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Sightseeing Excursions

Vacations in beautiful Ramsau am Dachstein

Ramsau am Dachstein lies on a high plateau at elevations between 1100 and 1700 meters above sea level. Nonetheless, it is easy to reach, both summer and winter. The Ramsau high plateau actually comprises 3 geological tiers, directly abutting the southern walls of the Dachstein massif, home to the easternmost glacier in the Alps.

Ramsau is characterized by beautiful landscapes and picturesque, idyllic nature, the imposing Dachstein massif and numerous opportunities for outdoor sports - in the province of Styria, the beloved "green heart" of Austria. Regardless of your interests or needs, Hotel & Romantic Chalet Almfrieden along with Ramsau am Dachstein both have more than enough to offer you! And here's more great news: When you stay at Hotel Almfrieden in summer, you automatically receive the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard for free.

Rittisberg Alpine Coaster

Ramsau am Dachstein

  • Loden mill in Ramsau: Loden fabric, "Janker" jackets, woven specialties and healthy clothing for sports and folk events have been manufactured here from 100% pure virgin wool for over 500 years  
  • The Old Farm Mill in Ramsau
  • "Zeitroas" heritage museum in the town of Ramsau
  • Austriahütte – Alpine Museum in Ramsau
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides to hospitable mountain huts
  • "Rittis Adventure Mountain" with the Alpine Coaster, Forest Park, "Beach" and more.

TIP: The Sommercard gives you free admission to the Alpine Museum and Heritage Museum

The Dachstein

A Fascinating Glacier World

Visit the highest mountain in Styria and experience one extraordinary moment after another. Even the ride up there on the Panorama Gondola is an unforgettable experience in its own right. And when you step off at 2700 meters above sea level, you are greeted by several highlights that will take your breath away:

  • Sky Walk viewing platform with impressive panoramic views 
  • Dachstein suspension footbridge - Austria's highest hanging bridge
  • Ice Palace with a mystical world of ice formations in the interior of the glacier
  • Stairway to Nothingness - glass stairway looking down over a 400-meter cliff face
  • Sunrise Breakfast in summer / Sunset Fondue in winter, in the Dachstein Glacier Restaurant

TIP: 1 free ride up and down the Dachstein Glacier Lift every 7 days, dogs (leashed and with a muzzle) are also transported on the lift for an additional fee.

Alpine adventures on the Dachstein
Steirischer Bodensee

Schladming-Dachstein Holiday Region

  • Schladming (10 km)*, guided tours of the town are also possible
  • Brauerei Schladming (10 km - € 4.00/pers.) - brewery tours, beer tastings incl. big delicious pretzels.
  • Excursion to the Steirischer Bodensee* (20 km) - combine your visit to this beautiful lake with a stop at the Forellenhof for lunch or afternoon coffee
  • Schloss Trautenfels* (40 km) home to Landes­museum Joanneum, with a collection focusing on regional culture and nature 
  • Stift Admont* (77 km), Benedictine Abbey with an art & natural history museum as well as the world's largest monastic library

TIP: *free admission and free road toll with the Sommercard

Attractions close to the Dachstein

  • Grand Tour (total distance ca. 200 km)
    Ride on one of the Salzkammergut ships, visit the summer residences of Archduke John and Empress Sissy, lunch at the "Weisses Rössl", ferry ride to St. Gilgen
  • World of Ice Giants in Pfarrwerfen (40 km) - world's biggest ice cave - a cave system that extends more than 42 km into the mountain, though only 1 km of that is covered in ice. The big Ice Wall is 20 to 25 meters high. The deepest part of the tour is the Ice Palace. Here, you find yourself 1 km inside the mountain and more than 400 m below ground.
  • Hohen­werfen Castle (35 km) Renaissance ­bell, castle chapel with Romanesque columns, the historic Castle Falconer, Museum of Falconry, bird-of-prey shows, exhibition of historic weapons (discounted admission with the Sommercard)
  • Salzburg City (85 km) Schloss Hellbrunn and the Trick Fountains, Schloss Mirabell –Mirabell Gardens, Hohensalzburg Fortress, stroll through the historic district, pay a visit to Mozart's Birthplace
Werfen World of Ice Giants

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