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Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Schildlehen 79, 8972, Austria

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About Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

The Dachstein Glacier ski area, is located on the Dachstein massif and is accessible via the Dachstein Südwandbahn cable car from Ramsau in the upper Ennstal. The area is in the province of Upper Austria , but belongs to the Styrian Tourist Association Holiday Region Schladming-Dachstein . The ski area is a member of the Salzburg -Styrian Ski amadé and is still in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut .

Attractions Near Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

Dachstein glacier
Dachstein glacier0.05km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

A majestic glacier located between the towns of Ramsau am Dachstein in the south and Hallstatt and Obertraun in the north, in Austria. Snow is at the top of the glacier throughout the year. However snow is soft in summer. It remains snow-covered for much of the year. This mountain is located at the borders of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria. The train stops at Schladming and from there is a bus to the village below the Dachstein Mountains.

Treppe ins Nichts
Treppe ins Nichts2.11km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

Treppe ins Nichts is an observation deck at a very high altitude in Upper Austria. 14 narrow steps lead you down to a glass platform at a dizzying height . Whoever steps on these stairs stands directly in the rock face 400m above the foot of the wall . The "stairway to nowhere" was completed in July 2013 and is now directly connected to the suspension bridge. The total weight of the stairs is 5 tons .

Hoher Dachstein
Hoher Dachstein2.86km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

Hoher Dachstein is the main peak of the Dachstein massif, which contains several 100 limestone peaks and marks the border between the Austrian provinces Styria, Salzburg and Upper Austria. The main summit of the Hoher Dachstein is at an elevation of 2,995 metres. Seen from the north, the Dachstein massif is dominated by glaciers with rocky summits rising beyond them. By contrast, to the south, the mountain drops almost vertically to the valley floor.

Skiregion Ramsau am Dachstein - Ski amade
Skiregion Ramsau am Dachstein - Ski amade3.16km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

The ski region Ramsau lies in the heart of the 4 mountains of Schladming and Ski amadé. It is ideal for the little winter visitors. Kali's Adventure Slopes are an absolute paradise for children. It os one of the absolute holiday location in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Alpine Club Austria - Simonyhütte
Alpine Club Austria - Simonyhütte5.58km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

The Simonyhütte is a refuge of the Austrian Alpine Association named after the geographer and alpine researcher "Friedrich Simony. The hut has offered mountain climbers protection and accommodation for 135 years. But the Simonyhütte is more than just a refuge - it is a training center for numerous courses and courses on rock and ice, it is a daily destination for hikers and ski mountaineers and, last but not least, it is an important base for climbing the Dachstein.

Hinterer Gosausee
Hinterer Gosausee7.7km from Dachstein-Gletscher (Schladming-Dachstein)

A beautiful hiking trail along the Vorderen Gosau lake, to the Gosaulacke and on to the Hinterer Gosau lake. You have a wonderful view of the Dachstein. It is best to walk along the left side of the Vorderen Gosau lake, here you have the Dachstein with its glacier in view. Past the Gosaulacke there are a few steep passages towards the goal. Again and again you have great views of King Dachstein.

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A beautiful state in Austria. It is called as The green heart of Austria is known for its variety of different types of landscapes. Styria has 788 mountains higher than 2000 metres. There is an inexhaustible spectrum of outdoor activities to choose from. No matter if it’s summer or winter, most people will find their favourite past time. The state largely forested state has 7 natural parks and one national park.