Rock Climbing

A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced

Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut a paradise at the edge of the sky, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and at the foot of Mount Dachstein. The mountains rise up to almost 3.000 meters, rugged with deep gorges, with high Alpine pastures embedded in the mountains and rocky summits surmounting everything. Breathtakingly beautiful. Everything you could hope for. “The Echerntal-Klettersteig” in Hallstatt and the ”Gosaussee-Klettersteig” in Gosau offer tempting routes with various grades of difficulty for beginners and experts alike. Hold by hold you will experience the fascination of this fantastic sport in the Gosauvalley. The unique terrain, right next to Mount Dachstein, offers distinctly Alpine, though well secured routes.

Via Ferrata

What mountaineer and climber doesn’t dream about the World Heritige region? In whose ‘front garden’ are Dachsteinl’s mountain peaks.

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© Krauß | Klettersteige in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Klettersteig am Gosausee

Safety tips for climbers

Here you get the most important safety tips for climbing in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Compiled by the Austrian Alpine Association (ÖAV)

» Safety tips for climbers

Outdoor providers

Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.

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Climbing hall in Obertraun

For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.

» Climbing hall in Obertraun

Further climing destinations

High Rope Course Loser Altaussee

In the Loser Mountain area the High Rope Course provides a thrilling outdoor experience. A unique adrenaline rush with different rope courses, a climbing wall and a special incentive-area is expecting you.

» High Rope Course Loser Altaussee

Hochseilgarten in Altaussee

Rustic! Incomparable! Simply Irresistible!

Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!

Hiking Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.

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Active Vacations around Lake Hallstatt

With its world of breathtaking mountains around Lake Hallstatt, the area around also offers everything for a unique and unforgettable active vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Whether families, children or young adults, singles, groups or active vacationers – here everyone finds just what they've been looking for. The breadth of opportunities for your sports holiday in Hallstatt in Austria, combined with famous spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl, makes designing an active and regenerating vacation child's play.

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