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Stage 01 From Glacier to Wine South Route Dachstein Gondola - Guttenberghaus

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  • Blick auf das Dachsteinmassiv
    Blick auf das Dachsteinmassiv
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m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Dachstein-Gletscher Seethalerhütte Guttenberghaus Landfriedstein Eselstein
On this tour, you will cross two impressive landscapes that could not be more different from one another.
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
3:30 h
250 m
850 m
2,685 m
2,121 m
Firstly, you have to cross the Schladminger Gletscher (glacier) with a view of the 20 km² karst area ‘Am Stein’, walking through somewhat dull-looking rocky scenery only complemented by a couple of mountain pines and patches of grass. Yet, if you look closely, you will find interesting fossils and dolines in this rocky desert. Between the sharp incised surface and the dolines, new flora and fauna emerge under the freshly melt snow: alpine roses, gentians, nigritellas and anemones.

Author’s recommendation

Beware: in summer, you need to make a reservation for the Dachstein Gondola here.
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Günther Steininger 
Update: September 16, 2022
Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,685 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
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Rest stops

Guttenberghaus
Seethalerhütte

Safety information

You can only do this walk in good weather conditions!

Tips and hints

Steiermark Tourismus, Tel. +43 316 4003, www.steiermark.com

Schladming-Dachstein, Tel. +43 3687 23310, www.schladming-dachstein.at

Ramsau am Dachstein, Tel. +43 3687 818338, www.ramsau.com

Start

Dachstein Mountain Station (2,684 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.467682, 13.626260
DMS
47°28'03.7"N 13°37'34.5"E
UTM
33T 396476 5258052
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Destination

Guttenberghaus

Turn-by-turn directions

After taking the Dachstein Gondola up to the mountain station, you will have some time to enjoy the views from the ‘Sky Walk’ and the suspension bridge. Your views reach from the Großglockner across the Karawanken to the Styrian-Slovenian mountain range in the south and, the wine regions in the east.

Follow the path to Guttenberghaus, towards Gjaidstein and stay to the left of the drag lift. You can use the snow poles, the coloured marking on the rocks and, the cairns for your orientation. To your right are the steep rock walls of the Koppenkarstein, to your left the Gjaidstein and far back on the horizon lies the gorgeous mountain range of the Totes Gebirge and the Grimming.

Passing the summit of the Landfriedstein and Eselstein, you will reach the Feistererscharte, where 2 paths will cross. Path no. 616 leads across high-alpine terrain Am Stein to the Krippenstein in the north of Dachstein’s plateau and, the path no. 616 to the already visible Guttenberghaus (Tel. +43 664 3022956) with its alpine pastures and meadows, 1000 m below the hut. You can look forward to good Styrian cuisine and beautiful views of the Schladminger Tauern.

Now you have to decide which direction you will take on stage 2: Stage 2 – North Route or Stage 2 – South Route?

Be careful: Do not combine Stage 1 and 2 on one day. The total length of 20 km may be misleading as the windy and rocky terrain with its ascents and descents make this path too strenuous to complete on a single day!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

 

Getting there

Take the bus from Ramsau Ort to the Dachstein Gondola bottom station.

Parking

Congress Centre Ramsau am Dachstein

Coordinates

DD
47.467682, 13.626260
DMS
47°28'03.7"N 13°37'34.5"E
UTM
33T 396476 5258052
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" (in German): www.rother.de

Author’s map recommendations

Pocket Card Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" (in German) www.steiermark.com

Wanderkarte Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000 www.schladming-dachstein.at

Kompass WK293 Dachsteingruppe, Schladminger Tauern www.kompass.at

Freytag & Berndt WK281 Dachstein · Ausseer Land · Filzmoos · Ramsau www.freytagberndt.at

Equipment

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
850 m
Highest point
2,685 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
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