Stay at Schladming's Hotspot in the centre of this hiker's paradise


No matter where you look you will see the nature and there are countless possibilities to discover it closer. You can enjoy long and cozy hikes or conquer some of the spectacular mountain peaks. You can also enjoy the nature on a bike or an e-bike. For the adventurous, there is the possibility to ride the downhill mountain bike route with a lot of speed. If you want to see something exceptional we highly recommend a trip to Schwarzensee. The lake is located at 1.150 meters above sea level and gives an insight into the diverse way of life of the animals and plant species.


Schwarzensee Schladming-Dachstein


Schladming-Dachstein summer card

When you stay at Hotel Planai the summer card is included. With the Schladming-Dachstein summer card, the use of numerous activities is either discounted or free. Restrictions and changes of the services as well as opening times are subject to reservation.

Here are some of the activities included in the card: Use of the cable railway Rittisbergbahn, Planaiseilbahn, Preunegg-Jet, Dachstein Gletscherbahn, Schladminger Tauernseilbahn, free access to the outdoor swimming pool Schwimmbad Erlebnisbad Schladming, the bathing lake am Badesee Pichl, Ramsau Beach, leisure lake Freizeitsee Aich, Museum castle Trautenfels, the city museum of Schladming, free travel by public transportation (various hiking busses), guided hiking pony- and horseback hiking, free minigolf in Schladming, adventure park for children until 8 years old, program for children (countless of activities). Changements in the summer card as well as opening hours are subject to reservation.

NEW from 2019: Hauser Kaibling 8er Gondelbahn and Quattralpina Sessellift; Open: from 23.06 until 29.09 - Monday, Wedensday, Thursday and Sunday; 16.08 and 17.08.
Schladminger Tauernseilbahn is open throughout the summer card season.
Preunegg Jet is open 5 days a week during the high season - Freiday until Tuesday; Low- and end season Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Summer card season 2019: 29.05.2019 until 13.10.2019

Summer card season 2020: 21.05.2020 until 18.10.2020


If you are adventurous, you will find many opportunities in the area to increase your adrenaline levels. Whether you want to be in the air and do paragliding, stay on the water and try out rafting and canyoning, in our region it is all possible. There are also plenty of opportunities for climbing enthusiasts. Climbing in the Hochseilgarten, free climbing or ziplining - an experience you wont forget so easily. Even in bad weather, you will be offered a lot here, for example in Planet Planai, on the opposite side of Hotel Planai, you can try out the E-Go carts with up to 70 KM/H.

It is all in close proximity to Hotel Planai.


River rafting Gröbmingerland Schladming-Dachstein


Climbing in Schladming-Dachstein


Ziplining Gröbmingerland Schladming-Dachstein


Nature and landscape

Only 10 kilometers from Hotel Planai, the Dachstein cable car takes you up to the Dachstein glacier. Dachstein is one of the most visited places in Styria and for good reason. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage site. At 2.700 meters you have a breathtaking view of the peaks of the Alps. The best way to enjoy this view is by going out on the "Dachstein Sky Walk" observation platform. Here you should not be dizzy, as the platform extends beyond the rock and the floor partially consists of glass. A visit to the Ice Palace is not to be missed. In the interior of the glacier you will find an impressive backdrop of ice and snow. Austria's highest suspension bridge is connected to the ice palace. The suspension bridge, which is also called "Stairway to Nothing", creates an extra thrill. If you like it more comfortable, the Planai cable car right next to the hotel takes you directly up to the panorama road; It is defenitely worth getting up early to enjoy the view to its fullest. The countless hiking trails of the region allow you to dive into the fascinating world of nature, high up in the Alps.


Dachstein Gletscher suspension bridge



Welcome to a true hikers paradise. The varied hiking routes in the Schladming-Dachstein region offer the perfect possibilities for young and old to explore the surrounding area. From the simplest hiking trails to long-distance trails, everyone will find the right trail for oneself. Opposite the hotel you can very conveniently and easy get into the hiking bus and drive to your starting point of your next hike and get back on the same bus when its time to go back to the hotel. The many cozy alpine huts located along the road invites you in. Here you get typical Austrian food, sometimes even from own production.

We highly recommend you to visit the theme route "Wilde Wasser". At the Riesach waterfall, the highest waterfall in Styria, a breathtaking ambience awaits you. In several stages a total of 14.5 km of hiking trails pass through the valley. For more info about this and other hiking experiences ask us at the reception!

With the new 3D hiking map of the Schladming-Dachstein region, you can prepare your excursions from home, from the start and to the smallest details.


3 lakes hiking tour: Bodensee, Hüttensee and Obersee

Styrian Lake Bodensee and the three lakes. Somewhat challenging but fascinating!

Ask us at the reception for more information, or click to learn more about the tour HERE.


Hiking in duisitzkarsee - Schladming-Dachstein


Hiking Ursprungalm - Schladming-Dachstein


Mountainbike and cycling

In the surrounding area you will find up to 930 kilometers of bike trails, where you can experience everything from idyllic bicycle tours to exciting mountain bike routes. In Schladming there are many possibilities to rent a bike or mountain bike. The next possible rental place is right next to the hotel!

Is hiking and climbing too strenuous, but you do not want to miss out on the amazing view? Then you can rent an e-bike or mountain bike and discover the Ennstal on the bike. This is a cozy experience and you still get to see as much as if you were on a normal bike.

The downhill trails begin at 1.830 meters on the Planai and end 4.5 km later in the heart of Schladming. On 11 different trails at different levels of difficulty, every experienced downhill biker will get their money's worth. Discover more from the bikepark Planai HERE.


Bikepark Planai - Schladming-Dachstein


E-bike in Schladming-Dachstein


The Dachstein glacier

The Dachstein glacier, an all-round mountain for summer and winter sports. Snowboarding, skiing, cross-country skiing, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding or just enjoying the view - here you will definitely not be bored.

The highlights for young and old: Dachstein Sky Walk, suspension bridge, stairs into nothingness and the Dachstein Ice Palace. Summer tip: the Sommercard brings you free of charge to the top of Dachstein glacier.


Hiking on Dachstein glacier - Schladming-Dachstein


Hopsiland Planai

Since 1982 Hopsi, the World Cup mascot, has been the big hero among the young guests. Now the Planai Railways have considered a very special project for children: the "Hopsiland".

Already at the valley station you are greeted by the hare Hopsi, who invites you to his new home at the summit of Planai. Perhaps you're lucky and caught the new Hopsi gondola for the ride? That would be fun!

On the mountain, Hopsi personally shows you his many funny play stations. And he knows the most beautiful and great ways to explore the Planai and its nature!

The baby stroller-friendly round path is 1.5 km long and starts at the mountain station of the Planai cable car. Along the route and thus on Hopsis tracks, rocks, slides, climbing elements and even a "water world" awaits you. Cooling is guaranteed on hot summer days!

Hopsi's favorite station is in any case the oversized wooden piste: because even on summer days he likes to think of the winter on the Planai - Logic or?

The new attraction in Hopsiland is the ball track "Kugelbahn"! Bring music to the mountain and take home the beautiful wooden ball as a souvenir!


Hopsiland Planai - Schladming-Dachstein

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