Long-Distance Hiking Hofpürglhütte - Südwandhütte | Dachstein Circular Hiking Trail: Stage 02 - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Long-Distance Hiking Hofpürglhütte - Südwandhütte | Dachstein Circular Hiking Trail: Stage 02 - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Hofpürglhütte - Südwandhütte | Dachstein Circular Hiking Trail: Stage 02

From the Hofpürglhütte via the gate at altitudes of up to 2030 m to the Dachstein Südwandhütte. 1st stage of the 3-day tour "Dachstein Loop", 2nd stage of the 8-day-hike "Dachstein Circular trail".

The second part of the Dachstein circular hiking trail leads from the Hofpürglhütte over steep climbs up to 2300 m altitude. A beautiful view can be enjoyed from the so-called "Tor". From here you descend to the Dachstein Südwandhütte - our stage goal.

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Best season

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
13,7 km
Route
6:00 h
Time
876 hm
Uphill
887 hm
Downhill
2033 m
Highest point

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On the second stage of our tour we take the Austria Trail 612/601 + 617, a mountain trail that leads us ever closer to the Dachstein glacier. Slight gradients lead us over the Kesselwand, where we meet Stieglweg No. 612, which would lead us back to Gosau. However, we continue on path no. 612/601 + 617, which takes us over the large rubble heaps to the Rinderfeld. Here we are already above the tree line and have a beautiful view of the Hohe Tauern. On path 617 we walk uphill to the summit of Sulzenschneid and from there back downhill to the Sulzenhals. From here we walk along the Windlegerkar below the ridge to the so-called "Tor". Here we get a first impression of the destination of this stage - the Dachstein Südwandhütte. Now we cross the border between Salzburg and Styria. Up to the Torboden there are some serpentines and screes. We overcome the last small ascent of this stage and reach Schönbühel, where the Dachstein Südwandhütte also stands - the destination of our second stage. 

Enjoy the view from the "Tor"

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

Morning
foggy
15°C
25%
5 km/h
Noon
foggy
21°C
55%
10 km/h
Night
cloudy
16°C
70%
10 km/h
Prolonged light rain in the morning, showers and sunny spells in the afternoon.
Morning
foggy
14°C
65%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
19°C
60%
15 km/h
Night
sunny
16°C
35%
10 km/h
Rain and rain showers will end around noon. Dry with a chance of sunny spells afterwards.
25.07.2024
sunny
10°C 22°C
26.07.2024
very sunny
8°C 26°C
27.07.2024
very sunny
11°C 28°C
Naturpark-Bank | © Alpengasthof Moser - ArisMedia

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