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Inclusive with the summer card
Your Mountain in Styria

The Dachstein Glacier

The ultimate excursion destination in Styria: freedom at 3,000 meters above sea level

At around 3,000 meters above sea level, the highest mountain in Styria, experience an exciting glacier world and mountain highlights in a fantastic natural backdrop and an equally fantastic panorama.
The Dachstein is one of the most visited excursion destinations in Styria. No wonder - after all, it is the first glacier in the Alps from Oster. Even the driveway with the Dachstein panoramic gondola is an experience: you will overcome 1,000 meters of altitude and float close to steeply falling rock walls. Not spectacular enough, you can also experience them on the gondola balcony - "convertible feeling" pure. Arriving at 2,700 meters above sea level, you can see a fantastic panorama with hundreds of mountain peaks.
Attractions such as the Dachstein Suspension Bridge, the Skywalk, the Ice Palace or the staircase to nowhere await you.
Hiking, climbing, paragliding, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or simply enjoying the mountain air - everything is possible at the Dachstein!

  • The Dachstein is 2,996 meters high
  • Glaciour mountain lift station at 2,700 meters
  • Nature reserves around the Dachstein
  • Location of the Dachstein massif is in the federal states of Styria and Upper Austria

The Dachstein mountain station shines in new splendor!

From May 24th, 2024 it will be that time again!

An “energy crystal” with a special feel-good ambience and fascinating innovations. On the outside, it impresses with a photovoltaic glass facade, thanks to which the new mountain station is up to 80% energy self-sufficient. The centerpiece, however, is the brand new glacier restaurant with a 380-degree view, including a spacious outdoor terrace.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Guaranteed gondola ride with a fixed seat booking

Due to high demand, the gondola ride can only be guaranteed with a fixed seat booking.
The booking fee is €2.90 per person. Please note that road tolls will apply if the gondola is not used. Recommendation: Use the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe buses to get there. Reservations are possible from the beginning of May: https://www.derdachstein.at/en/visitor-planner/gondola-reservation

Highlights of the Dachstein Glacier in summer

  • Brand new glacier restaurant with 380-degree views, including a spacious outdoor terrace
  • Skywalk: under your feet: the 250 meter vertical rock face of the Hunerkogel. All around you: an incomparable mountain panorama.
  • Panorama gondola: As soon as you drive up, guests have a perfect view with the panoramic gondola, which is made of glass all around.
  • NEW & INCLUDED IN THE CABLE CAR TICKET: Half Dome Globe – interactive globe in the valley station
  • NEW & INCLUDED IN THE CABLE CAR TICKET: Dachstein Himmelsleiter with spectacular views of the Dachstein
  • NEW & INCLUDED IN THE CABLE CAR TICKET: Digital binoculars with a view of the Koppenkarstein
  • NEW & INCLUDED IN THE CABLE CAR TICKET: Insta-worthy engagement spot for the perfect selfie with a view of the Dachstein
  • Tours and deep snow: The Dachstein glacier has countless different ski tours, crossings and steep runs to offer. A highlight among them: “Austria’s National Ski Tour”, the Dachstein crossing.
  • Cross-country skiing: the glacier trails on the Dachstein are prepared daily.
  • Hiking & mountaineering: More than 160 tours, via ferrata and hiking routes await you around the Dachstein
  • Biking: Uphillers, downhillers, mountain bikers or e-bikers - everyone will find a perfect lap around the Dachstein
  • Paragliding: The Dachstein is the hotspot of the aviation scene
  • 360 degree panoramas
  • Live Web Cam Dachstein
  • In summer, a ride up and down the cable car is included in the Sommercard!


With the KOMBI ticket, your visit to Dachstein is taken to a special level! In addition to the ascent and descent, the KOMBI ticket also includes the following services at a special price:

  • Dachstein Suspension Bridge – Austria’s highest suspension bridge
  • Staircase to nowhere - with fascinating views and depths
  • Dachstein Ice Palace with the new exhibition “Explore the Glacier”
  • - 10% discount on all products in the Dachstein SHOP