Karstlehrpfad Krippenstein

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Location: Obertraun, Salzkammergut. A1 (E55) exit 234 Gmunden, follow B145 through Gmunden, Bad Ischgl, and Bad Goisern. Behind Bad Goisern turn right onto 166 to Gosaumühle, turn left along Hallstatt lake through Hallstadt to Obertraun. Take Dachstein Cable Car to the Krippenstein, 2nd station.
Open: Karst trail: weather permitting.
Cable car: MAY to mid-OCT daily 9-17.
Fee: Karst trail: free.
Cable car: .
Classification: KarstKarst Trail
Dimension: A=2,075 m asl.
Guided tours: D=3 h.
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The hiking trail Heilbronner Rundwanderweg is located on the Krippenstein (2,075 m asl) and is said to be Austria's highest walking trail. The starting point is at the second station of the Dachstein cable car. Of course there are higher mountains and higher trails, but this is a simple and easy walking trail which is suitable for everybody, not a mountaineers path.

The round trip on this trail takes three hours, allowing some rests, the various geologic stops and enough time to enjoy the impressive views. Beneath the geologic history of the landscape, the human use of the area is also important for the development of the vegetation and the karst.

There is a brochure explaining the trail and the stops and the landscape. This brochure is available at the ticket office of the caves and the cable cars.