Caution at the edge of the glacier!
High above the Gosau valley, at the foot of the mighty Dachstein glacier at 2.196m above sea level, is the Adamekhütte - affectionately named "station of the Alps" amongst insiders. It was once the hut of the Austrian Alpine Club - today a meeting place for mountaineers, hikers and climbers and is surrounded by the foothills of the mighty Dachstein glacier. Its origins date back to 1879: at that time its predecessor was the spartan Grobgesteinhütte which was located further below. The current refuge opened in 1905 and since its last general renovation, is now considered one of the most modern huts in Austria.
Deep orange skies
The hearts of every hike will beat faster at the colourful display as the evening sun sets over the peaks of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. If you want to experience this picturesque sight you should telephone in advance to reserve a sleeping place in a shared room or mattress dormitory.
Not only hikers and rock climbers, but also fans of romantic rustic lodge atmosphere and good food will get their money’s worth at the Adamekhütte. Enjoy hearty meals, vegetarian dishes and fresh pastries during a sociable Alpine hut evening! Following the overnight stay, at the Alpine hut, be lured by the perfect morning sunrise, followed by a traditional breakfast. Let yourself be enchanted with a night in the Adamekhütte in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut!
Adamekhütte in Gosau
Tips: Hiking in autumn
Autumn is here! Hooray! The most beautiful hiking season of the year! However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when hiking, especially at this time of year.
- Plan tours properly.
- Start early. Especially for high alpine hikes.
- Attention: It gets dark early!
- If you are staying overnight in a hut, register in good time by telephone.
- Do not miss the last cable car ride down the mountain when on mountain tours.
- Information on the current operating times of the cable cars in connection with a hike can be found below under "Information at a Glance".
- Check snow conditions. Because at this time of the year the first snow can already fall in the high mountains.
- We have summarised further important safety tips below.
- We wish you an unforgettable hiking autumn in the Salzkammergut.
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Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!