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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!

Sights

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Top Sights

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.

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Daily tours through the Ice cave

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.

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Guided tours through the Koppenbrüller cave

The cave in the Koppen valley. A popular excursion for all the family! Guided tours daily to 29.09.2019. Every hour from 9:00 to 16:00 hrs.

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.

© 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.

© Viertbauer | Baden im Salzkammergut: Strandbad Obertraun am Hallstättersee

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

Evets

All Events at a glance

What's happening? In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria. We hope you enjoy browsing and have an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut.

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.

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Up to the sunrise on the mountain

Unique holiday experience for nature lovers, hikers or photographers. With delicious breakfast in a rustic mountain lodge. The Dachstein plateau is waiting for you! Get on-board ride along. See you on top!

Autumn offers

© 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!

Autumn is Spa Time

Now that the days are getting shorter and cooler again, you long for more warmth and relaxation. So the ideal time for a spa visit.

Hiking in Autumn

The autumn lures with its magnificent play of colours: it is the perfect season to hike and watch the impressive spectacle of nature. From leisurely walks and hikes for families to more challenging mountain hikes. A rummage is worthwhile!

Hiking

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Mountain Moments

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!

Safty tips: 10 rules of conduct for Austrian Alpine pastures and grazing areas

The Alpine summer is the best time in the mountains not only for nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers.

© 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!

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!

Paragliding Tandem Flights

Lake Hallstatt is easy and ideal for your first tandem flight in the Salzkammergut region

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 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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

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!

Service & Information

Tourist Office Obertraun

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Parken in Obertraun: Parkautomat beim Strandbad am Hallstättersee.

Parking in Obertraun

Where can I park my car whilst swimming or hiking in Obertraun and how much do I have to pay for it? We have summarised all current tariffs and locations for you.

News from the World Heritage

As soon as we have up-to-date information for hikers, motorists or train travelers, you will find out here first.

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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