Winter hiking and snowshoe trail to the World Heritage Spiral
- Suitable for families
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This easy hike with or without snowshoes takes you to a fairytale snowy landscape high up on the beautiful Dachstein Krippenstein plateau in Obertraun.
Winter hike at 2 100 m
Start at the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car and walk first under section III direction southwest. After you have passed a few huts, a short, somewhat steep ascent follows. After this ascent you continue eastwards and after about 150 m you will reach your destination, the World Heritage Spiral with 360° panoramic view. The same way you will come back to the starting point.
The hiking trail is prepared and marked every 30-40 m with poles and yellow signs with the inscription "Welterbespirale".
distance covered: 0.5 km
altitude gain: approx. 32m
Duration: 45 min.
Here you will find all necessary information and addresses of our regional snowshoe rentals ...
Dachsteinsport Janu / Skirental
Snowshoe rental Lodge Krippenstein
Mountain Rescue: 140
Experiene a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn left direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn”
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there about 45 minutes to walk or change to the bus
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).
Then you can easily reach the mountain station at approx. 2 100 m with the I + II section of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car.
- Parking space: 200
- Parking area for disabled: 5
- Bus parking space: 12
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
- Early winter
- Deep winter
Please get in touch for more information.
Winter hiking and snowshoe trail to the World Heritage Spiral Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut – Ortsstelle Obertraun
Phone +43 5 95095 - 40
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Interactive elevation profile