From the base station of the Dachstein Glacier gondola is a lovely short walk (about 30 minutes) to the Austria Hutte. Here there is an interesting small alpine museum to enjoy. This hut is one of 5 huts on the classic walk in this area. The pathways are very easy but watch out for the ponies who like to go after your lunch - even when its in a rucksack, they can smell it!
After the Dachstein glacier trip in the morning we rode down the gondola and then made a short hike (45 mins) to the Sudwandhutte for a spot of lunch. The hut has an amazing location, being situated beneath the sheer rock face of the Dachstein south wall. A whole plethora of walks can be continued from here. We opted for a shorter hike down to the Glossalm. Only only a short hike the scenery is stunning and the perfect weather made it even more memorable.
Take the bus or car (toll road) up the alpine Dachsteinstrasse to the the gondola station and ride up for an amazing panorama view of the glacier world. Stand on the sky view platform (not that scary) or take a hike on the glacier. Free ride (once per week) with the sommercard.