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Hiking amidst the holiday destination Dachstein West

The region around the Alpendorf Dachstein West is a true hiking paradise. Mountains and nature as far as the eye can see.

Whether hiking, climbing or mountaineering, there is a lot to offer around the Alpendorf Dachstein hiking resort.
The Annaberg-Lungötz and Dachstein West region offer numerous hiking routes for young and old.

Hiking | 365 days a year

From May to October we offer a comprehensive summer hiking program with 5-6 hikes per week. With our hiking partner Betty, you can easily explore the mountains and forests in the region. The themed hikes such as the world cultural heritage hike or the pleasure hike are particularly popular with our guests.

In winter, however, the best way to explore the deeply snow-covered region is on individual or guided hikes on snowshoes.

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The Alpendorf Dachstein West has achieved the Austrian Hiking Seal ("Österreichische Wandergütesiegel") in May 2022.

This special award is given to resorts, hotels or regions that make a special effort to attract hikers and offer a comprehensive range of hiking options.

In order to do justice to this award, we will constantly improve and expand our offer.

Our service for hikers

  • For rent: hiking maps, backpacks, hiking sticks, snow shoes (only for guided hikes)
  • Hiking shop: maps, backpacks, hiking sticks
  • Hiking taxi: daily in summer, Annaberg - Gosau & back
  • Hiking infothek: hiking books and folders
  • Shoe cleaning corner & wasching machine

Hiking recommendations

"Höhenweg & Baumlehrpfad"

The path that connects the districts of Annaberg and Lungötz is entertaining and refreshing. Far away from the road, the pram-friendly path with a Kneipp facility and several small mill wheels, as well as information boards about the native tree species, offers a lot of interesting things to discover on an easy hike.

From the center of Annaberg over the bridge, on the right the path leads parallel to the main road along the Lammer to the Lederringbrücke - Hefenscher freight route. From there uphill to the first farm. Here left via Sillbauer, Kreilbauer on a relatively easy path towards Lungötz. After the junction with path no. 56 a to Annaberg / Schreder, the tree nature trail begins with lots of interesting information about native tree species. You will also find a refreshing Kneipp facility and various energy spots (Qi Gong) on ​​this path.

The path leads past the Törlbauern, Penn and Scherl and here on the Lammertalbundesstraße. From here you can return to Annaberg on the new foot and bike path.

It is possible to continue hiking in the direction of Lungötz, turn left at the crossroads in the center and continue the hike into the Neubachtal (approx. 4 km to Gasthof Schichlreit) or enjoy cool refreshment in the idyllic forest pool.
You start the way back straight away or you can use the new bike and footpath back to Annaberg.

You can also take the Postbus back to Annaberg from Lungötz - you can travel for free with the TennengauPlus guest card.

Hay figure trail

With a lot of effort, wonderful figures have been created from fragrant hay for the big HeuART festival in Lammertal in the Harvest Festival for 20 years. So that visitors can admire the wonderful structures all year round, a hay figure path has been launched on the Reinischweg in Annaberg.

The Reinischweg from the Kopfbergbahn car park in the center of Annaberg - towards the local history museum - is signposted and suitable for prams. In this way, hikers of all ages can easily reach the mystical and exciting world. You will also find the coveted Cleverix stamp along the way.

For refreshment, stop at the Gasthof Dolomitenhof or Jausenstation Harreit in the upper half of the path.

You return either on the same path or via hiking trail no.52 (alpine trail - not suitable for prams! - can be slippery when it rains).

Fossils hike in Rußbach

With the "snail wall", Russbach owns the most famous fossil site in this region. In geological prehistoric times, the area of ​​the Alps was covered by the Tethys Sea. Small islands lined with lagoons and reefs protruded from the water. In the Upper Cretaceous approx. 130 to 65 million years ago a shallow river mouth spread out in this area. The shallow water offered a rich food palette, so that the snails living here - called ACTAEONELLA - multiplied enormously. The fossils were caused by the deposition of dead animals on the sea floor. Due to the later rise of the earth's crust, they came to lie above sea level. Over the course of millions of years, their housing contributed to the landscaping of the region.

Pass the municipal office and follow Rinnbachstrasse to the left in a northerly direction until you reach the Rinnbach bridge. After 150 m, hike right on the asphalted Fallenegg supply road to the last farm (Oberstöcklhof). The path continues past this to a clearing where the “snail wall” lies above - fossil discovery site. The way back leads over the forest road towards Neualm and after crossing the Randobach right back to Russbach. Fossils can be discovered again and again along the stream.

Hiking from the Donnerkogelbahn

With the Donnerkogelbahn in Annaberg-Lungötz you can easily reach the hiking area around Gosaukamm and Zwieselalm with a wonderful view over to the Dachstein, one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Lammertal.The Donnerkogelbahn mountain station is an ideal starting point for hikes around the Gosaukamm / Austriaweg.

Or: Rottenhofhütte, Zwieselalm, Donnerkogel.
Guests with a valid guest card from Annaberg- Lungötz receive a discounted ascent and descent with the Donnerkogelbahn.

Hours of operation: Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from the end of May to the end of September (changes possible)

Hiking with dogs

For all those who want to take it easy, there are paths of various lengths and degrees of difficulty, alpine pastures, lakes and huts in large numbers in the area, such as the high path from Annaberg to Lungötz, Rottenhofhütte, Stuhlalm, ... Very We recommend a hike around the Gosaukamm, Gosausee or to the Hinteren Gosausee, where dogs can also swim.
Out of respect for the cows, the dogs should always be kept on a leash.

In the evening you can also take leisurely tours through the alpine village or in the direction of the Dolomitenhof, Heufigurenweg, Kopfberg, ... However, you should make sure to keep the dogs on a leash and take the poop bags with you.

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