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Stage 01 From Glacier to Wine South Route Dachstein Gondola - Guttenberghaus

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On this tour, you will cross two impressive landscapes that could not be more different from one another.
Firstly, you have to cross the Schladminger Gletscher (glacier) with a view of the 20 km² karst area ‘Am Stein’, walking through somewhat dull-looking rocky scenery only complemented by a couple of mountain pines and patches of grass. Yet, if you look closely, you will find interesting fossils and dolines in this rocky desert. Between the sharp incised surface and the dolines, new flora and fauna emerge under the freshly melt snow: alpine roses, gentians, nigritellas and anemones.

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Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
7,2 km
Route
3:30 h
Time
250 hm
Uphill
850 hm
Downhill
2685 m
Highest point
2121 m
Lowest point

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Take the bus from Ramsau Ort to the Dachstein Gondola bottom station.

After taking the Dachstein Gondola up to the mountain station, you will have some time to enjoy the views from the ‘Sky Walk’ and the suspension bridge. Your views reach from the Großglockner across the Karawanken to the Styrian-Slovenian mountain range in the south and, the wine regions in the east.

Follow the path to Guttenberghaus, towards Gjaidstein and stay to the left of the drag lift. You can use the snow poles, the coloured marking on the rocks and, the cairns for your orientation. To your right are the steep rock walls of the Koppenkarstein, to your left the Gjaidstein and far back on the horizon lies the gorgeous mountain range of the Totes Gebirge and the Grimming.

Passing the summit of the Landfriedstein and Eselstein, you will reach the Feistererscharte, where 2 paths will cross. Path no. 616 leads across high-alpine terrain Am Stein to the Krippenstein in the north of Dachstein’s plateau and, the path no. 616 to the already visible Guttenberghaus (Tel. +43 664 3022956) with its alpine pastures and meadows, 1000 m below the hut. You can look forward to good Styrian cuisine and beautiful views of the Schladminger Tauern.

Now you have to decide which direction you will take on stage 2: Stage 2 – North Route or Stage 2 – South Route?

Be careful: Do not combine Stage 1 and 2 on one day. The total length of 20 km may be misleading as the windy and rocky terrain with its ascents and descents make this path too strenuous to complete on a single day!

Beware: in summer, you need to make a reservation for the Dachstein Gondola here.

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

 

Congress Centre Ramsau am Dachstein

Steiermark Tourismus, Tel. +43 316 4003, www.steiermark.com

Schladming-Dachstein, Tel. +43 3687 23310, www.schladming-dachstein.at

Ramsau am Dachstein, Tel. +43 3687 818338, www.ramsau.com

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

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Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
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10.02.2023
-15°C 1°C
11.02.2023
-10°C 4°C
12.02.2023
-4°C 7°C

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