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Natura Trail "Dachstein World Heritage": Natural and cultural history dating back thousands of years

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Embedded in the picturesque, lake-studded Salzkammergut near Hallstatt – at the tri-junction point of Upper Austria, Styria and Salzburg – the Dachstein massif, with Hoher Dachstein as its highest peak, rises majestically to an altitude of 2995 m. Since time immemorial people have been fascinated by this mountain, so that legends and stories about the region abound.


The area is special not just for its many beauty spots, such as the karst landscape, the sheer rock faces, the gentle Alpine pastures and idyllic lakes, but also for the attractions deep down in the mountain’s innards, where you find the oldest salt mine in the world and a widely ramified network of (ice) caves including the Rieseneishöhle, the Mammuthöhle, the Koppenbrüllerhöhle and the Hirlatzhöhle. Thanks to its immense diversity, the Dachstein region is also home to many animal and plant species – some of them in danger of becoming extinct.

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