Ramsau am Dachstein
Discover the jewel beneath the Dachstein!
Ramsau am Dachstein is one of the largest elevated plains of Central Europe and its size is roughly 18 km x 4 km. It is a plateau similar to a natural reserve and lies in the south of the Dachstein (2995 m) and, resembling a balcony, it is located high above the valley of the river Enns.
It is the unique beauty of the landscape combined with an enormous range of possibilities in the fields of leisure, sports and entertainment that makes Ramsau such a special place. It could be described as a holiday resort on three “storeys”: from 1000m up to 1200m you find the plateau, from 1700m up to 1900m there are the Ramsau alpine pastures and on the very top from 2700m up to 3000m there is the Dachstein Glacier and the “Hoher Dachstein”, the highest mountain of Styria.
In Ramsau you find a long tradition of hospitality. As early as the mid-19th century the plateau beneath the Dachstein has attracted tourists. Today the place provides accomodation for about 7000 visitors.
The latest highlight in the chronicle of the mountain village was the Nordic Ski World Championship
in February 1999.
Also unique is the religious history of Ramsau. Most of the poeple are Lutheran Protestants, and thus the village is one of the largest Protestant communities of Austria.