Hiking on Dachstein Mountain
An ancient glacier shrouds the Dachstein in blue permafrost. On Dachstein-Krippenstein, one of Austria's most impressive massifs, five places give a taste of high Alpine adventure.
The Dachstein Massif in Numbers
Elevation “High Dachstein”2,995 m (9,826 ft)
Elevation “Lower Dachstein”2,934 m (9,626 ft)
Elevation “Krippenstein”2,108 m (6,916 ft)
Glaciers on the massif5
Suspension bridge100 m (328 ft) long
Drop under suspension bridge400 m (1,312 ft)
Dachstein-Krippenstein, one of Austria's most dramatic mountain massifs, is covered in a cap of light blue permafrost. A dramatic glacier glistens high above Hallstättersee lake and draws visitors up into Alpine terrain. Lucky for you, it doesn't take crampons to experience the Dachstein's immaculate beauty.