. Whoever starts so an atmospheric day, has also deserved an extensive breakfast : A rich buffet with fresh coffee, cold meat specialties, fruit spreads , cereals and delicious farmer´s bread as perfect start into the new day. A nourishing breakfast, a breathtaking view over the Dachstein plateau and thousands of impressions , this is how the new hiking day invites you on to a hiking tour, right through a unique feast for the eyes : The Dachstein hiking world in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut .

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 Sionyhütte (Simony hut)
    Simonyhütte (ÖAV - Sektion Austria)
    Host: Christoph Mitterer Lahn 48
    4830 Hallstatt / Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 680 219 6374
    Homepage: Simonyhütte
    Altitude: Simonyhütte (2206 m)
    GPS: 5261738 / 396344
    Cabin style: Open from May to October and from December to April (see homepage for details)
    Cabin style: Open from May to October and from December to April (see homepage for details)
    Facilities: 42 beds, 94 sleeping places in the dormitory, toilet facilities, large dining room serving hot food and drinks - home cooking, Wi-Fi
    Accommodation: open from May to October for hikers. Detailed information on accommodation, opening times and prices can be found on the homepage of Simony in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

  • 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.