Schladminger Tauern High Trail

A world of water in abundance, the Schladminger Tauern extends out to the south of the Dachstein massif and the mountain town of Schladming, every bit the equal of its prominent counterpart, the Dachstein, in terms of natural beauty and alpine elevations. Here, hundreds of kilometers of hiking paths lead to impressive summits and countless picturesque mountain tarns. The alpine paths through the Schladminger Tauern are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful hikes in the Schladming-Dachstein Region, quite capable of presenting mountaineers with all the challenges they could hope for. That said, surefootedness, good physical condition, a head for heights and the correct equipment are essential for those wishing to discover the most beautiful side of this mountain world. For the most part, the Schladminger Tauern Höhenweg leads through alpine terrain and is also secured by steel cables in parts.

These passages are generally very exposed and should only be taken by surefooted hikers with plenty of mountain experience. Having mountaineering equipment appropriate to the tour is a matter of course. In bad weather, the difficulty of the Höhenweg increases substantially.

Especially at the beginning of the season, you are likely to encounter fields of old snow – in some locations, even all summer long. That’s why it is vital for you to check current weather conditions and incorporate them into your tour planning. Please bear in mind that weather conditions in the high mountains can often change dramatically at a moment’s notice.




Schladminger Tauern High Trail

The Schladminger Tauern Höhenweg actually consists of multiple alpine trails that lead along ridgelines to spectacular summits. In some cases, it is identical with Zentralalpenweg 02. Covering a total of 70 km in 7 stages, 45 km of the shorter 5-day tour takes you along alpine paths above the Rohrmoos valleys of Obertal and Untertal, extending from the Hochwurzen outside Rohrmoos to the Planai in Schladming. 


Schladminger Tauern High Trail

You will hike for 7 days along the Schladminger Tauern Höhenweg, also taking you past dilapidated huts and foundation walls of houses where the miners of old used to live, impressive testimony to the history of mining in the area around Schladming. Pristine wild-water rivers, thunderous waterfalls and many small feeder streams pouring down from higher in the Tauern mountains add to the magic of this hike.