Excursions Dachstein West

Discover the numerous activities and sights around Dachstein West. The Hotel Kronenhirsch in the hiking and skiing area of Dachstein West is located in the small village of Russbach (district Schattau), which is also known as the Salzburger Village. The holiday destination in Russbach/Salzburger Land is away from mass tourism and yet right in the centre of austria’s most beautiful landscapes and at the footstep of the Salzkammergut. For that reason our hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring destinations around Dachstein West.

Discover Russbach, the Salzburg village

Russbach Dachstein West

Our hotel in Russbach, Dachstein West is nestled in a dreamlike setting of nature and mountains and is a place for relaxation. Russbach is divided into three villages (Gseng, Rußbachsaag, Schattau) at an altitude of 813 meters, with an area of 34 square kilometers and has 800 inhabitants. The place Russbach is considered a cozy, hospitable, relaxing and family-friendly holiday destination in the side valley of the Lammertal in the Tennengau of the Salzburger Land – the perfect place for activities and excursions all around Dachstein West.


Find out everything about our village: Our village history and what there is to do in Russbach!

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Highlights in the area

Spend your winter holiday skiing in Dachstein West. Discover a total of 160 kilometres of slopes


During the summer you will experience the mountains in the hiking region and many sightseeing destinations in Dachstein West


Our hotel is located close to Hallstatt. One of the most famous World Heritage sites. A popular excursion destination



Hornbahn Russbach
Schattau 90, 5442 Russbach
0.8 km from hotel

Natural Pool & Water Park
Schattau 100, 5442 Russbach
0.5 km from hotel

Fossil Cabinet
Saag 22, 5442 Russbach
0.3 km from hotel

House of 1,000 stones
Saag 88, 5442 Russbach
0.5 km from hotel

3 km from the hotel

20 km from the hotel

Bad Ischl
33 km from hotel

Bad Aussee
35 km from hotel

Summer toboggan Abtenau
Au 99, 5441 Abtenau
13 km from hotel

Saltmines Hallein
Ramsaustraße 3, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg
45 km from hotel

Salzburg Zoo
Hellbrunner Straße 60, 5081 Anif
50 km from the hotel

Saltmines Hallstatt
Salzbergstraße 21, 4830 Hallstatt
20 km from the hotel

Gosaukamm Railway
Gosauseestraße 52, 4824 Gosau
13 km from hotel

Postalm Panorama Road
Seydegg 6, 5441 Abtenau
28 km from hotel

St. Wolfgang
47 km from hotel

Salzburg Old Town
56 km from hotel

Dachstein Caves & Krippenstein
Winkl 34, 4831 Obertraun
25 km from the hotel

Ice Caves Werfen
Eishölenstraße 30, 5450 Throw
50 km from the hotel

Schafbergbahn St. Woflgang
Market 35, 5360 St. Woflgang
49 km from hotel

Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Taxenbacher Fusch 96, 5672 Fusch
118 km from hotel

Lammerklamm Scheffau
Nr. 151 5440 Scheffau am Tennengebirge
18 km from hotel

Gollinger Waterfall
Waterfall Road 23, 5440 Golling
30 km from the hotel

Hohenwerfen Castle
Burgstraße 2, 5450 Throw
42 km from hotel

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Tennengau Plus Card

Free for our guests:

Excursions Dachstein West Plus Card
  • 1 x free ride with the Hornbahn Russbach or the Donnerkoglbahn Annaberg. (minimum stay of 2 nights required)
  • free entrance to the natural swimming pool and water park Russbach
  • Free ticket for bus or S-train from the hotel to Salzburg
  • Discounts at the Tennengau excursion destinations
  • Free ski depot at the lift station of the Hornbahn ski area Dachstein West
  • Free local ski bus from the hotel directly to the slopes
  • Free WiFi in the village
  • Free ticket for bus or S-train from the hotel to Salzburg

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Activities at the hotel & in the proximity

Tennis court (for a fee), billiards, relaxation room with infrared cabin, children’s playroom, ski holiday in Dachstein West, ski storage directly at the valley station, free shuttle to the valley station, ski school in the village, hiking holiday in Dachstein West, cycling, and more leisure activities in the Salzburg area.

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Recommended sights

Our hotel is perfectly located to explore the countless destinations in the region of Dachstein West and the Salzkammergut.

Family excursion: Prehistoric forest in Gosau, Hayfigurenpath in Annaberg,

Salzwelten Hallein (www.salzwelten.at), House of Nature in the City of Salzburg, Toy Museum in Salzburg, Summer Toboggan Run in Abtenau, Salzburg Zoo, Russbach Water Park (just a few minutes’ walk away)

Nature: Lammerklamm in Scheffau, Postalm, Krippenstein 5Fingers Dachstein, Dachsteinhöhlen Obertraun, Jahreszeitenweg Golling

Museum & Culture: Hallstatt, Celtic Museum Hallein, Museum of Modern Art City of Salzburg, Silent Night Museum Hallein, Water Games in Hellbrunn, Gollinger Waterfall,

Culinary: Goat paradise, Alpine cheese dairy Schnitzhof, Stiegls Brauwelt, farmers’ markets of the region

Sights: City of Salzburg (Mozart, Fortress and Sound of Music), Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang, Bad Ischl