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For many people, nature is a sacred space. The connection between mountains and faith is as old as human culture itself. Now is the time of the year when people like to worship on mountains. The scent of fresh mountain air and the breath-taking views make mountain services a very special experience. And you can be there!
Closer to heaven
On Saturday, 16th September 2023, the annual mountain mass takes place on the “Zwölferkogel” - a mountain in the Dachstein massif with wonderful views. This is the 20th time that the mountain mass is being celebrated at this popular hiking destination. It is musically accompanied by Obertraun musicians and by Pastor Dankfried Kirsch. Start is at 11:30.
How do I get to the mountain mass?
The “Zwölferkogel” can be reached in about 2 hours walking time from the Gjaidalm - in the Dachstein Hiking World on the Krippenstein in Obertraun - and falls under the heading "pleasure hike"! Below, we have summarised all important cable car times for you. Tip: After the mountain mass stop by at the Gjaidalm for a collective meal of “Kaiserschmarrn” a tasty Austrian dessert!
Free accommodation for this mountain experience
Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.