Hiking in the Schladming-Dachstein region

Explore the extensive hiking area around Rohrmoos at an altitude between 750 m and 2,850 m above sea level. Striking peaks, clear mountain lakes, rushing streams and a rich alpine flora await you.
The 4-star Hotel Waldfrieden is the ideal starting point for your hiking holiday in the Schladming-Dachstein region.
Hiking in the Schladming-Dachstein region (© Schladming-Dachstein region - Ikarus)
At the foot of the Hochwurzen, directly opposite the valley station, you can decide for yourself whether you prefer to climb the surrounding peaks or tackle part of the route in comfort with the gondola lift.

We are very eager to provide you, as a hiker, with our hotel as a hiking starting point which meets your needs with in terms of information and competence, but that also offers relaxation and recreation after an exciting trip.

Unique views of the mountainous alpine region of Schladming

View over Schladming during a hiking break (© Schladming-Dachstein region)
The extensive municipality of Rohrmoos-Untertal in the heart of the Schladming-Dachstein holiday region stretches from the Hochgebirge of the "Niederen Tauern" to the mountain town of Schladming and forms the alpine hiking centre.

The sunny plateau of Rohrmoos with its magnificent valleys "Ober- and Untertal", the two local mountains Hochwurzen and Planai and the water-rich Schladminger Tauern attract many hikers and nature lovers from the spring to the autumn.

In order to be well prepared for your hiking holiday in the hiking region of Schladming-Dachstein, please also read the 10 rules for hikers.

Open 10 rules for hikers

  1. Self-assessment
    Estimate your level of physical fitness before each mountain tour and assess your strengths as well as those of your companions - especially those of your children! Surefootedness and a head for heights are often very important!
  2. Planning and preparation
    Plan each intended mountain tour precisely. Hiking maps and guides as well as information from alpine clubs and local experts such as mountain guides and lodge operators can offer crucial support.
  3. Equipment
    On the mountain, you will need appropriate equipment and clothing, in particular strong, high footwear with a gripping sole. Protection from the weather and the cold are indispensable, since the weather can often change surprisingly.
  4. Information for third parties
    For reasons of security, especially in case of an emergency, please specify the route and destination - in the lodge books, in restaurants or with friends - including the time you plan to return.
  5. There is strength in calmness
    Always adjust your pace to your physical abilities and the condition of your companions. Walking too fast leads to premature exhaustion and you should keep in mind that you have to walk back.
  6. Do not leave the marked trail
    The approach of steep grassy slopes, especially when they are wet, from steep snowfields and glaciers is always very difficult and dangerous.
  7. Do not loosen stones ...
    ... because this can seriously endanger other mountain hikers. Places with a risk of stone impact should be passed through as quickly as possible and with great attention and caution.
  8. Turn back in good time
    This is not a reason to be ashamed, but a sign of caution. It will become necessary if the weather turns, the mist comes down, and also if the route is too difficult or has deteriorated.
  9. Keep calm when an accident occurs!
    Try to summon help by means of signals such as shouting or waving with large items of clothing, etc. An injured person should remain at the scene of the accident if possible.
  10. Keep the mountain world clean
    Keep the mountain world clean and take waste with you into the valley. This will help you keep our mountains clean so that others can enjoy their majestic diversity and splendour.


Take all these points heart to make your stay in the Dachstein-Tauern region a safe and memorable experience!

Open 10 rules for hikers © www.landkartenverlag.de

Awarded for hiking!

Our Hotel Waldfrieden has been awarded the Austrian hiking seal.
Österreiches Wandergütesiegel (Austrian hiking seal)

Your hiking benefits - our hiking service

  • Personal hiking and tour consulting from the Stocker family
  • Hiking folders with tour descriptions, impressions and photos in our hiking corner
  • Daily weather information at reception
  • Rental of hiking poles or Nordic walking poles and rucksacks
  • Hiking maps of the region for sale in the hotel
  • 2x weekly guided hotel hikes with Mr. Stocker (certified hiking guide)
  • Hiking & mountain programme with the Schladming tourist association (weekly guided hikes)
  • Hiking lunch pack (payable)
  • Small hiking boutique in the hotel
    (foot cream, plasters, ...)
  • Hikes directly from the hotel
  • Valley station of the summit of the Hochwurzen railway and bus stop in the immediate vicinity of our hotel
  • No additional costs for buses, mountain railways and toll roads when using the Summer Card
  • Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card - the entry card for over 100 top experiences during your stay
  • Shoe room (with box for each room for the storage of hiking boots and sticks) with shoe polishing equipment and washing facilities for hiking boots
  • Relaxation, recreation and fitness in our wellness and leisure area with outdoor and indoor pool, fitness room and saunas with relaxation rooms.

Overview of details for hikers

  • 1,000 km of marked hiking trails
  • 300 mountain lakes
  • 60 waterfalls
  • 60 operated mountain lodges and shelters
  • Guided adit tour
  • Varied hiking tours of varying degrees of difficulty
  • Signposted running and Nordic walking circuits
  • Alpine schools and numerous climbing routes

Guided hikes - from easy to challenging

Guided hiking in the Schladming-Dachstein region
If you do not want to climb the mountains around Schladming alone, you have the opportunity to climb the highest peaks with qualified mountain and hiking guides.

With the free Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, you can participate in the tourist association's hiking programme (4 guided hiking tours per week incl. Nordic walking tour).