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  • Planai Panorama-Rundweg und der Krahbergzinken im Hintergrund
    / Planai Panorama-Rundweg und der Krahbergzinken im Hintergrund
    Photo: Josh Absenger, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Wanderinnen am Weg vom Krahbergsattel Richtung Gipfel
    Photo: Josh Absenger, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Bankerl mit Aussicht: Blick vom Krahbergzinken-Weg zu Planai und Dachsteinmassiv
    Photo: Birgit Walcher, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Am Weg zum Gipfel mit Blick ins Ennstal und zum Hauser Kaibling
    Photo: Josh Absenger, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Das große Steinmandl am Weg zum Krahbergzinken
    Photo: Birgit Walcher, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Turn-off from Planai High Trail to Krahbergzinken summit
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz
  • / Gipfelgrat Krahbergzinken von Südwesten
    Photo: Josh Absenger, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Zwei Wanderinnen am Gipfel des Krahbergzinken
    Photo: Josh Absenger, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Gipfelkreuz und Steinmandl am Krahbergzinken
    Photo: Birgit Walcher, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Gipfelkreuz und Steinmandl Krahbergzinken im Abendlicht
    Photo: Birgit Walcher, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / Sonnenuntergang Krahbergzinken
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at, Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
  • / "Place of Reflection" at Planai
    Photo: Ikarus.cc, Ikarus.cc
  • / Wanderung auf den Krahbergzinken
    Video: Planai
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This summit hike lends itself well as a short morning or afternoon hike. On the summit, surefootedness and a head for heights are a must. The views from the Krahbergzinken are unforgettable.
moderate
Distance 5.5 km
2:30 h
380 m
380 m
2,134 m
1,815 m

This summer tour is an ideal half-day programme. Surefootedness and a head for heights are required around the summit. The view from Krahbergzinken is unforgettable. On the way back an alternative via the Planai summit is possible. 

Conditions:

mountain trail through switchbacks to the summit, short stretch of forest path

Restaurants:

Schladminger Hütte, Schafalm, Planaihof

Highlights:

peak Krahbergzinken

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Author
Gerhard Pilz
Update: March 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Krahbergzinken, 2,134 m
Lowest point
Krahbergsattel, 1,815 m
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Safety information

Traversing from the lower peak to the summit cross requires caution – though it is well secured.

Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement  can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.

GPS data and orienteering

Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.

In an emergency please call:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Tips and hints

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at, www.rvb.atwww.postbus.at

Information about cable-car hours: www.planai.at

Start

Hiking trail head Planai (1,821 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.372655, 13.724484
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.1"E
UTM
33T 403705 5247366
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Destination

Hiking trail head Planai

Turn-by-turn directions

At the mountain lift terminal, head along the “Planai Panoramarundweg” to the trail crossing and follow path No. 779. From there, continue along the timber line to the Krahbergsattel. Now through steep switchbacks, you will hike to the Grosses Steinmandl. Here you will leave the Schladminger Höhenweg, which branches off to the right towards the Preintalerhütte – the hike up the Krahbergzinken leads us straight, as we follow the unmarked trail to the summit. Traversing from the lower peak to the summit cross requires caution – though it is well secured. The impressive panoramas and the open views of Untertal valley are breathtaking.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

In the town of Schladming you can take the Citybus. From Rohrmoos take the Planai buses to Planet Planai, from Ramsau take the buses of Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe. 

From there continue with the Planai cable-car.

Getting there

Take Planai cable-car from Schladming to the top of Planai. It is also possible to reach the trail head by car via the Planaistraße toll road.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car.

Coordinates

DD
47.372655, 13.724484
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.1"E
UTM
33T 403705 5247366
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Wanderführer Schladming-Dachstein von Herbert Raffalt, erhältlich im Tourismusverband Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.

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Rating

4.0
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Achim Gross
September 18, 2018 · Community
Trotz Nebel und Regen eine abwechslungsreiche Tour die wir bei schönem Wetter noch einmal wiederholen.
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2018

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
380 m
Descent
380 m
Highest point
2,134 m
Lowest point
1,815 m
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