For mountain climbers, alpine air lovers and walkers.
Haus im Ennstal / Weißenbach bei Haus
Let's go for a walk
If you go left before the dog park and cross the little bridge over the Enns, you can also take a nice walk in the direction of Weißenbach and back to the dog park. Here you will also come across our insider tip, the "Enns sandy beach", where you can put your feet and paws in the Enns.
THE dog walk
Schladming offers a beautiful dog walk along the Enns.
The best place to park your car is at the Athletic Area (exit opposite the JET petrol station). From here you can walk either on the right or left side of the Enns to Lehener Brücke and then back again on the other side.
On the left side of the Enns is the Schladming dog park, where your four-legged friends can go for a run.
Get a breath of mountain air
A hike that pleases two-legged and four-legged visitors alike is the World Cup Trail up the Planai. There are two options here, either you start directly in Schladming and walk along the entire trail, or you take the gondola to the middle station and only walk the upper half of the trail.
The entire trail is listed with a walking time of 2.5 hours, the upper part of the trail with about one hour.
On the upper part of the trail, you will pass a reservoir where your four-legged friend can cool off.
You can then take the gondola back down (don't forget your summer card):
Of course, the reverse route is also possible.
Being out in nature with their humans is probably the best thing for our dogs. All four-legged sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth on this hike. This is a moderately difficult hike. We would therefore like to point out straight away that this hike is not possible with all dogs. We would not take old dogs that are no longer fit, young dogs that should not walk so far or dogs that simply do not have the necessary stamina for this hike.
This hike starts with the ascent of the Hochwurzen summit cable car. With the Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, the ascent and descent with the gondola is free of charge. You can buy a ticket for the gondola ride for your dog for € 6.00 at the ticket office. As a muzzle is mandatory in the gondola, we recommend that you take it with you. Otherwise, you can rent a muzzle at the ticket office for a fee.
During the ascent with the gondola, you always have the Dachstein in view and can enjoy the breathtaking view of Rohrmoos and Schladming.
From the summit station of the Hochwurzen cable car, follow trail no. 60 over the "Kleine Wurzen" through the forest to the Hüttecksattel from where the trail climbs gently to the long ridge of the Rossfeld. In about an hour you have reached the Rossfeld, from here you continue slightly downhill to the crossroads at the Latterfußsattel. Once there, the path climbs steadily for about an hour to the summit of the Guschen - the highest point of this tour. Once at the summit, there is a wonderful all-round view of the Dachstein massif and the Schladminger Tauern.
There are basically several options for the way back, but we recommend taking the same path back, as the other paths are difficult to walk on with dogs. Once you have reached the starting point, the gondola will take you back to the valley.
For this hike to and from the valley, you should plan on a walking time of about 4 hours and be confident on your feet.
Good shoes, sufficient water (also for the dog) and sun protection are important here.
How to get there: Via the Rohrmoosstraße from Schladming to the Hochwurzen summit lift. Parking is available here free of charge.
Alternatively, you can take the hiking bus to the Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen, which is free of charge with the Schladming-Dachstein-Sommercard.
Ramsau am Dachstein
Let's go for a walk!
The Panorama Trail runs parallel to the road past our Chalet Village. A beautiful path for a morning or evening walk.
To get to the Panorama Trail, cross the main road once, turn left and immediately right at the next entrance. From here you can either turn left towards the Rittisberg or right towards Ramsau village.
Get a breath of mountain air
Enjoy the view. Take a picture at the summit cross. Enjoy the fresh mountain air. You can do all this on the Rittisberg.
You hike up the Märchenweg (fairy tale path) for about 1.5 hours, and either take the shuttle bus or the same path down. When you arrive at the Rittisstadl, you can hike on to the summit cross (about 15 minutes) or enjoy the magnificent panorama.
Another hiking destination that can be reached from Chalet Village is the Brandalm with the Dachsteinkircherl. To get there, cross the main road, turn left and then take the second turn on the right to Gasthaus Edelbrunn. From there you hike along the forest path for about an hour to the Brandalm. You will find the Dachsteinkircherl right near the alpine pasture. Return along the same path.
Special tip: In autumn, the Krapfenwochen (doughnut weeks) always take place here.
Important note at the end: Cows are often encountered on hikes in Austria. In order not to provoke the basically peaceful alpine dwellers, do not approach the cows, never try to pet a calf, instead avoid them and move slowly. Dogs should stay very close to humans. Cows often see them as a threat, especially if there are young animals in the herd. If a cow or the whole herd actually approaches the dog threateningly, you should take it off the leash and let it run away.