Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking route recommended route


Hiking route · Schladming-Dachstein
Responsible for this content
Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Plannersee
    Photo: Barbara Luidold, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
m 1800 1750 1700 1650 1600 1550 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
You can choose the way to the Plannersee, either directly via the steeper path from the mountain rescue house or comfortably from the Grimmingblick inn.
Distance 2.6 km
1:15 h
201 m
201 m
1,789 m
1,589 m
EITHER, OR. Direttissima via the steeper path from the mountain rescue house or leisurely from the Grimmingblick inn over soft alpine pastures distillery and Neues Plannerkreuz. Just as you like. The goal is always THE LAKE. And that is always magical.

Author’s recommendation

Also you can go to the old Plannersummit or to the Summit Plannerknot.
Highest point
1,789 m
Lowest point
1,589 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 88.87%Path 0.44%Road 10.68%
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
0 km
0.3 km
Show elevation profile

Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains.
  • Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.
  • Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.
  • Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.
  • Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.
  • Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.
  • If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.
  • You can get detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking" from the Alpine Club. At you can inform yourself comprehensively about it.

Tips and hints

Tourism information:

Tourism blog:


Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.


Parking Planneralm (1,588 m)
47.404052, 14.199262
47°24'14.6"N 14°11'57.3"E
33T 439584 5250377


Parking Planneralm

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the mountain rescue house on a steeper ascent, where flowers line the path and spruce and pine stand side by side. Halfway up, turn left to a pond. The detour is worthwhile. Take a deep breath and gather strength for the final spurt, because after about 10 minutes you will reach the Plannersee.

If you prefer the more leisurely route, then start at Gasthof Grimmingblick and hike along the new gravel path in the direction of Panoramasee. Shortly before you reach the lake, turn left onto a path that leads past the New Planner Cross and up to the Planner Lake. Once you have arrived at your destination, you will find enchanting places for an enjoyable rest, directly at the clear mountain lake. Linger and enjoy and then perhaps hike further up to the ridge.


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the Ennstal highway (B320) at the Trautenfels traffic circle turn off in the direction of Irdning, Donnersbach, Donnersbachwald. In the village of Donnersbach after the village center turn left towards Planneralm. 12 km long ascent via the toll-free mountain road up to the Planneralm.


Free Parking Planneralm


47.404052, 14.199262
47°24'14.6"N 14°11'57.3"E
33T 439584 5250377
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Leisure Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and lodging establishments.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking Map (1:50.000)


In your weatherproof backpack belong: Sun and rain protection, warm, windproof clothing, drinks and provisions, a small first aid kit, hiking map and a fully charged cell phone.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Photos from others

2.6 km
1:15 h
201 m
201 m
Highest point
1,789 m
Lowest point
1,589 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Dog-friendly


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view