Obertraun – Urlaub am Hallstättersee

A world of limitless experiences

There’s much to discover and experience in Obertraun on the southern shore of the idyllic Lake Hallstatt: hiking routes for all types, romantic spots, sport challenges, and winter wonderlands. Whether it’s through water fun on the lake, relaxing at the Koppenlacke, or a bike tour along Lake Hallstatt, boredom is never the case in Obertraun. In terms of experience-rich outings, Obertraun offers the nearby historical town of Hallstatt with its Salzwelten salt mine, numerous hiking paths and visits to the fascinating ice caves within the Dachstein Mountain or the impressive “5fingers” viewing platform on the Krippenstein. In winter, snow-hungry visitors can also find their hearts’ desires: freeriding, snowboarding, ski touring, and snowshoeing in the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein. From beginners to professionals, the Krippenstein has something for everyone. In both summer and winter, cosy mountain huts, such as the Lodge on the Krippenstein or the Schilcherhaus on the Gjaidalm, provide a relaxing finale to exciting hiking and thrilling skiing days. Boredom is yesterday’s news – today it’s all about Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt!

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Winter time in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Winter in Austria

Winter conjures our valley into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun
» Winterholidays in Austria´s mountains

© Pixeleo | port-Veranstaltungen und Evets im Salzkammergut: Eisschwimmen in Obertraun am Hallstättersee im Rahmen des “EisCups“ in Österreich.

Ice swimming in Obertraun - the event!

All information about the frosty event. In addition an overview of free accommodations. A cool event on the way to becoming a hot cult. Take a swim! Register now and book a room at the same time!
» Ice swimming in Obertraun - the event!

Days of Freedom

Freesports Arena Krippenstein: Are you ready? For 30 kilometres of the finest deep snow? For the longest ski run in Austria? Far removed from the mainstream!
» Freesports Arena Krippenstein at Lake Hallstatt

Snowshoe hiking

Discover the fabulous snowshoe trails on the 2000 meter high Krippenstein in Obertraun. An absolute winter delight! And with the all-in-one ticket you can also save money!
» Snowshow trail "Dachstein shark"

© Bichler | Veranstaltungen bei Ihrem Winterurlaub im Salzkammergut:  Geführte Schneeschuhwanderungen mit Barbara Bichler von der Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun am Hallstättersee.

The sound of silence

Guided snowshoe hikes with overnight accommodation in a rustic mountain hut on the Dachstein pleateau. Limited number of participants due to organisational reasons. Sign up now!
» Guided snowshoe hike in January

Events in winter

Enchanting and romantic pre-Christmas period, iconic start to the year or colourful ballooning mixed with numerous winter sports events. Winter Highlights from December to February at a glance.
» Events in winter

Service & Information

Tourist Office Obertraun

nformative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
» Tourist Office Obertraun

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Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance

Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
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Discover Obertraun in Spring, Summer and Autumn

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Excursion planner through the World Heritage

There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
» Excursion planner through the World Heritage

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.
» Summer events

© Kraft | Salarius - die neue und traditionelle Schifffahrt am Hallstättersee

Ferry rides in ancient wooden boats

Take an extraordinary ride on Lake Hallstatt with Navia, and turn back time. On board a Zille, sister to those that transported the “white gold” from Hallstatt’s Salzberg, or Salt Mountain, into the wider world 500 years ago.
» Unforgettable holiday experience

Hiking

Hiking around Lake Hallstatt

Hiking in Obertraun - a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.
» Hiking

© Kraft

Hiking in Autumn Program

The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2013 in Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!
» Obertrauner Wanderherbst – Hiking in Autumn Program

© Kraft Übernachten auf den Berghütten und Almen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut: Raschberghütte in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

Unforgettable nights in the mountains

Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour around Lake Hallstatt in Austria with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!
» Colourful light shows

Mountainbiking & E-Biking

Mountain biking

Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
» Mountain Bike Tours

E-Biking around Lake Hallstatt

Discover the region by E-Bike or Pedelec. Follow the well-established cycle and mountain bike trails throughout the Dachstein Salzkammergut region
» E-Biking in Austria

Bike Arena in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

Bike Arena in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Brand new! This sports venue, which is unique Central Europe, offers technically challenging and demanding sections for all active athletes. - True to the motto: The Trail is the Adventure.
» Bike Arena in Obertraun

Outdoor sports at a glance

© Kraft | Dachstein Gams: Klettersteig rund um den Gipfel des Krippensteins.  Ein  Atemberaubende Klettererlebnis zur Aussichtsplattform “5fingers“.

Dachstein Krippenstein Via Ferrata!

Thrills and rushes of pure adrenaline out on the wire of the new ‘Via Ferrata Dachstein Gams’! The new fixed rope course on the Dachstein Krippenstein, a high point for any fan of the Alps!
» Dachstein Krippenstein Via Ferrata

Paragliding Tandem Flights

Lake Hallstatt is easy and ideal for your first tandem flight in the Salzkammergut region
» Paragliding at Krippenstein mountain

Outdoor providers

Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.
» Outdoor providers

© Outdoor Leadership | Canyoning im Salzkammergut bei einem Urlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Canyoning around Lake Hallstatt

Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
» Canyoning

The magic of water

Hiking and mountain biking is getting more and more popular, but also rafting, canyoning, kayaking be the ultimate recreation for a sporty tourist!
» Outdoor Fun

Dive Adventures

Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau
» I want to dive

World Heritage

Videos of the World Heritage region

Videos of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. A journey through all the seasons in moving pictures. Ideal to get you into the mood for your holiday on Lake Hallstatt.
» Videos from the World Heritage

History & World Heritage

Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» UNESCO World Heritage region

The World Heritage speaks many languages

Information about the World Heritage region around Lake Hallstatt in french, Italian, hungarian, czech. All World Heritage Sites are excellent choices for an excursion beyond the ordinary.
» The World Heritage speaks many languages