Steinernes Meer Attractions
Steinernes Meer Peaks
The hills on the southern side of the Steinernes Meer fall steeply down to the Saalbach and Urschlaub valleys. Most of the peaks can be climbed without great difficulty, including the Selbhorn (2,643m/8,674ft), the pyramid-shaped Schönfeldspitze (2,653m/8,707ft), the gently scarped Breithorn (2,504m/8,218ft) and the Hundstod (2,594m/8,511ft).
At the western edge of the plateau, on the Ramsheider Scharte, stands the Riemannhaus (2177m/7143ft; inn, accommodation), which can be reached from either Saalfelden or Maria Alm in four hours. This hut is a good base for the ascent of the Sommerstein (2306m/7566ft) and the Selbhorn (2643m/8672ft). All these climbs should be undertaken only by experienced climbers or with a guide.