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Welcome On Dachstein Glacier


The Dachstein - which has always been a place of longing for alpinists - is not "just" a mountain, but with its 2,995 metres a true mountain personality in the Austrian Alps. In 1969, the Dachstein glacier was opened up to tourists for the first time with the Dachstein Südwandbahn cable car. The reopening of the completely renovated and modernised mountain station marks the start of a new era on the Dachstein: 

  • New gastronomy offer for culinary summit victories 
  • Up to 80 % energy self-sufficient thanks to photovoltaic panelling
  • New additional viewing platforms & photo hotspots
  • New and expanded attractions & glacier highlights
Gondola operation Dachstein Glacier cable car Until 3rd November 2024

8:00 to 17:20


Just a ten-minute ride in the Dachstein panorama gondola and you are in a completely different world. A marvellous panorama as far as the eye can see and attractions such as the Dachstein suspension bridge with the Stairway to Nothingness, the Sky Walk or the Ice Palace.

You can find the current status of all attractions in the glacier report >>

We are looking forward to your visit!

YOur Dachstein Glacier Highlights

Dachstein Hängebrücke | © Mathäus Gartner
Suspension Bridge Better views in every direction!
Die Dachstein Himmelsleiter | © Harald Steiner
Dachstein Stairway to Heaven Experience the thrill!
Treppe ins Nichts am Dachstein Gletscher | © Christoph Huber
Stairway to Nothingness 400 meters above the Dachstein massif!
Skywalk am Dachstein Gletscher | © Harald Steiner
Sky Walk A spectacular view with a few thrills!
Das Dachstein Gletscherrestaurant | © Harald Steiner
Cuisine Pleasure with a view: the Dachstein Glacier restaurant!
Digitales Fernrohr im Dachstein Gletscherrestaurant | © Harald Steiner
Glacier Experience An engagement place, the digital telescope & much more awaits you!
Erforsche den Gletscher im Dachstein Eispalast | © Harald Steiner
Ice Palace Views inside the Dachstein glacier!
Dachstein Panoramagondel | © Christoph Buchegger
Panorama Gondola "Convertible feeling" and the perfect view!


© Dominik Steiner
Cross-Country Skiing The longest glacier cross-country trail in the world!
Klettern am Dachstein Gletscher | © Stephan Binder
Climbing Paradise for climbing novices and pros!
© Birgit Walcher
Hiking For pleasure-seekers and speedy summit-scalers!
Skitouren am Dachstein Gletscher | © Harald Steiner
Ski-Touring The Dachstein - deep snow and touring paradise!



A Glacier full of Activities

Experience the unique panorama and exciting attractions on the Dachstein glacier at 2,700 metres above sea level in the heart of Austria:

The Dachstein Glacier is a stunning natural attraction located within the Austrian Alps. It is a part of the larger Dachstein massif, which encompasses several peaks within the region Schladming-Dachstein. It‘s situated in Styria near the town of Schladming and lies also within the Dachstein Salzkammergut UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Due to its accessibility and scenic beauty, the Dachstein Glacier is a popular tourist destination with several sights and attractions. It offers also a wide range of sportive activities for visitors, including ski-touring, cross country skiing and mountaineering

One notable feature of the Dachstein Glacier is the Dachstein Ice Palace (Eispalast), a unique ice cave located within the glacier. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of glaciers and provides a memorable experience for tourists.

The Dachstein Skywalk is a spectacular viewing platform that provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding alpine landscape. 

Overall, the Dachstein Glacier is a remarkable destination that combines natural beauty, adventure and educational experiences. It attracts visitors from around the world who come to witness the inspiring glacier and engage in various outdoor activities throughout the year.

Sunrise on the Dachstein glacier (c) Steiermark Tourismus | © Steiermark Tourismus

the Planai family

Planai Panorama | © Johannes Absenger
Planai & Hochwurzen World Championship skiing in the Schladming-Dachstein region!
Galsterberg - Skiing fun at Pruggern | © Christine Höflehner
Galsterberg The family & training ski mountain in Pruggern!
Bus travelling Planai | ©
Planai Bus Our bus fleet of 13 buses will get you there!
Der Wilde Berg Mautern
Der Wilde Berg Mautern Rendezvous with Alpine fauna & birds of prey!