Salzkammergut BergeSeen Trail: 56 (omit detours to Taubenkogel und Gjaidalm) and part of 13
In case of fog, rain or snow wait it out.
Breakfast at Simonyhütte starts at 6:30.
ca. 7:00-10:00 am: Hike from Simonyhütte to Gjaidalm station of Krippensteinbahn 3 cable car; walking time 3 hrs. in the other direction (uphill) according to simonyhuette.com.
Obere Eisseen (2080m)
Unterer Eissee (1909m)
Former army barracks at Oberfeld (1832m)
Cable car station (1788m)
ca. 10:30-11:00 am: Take cable car III to Krippenstein (every 15 min. starting at 8:40 am from Obertraun).
ca. 11:00 am-12:30 pm: View 5 Fingers, Hoher Krippenstein mountain peak (1 hr. out and back).
Optional: view Dachstein Shark (1 hr. out and back).
ca. 12:30-1:30 pm: Eat at restaurant (or in ca. 2 hours at Koppenrast).
ca. 1:30-2:00 pm: Take Dachstein cable car II to Schönbergalm (no place to eat?).
Optional: Tour Giant Ice Cave (1.5 hrs. to and from cave incl. tour, 9:20 am-5:00 pm).
Optional: Tour Mammoth Cave (1.5 hrs. to and from cave incl. tour, 10:15 am-3:30 pm).
ca. 2:00-2:30 pm: Take Dachstein cable car I to Obertraun (last trip 7:10 pm).
Dachsteinbuffet at cable car station (eat).
ca. 2:30-5:30 pm: Hike from cable car station to Sarstein (3 hours).
ca. 45 min. after cable car station: Koppenwinkelalm (eat)
ca. 1 hour after cable car station: Gasthaus Koppenrast at Koppenbrüllerhöhle (good to eat says Gerti).
Schutzhütte Koppental (eat but no rooms).
Take Narzissenjet shared van from Sarstein/Koppen-Wanderweg to Villa Salis (saves 2:20 hours).
Mostschenke Sarsteinrast (eat while waiting for the shuttle?)
Alternate: e.g. 2:55 pm: Take bus from Obertraun cable car station to Altaussee Kurhaus, change busses in Bad Aussee.
Stay overnight at hotel Villa Salis. Call if arriving after 6pm: +43 3622 71227, +43 664 444 1069
Buy groceries for dinner tomorrow night at self-service hut today! Tomorrow (Aug. 15) is a holiday (no stores open). Unimarkt 2 min. (190 m) south of Villa Salis. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-6:30 pm.