Guided hiking tour to Däumelkogel and Heilbronner Cross

09:30 - 16:30
Obertraun: Dachstein Krippenstein

A unique NATURAL SPECTACLE in the majestic high mountains at Dachstein Krippenstein: Guided hike by Martha!

From the mountain station at the Krippenstein you descend steeply in the karst terrain to the lake Däumel, the only "real" lake on the karst plateau. Then you cross the heavily karstiied area and head directly towards the Däumelkogel, which guards the northern edge of the plateau like a gatekeeper.

You follow the climbing tracks up to a rock belt, which you overcome in a short climb until you reach the inviting summit with cross and beautiful view a few minutes later. Back on the plateau, the path leads us through the karst landscape with its many shapes, where you encounter caves, dolines, karst alleys and primeval pastures. Numerous protected alpine plants delight our eyes. With a little luck chamois cross our way.

At the Heilbronner Cross you enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks and our snack. The place reminds us of the tragic accident in 1954, when a group of students with their three teachers got lost and froze to death in a snowstorm on the Dachstein plateau. A leisurely walk back to the starting point.

Guided hiking tour

  • Meeting point: 9:20 a.m. vallay station Dachstein Krippenstein cable car

  • Start: 9:30 a.m. until approx. 4:30 p.m. / 5 p.m.

  • Technical data: about 400 metres in altitude and 8.5 kilometres

  • Requirements: medium difficulty mountain hike, partly on unmarked paths with an easy and short climbing spot. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are necessary.

  • Pure walking time: approx. 4.5 hours, total duration 5.5 to 6 hours

Registration at Martha Rieß absolutely necessary! 


Cable car ticket + guided tour
AdultsPrice / person€ 79.00

Gross price in Euro | Please contact Martha Rieß for information on group & school tariffs and price guide.

Right equipment

  • backpack

  • sturdy hiking boots

  • hiking clothes

  • beanie / cap, gloves

  • sunglasses and sun cream

  • rain protection

Do not forget! Pack enough drink and a snack in your backpack.

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