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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!

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

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!

© 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.

Snowshoe hiking

Discover the fabulous snowshoe trails on the 2000 meter high Krippenstein in Obertraun. An absolute winter delight! And with the all-in-one ticket you can also save money!

© Gjaidalm | Langlaufen im Salzkammergut: Langlaufloipe auf der Gjadalm

Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm

At 1.738m, the highest cross-country ski run in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Cross-country skiing on the Dachstein plateau.

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.

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.

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.

St. Nicholas is coming in to town

Traditionally, St. Nicholas travels, together with "Knecht Ruprecht", over Lake Hallstatt. Here the "patron saint of sailors" is eagerly awaited by many children with big eyes. An experience for the whole family!

“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!

Hiking with Betty: Guided snow shoe tour

The heart of the Salzkammergut is full of beautiful places - and they have one thing in common: the magnificent view to the Dachstein massif and its glaciers.

© Salzwelten AG

Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive. Open daily to 5th January 2020 & 1st February to 30th December 2020.

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.

Outdoor in the summer

Mountain biking

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

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.

Paragliding Tandem Flights

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

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.

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.

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.

Traffic News

Attention! Tunnel building works until 8th December 2019 in Hallstatt. When traveling by car or bus, there may be longer waiting times. Get informed!

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.

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News from the World Heritage

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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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