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The Sattelberg in Ramsau am Dachstein is THE mountain for children. The first nature and adventure trail in Austria is great for children, parents and grandparents. The Zwergerl-Bauernhof next to Sattelberghütte (with information and game boards especially for small children) is a fantastic place for children to play.
easy
Distance 4.3 km
3:00 h
225 m
226 m
1,249 m
1,047 m

As well as its large playhouse and the Kleine Ramasuer Wasserwelt (the Small Ramsau Waterworld), the Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel (Austrian hiking seal of quality) nature and adventure trail also offers three via ferrata for children and young people. Part of the trail is also suitable for prams.

The starting point of the nature and adventure trail is at the foot of the Sattelberg, around 150m from Concordia guesthouse. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Ramsau Kulm to the starting point of the circular three-hour trail. From station 1 to 3, the trail leads through hilly and flat forests. It then heads up Sattelberg to a flat area between stations 5 and 6, which is perfect for resting in before the hike up to station 7, the Sattelberggipfel.

Walking time: approx. 70 minutes

At the top, you can see the path winding through the forest to station 11. The trail continues along the edge of the forest, through clearings and high grass to the final station, number 14. 

Author’s recommendation

In the vacation periods of July and August, the Kali Express train takes you from the Sattelberg hut back to the starting point of the hike or to the Old Mill. There is also the starting point for the children's via ferrata Kali and the young climbers' via ferrata Kala and Kalo.
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Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
Update: January 26, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
1,249 m
Lowest point
1,047 m
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Track types

Asphalt 25.85%Forested/wild trail 7.71%Path 61.39%Unknown 5.03%
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1.1 km
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0.3 km
Path
2.6 km
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0.2 km
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Rest stops

Sattelberghütte

Tips and hints

Schladming-Dachstein

Start

Parking lot kids trail Obere Leiten (1,084 m)
Coordinates:
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47.418642, 13.688058
DMS
47°25'07.1"N 13°41'17.0"E
UTM
33T 401041 5252522
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Destination

Parking lot kids trail Obere Leiten

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the starting point of the environment and adventure trail. It is located at the foot of the Sattelberg, about 150 m east of the Pension Concordia and can be reached from Ramsau Kulm in about 20 minutes on foot. The circular trail leads you in about 3 hours over the Sattelberg summit.

From station 1 to 3 you alternate between hilly and flat forest terrain with several clearings. From station 3 you hike uphill, along the upper part of the northern flank of the Sattelberg. But don't worry, via station 5 to 6 you can regain your strength in the flat terrain to be fit for the ascent to number 7, the Sattelberg summit. In no more than 70 minutes of walking time, you'll mash your way up to here along a trail full of views and experiences, past berries, flowers, bizzare rock towers and much more.

At the top you can already see the serpentine path that winds through the forest to station 11. From there, the trail continues along the edge of the forest over tree roots, clearings and tall grass to Station 14. Slightly ascending forest terrain and a flat run-out finally end KALI's exciting circular trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus stop Ramsau Leiten Almfrieden

See the timetables HERE

Getting there

Arriving from the west:
From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.

Arriving from the north:
From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off.

Parking

Info office Ramsau am Dachstein or parking lot at the nature and adventure trail (Obere Leiten)

Coordinates

DD
47.418642, 13.688058
DMS
47°25'07.1"N 13°41'17.0"E
UTM
33T 401041 5252522
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderführer Ramsau am Dachstein Reinhard Lamm

Author’s map recommendations

Sommerfreizeitkarte Schladming & Ramsau am Dachstein, erhältlich in den Infobüros des TVB Schladming-Dachstein

Equipment

hiking boots

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Rating

5.0
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Henrike T. 
August 01, 2022 · Community
Ein liebevoll gestalteter Weg, vielen Dank
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When did you do this route? August 01, 2022
Helge S.
October 14, 2020 · Community
Überraschend naturnah. Wurzelstieg hoch und es geht gut bergan. Die Stationen mit Rätselfragen sind eher für ab 8 Jährige. Kleinere Kinder dürften nur begrenzt von den Rätsel und Informationspunkten angesprochen sein. Man kann oben eine Abkürzung wieder runter gehen. An der Sattelhütte mit tollen Blick ist ein schöner Spielbereich. Als Fazit: Eine "echte" Wanderung (zumindest im Herbst wenn es nicht so voll ist)
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When did you do this route? October 12, 2020

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
225 m
Descent
226 m
Highest point
1,249 m
Lowest point
1,047 m
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