Car-free holidays!
Due to the central location of the hotel, our guests have the advantage that they can enjoy an alternative style of holiday by leaving their cars on the car park. The ski bus/city bus stops directly in front of the hotel. For guests arriving by train or by plane, there is a comfortable shuttle service. We are there for you whenever and wherever you need our advice and assistance.

By city bus to Schladming

The bus stop is directly in front of the hotel. In the summer, the buses take you to the Planai valley station and to the centre of Schladming on an hourly basis (from 7.40 a.m. on) within just a few minutes. During the summer months, a direct connection with the hiking bus service provides a comfortable transfer to many worthwhile destinations of the Schladming-Dachstein region. Tips, advice and all detailed information (timetable, tickets, fares) are available at our reception.

Free ski bus

With a valid ski pass, individual guests and families can benefit from the regional ski bus package for free. In the morning, the ski bus (which operates on a half-hourly basis) takes you comfortably to the starting points of the four-mountain interconnected ski area (Planai, Hochwurzen, Reiteralm, Hauser-Kaibling) and in the afternoon back to the hotel without stress.
Shuttle service for guests travelling by train / by plane
We pick you up with our hotel bus from the railway station Schladming (where all international trains stop). Please inform us in time, if possible when booking your room. The nearest airport is Salzburg airport. We would be pleased to organise a taxi shuttle service "Salzburg-Schladming" for you. The journey time is approx. one hour. Please inform us about the time of arrival and the method of payment.

Tip: If you want to stay flexible and independent, "Hechl rent a car" will be the right service for you. It includes: airport shuttle and rental car. Information about offers & possibilities is available at:
Immerse yourself in the diversity of the region
Below you can find the most important addresses and web links of the regional leisure partners. They will give you a foretaste of the endless diversity of the region and enable you to get ready for it.

Books to read and travel information: Book reviews: Trail map info
You can find below a selection of interesting books, travel guides and maps that may help you prepare for your trip to Schladming and enjoy your stay here. You may obtain these materials from well-assorted bookstores or directly via the above-mentioned web links. Of course, you can also browse through the material we have in our own hiking library.

Wanderkarte (trail map) Schladming-Dachstein

The trail map of Freytag & Berndt at a scale of 1:50000 covers the entire Dachstein massif as well as the Schladminger Tauern massif. It contains hiking tips, chalet advertisements, alpine and mountain climbing schools etc.

Further information & webshop:

Rother Wanderführer (hikers' guide book) / Sepp Brandl: Dachstein-Tauern

One of the most experienced experts for this mountain region invites hikers to an amazing total of 55 tours, ranging from easy valley, chalet and pasture hikes and more challenging high mountain routes to a crossing of the Schladminger Tauern massif lasting several days. Brandl does not only provider the hiker with precise route descriptions, but also conveys quite some enthusiasm with his texts and excellent coloured pictures so that the hiker is almost spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a tour.

Further information:

Wanderführer Dachstein und Schladminger Tauern (hikers' guidebook for the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern massifs)

Reinhard Lamm, author and photographer at the same time, is considered to be one of the best known insiders of the region. This hikers' guidebook covers 100 of the most beautiful hikes and mountain tours between the Dachstein massif and the Grimming mountain, the Spiegelsee lake on the Reiteralm mountain and the mountain peaks in the Planneralm and Moersbach pastures region in Donnersbachwald. It contains facts, trail descriptions and many beautiful colour photos as well as personal impressions of the author.

Further information & webshop:

Schladminger Tauern by Reinhard Lamm

A small, wonderfully illustrated book with atmospheric colour pictures of excellent motifs of mountains around Schladming. Informative captions with suggestions for hikes to the most photogenic places.

Further information:

Herbert Raffalt: Wanderparadies (hiking paradise) Dachstein/Tauern

This hikers' guidebook is published by Styria and gives an overview of the most impressive tours in the upper Ennstal valley, a landscape full of diversity and fascinating contrasts, an inexhaustible area for hikers and mountain lovers alike. Let the passionate professional climber Herbert Raffalt tempt you to hike to his carefully selected favourite places.

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Peter Gruber: Notgasse (historic novel)

The writer lives in Ennstal and in Vienna and has described the times of the Protestant Reformation and peasant uprisings in the years 1524/25 in a thrilling and highly informative novel. This era changed the lives of the then living inhabitants of this region so dramatically that even today one can find traces from that period and its massive implications, for example in one or the other ritual or tradition that is characteristic of Catholic and Protestant culture or when visiting the rocky gorge "Notgasse".

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Your ideal partner for group tours
The size and facilities of our hotel are ideal for even large tour groups. One of the most beautiful destinations within the region is our own mountain pasture (near the "Weiße Wand" (White Face) in Untertal), with the refurbished chalet, a trip to which we would like to tempt you with a mountain lodge party or a fun barbecue afternoon (char grill) and the "Griaberlkrapfen" (homemade doughnuts).
Trips to famous destinations
Not only the landscape, villages and culture of the Schladming-Dachstein region are worthwhile destinations for tour groups, but due to its geographical location also numerous top destinations outside the region, which can be reached by bus, such as: the Mozart festival city Salzburg, the world cultural heritage Hallstatt, the library of the monastery Admont, the cultural city Graz by the river Mur, the Dachstein round trip / the Lake Wolfgang / the restaurant "Zum Weißen Roessl" and many more. We would be pleased to help you plan your trips with good tips.
Tradition & Culture & Society
Gloeckler run (Groebming, Stainach)
Perchteln (demonic traditionally cloaked masked figures) go from house to house (throughout the region)
Planai-Classic (Schladming-Planai, Groebming, Niederoeblarn)

Carnival processions & fancy-dress balls (throughout the region)

Blessing of willow branches on Palm Sunday (throughout the region, tip: Haus im Ennstal)
Easter feasts: blessing of Easter food, Easter resurrection celebration, Easter fires

Corpus Christi Procession (throughout the region)
Horse Spring Festival (Ramsau am Dachstein)
Winter solstice fires (on the mountain peaks and ridges)

Pasture festivals and alpine rose festivals (throughout the region)
Mid Europe, international brass music festival (Schladming, Haus im Ennstal)
Ennstal-Classic (Groebming as starting point and final destination)
Styrian pasture lamb festival (Haus im Ennstal)

Autumn with peasants, culinary highlights (throughout the region)
Fair at Aich & the Herbst-Kultur (cultural festival in autumn) (Aich, Assach)
Harvest festival with procession (throughout the region)

Grand run of the Krampus (Santa Claus's devilish helper) and the Perchten (demonic traditionally cloaked masked figures) (Schladming)

Schladming-Dachstein ski opening (Planai)
Mountain Christmas – Christmas market (Schladming)
Advent concerts, Advent lessons (throughout the region)
Christmassy feasts and Christmas Masses (throughout the Region)