Good walking alone is not enough here. The hiking trail "From the Glacier to the Wine" from the mountain king Dachstein to the gently rolling wine country also requires enjoying encounters, having an appetite for good things from the delicatessen of Austria and a desire for trips into other times and worlds.
Key data about the northern route: 548 km lead in 35 stages from the Dachstein to the thermal springs in Bad Radkersburg.
Key data about the southern route: 376 km on 25 stages from the Dachstein to the wine country in Leibnitz.
Imposing mountains, pristine nature reserves, historical cultural monuments, hot bubbling thermal springs and regional specialities. The long-distance hiking trail – from the glacier of the imposing Dachstein with its 2,995 metres above sea level to the sun-drenched wine country – turns out to be a true journey of discovery through the green heart of Austria. As a journey of adventure for the senses and your fitness level, which also provides you with the torment of choice.
After the first stage through the eternal ice to the Guttenberghaus above Ramsau am Dachstein, the way towards wine country splits and hikers can choose: the 548-km northern route, which leads through 35 stages to Bad Radkersburg in the thermal springs country, or the 376-km long southern route with 25 stages to Leibnitz in southern Styria. With a few variations – such as an alpine stage through the Gesäuse National Park or involving mountain railways, which greatly facilitate the climb – the trail network extends across 958 km.