• Austria The Dachstein, Grimming, , Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Grimming, , Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Grimming, , Walkopedia

Key information: Grimming

  • Europe’s highest free-standing mountain is a demanding walk but rewards with huge all-round views. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest3
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 14km
  • 9hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,351m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Grimming: © Rob Kemme


As Europe's highest free-standing mountain, Grimming to the east of the main massif is technically not part of the Dachstein: but it is well worth a climb for its huge 360° views.

It is not the easiest walk: rough, exposed in places and nearly 1,700m of climb/descent; but it is a very satisfying one.

Have a look at TripAdvisor - you should get good, current views on places to stay, eat etc in the area.

Walking in Austria - Kev Reynolds for Cicerone: more than 100 walks in the Austrian Alps, including in the Dachstein. As usual, an inspiring book, packed with valuable information, including good detail on the routes. As Austrian maps are good, it has less on each walk that some other Cicerones, but that is fine. Recommended. Find relevant books on Amazon.

Find the books and maps listed above, and many more:

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For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Dachstein walk page.


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Grimming: © Roman Konlgshofer

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

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Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.


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