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!
Discover Obertraun in Spring, Summer and Autumn
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
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.
» Mountain Adventures in Obertraun
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
Mountain run at 2000 metres in Obertraun
The UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut seeks the fastest mountain runners. Register now for the big extreme sports event in June 2017.
» Mountain run at 2000 metres in Obertraun
Challenge for extreme swimmers
The third “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place in August 2017, in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. The Challenge of the Year!
» Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon 2017
Recreational paradise on Lake Hallstatt
Summer, blue skies, sunshine: Indispensable on a summer vacation, in the Salzkammergut, is the extensive bathing fun. The family-friendly beach in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful and best maintained swimming facilities on Lake Hallstatt
» Strandbad Obertraun
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
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
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!
» Natural spectacle
The Sound of Lake Hallstatt
International Summer Music Camp
Children, youth, students as well as adults have the possibility to get unforgettable moments with famous teachers. Five days with music and adventure.
» Music Summer Camp on Lake Hallstatt
Classic Concerts in the Ice Cave 2017
It’s not just nature lovers who will find what they are looking for in this giant Ice cave – art lovers too can appreciate this eternal world of ice: every year in August in Obertraun , the Parsifal Dome is transformed into a unique concert hall
» Classic Concerts in the Ice Cave
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 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
Mountainbiking & E-Biking
Outdoor sports at a glance
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
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.
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
Salzkammergut Experience Ticket
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities.
» The Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card: Why pay more…?
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.
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
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