Dachstein is the most easterly glacier of the Alps.
Due to the gondola cars build at the end of the 60s in the twentieth century it is an ideal place for skiing and snowboarding and plenty of ski runs and trails for cross-country skiers are available.
The railway consists of gondolas, plying every 20 minutes. They can accommodate more than 70 people at one time. Their task is not only to carry tourists, but as well to provide clean water and oil, and waste disposal to the top in the tanks located below the gondolas' floor. The ride to the upper station takes about 7 minutes.
The glacier is also an interesting tourist attraction, due to a spectacular viewing platform Dachstein Skywalk and the Ice Palace.
The Lookout Sky Walk, a metal construction weighing about 40 tons, is located around the top of the cable car station. In the far eastern part of the platform there's a glass "window" through which you can see the steep slopes of the mountains and valleys below.
Another attraction is the Ice Palace - Eispalast (German), which is located about 100 meters from the top station. The constrution allows tourists to visit the glacier from the inside. There is a blue living room, a throne room, as well as ice sculptures of main characters from cartoons for children such as "Ice Age", "The Simpsons" and others. Sculptures are being replaced from time to time.
On one of the peaks of the Dachstein - Hunerkogel, there's the highest located art studio in the world, where twice a year artists come together and create works exhibited later in galleries around the world.
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