Hike to the Wiesberghaus
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.
Friends of Nature house on a high level
As is well known, many roads lead to Rome, but also to the Wiesberghaus. The managed mountain hut at 1884 metres above sea level impresses with its beautiful location at the foot of the Niederen Ochsenkogel with a direct view of the Dachstein peak. The hike from Hallstatt to the Wiesberghaus in particular requires a lot of stamina, surefootedness and mountain experience. This tour can also be easily combined with other trails: A hike to the Simonyhütte or on the great Nature Trail. We have summarised the best hiking variants for you below. We wish you lots of fun!
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!
More time to enjoy!
To save you unnecessary searching on various websites, we have summarised all relevant information about this tour for you below: contact details, opening times, travel times of cable cars, links to public transport and much more. In this way, you get all the information at a glance and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains of the Salzkammergut.
Refreshments and overnight stays & other offers
Mountain Adventures in Obertraun
Obertraun | Krippenstein: Discover the fairytale world of the Ice cave and follow in the footsteps of the cave researchers through the Mammut Cave and Koppenbrüller Cave. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins on the 5fingers viewing platform.
Simony Hut: So close to heaven!
Hallstatt / Obertraun: The hike to the Simony Hut below the mighty Dachstein glacier, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Salzkammergut. Recommended is the gorgeous sunrise - just a dream!
Across the karst plateau
The recently established Nature trail on the Dachstein plateau is an important component of the World Heritage Hiking world. This trail travels across the karst plateau and "lures" with pristine high alpine scenery.
Hiking from the Gjaidalm to the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt
This trail to the Wiesberghaus is the easy option.
The descent to Hallstatt, however, is quite tough and requires a lot of stamina. A great day hike of about 6 hours. An adventure for all experienced mountain enthusiasts!
Hike from Hallstatt to the "Simony hut" Simonyhütte
Mountain experience and stamina are a prerequisite for the high alpine mountain tour of about 6 hours. The route leads steeply up through the Echerntal valley of Hallstatt to the Wiesberghaus and on to the Simonyhütte. Not for beginners!
Hike from the Krippenstein to Simonyhütte
The hike to the Simonyhütte from the Upper Austrian side is usually made with cable car assistance from Obertraun. The route to the hut, built in 1877, starts at the Gjaidalm and has several return options.
Events along the way
"Obertraun Mountain Moments 2023": Full moon Trip by Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable Car
Tue, Aug. 1, 2023 19:00 — 22:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable car, Obertraun
"Obertraun Mountain Moments 2023" Sunrise on the Krippenstein with Alpine Breakfast
Sat, Aug. 19, 2023 05:15 — 09:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Cable car, Obertraun
"Obertraun Mountain Moments 2023" Religious worship on the Krippenstein
Thu, Oct. 26, 2023 10:30 Heilbronner Chapel, Obertraun
Freie Unterkünfte für Ihren Wanderurlaub im Salzkammergut
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