The Dachstein Massif is a gigantic, primordial coral reef, almost 3,000 meters above sea level. When the Alps were created, the sea floor was raised, tearing and fissuring gigantic limestone reefs. The Hoher Dachstein, at 2996 meters, is the second-highest point in the Northern Limestone Alps, just a little shorter than the Parseierspitze in the Lechtal Alps (3036 m). Lying in the northern shadow of its mighty limestone towers, we find three large glacial areas – the Hallstatt Glacier (300 ha), the Gosau Glacier (120 ha) and the Schladming Glacier (95 ha).
The Dachstein, a solitary massif towering above the surrounding peaks, is one of the most beautiful lookout mountains in the Alps. The glaciers on the Dachstein are the easternmost in the Alps. The Dachstein Glacier Lift provides ready access to this magnificent high-alpine world with its many and varied opportunities. The Dachstein is a Natura 2000 area. This indicates that painstaking attention is given to treating nature with care. All of the tourism attractions here have been, and will continue to be created in total harmony with nature on the glacier.
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