A particularly scenic tour, including the ascent to the Guttenberghaus, also known as the "Königsetappe".
From the highest mountain hut in Styria, the Guttenberghaus, it goes on the "Königsetappe" and through the Silberkar to Ramsau and over the plateau to Ramsau Ort. On the way there are attractive "secondary destinations" such as the summit of the Sinabell, the Silberkarsee or the Silberkarklamm, which easily add 1 to 2 hours to the normal walking time of around 4.5 hours, but are definitely worth the "detour".
A detour to the Silberkarsee is worthwhile.
High alpine tour!
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number
Tauernautobahn A 10 to the Ennstal junction - exit in the direction of Graz/Schladming - about 20 km on the Ennstal federal road to Schladming. Turn off in Schladming Mitte and follow the state road in the direction of Ramsau am Dachstein.
From the north:
Pyhrnautobahn in the direction of Liezen Ennstalbundesstraße to Schladming. Turn off in Schladming Mitte and follow the state road in the direction of Ramsau am Dachstein.
The tour begins at the Guttenberghaus, which you can reach either via the previous stage from the Dachstein glacier, or via a direct ascent from the Hotel Feisterer in Ramsau.
Feisterer/Guttenberghaus car park below Hotel Feisterer.
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A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
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