High alpine hike for nature lovers
The Zwölferkogel (1979 m) is a rarely visited summit in the Dachstein area with many chamois and marmots living there. Our route leads over the valley station Gjaidalm (1733 m) over well-marked trails but also on unmarked footpaths to the highest point. We are passing many small and large sinkholes and climbing over some rockier sections. On the Zwölferkogel top, the view to the peaks of the Dachstein mountain range, Tennengebirge, Höllengebirge, Krippenstein and down to Lake Hallstatt is simply breath-taking.
The cross was suggested by Hans Schilcher in 1996, the former hut owner of the Gjaidalm. Since then, many mountain sermons have been held on the "Zwölfer". Numerous hikers and ski tourers are happy when they can register in the summit book. After a traditional summit rest, the way back is almost the same but with a little detour to Soachenklamm, which is only known to very few insiders. At the very hospitable Gjaidalm hut we enjoy the excellent food.
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”.