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Dear readers, please note that due to the current situation - “Keyword Coronavirus / Covid-19” – events scheduled between spring and autumn 2020 are susceptible to postponements or cancellations. Further information on each event can be found at the bottom of this page under "Information at a glance". If you want to be on the safe side, contact the organiser directly. Current status: all events in Austria up to the end of June 2020 are cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy!
Feel like hiking?
September is the most beautiful time for hiking: the air is clear, the sky is often clear blue and the distant views are almost endless.
It is especially beautiful on the Dachstein plateau in Obertraun. The popular hiking guide Barbara Bichler leads you on this high alpine day hike past the small Krippenstein cave to the historic “Heilbronnerkreuz” (Heilbronn Cross).
Passing historic pastures, the path leads us to the Modereck hut. The tiny hut, also used as a shelter for the shepherds, is the highest Alpine pasture in the Dachstein massif. The first traces of the history of the huts date back to the 16th century.
Back from the mountain
After the ride on the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car from the Gjaidalm down into the valley, an eventful hiking day with lots of interesting facts about life in the unique cultural and natural landscape in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut comes to an end.
What are the Obertraun Mountain Moments?
As the colours in the woodland begin to change and temperatures become more comfortable the time is on to go out for a hike! The Obertraun “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level. Tours range from easy, in terms of difficulty, to very challenging. The Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car is a means of conquering 1600 m quickly and effortlessly! Discover more of your beautiful ,natural surroundings and go out and explore the Dachstein- Salzkammergut, either under your own steam, or by joining one of our all-time-popular escorted hiking tours in conjunction with the “Obertraun Mountain Moments”.
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Magical mountain moments and traditional music events. Time to relax and moments of pure enjoyment. All dates can be found here with a click. Make this your unforgettable mountain experience this year.
As is well known, preparation is everything. Here we give answers to the question "What belongs in my hiking backpack?" The most important things for a great hike.
Better register early!
Would you like to participate in one of the “guided hikes” mentioned above? Here are our tips for the perfect hiking pleasure: Sign up in time. If specified, we recommend registration per e-mail. Please include the title of the hike and the date for the "Guided hike". Should your desired hike take place on the weekend or on a public holiday, we recommend that you send your tour registration 3 to 4 days in advance. In the age of smartphones, you will be quickly informed of possible tour cancellations via e-mail! Of course, you can also register via telephone. For more information about registration and contact persons, see below under "information at a glance". Whatever you choose, we wish you a memorable exploration tour while hiking in Austria!