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Daniela Gollegger

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Dachstein - The stairway to nowhere

Your journey to the Stairway to Nowhere begins with an exciting cable car ride that takes you up to the mountain station of the Dachstein Glacier Railway. Once there, a short but spectacular walk along the suspension bridge and through the ice palace awaits you before you finally reach the famous staircase.

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The stairway to nowhere

The Stairway to Nowhere is a masterpiece of modern architecture and engineering, perched in the incomparable backdrop of the Dachstein glaciers. This glass platform offers visitors an impressive 360-degree view of the surrounding Alps and the deep, icy blue of the glacier directly beneath their feet.

When you descend the steps of this impressive construction, you will quickly understand why it is called the "Stairway to Nowhere". The glass platform hovers 14 metres above the abyss and offers an unobstructed view of the 400-metre-deep crevasse below - a breathtaking sight.

The Dachstein experience

The view from the stairway to nowhere is truly spectacular and incomparable. The snow-capped peaks of the Alps, glistening in the sunlight, stretch as far as the eye can see. And when you look down, a breathtaking view of the glacier opens up, revealing the beauty and power of nature in its purest form.

Apart from the "stairway to nowhere", the Dachstein has much more to offer. For hiking enthusiasts, there are numerous trails that lead you through the breathtaking landscape. In winter, the area turns into a paradise for wind hikers and cross-country skiers. There is also an impressive ice cave to discover.