Simony Hut: So close to heaven! Just a dream! - © Kraft

Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

First of all…

The following hike is a high alpine hiking tour. Mountain experience, stamina, sure-footedness and good preparation are the best prerequisites for a successful and safe day trip. Please do not attempt it wearing sports shoes, normal street shoes or flip-flops! This ensures nothing will get in the way of an adventurous hike. Still have questions? For more safety tips, click here ... And now enjoy reading about this tour.

A mountain hut with a long history

The Simony Hut (2206 m), near the Hallstatt glacier, was built in 1877 by Vienna ÖAV (Austrian Alpine Association) in honor of Prof. Simony and from the start of alpine tourism has served as a refuge for those who wish to conquer the Dachstein. Those who would like to hike to the Simony Hut, in the UNESCO World Heritage region, can choose between several hiking paths. Here we have decided on the two most beautiful climbs.

Sunrise for connoisseurs

When the night comes to an end and the first rays of the new day are about to appear, the lodge host brews the first early morning coffee and the aroma of freshly grounded beans can be smelt - then it's time to turn back over and sleep until the rich Alpine hut breakfast is ready. Or you just get out of the cosy warm sleeping bag, squeeze into your trousers, pull on your shirt, lace up your hiking boots and grab your camera. Now the time has come for the perfect start into the new hiking day. Because in front of the Simony Hut, at the foot of the Dachstein, a first class sunrise awaits you. An unforgettable experience when the warm sun rays immerse the mountain peaks of the Dachstein in the warm light of the early morning. Whoever starts so an atmospheric day, has also deserved an extensive breakfast : A rich buffet with fresh coffee, cold meat specialties, fruit spreads , cereals and delicious farmer´s bread as perfect start into the new day. A nourishing breakfast, a breathtaking view over the Dachstein plateau and thousands of impressions , this is how the new hiking day invites you on to a hiking tour, right through a unique feast for the eyes : The Dachstein hiking world in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut .

For distance hikers & explorers

At 2206m above sea level, the Simony Hut is also the starting point for exploration tours and further hikes in the Dachstein massif. For example, you can reach the foothills of the Dachstein glacier in an hour, and in about 20 minutes you could bathe in the ice-cold water of Eissee lake - or simply just cool the feet. An unforgettable experience! Whoever wants to continue walking after a night at the Simony Hut, we recommend the hike to the Adamek Hut. The tour takes about 6 hours and is therefore a wonderful day excursion. From the Adamek Hut you can then descended to the Hinterer Gosau lake.

Whatever you decide, the fantastic Dachstein hiking world offers unlimited opportunities for hikers in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We wish you a lot of fun when hiking in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Austria.

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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Available accommodation for your hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut

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