Die Königsetappe | © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH Die Königsetappe | © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH

The King’s Stage


Impressive mountains, wild waters, 14.2 km long, 1.270 vertical meters, 25.000 steps! 


You can start this hike from the parking lot at Silberkarklamm/Fliegenpilz, from the trailhead Feistererhof or from the trailhead Percht/Alte Mühle (old mill). 

In summer, this is a unique hike to fill your passbook with stamps. If you visit all four mountain huts on this hike, you can pick up a free “Königsetappe” shirt at Intersport Bachler Ramsau Ort. 


Level of fitness

Best season


The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
15,2 km
8:30 h
1421 hm
1420 hm
2199 m
Highest point
998 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

From the west: 

Tauern Autobahn (A 10) to Knoten Ennstal - turnoff direction Graz/Schladming - stay on the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320) for approx. 20 km until Schladming - take the turnoff for Ramsau. 

From the north: 

Pyhrn Autobahn (A 9)  direction Liezen - take the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320)  to Schladming - turnoff Ramsau.

Starting from the parking lot at Hotel Feisterer in Ramsau am Dachstein: 

Walk up the steep forestry road through the woods to the Lärchbodenalm (1.406 m) - a family-friendly hiking destination, open every day from June to October from 10 am. A playground for the children, fresh organic milk from their farm and the famous Lärchbodenschnitte will invite you to stay. 

The forestry trail continues through larch woods to the rock face - the Fischermauer. A narrow path winds up the wide, green slopes of the "Tiefkar" and offers fantastic views of the Enns Valley whilst you are getting closer to the Sinabell's rock faces. At the Guttenberghaus, the terrace offers a place for your well-deserved rest. This mountain hut lies at 2.147 m above sea level and is the highest situated hut of the Styrian Alpine Association which also offers overnight accommodation. 

In July 2014, the Guttenberghaus celebrated its 100th anniversary. Situated on a hill, between rocky mountain ranges of the Scheichenspitze and the Sinabell,  it offers fantastic views. The trails to the Dachstein Glacier, the crossing of the high-plateau to the Krippenstein or the ascent of the Scheichenspitze as well as the Ramsauer Via Ferrata can be taken from the Guttenberghaus. 

From the Guttenberghaus on, you are on high-alpine terrain, so you must act accordingly to assure a safe hike. The ascent of the Sinabell will take an hour from the Guttenberghaus and the trail is often used as a descent from the "Austria Via Ferrata".

To continue on the king's stage, take the trail no. 618, past the Sinabell and the Wasenspitze to the fork to trail no. 619. There, you will have a fantastic view of the small lake inside the mountain cirque: the Höllgrabensee (Silberkarsee). There, you can also enjoy the vast scenery of "Am Stein",  a karst high-plateau which stretches across 20 km² to the north and east of the Dachstein. Small rock summits, green hills, mountain pine forests and steep mountain coombes shape this landscape.  

Now, you will take on the steep, rocky descent via Stangalm, down the serpentine trail to the Silberkarhütte, past the Via Ferrata Siega. The mountain hut lies at 1.223 m and offers hikers and mountaineers organic product from their organic farm. The rest of the way is short and different from what you have experienced so far. You will walk through the romantic wild water gorge, past the cascades, across bridges and steps. The gorge is home to two of the most strenuous Via Ferratas called Hias and Rossina. 

At the exit of the Silberkarklamm (entry fee), you will take the trail to Fliegenpilz (1.040 m) and take trail no.7 to the Rössingstraße. Follow the trail until you reach the turnoff Angerer where you take a right and join the Panorama Trail no. 1 for an approx. 20-minute ascent to the parking lot at Hotel Feisterer. 


Bus stop Ramsau Abzw Feisterer

See the timetables HERE

Feisterhof or Alte Mühle (Old mill)


What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

5 km/h
10 km/h
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
5 km/h
10 km/h
5 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
13°C 24°C
12°C 26°C
12°C 25°C

Nearby accommodation options

Continue to search

You may also be interested in

Recommended tours

Luserwasserfall | © TVB Haus-Aich-Gössenberg
Schladming-Dachstein easy Open
Route 6,4 km
Duration 3:00 h

Weißenbach - Luserwasserfall - Weißenbach

Birnberg | © Unknown
Schladming-Dachstein easy Open
Route 2,2 km
Duration 0:45 h

Birnberg circular walking path

Austriahütte | Tourismusverband Ramsau am Dachstein | © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
Ramsau am Dachstein medium Open
Route 4,1 km
Duration 2:00 h

Alm Stroll

Accessible by public transport
Walking downhill on trail n° 773 towards Untertal village | Gerhard Pilz | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
Pichl-Preunegg medium Open
Route 5,3 km
Duration 1:50 h

From Hochwurzen to the village of Untertal

Spiegelsee Lake at Reiteralm | Schladming Dachstein | © Herbert Raffalt
Pichl-Preunegg easy Open
Route 4,2 km
Duration 1:39 h

From the Reiteralm to famous Mirror Lake

Weißenbach bei Haus - Ortstafel | © Marktgemeinde Haus
Haus easy Open
Route 4,7 km
Duration 1:45 h

Weißenbach - Goassweg - Weißenbach

Neustattalm | www.photo-austria.at | © Schladming-Dachstein Tourismusmarketing GmbH
Ramsau am Dachstein medium Open
Route 14,0 km
Duration 6:00 h

5 Huts Trail - The Classic