Schladming-Dachstein - Top-Destination in Austria for the summer and the winter season
Situated between the magnificent South walls of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern, seven tourist centres located in the heart of Austria will win you over with their sheer variety, Styrian hospitality, accommodation in every category and their own personal charm.
Thanks to its central location in both Europe and Austria the region is easily accessible by all means
of transport. The nearest international airports are in:
- Salzburg (90 km)
- Vienna (280 km)
- Munich (218 km)
Relax, exercise, recharge your batteries, feel your body and leave your cares behind you - in the centre of the heavenly Schladming-Dachstein mountains and natural landscape, right in the heart of Austria! The magnificent chalk walls of the glacier-covered Dachstein, countless summits, and mountain lakes make this a paradise for holidaymakers - whether it's activity you seek, or peace and quiet. Proof of the variety of athletic activities can be found in 1000 km of hiking trails, 930 km of cycling and mountain biking tracks, 45 running and Nordic walking tracks and 5 golf courses. Not to mention the climbing, rafting, cannoning, archery and paragliding opportunities.
A feast for the eyes plus boundless fun and excitement in and around the water – promised to you by more than 300 mountain lakes, 100 waterfalls – big and small, high-alpine water courses, natural biotopes with their unique flora and fauna, high moors and natural “ice boxes”, canyons of smooth marble, along with healing springs and places of spiritual power.
The unique Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard: With this premium holiday card the visitor gets free access to over 100 top leisure attractions and a discount of up to 50% with over 100 bonus partners. The Sommercard is issued completely free of charge with any overnight stay with one of the scheme's more than 1,000 accommodation partners.
The Dachstein is one of the most visited destinations in Styria. And no wonder - it’s the first Alpine glacier you encounter coming from the east. Even the approach on the Dachstein Glacier Lift is an experience: you rise 1,000 metres in altitude and pass a mere hair’s breadth from steep rock faces.
On the Dachstein at 2,700 metres above sea level, you can view a fantastic panorama of hundreds of mountain summits.
Travelling up the mountain is a completely unique experience in the gondola lift with a roof-top balcony and built entirely from glass.
The 100 metres-long suspension bridge alongside the south wall of the Dachstein glacier offers a spectacular view of Austria´s Alpine peaks extending. Austria´s highest suspension bridge is directly linked to the Dachstein Ice Palace.
The Dachstein Ice Palace is a seductive and mystical world of ice and snow deep inside the Dachstein glacier. Be enchanted six meters under the eternal ice by the children's fairy-tale "The Treasure in the Dachstein Ice Palace".
Thrilling - but safe! Under your feet: the Hunerkogel rock face dropping away 250 metres straight down. All around you: an unrivalled mountain panorama.
You can get all those adrenaline "kicks", big or small, as you participate in a wide variety of adventure sports during your holidays in the Schladming-Dachstein region. For everyone who wants to experience even more, the Stoderzinken zipline – the longest in the Alps – is an absolute must. Suspended from 4 parallel steel cables, you will race for 2.5 km at speeds as much as 115 km/h, as high as 120 meters above the ground. High-ropes courses, tandem paragliding flights, water sports such as rafting, cannoning or kayaking, as well as thrilling rides on a summer coaster or a mountain go-kart also promise the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Schladming-Dachstein impresses with world-class skiing slopes and cross-country tracks. Numerous, large events, such as the 1982 and 2013 Alpine World Ski Championship, the 1993 Special Olympics, and the 1999 Nordic World Ski Championship have taken place in this region. Schladming-Dachstein ranks among the top 5 tourism regions in the Alps!
A unique mix of a fascinating natural landscape and a skiing infrastructure with an ultra-modern design. Schladming’s 4-mountain ski resort, which connects the well-known skiing mountains of Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, provides pure ski piste enjoyment for everyone. The Fageralm skiing area, the ski region of Ramsau am Dachstein, the Dachstein glacier, Ski Galsterberg, Stoderzinken, Riesneralm, and Planneralm round off our premium track offering. Guaranteed snow, skiing service, ski rentals, and ski shoes ensure the perfect setting. 230 track kilometres, 88 ultra-modern ski lifts, and 98 quaint ski lodges invite you to enjoy endless skiing. Schladming-Dachstein is a member of Ski amadé - Austria's largest skiing area.
1 ski pass for 760 km of track and 270 state-of-the-art cable cars.
If you're looking for a peaceful winter world, there are many ways of finding it in Schladming-Dachstein. Whether it's on a skiing tour, surrounded by a beautiful mountain setting, on a snow shoe hike, walking through the winter landscape, or on one of the many cross-country trails that offer the best conditions to both hobby skiers and top athletes. The Nordic centre Ramsau am Dachstein - the best in all of Austria - scores the highest with its excellent 220 km of cross-country trails.
Schladming-Dachstein Facts & Figures
Primal Power of Water: Over 300 mountain lakes, 1,000 springs and 100 waterfalls
Hiking Paths: Over 1,000 km of marked hiking paths
Huts: More than 50 summer huts serving food & drinks
Summer Lifts: Dachstein Glacier gondola, Planai-Schladming gondola,
Hochwurzen Summit Lift,Schladminger Tauern gondola,
Preunegg-Jet gondola, Riesneralm lifts, Rittisberg
Highlights: Dachstein Glacier with Sky Walk viewing platform,
Ice Palace, suspension footbridge and “Stairway to
Nothing”. Panorama gondola with balcony. ZipLine– the
longest in the Alps
Sommercard: Your admission ticket to over 100 top attractions and
100 bonus services! Available when you stay as little
as one night at one of 1,000 participating Sommercard
Nature Parks: Sölktäler Nature Park
Bike Paradise: 20 marked MTB routes, 930 km of biking spanning 25,000
vertical meters, E-bike tours with complete infrastructure incl.
E-bike rental and recharging stations run
Golf Courses: 5 golf courses
Food: Indian food is available with the option of Vegetarian