The Dachstein excursion destination & glacier area

The Dachstein glacier at 2.700 m above sea level impresses with its imposing rock face. Already the driveway with the Dachstein Panorama gondola is an experience. From the mountain station you have an incredible view over the peaks of Austria to the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Experience the Dachstein Glacier World and its attractions such as the Dachstein suspension bridge, the Sky Walk, the Ice Palace or the stairs to nowhere. Here are relaxed moments guaranteed as well as a thrill with a view.

Tipp: Plan your Dachstein glacier visit and reserve online the ascent and descent online in advance.

Dachstein Glacier experiences

  • Dachstein Panorama gondola
    The driveway with the fully glazed panorama gondola is a highlight. 1,000 meters in 6 minutes driving time. Very courageous visitors can venture the ride on the balcony of the gondola.
  • Dachstein Sky Walk
    The unique glass platform is easily accessible without effort to all visitors . Under your feet a 250 m vertically sloping rock wall!
  • Dachstein Ice Palace
    Deep inside the glacier hide hand-carved figures made of ice. The mystical theme world of the Ice Palace changes regularly, so there are always new sculptures and stories to admire.
  • Dachstein suspension bridge
    Austria’s highest suspension bridge ensures absolute thrills. In front of one the view of the rocks of the Dachstein south face and under one the view in approximately 400 m depth. the glass staircase into nothingness is waiting at the end of the bridge.
  • Stairway to nowhere
    14 steps take visitors to a glass platform. From here you have a fantastic view of the Schladminger Tauern.

Summer experiences on Dachstein

Fascination Sunrise or sunset at the Dachstein. Hiking and high alpine summit tours start from the Dachstein glacier. The Dachstein is a via ferrata paradise with the oldest and longest via ferrata in the Alps.

Winter experiences on Dachstein

Skiing is possible on the Dachstein glacier almost all year round. From autumn to early summer, there are top prepared pistes and trails for all cross-country skiers. Numerous ski tours are also possible on the Dachstein Glacier.