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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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

© Kraft | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Golden Autumn in the Mountains
Discover the gorgeous colours of autumn in the World Heritage region. It’s time for spectacular mountains, breathtaking sites and culinary delights. You will find it all during your autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut!
» Golden Autumn in the Mountains

Cave world for mountaineers
Cave world, World Heritage spiral and possibly the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps – all offer the perfect setting for a day’s adventure on the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Extended opening times. More time to enjoy the mountains.
» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun

© 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

Climbing hall in Obertraun
For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.
» Climbing hall in Obertraun

© Kraft | Naturschauspiel – Hier ist die Landschaft der Star

Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show
Discover natural experiences in a class of their own: Unforgettable mountain trips with magical sunsets and rises or magical energetic places to suit every taste. Simply irresistible!
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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.
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© 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.
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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

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.
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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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Winter time in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

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

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

© 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!
» Christmas snowshoe hike

© Jansen | “Geführten Winter-Wanderungen“

Guided winter hikes
Those who think of "guided walks" as only being in the summer, will be able to experience the winter hiking wonders in the World Heritage region: the World Heritage region enchants through numerous adventure tours.
» Guided winter hikes

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

Snow boot hiking in Obertraun
Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.
» Snow boot hiking

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