Via Ferrata Däumelkogel
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Very beautiful landscape tour on the Dachstein Krippenstein with an easy and short rock climbing on the Däumelkogel.
Beautiful landscaped family via ferrata
From Obertraun you can conquer 1 600 metres in altitude with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. Already during the ascent you can enjoy the beauty of the karst landscape. From the top station at the Dachstein Krippenstein you first follow the hiking trail in direction Heilbronner Cross to the south, until you reach the turnoff of trail No. 662 down to "Däumelsee" (Lake Däumel) and Schönbergalm.
In the karst terrain you go steeply down to the beautiful Däumelsee and then up and down to the east, directly towards the Däumelkogel. Shortly before you reach the Däumelkogel you will meet the trail No. 664. There you descend on a trail into the southern flank of the mountain over a grassy terrain and through mountain pines to the summit cross.
On the descent you go back to the trail crossing No. 664/662 and follow the partly steep trail through karst, rocks, roots and forest down to the Schönbergalm. From there you can descend the last section with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car.
Our tip: Take some more time and visit the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave or the Mammoth Cave. Especially on hot summer days this excursion will offer you a refreshing break.
Experience a 360° panorama tour of the Dachstein Krippenstein…
In case of emergency call the mountain rescue under 140!
Download the via ferrata guide of Bad Goisern, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun.
- Glacier region
Details - climbing mount
- difficulty acc. to Kurt Schall: difficult (C)
- Hop off description: The hiking tour starts from the mountain station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car.
- Hop on description: The descent to the Schönbergalm is not fully recommended, especially when it is wet. The climb then becomes dangerously slippery.
- duration hop on: 1 h
- duration Descent: 1 h
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 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).
- Parking space: 200
- Parking area for disabled: 5
- Bus parking space: 12
free of chargeE-service station / recharging station
- Charging point for e-bikes (free of charge)
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
Please get in touch for more information.
Via Ferrata Däumelkogel Outdoor Leadership
Phone +43 6135 6058
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Interactive elevation profile