1 mountain, 4 levels of experience:

The Dachstein – an overview.

You will find plenty of exciting and relaxing activities in Dachstein in Salzkammergut over 4 levels of experience. Simply check out the map and follow the 4 colours on-site!

Panorama map Dachstein Salzkammergut

Orange. Summit level.

The following attractions await at the orange summit level:

Dachstein shark

NEW: Dachstein shark
The Dachstein shark is the newest attraction on the Heilbronner circular trail and you get there in about 30 minutes from mountain station (section II).  The shark is accessible from inside and provide a fantastic view of the fossilised primeval seabed.


5fingers viewing platform
 Experience unique views across Hallstatt and Obertraun, the Hallstättersee lake and the Inner Salzkammergut region from these 5 differently designed platforms.


 A viewing platform on the Krippenstein mountain peak (2,100 m) with a photo point, 360 degree all-round views and comfortable relaxation recliners.

Weltnaturerbe View

WeltNATURerbeblick viewing platform
 A viewpoint with information on the panoramic view and disabled access.

mountain hut

 Stop-off and overnight possibilities.

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Mountain station
 Mountain station for sections II and III

Blue. Schönbergalm intermediate station.

At the intermediate station, the Schönbergalm, the following highlights in blue await:

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Ice cave
Spectacular ice formations, icicles up to 9 m in length, guided tours of approx.
50 minutes.

Mammut cave

Mammut Cave
 Gigantic cave passageways and impressive rock cathedrals in one of the largest karst caves in the world. Guided tours of approx. 50 minutes.

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Schönbergalm cave park
 Schönbergalm nature park with cave museum and model cave labyrinth, Mutmam cave for children, bad weather station with cave film, experiences trail and climbing course.

Intermediate station Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car

Intermediate station
Information panel and counter where you can register for the cave tours.
Schönbergalm restaurant.
Mountain station section I, valley station section II.


Yellow. Dachstein mountain plateau.

Here you will find the yellow marked footpaths and infrastructure on the Dachstein mountain plateau!

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Heilbronner circular trail
Circular trail with fantastic views of the Hallstatt Glacier and the Dachstein mountain plateau.

Nature trail

Nature Trail
Mountain tour with interesting geological show panels. 

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Gjaidalm valley station
 Valley station for section III.

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Stop-off and overnight possibilities.

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 Stop-off and overnight possibilities.

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 Stop-off and overnight possibilities.

Green. Valley level.

Here you will find information about the valley level in green:

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Koppenbrüller Cave
 Active water cave with stalactites, located in valley, a 15 minute comfortable walk from the car park.

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Koppenwinklalm footpath
 Footpath from the valley station to the Koppenbrüller Cave.

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Valley station
 Information and counter
 Car park
Bus stop