Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein
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.
The bride Karstlehrpath leads trough a real "lunarscape"
Starting at the summit station of the Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car we walk down the skislope to the skilift station . From there the Karstlehrpath leads us to the Krippenstein-Icecellar (little Cave). We take the steep track no. 661 which rises over the Margschierf crest. Shortly before we reach the Heilbronn Cross we turn right-pass by a hut. After the fork to Hirzkarsee we reach the waste Hirzkarhut. Finally we hike to the cable car station at Krippeneck. Short variant: from Margschierf back to the Krippenstein-Icecellar-then right at the steep track no. 662.
On this hiking tour you will be in high alpine terrain. Although the mobile phone reception is widespread in Austria, there can still be so-called dead spots in some places. Here are a few important tips for mountain hikers. We wish you an eventful hiking day in the Salzkammergut! Your editorial team
Tip from the Editorial Team
Mobile Phone Reception in Alpine Terrain
You should bear this in mind:
On this hiking tour you will be in high alpine terrain. Although the mobile phone reception is widespread in Austria, there can still be so-called dead spots in some places. Here are a few important tips for mountain hikers.
We wish you an eventful hiking day in the Salzkammergut!
Your editorial team
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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