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12 Hiking Tips from an Insider

4-star Hotel Almfrieden is located in one of the most beautiful hiking regions in Austria. From easy family paths and hikes along the mountaintops, to challenging mountaineering- and glacier expeditions - in the countryside surrounding Hotel Almfrieden****, you will find many different hiking and touring choices.

The virtually limitless opportunities make hiking in Ramsau an absolute delight. For your perfect hiking holiday, our hotel team has compiled some of the most attractive routes and touring tips just for you.

Information about the correct way to behave around grazing livestock can be found here.

"Ramsau Walk" panoramic hike

  • Difficulty: Easy hike with two possible variants
  • Trail Time: ca. 4 to 5 hours for the full hike.
Ramsau in summer with beautiful reflection in the reservoir
  • Route: Flat, no climbs worthy of note - accompanied by impressive panoramas of the Schladminger Tauern and Dachstein.

Kulmberg Tour "The Sporty Mountain"

  • Difficulty: Easy hike around the Kulmberg
  • Trail Time: ca. 3 to 4 hours.
Hiking path right outside Hotel Almfrieden
  • Route: Hiking paths through many stretches of forest with easy uphill sections.

Silberkarklamm Tour

  • Difficulty: Family-friendly hiking tour  
  • Trail Time: 2 to 4 hours depending on your starting point
Dog in the area of the Silberkarklamm
  • Route: Level hike as far as the Silberkarklamm, but then a certain degree of surefootedness is necessary on the steps and walkways within the gorge itself.

Rittisberg Tour "Hut Mountain"

  • Difficulty: Tour around the Rittisberg
  • Trail Time: between 3 and 3.5 hours
Family taking a break outside a mountain hut
  • Route: Forested hiking path with many scenic spots overlooking Ennstal, the Schladminger Tauern and the south face of the Dachstein.

Sattelberg Tour "Kids' Mountain"

  • Difficulty: Easy hike
  • Trail Time: 3 to 3.5 hours
Small dog out on a hike
  • Route: Forested, romantic hiking path, in some areas a primitive hiking trail.

Imposing Glacier WaLK

  • Difficulty: Easy hike on snow
  • Trail Time: ca. 2 hours for the entire tour
Dachstein Glacier
  • Route: From the mountain station of the Dachstein Glacier Lift, an easy hike leads you along a well-maintained snowy path to the Gletscherwarte (elev. 2,741 m) – thanks to the glorious panoramas, an absolute highlight!

Five-Hut Path "The Classic"

  • Difficulty: Beautiful family-friendly hike to the Ramsauer Almen
  • Trail Time: ca. 4 to 5 hours
Views from the Dachstein Südwandhütte
  • Route: Classic path across meadows and fields, from the Ramsau high plateau to the Ramsauer Almen.

Pernerweg - the route across the "Tor"

  • Difficulty: High-alpine hiking tour at the foot of the south face of the Dachstein
  • Trail Time: 4 to 5 hours
Hiking on the Dachstein Massif
  • Route: Impressive hike amid the Ramsauer Almen.

Duregg Tour

  • Difficulty: a regular hike
  • Trail Time: ca. 5 to 6 hours
Hiking across alpine meadows
  • Route: Very beautiful, though steep hike through forest; flower-strewn alpine meadows with clear views of the Dachstein.

Jungfrauensteig

  • Difficulty: Challenging hike
  • Trail Time: ca. 3.5 to 4 hours
View from the Jungfrauensteig
  • Route: Steep climb from the Ramsau high plateau into the high mountains, then via high-alpine hiking trail No. 672 across the Edelgriesskar. Followed by a steep descent to the Brandalm and the Austriahütte.

Hike to the Guttenberghaus

  • Difficulty: a regular hike
  • Trail Time: ca. 2.5 hours
Hike to the Guttenberghaus
  • Route: Past the Lärchbodenalm to the Guttenberghaus, high in the mountains - constantly accompanied by incredibly beautiful panoramas.

Rittisberg Tour "Hut Mountain"

  • Difficulty: Hiking tour around the Rittisberg
  • Trail Time: ca. 3 to 3.5 hours
Rittisberg Coaster
  • Route: Forested hiking path with many scenic spots overlooking Ennstal, the Schladminger Tauern and the south face of the Dachstein.

People always wonder how they should behave around grazing livestock.

We would like to give you some helpful tips and information!

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