Gjaidalm in the Dachstein Hiking world in Austria - © Kraft

Schilcherhaus auf der Gjaidalm

Relaxation - Tranquillity – Nature

Holiday at last on Lake Hallstatt! Fancy hiking, rest and relaxation? Then the cosy Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm is just the place for you! An old, rustic, simple, cosy mountain cabin purposely “off the beaten track". Here you will find what you have often sought in vain elsewhere ... Relaxation - Tranquility - Nature - Rest! Whether as a rest stop or overnight accommodation, the Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm offers rest and relaxation away from the hectic city life.

Idyllic, romantic and rustic mountain hut

Alone the close vicinity to the Krippeneck cable car station (about 10 minutes walk) make the Gjaidalm the ideal starting point for many hikes in the Dachstein hiking world. The beautiful scenic tour from the Schilcherhaus on the Gjadalm to Wiesberghaus and the descent to Hallsattt is recommended for experienced hikers and takes around about 5 hours. Also, even for experienced climbers the ‘Seewandsteig’ is one of the hardest and longest climbs in Austria - an extreme challenge. Luggage transport from the valley to the Gjaidalm is possible with prior reservation. For families with children we recommend the Heilbronn Circular Trail after refreshments for on the Gjaidalm. This starts below the cable car and after about 2.5 hours takes you back to the mountain station on the Kippenstein.

We offer accommodations for up to 110 people in double rooms, family rooms and dorms. In the summertime you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape, go hiking, paragliding, climbing or just sit on the terrace and enjoy life in the sun. We have many typical barnyard animals around the lodge, including horses, pigs, cows, sheep and more.

The Gjaid Alm is even beautiful in the rain. It’s a mystical sight when the fog rolls in over the surrounding mountains. On the way from Obertraun up to the Gjaid Alm, you can stop to visit the ice caves, check out the new "Krippenstein Shark" installation or enjoy the panoramic view from the "Five Fingers" lookout at the top of Krippenstein Mountain.

News from the Mountain
More time for all mountain enthusiasts

Also this summer all "summiteers" have more time for an unforgettable mountain experience. Because from 2nd July to 5th November 2022, the cable cars on the Dachstein Krippenstein run 2 hours longer - so all mountain enthusiasts have 2 hours more time on the mountain to visit the numerous attractions or just to enjoy the unique glacier view. At 19:00 there is the last descent from 2,100 meters back into the valley. The summer season has been extended this year until 6th November 2022. The current travel times and prices can also be found below under "Information at a Glance". We wish you an incomparable experience of nature on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.

Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

© Gjaidalm | Langlaufen im Salzkammergut: Langlaufloipe auf der Gjadalm

“Seewand” Via Ferrata on Lake Hallstatt

Wanderung zum Wiesberghaus

© Kraft | Wandern zum Wiesberghaus in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut in Österreich

Across the karst plateau


Gjaidalm, Winkl 31 Obertraun

© Kraft

Adventure world for cavers and mountaineering fanatics

Whether you take a short trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car to sunbathe on the vast Gjadalm, or visit the "Lodge am Krippenstein" for the unique panoramic view of the impressive Dachstein mountains - unforgettable mountain moments that can simply not be missed during a holiday in the Salzkammergut! Mountaineers of all ages will find a perfectly marked network of trails and unforgettable nature experiences at over 2,000 m: hiking on the Nature Trail via the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt, a tour of discovery through the impressive karst landscape on the Heilbronner circular trail or a hike with overnight stay to the Simonyhütte. Many unforgettable sights, such as the spectacular "5fingers" viewing platform, the ship-shaped World Heritage spiral, fascinating cave worlds, or the iconic prehistoric shark, complete the wide range of excursions in the Dachstein hiking world. The mountains are calling - when will you call back?

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

More time to enjoy!

To save you unnecessary searching on various websites, we have summarised all relevant information about this tour for you below: contact details, opening times, travel times of cable cars, links to public transport and much more. In this way, you get all the information at a glance and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains of the Salzkammergut.

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