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Tour to the Top of the Dachstein

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Special features
Glacier region
Multi-day tour
Possible accommodation
Board possible

Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 4824 Gosau
  • Starting point: lake Gosau
  • Destination: 4824 Gosau
  • Destination: Dachstein top
Duration: 9h 28m
Length: 13,4 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 2257m
Altitude difference (downhill): 292m
Lowest point: 936m
Highest point: 2934m



Panoramic view:


Paths covering:

  • Gravel
  • Unfixed
  • Secured trail
  • Hiking trail
  • Snow

Most economical season:

  • Summer

This two-days-hinking-tour to the top of the Dachstein pass the lake Gosau and the hut Adamek. After an overnight stay at the hut Adamek, you reach the glacier of the Dachstein. 

The Dachstein is the highest mountain in the Salzkammergut and Upper Austria. It is the only mountain of (almost) 3000 meters in the easter Alps region. Its ermine flows down in eight glaciers on its flanks and lights over a thousand other peaks. The Dachstein, in the strictest sense of the word, is the crown of all that this 840 square-kilometre Dachstein Plateau has to offer the enthusiastic mountaineer. A good head for heights, sure-footedness and mountaineering experience are prerequisites for conquering peaks. The inexperienced should definitely entrust themselves to a guide.
The Dachstein summit, of course, is also reached after an overnight stay at the Adamekhütte and a glacier crossing. Please, only with a guide!

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Gosau valley...

Mountain rescue: 140

Altitude profile


Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

Phone: +43 5 95095-20
Fax machine: +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at

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Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
motorway exit Golling – Abtenau, Russbach, Gosau
Gosau: after the “Pass Gschütt” junction turn right onto the “Gosausee Landstraße”, after approx. 7 km you will reach the car park at the Lake Gosau.
From there, you walk to the top of the Dachstein, passing the Adamekhut.
from Linz:
motorway exit Regau – Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Gosau
Gosau: at the “Pass Gschütt” junction drive straight ahead onto the “Gosausee Landstraße”, then after approx. 7 km you will reach the parking lot at the Lake Gosau.
From there, you walk to the top of the Dachstein, passing the Adamekhut.
by bus (irregular on Sundays):
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau)
from Rußbach: bus in direction to Gosau, at the terminus change to bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau)

From there, you walk to the top of the Dachstein, passing the Adamekhut.


  • Parking space: 200
  • Garage-parking: 0
  • Parking area for disabled: 4
  • Bus parking space: 4

Parking fees

no parking fees

Travelling by public transport

Route planner for independent travellers

Opening hours

This way is, depending on the weather, accessible from june till september.


  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

Grooming service

Österreichischer Alpenverein - Sektion Bad Goisern

Österreichischer Alpenverein - Sektion Bad Goisern
Bundesstraße 75, 4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

E-Mail: alpenverein.badgoisern@gmail.com
Web: www.alpenverein.at/bad-goisern


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Tour to the Top of the Dachstein
Starting place: Gosau

Duration: 9h 28m

Length: 13.4 km

Metres of altitude: 2257m


Panoramic view: