• Austria The Dachstein, Rotelstein, Rottestein and Tor pass from cable car top, Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Rotelstein, Rottelstein and Tor pass, Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Rotelstein, Rottelstein, Raucheck and Tor pass, sunset, Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Rotelstein, Rottelstein from below Tor pass, Walkopedia
  • Austria The Dachstein, Rotelstein, Bischofmutze from Sulzenhals, Walkopedia

Key information: Rotelstein

  • Rotelstein is an outlier of the great southern Dachstein cliffs, and has exceptionally exciting views.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty35
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,247m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Rotelstein: Rottelstein and Tor pass - © William Mackesy


The mighty Dachstein, the eastern bastion of the Northern Limestone Alps, are a sheer crown of dramatic jagged peaks and cliffs rising to almost 3,000m on its south-western rim.

2,247m Rotelstein is an outlier of the great southern cliffs, and has exceptionally exciting views.

It can be tackled in its own right, or as a superb add-on to both the Pennerweg and the Linzer Weg.

The path is tough and it is more than 400m above the 1,825m Sulzenhals pass, so not to be undertaken without thought.

Have a look at TripAdvisor - so 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.​

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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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Rotelstein: Rottelstein, Raucheck and Tor pass, sunset - © William Mackesy

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Rotelstein: Rottelstein from below Tor pass - © William Mackesy

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Rotelstein: Bischofmutze from Sulzenhals - © William Mackesy...

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