1st stage of the 3-day tour "Dachstein Loop", 2nd stage of the 8-day-hike "Dachstein Circular trail".
The myth of the Dachstein – views of a mountain personality
At 2,996m above sea level, the Dachstein is the second highest peak in the Northern Limestone Alps and the glaciers are the easternmost in the Alps. Although the Dachstein fails the mark of 3,000 meters by a couple of meters it has long since become one of the most famous mountains in the Alps thanks to its striking south walls.
This magnificent mountain with its diverse landscapes has always fascinated people and it is not for nothing that it is considered a mountain personality: Rugged rocks over green pastures, bizarre peaks, towers and huge walls, glacier ice, limestone rocks and lonely plateaus, primeval forests and peaks with panoramic views, mysterious karst springs and reflecting ones Mountain lakes characterize the images around the Dachstein.
Many important people have left their mark around the Dachstein. Painters and writers, researchers and noble patrons, mountaineers, climbers and speleologists, miners and craftsmen. The first ascent was made in 1834 by Peter Gappmaier from Filzmoos, the striking 800 m vertical south face was conquered by the brothers Franz and Georg Steiner for the first time in 1909. The Steiner route named after them is still one of the climbing classics and one of the most sought-after routes in the Eastern Alps.
Tauernautobahn A 10 to the Ennstal junction - exit in the direction of Graz/Schladming - about 20 km on the Ennstal federal road to Schladming. Turn off in Schladming Mitte and follow the state road in the direction of Ramsau am Dachstein. From Ramsau then continue with the hiking bus to the starting point. If you pick up your car at the end of your tour with the hiking bus in Filzmoos, you can exit the A10 at the "Eben im Pongau" exit and continue to Filzmoos from there.
From the north:
Pyhrnautobahn in the direction of Liezen Ennstalbundesstraße to Schladming. Turn off in Schladming Mitte and follow the state road in the direction of Ramsau am Dachstein. From Ramsau then continue with the hiking bus to the starting point or if you park your car in Filzmoos with the hiking bus back to Filzmoos.
You can take the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe bus from Schladming or Ramsau am Dachstein to Filzmoos and from there take the Filzmoos hiking bus to the starting point at the Hofalmen.
Ramsau Kulm car park, at the tourist information office.