Up the Krahbergzinken
moderate Family hikes · Schladming
This summer tour is an ideal half-day programme. Surefootedness and a head for heights are required around the summit. The view from Krahbergzinken is unforgettable. On the way back an alternative via the Planai summit is possible.
mountain trail through switchbacks to the summit, short stretch of forest path
Schladminger Hütte, Schafalm, Planaihof
At the mountain lift terminal, head along the “Planai Panoramarundweg” to the trail crossing and follow path No. 779. From there, continue along the timber line to the Krahbergsattel. Now through steep switchbacks, you will hike to the Grosses Steinmandl. Here you will leave the Schladminger Höhenweg, which branches off to the right towards the Preintalerhütte – the hike up the Krahbergzinken leads us straight, as we follow the unmarked trail to the summit. Traversing from the lower peak to the summit cross requires caution – though it is well secured. The impressive panoramas and the open views of Untertal valley are breathtaking.
Take Planai cable-car from Schladming to the top of Planai. It is also possible to reach the trail head by car via the Planaistraße toll road.
In the town of Schladming you can take the Citybus. From Rohrmoos take the Planai buses to Planet Planai, from Ramsau take the buses of Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe.
From there continue with the Planai cable-car.
- Operating times of cable-car: www.planai.at
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Planai cable-car.
Traversing from the lower peak to the summit cross requires caution – though it is well secured.
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number