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Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein

© Kraft |  Wandern im Salzkammergut in Österreich: Margschierf-Wanderung auf dem Dachsteinpleteau

First of all…

The following hike is a high alpine hiking tour. Mountain experience, stamina, sure-footedness and good preparation are the best prerequisites for a successful and safe day trip. Please do not attempt it wearing sports shoes, normal street shoes or flip-flops! This ensures nothing will get in the way of an adventurous hike. Still have questions? For more safety tips, click here ... And now enjoy reading about this tour.

The bride Karstlehrpath leads trough a real "lunarscape"

Starting at the summit station of the Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car we walk down the skislope to the skilift station . From there the Karstlehrpath leads us to the Krippenstein-Icecellar (little Cave). We take the steep track no. 661 which rises over the Margschierf crest. Shortly before we reach the Heilbronn Cross we turn right-pass by a hut. After the fork to Hirzkarsee we reach the waste Hirzkarhut. Finally we hike to the cable car station at Krippeneck. Short variant: from Margschierf back to the Krippenstein-Icecellar-then right at the steep track no. 662.

Don’t forget to make your mark!

Perpetuate - make your mark. What is the point in a visit to the summit cross without leaving behind an entry in the logbook? You will also find a ‘summit book’ on the top – those who come after you will enjoy reading your entries!

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!

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