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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!

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Winter time in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Pure pleasure: skiing in the ski area "Dachstein Krippenstein" - Finally winter sports again! Winter season until Easter Monday. Have fun!

Well-groomed slopes, challenging runs, unique views of the Dachstein and culinary delicacies away from the slopes ensure a very special winter holiday in the Free Sports Arena in Obertraun. The offerings are refined with great sights and great snowshoe trails. See you on the Krippenstein!

Thrilling "5fingers viewing platform" in winter

Not for the faint-hearted! The "5fingers" offer adrenaline kicks at the highest level - even in winter. One of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps juts out like a hand over a 400 meter deep abyss.

Seductive Winter Experiences in the Salzkammergut

More fun. More enjoyment. More variety. Simply more holiday in the snow. Whether it's guided snowshoe hikes, ski tours, torchlight walks or a cool igloo build - this winter you can do it all! Take a look now, without obligation and feel the winter anticipation.

Ski tours by Lake Hallstatt

Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.

Mountains full of possibilities - Winter sports paradise Salzkammergut

Longing for mountains - winter vacation in the world heritage

The longing for exciting adventures and quiet, unique moments when looking at the beautiful nature between picturesque lakes and the brilliant mountain scenery. Varied and genuine. A wide range of possibilities for relaxation and active experiences. Check it out. Leave your everyday life at home and discover your dream moment during winter in the World Heritage!

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.

vKrippi Park Obertraun

Right next to the valley station for the Dachstein-Krippensteinbahn is where you’ll find Krippi Park. You can try out your boards here and practise your first turns in the snow.

Winter service - Everything winter sports need

Learn to ski now: Ski courses for adults & children The best thing about winter!

The ski schools and outdoor providers in the Salzkammergut make your skiing holiday in the Gosau Valley and around Lake Hallstatt a real experience. The ski instructors show you what's important and how to glide down the slopes with the right technique.

Overview of ski rental stores

You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.

Snow Information

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.

Free ride to fun on the slopes

Stress-free skiing - Travel with the free ski bus. This makes snowboarding and skiing even more fun and saves cash!

Event calender & Highlights

The first highlight of the year! "International Winter Variety Show 2023"

A beautiful, magical event inspired by the "wise men" is casting its shadows: the "International Winter Variety Show " from 11th - 13th February 2022 with Dirk Denzer's new show "Spirit Dreams" in Bad Ischl.

Ice Swimming in Obertraun

Not for the faint hearted Now for the fourth time, the best and hardest ice swimmers will meet in December on the southern shore of Lake Hallstatt. The ice cold Advent Event.

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.

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.

Service & Information

Discount Card for your winter holiday

For all bargain hunters. Available at any tourist office. Free for stays of three nights or more. Save on mountain cable cars or tourist sights. Pick up the Salzkammergut Winter Card now. A good choice!

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.

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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Active Holiday in the Salzkammergut

Hiking, climbing, water sports, mountain biking - the mountains of the Salzkammergut meet all the requirements for a varied active holiday from spring through summer to autumn. Whether calm or fast-paced - there is something for everyone. Guaranteed!

he 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!

Mountain biking

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

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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.

Guided tours through the Koppenbrüller cave

A visit to the Koppenbrüller Cave offers an impressive insight into the underground waterways of the inside of the Dachstein. Pathways secured against flooding mean that guests can visit in safety, even in bad weather!

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. .

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