The Dachstein Glacier in winter

The Dachstein is one of the most visited excursion destinations in Styria. No wonder - it is the first glacier in the Alps from the east. Even the ascent with the Dachstein-Panorama Glacier Cable Car is an experience: you overcome 1,000 meters in altitude and float close up past steep rock faces. When you arrive at 2,700 meters above sea level, you can look out on a fantastic panorama with hundreds of mountain peaks.

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:

Dachstein Glacier - a unique experience


  • 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.
  • Live Web Cam Dachstein
  • Dachstein Glacier in summer: the most visited destination in Styria
    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