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5 Huts Trail - The Classic

· 4 reviews · Hiking trail · Schladming-Dachstein
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This traditional hiking trail leads from Ramsau Ort to the alpine pasture region at the foot of the Dachstein.

This hike can also be combined with public transport: either take the bus to Türlwand and walk back down to Ramsau Ort or do it the other way around. 

moderate
Distance 14 km
6:00 h
887 m
887 m
1,924 m
1,330 m

A classic hiking trail taking you from Ramsau's plateau to the alpine pastures. From meadows, fields and high forests to the tree line - this beautiful day walk takes approx. 6 hours back to the starting point. Ascent: approx. 2h30min 

 

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Tourismusverband Schladming-Dachstein
Update: May 03, 2022
Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,924 m
Lowest point
1,330 m
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Track types

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Rest stops

Südwandhütte
Gasthaus Edelbrunn
Walcheralm
Gasthof Hunerkogel
Berghotel Türlwandhütte
Dachsteinhaus
Glösalm

Tips and hints

Schladming-Dachstein

Start

Ramsau Ort (1,331 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.433480, 13.631790
DMS
47°26'00.5"N 13°37'54.4"E
UTM
33T 396826 5254244
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Destination

Ramsau Ort

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point Ramsau Ort, walk past the Protestant church and the cemetery to the Knollhof. From there, a wide path will take you to Lärchenhof. Turn right and walk towards Lindenhof and Ramsbergerhof. Take a left and follow a path through a beautiful larch forest past Holzer, Kramelhof and Gasthof Edelbrunn.

From Gasthof Edelbrunn, hike up a forest path past Dachsteinhaus towards Türlwand. 

The gorgeous viewpoint with a bench, called 'Sitzbichl' awaits you with beautiful views of the western parts of Ramsau's plateau and, of the Schlaminger Tauern. 

Continue the ascend to Brandalm where you will have a beautiful view of Dachstein's impressive southern walls. There is also a mountaineer's memorial and a little chapel called the 'Dachstein Kircherl'. 

From the chapel, you will see the Austriahütte with its alpine museum, which is only a short ascent away. 

The 5-Huts Trail leads through alpine pastures and joins the Dachsteinstraße, just below the Gasthof Hunerkogel.  Now, you are only 100 m from Dachstein Gondola's bottom station. From there, the path (no. 6 and no. 615) will cross the coombe, through snowfields and past rock walls, to the Südwandhütte. 

The Südwanhütte's positioning at the foot of Dachstein's south face offers a beautiful panorama. Take the Pernerweg and descent towards the southern walls. Turn left and take the steep descending path that will take you back through a larch forest and the 'Maralm' pasture. 

This special place benefits from a natural amphitheatre with a little brook and wonderful views back onto the southern walls. 

Take the path (no. 671) to the Neustattalm (approx. 30 min)  for another scenic highlight. Cross the Dachsteinstraße to the Walcheralm and Glösalm. Continue on via Schlitzenalm where the path will lead back to Gasthof Edelbrunn. 

 

 

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Public transport

Bus stop Kulm Kirche

See the timetables HERE

Getting there

From the west: 

Tauern Autobahn (A 10) to Knoten Ennstal - turnoff direction Graz/Schladming - stay on the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320) for approx. 20 km until Schladming - take the turnoff for Ramsau. 

From the north: 

Pyhrn Autobahn (A 9)  direction Liezen - take the Ennstal-Bundesstraße (B320)  to Schladming - turnoff Ramsau.

Parking

Congress Center Ramsau

Coordinates

DD
47.433480, 13.631790
DMS
47°26'00.5"N 13°37'54.4"E
UTM
33T 396826 5254244
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking Guide Ramsau am Dachstein by Reinhard Lamm only in German available

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50,000, available in the information offices

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Equipment

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Questions and answers

Question from adrian schwarz · May 03, 2022 · Community
Will I find gasthauses while on this hike? If not can you suggest other hikes in schladming area that pass by a gasthaus. I will be there in July. In New Zealand it is unheard of to come across a gasthaus while hiking, so wanted to know about Schladming Thanks
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Answered by Lothar Marth  · May 03, 2022 · Community
You will find all the Huts (Gasthaus) along the way! Habe fun!

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Lothar Marth 
August 07, 2021 · Community
Schöner, lohnenswerter Rundwanderweg. Tolle Einkehrmöglichkeiten und wunderbare Panoramen
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When did you do this route? August 07, 2021
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Christian Buggisch
June 19, 2019 · Community
Ganz nette Runde, die wir leider ab der Dachstein Talstation abkürzen mussten, da noch zu viel Schnee lag. Und bis dahin ist der Weg halt nur so mittelspannend, breitere Forstwege durch den Wald, Aussicht hält sich in Grenzen.
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When did you do this route? June 08, 2019
Photo: Christian Buggisch, Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
887 m
Descent
887 m
Highest point
1,924 m
Lowest point
1,330 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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