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.
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?
Tips: Hiking in autumn
Autumn is here! Hooray! The most beautiful hiking season of the year! However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when hiking, especially at this time of year.
- Plan tours properly.
- Start early. Especially for high alpine hikes.
- Attention: It gets dark early!
- If you are staying overnight in a hut, register in good time by telephone.
- Do not miss the last cable car ride down the mountain when on mountain tours.
- Information on the current operating times of the cable cars in connection with a hike can be found below under "Information at a Glance".
- Check snow conditions. Because at this time of the year the first snow can already fall in the high mountains.
- We have summarised further important safety tips below.
- We wish you an unforgettable hiking autumn in the Salzkammergut.
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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!