Obertraun – Holiday at Lake Hallstatt
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!
Winter time in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
Winter conjures our valley into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun
The barrel stave race on Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallsatt is the perfect combination of winter sports, entertainment and traditions and is one of the highlights of the winter season.
For all ski tourers: Early Bird cable car rides onto the Krippenstein in Obertraun. Every weekend and public holidays at 7:30hrs.
The Dachstein Krippenstein ski resort will open its doors for the Easter holidays. From Good Friday to Easter Monday for all ski tourers, snowshoers and sun worshipers.
Here you will find an overview of the current snow conditions in the ski areas Dachstein West Gosau, FreeSports Arena Krippenstein Obertraun, and the Feuerkogel Ebensee.
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!
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.
Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. Open daily from 27th April to 27th Octobe 2019.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
A hiking experience for all nature lovers. Seven-day trekking with summit ascents. On the trail of salt and alpine farming, of mountain pioneers and the "eternal" ice of the Hallstatt glacier. Places are limited - so register now!
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!
Here, fun with the element 'water' is at the forefront! The “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place on Saturday 3th August 2019, in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo! From 26th to 28th July 2019. A weekend full of sound, surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Dachstein Mountains.
Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.
Outdoor sports at a glance
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!
Lake Hallstatt is easy and ideal for your first tandem flight in the Salzkammergut region
Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
Hiking and mountain biking is getting more and more popular, but also rafting, canyoning, kayaking be the ultimate recreation for a sporty tourist!
Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau
Mountainbiking & E-Biking
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
Discover the region by E-Bike or Pedelec. Follow the well-established cycle and mountain bike trails throughout the Dachstein Salzkammergut region
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.
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.
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.
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.
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