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Planai Panorama Loop

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  • A hiker walking along Planai Panorama Loop
    / A hiker walking along Planai Panorama Loop
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Christine Höflehner
  • / Planai Panorama Loop is suitable for prams
    Photo: Katharina Wassler, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / View of "Place of Reflection" with the small Planai lake
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Cool your feet at small Planai lake
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / "Place of Reflection" at Planai
    Photo: Ikarus.cc, Ikarus.cc
  • / Blick towards Krahbergsattel and Krahbergzinken summit
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Tourismusverband Schladming - Gerhard Pilz
  • / Family hike along Planai Panorama Loop and to Planai summit
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Planai: a summit easy to reach from the Panorama Loop
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Easy hike along the Panorama Loop at Planai
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
  • / Schladminger Hütte mountain chalet on Planai
    Photo: Schladminger Hütte, Schladminger Hütte
  • / Planaihof in autumn
    Photo: Planaihof, Planaihof
  • / Onkel Willy's Hütte chalet on Planai in summer
    Photo: Onkel Willy's Hütte, Onkel Willy's Hütte
  • / Schafalm Inn on Planai
    Photo: Schafalm, Schafalm
m 1900 1850 1800 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Schladminger Hütte Krahbergsattel
A leisurely alpine stroll at 1900 m above sea level – a nature experience for the whole family (also suitable for prams/strollers!).
easy
Distance 2.2 km
0:38 h
34 m
34 m
1,844 m
1,809 m

This variety-filled, almost flat loop takes you around Planai summit, serving up magnificent views of Ennstal valley, the mountain world of the Schladminger and Hohe Tauern, Dachstein massif and the Ramsau plateau. After just a few metres, you will reach the “Place of Reflection” by small, idyllic Planai tarn. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Planai-Hochwurzen lift company, the walkable wood sculpture in the form of a cross was built here.

Along the path, boards provide info about flora, fauna and interesting facts about the region. If you wish, chalk up another summit conquest: hike uphill for about 10 minutes and you will be at the top of the Planai!

Author’s recommendation

Tip: Sunset on the Planai on a warm summer’s evening!
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Author
Gerhard Pilz
Update: February 08, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
Planai Panorama Loop, 1,844 m
Lowest point
Planaihof Inn, 1,809 m
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Safety information

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.at, www.postbus.at

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

Start

Planai mountain terminal (1,819 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.372664, 13.724631
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.7"E
UTM
33T 403716 5247366
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Destination

Planai mountain terminal

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the hiking trail head at the mountain terminal of Planai cable-car. It's your choice whether you start to the left or right and surround the summit of Planai clockwise or counterclockwise.

Conditions: gravel paths, suitable for prams and wheelchairs

Infrastructure: ascent by Planai cable-car

Restaurants: Schladminger Hütte Inn, Schafalm Inn, Planaihof Inn

Highlights: “Place of Reflection”, Planaisee tarn, Hopsiland

Note


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 Planet Planai take the cable-car to the top of Planai.

Getting there

From federal highway B320 take exit "Schladming-Ost". Continue to the roundabout (Spar/Salewa Mountain Shop) and take the 3rd exit towards "Zentrum" (town center). At the following roundabout again take the 3rd exit, which will take you directly to the valley terminal of Planai cable-car at Planai stadium. From here take the cable-car to the top.

Alternatively exit from federal highway B320 to Planaistraße road East of Schladming and drive to the top. From about half-way up this road is a toll road.

Parking

Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car. On top of Planai, limited parking is available near hotel Planaihof.

Coordinates

DD
47.372664, 13.724631
DMS
47°22'21.6"N 13°43'28.7"E
UTM
33T 403716 5247366
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Tourist map "Hiking - Running - Walking", available at the tourist office 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

Hiking or trekking shoes with grip sole, jacket.

The trail is also suitable for prams.


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Rating

4.7
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Kathrin Schubert
September 04, 2019 · Community
schöner Spaziergang mit Abstecher zum Gipfel
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2019
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Andrzej Bonczyk
August 06, 2017 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:38 h
Ascent
34 m
Descent
34 m
Highest point
1,844 m
Lowest point
1,809 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Cableway ascent/descent Suitable for strollers Accessibility

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