Suspension Bridge with the mountain station | © Mediadome/Christoph Buchegger

dachstein glacier world


"Freedom must be boundless above the clouds" sang Reinhard Mey back in the 1980s.

And anyone who has ever been on the Dachstein glacier knows that this is indeed true.

The 2,995 metre high Dachstein is the highest mountain in Styria and is located amid a stunning alpine landscape. From the Dachstein you have a panoramic view over the peaks of Austria as far as the Czech Republic and Slovenia.

Operating hours 2019/20

Panorama gondola Starting - ending Operating hours
Gondola operation summer
September 9th until
December 1st 2019
from 07:50 a.m. to 05:10 p.m.
Closed because of technical maintenance December 2nd until
December 24th 2019
Subject to change without notice
Gondola operation winter December 25th 2019 until
May 3rd 2020
from 08:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Attractions Starting - ending Operating hours
suspension bridge including
the Ice Palace and the
stairway to nothingness
September 9th until December 1st 2019 Daily
from 07:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
December 2nd until December 24th 2019 CLOSED
December 25th 2019 until May 3rd 2019 Daily
from 09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

With babies on the Dachstein?
Here you'll find important informations about "high-altitude excursions with infants"

On the go with your dog? Please be informed that we are able to transport your dog with a leash and muzzled! Tip : Muzzles can be purchased at the ticket office for € 8.00.


The Dachstein glacier experience

Views outwards, downwards and far into the distance

mere-six minute trip on the Dachstein panorama gondola lift transports you into an entirely new world.

Up at the top awaits a natural paradise, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounded by the rugged rocks of the Dachstein massif with a view over Austria's peaks. A trip up Styria's highest peak is sure to provide moments that stay in your memory forever. A firefantastic panoramic view as far as the eye can see and attractions such as the Dachstein suspension bridge with the stairway to nothingnessthe Sky Walk and the Ice Palace.



The Dachstein offers 14 via ferrata, superbly organised climbing tourssignposted glacier trails and countless hiking routes.

Anyone wishing to explore the world from high in the sky on the Dachstein also has the opportunity to paraglide

Hiking For pleasure-seekers and speedy summit-scalers!
Climbing in Schladming - The Dachstein | © Herbert Raffalt
Climbing Paradise for climbing novices and pros!
Marvel at the Dachstein mountain world during a tandem flight  - The Dachstein | © Paragleitflugschule Airsthetik
Paragliding The Dachstein - a magnet for paragliding enthusiasts!

Dachstein snow active

The Dachstein cable car not only whisks you up the mountain to an altitude of 2700 metres, but also transports you to the heart of a diverse, wondrous winter worldSkiingtouringcross-country skiingsnowboarding & freestyle – the Dachstein offers all these activities during winter, spring and autumn-time!

Everything at a glance!

Opening Times Find out when you can visit us here!
A delicious sunrise breakfast awaits you in the glacier restaurant. | © Lanxx
Cuisine Pleasure with a view: the Glacier restaurant!
Schladming-Dachstein Find out more