The Dachstein

World Heritage Site

At 2,995 meters above sea level, the Dachstein is the second highest summit in the Northern Limestone Alps. Although the Dachstein isn't a true "3,000er", it has long been an Alpine brand in its own right - not least since the mountain landscapes of the Dachstein, along with Hallstatt and the Inner Salzkammergut, were added to the prestigious "World Heritage" list.

"World Heritage" - a distinction that will be worn with pride by this mountain from now on. With its diverse landscapes, it has always been a source of fascination for mankind and, not without reason, is regarded as one of those unique mountain personalities: rugged crags towering above green alpine pastures, bizarre ridgelines, towers and mighty walls, glacial ice, limestone rock and remote high plateaus, virgin forests and scenic peaks, mysterious karst springs and mirror-like tarns, all leaving their distinctive stamp on and around the Dachstein.

Many significant people have also left their traces on the Dachstein. Painters and authors, researchers and nobility, mountaineers, climbers and cave explorers, miners and craftsmen. The fascination of the Dachstein is tangible, whenever you are in its proximity and pause to dwell upon its handiwork.