The 7 best hikes in the region Dachstein Salzkammergut
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In the region of the natural beauties Hallstättersee and Dachstein a top hiking experience with various beautiful trails awaits you, right in the heart of the Salzkammergut. The Hohe Dachstein is located as 'Drei-Länder-Berg' at the intersection of the Austrian provinces of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria. For centuries, landscape painters have been attracted by the rugged karst landscape, the light grey rock walls and the deep blue mountain lakes. Today, the picturesque landscape attracts not only painters and photographers but also hikers and mountaineers. And since 1997 it has been official: UNESCO has declared the mountains of the Dachstein massif a World Heritage Site.
The steeply sloping limestone walls pose great challenges even for experienced mountaineers and rock climbers. But our hikes prove that families and leisurely hikers in the Dachstein Mountains can also have a good time.
Numerous well-prepared hiking trails lead along the mountain slopes, through quiet valleys to glittering mountain lakes. Thanks to two mountain cable cars, you can easily overcome countless meters of altitude and thus have enough energy to explore the unique landscape and enjoy the magnificent views of the surroundings.
The Gosauseen belong with the Dachsteinpanorama to the most beautiful lakes in the entire Dachstein mountains. The two lakes are bordered by the high cliffs of the Gosaukamm and from the beginning of the hike you can see the Hohe Dachstein towering at the end of the valley. This gorgeous view has also inspired countless artists, as many paintings can attest.
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On this hike, you come very close to the high mountains and there is hardly a better place than the Hütteneckalm to enjoy the view of the Dachstein.Although there are two short, rocky passages on the hike, it is perfect for families with brave children.The tour starts at the car park next to the Berghof Predigstuhl. On a forest road you climb up to the Rossmoosalm and follow the path into a light mountain forest.
This leisurely hike takes you on pram-capable paths from the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in a loop to the cable car station Gjaid. On the way you can expect beautiful views of the rocky landscape of the Dachstein massif.The trail leads you from the mountain station on the Krippenstein through sparse pine forests to the Heilbronner Kreuz. Here you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the rugged nature.