"Hoher Dachstein is a strongly karstic Austrian mountain, and the second highest mountain in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is situated at the border of Upper Austria and Styria in central Austria, and is the highest point in each of those states. Parts of the massif also lie in the state of Salzburg, leading to the mountain being referred to as the Drei-Länder-Berg ("three-state mountain"). The Dachstein massif covers an area of around 20×30 km with dozens of peaks above 2,500 m, the highest of which are in the southern and south-western areas. Seen from the north, the Dachstein massif is dominated by the glaciers with the rocky summits rising beyond them. By contrast, to the south, the mountain drops almost vertically to the valley floor." (Source: wikipedia) "The Dachstein Krippenstein offers everything your heart desires and promises days full of experiencing nature and lasting memories. Explore the fairytale world of the Ice cave, walk in the footsteps of cave explorers through the Mammut and Koppenbrüller caves. Feel the adrenaline rush through yiur veins on the 5fingers viewing platform, then relax with a leisurely hike to the Heilbronner Cross and
visit the Dachstein Shark on the way! Neu: Visit the new and modern furnished panoramic mountain restaurant or experience action and adventure on the new via ferrata Dachstein Krippenstein! ..." (Summary of the Promo prospect from the local operator)
Insider tip from AustriaLandscapes.org: (this time it regards to the prev. mentioned Mountain restaurant) for a biscuit with nothing on it we were charged €2,20 (in a local store you pay €0,30). Since you cannot find any simple snack, such as Snicker, Mars, etc. to buy, there'S no way to get a quick snack up there. If we knew, we'd have taken a small lunch box with us. But at least we can share my experience with you. Below you can find the prices and the operation hours of all activitie, including panorama tickets (for the cable car):

price list

Dachstein Price list

Ice Cave

Dachstein Ice Cave


Dachstein Mammut Cave

Open Hours

Dachstein Operation hours