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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!

Traffic news
19.9. - 13.10.2022
Salzkammergut Railway closed in autumn

For all those who would like to travel by train to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein this Autumn. Please note: From 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022, the entire railway line between the stations "Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad - Stainach Irdning" will be closed due to construction and renovation work

All Change!
Bus instead of Train

A rail replacement service has been set up for travellers during this period. Buses will then take passengers to, among other places, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.

Stops at a glance

Getting on/off options for rail replacement services in the World Heritage area of Bad Goisern am Lake Hallstatt / Gosau:
Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad railway station (B145) Bad Goisern market square Nearby: Bad Goisern town centre / local history museum / Hand.Werk.Haus

  • Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt)
    Transfer options in the direction of Gosau / Gosautal / Gosausee
  • Obersee (Municipality of Bad Goisern)
    Between the stops "Steeg-Gosau" and "Obersee" there will be a call taxi during the construction works (19.09. - 13.10.2022). You can reach the taxi operator, Taxi Rastl, at the following telephone number: +43 (0) 6131 542. Registration at least 60 minutes before departure.
    Meeting points Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt) and at the stairway to the Obersee stop.
  • Hallstatt & Obertraun:
    Hallstatt Lahn (bus terminal)
    Nearby: Town Centre / Salzwelten
    Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen Train Station (forecourt) Obertraun Gasthaus Koppenrast Nearby: Koppental & Koppenbrüller Caves

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
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Koppental Latest
Note for hikers, bikers and cave visitors.
No train connection in autumn.

Dear hikers, bikers and visitors of the Koppenbrüllerhöhle in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Please note: From 29th August 2022 no train will stop at the "Obertraun Koppenbrüllerhöhle" railway station.

From 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022, the entire railway line between the stations "Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad - Stainach Irdning" will be closed due to construction and renovation work, no trains will run! A rail replacement service has been set up for passengers during this period.

Buses will then take passengers to, among other places, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.

Bus Instead of Train

During this period, the Koppental and the Koppenbrüller caves will also be reached with a rail replacement service.

Hiking & Biking

Hikers and bikers crossing the Koppental valley between Obertraun and Bad Aussee during this period can also use the rail replacement service.

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
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Please note
“Ostuferwanderweg” (East Shore Hiking Trail) Latest
Information for hikers and bikers
No return options by train in autumn

Dear hikers and bikers, please note that the railway line along Lake Hallstatt will be closed from 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022 due to construction and renovation work.

Bus Instead of Train

During this time, there are no return options by train.
The station "Obersee" is also affected. The railway has arranged a rail replacement service for this period.
Return buses are available from the stops "Traun-Brücke" in Steeg / Bad Goisern and "Resort" in Obertraun.

Path is open!

Another note: The hiking trail and also the cycle path are passable during the period of construction work. The Seeraunzn restaurant is open.

Questions about the ferry service?

It is not yet clear whether the ferry will operate between Hallstatt town and Hallstatt train station during the period in question. According to information provided by the ferry operators “Hallstättersee Schifffahrt” on 2nd August 2022, there will probably be a limited ferry service.
Questions? If you have any questions on this subject, please send them directly to:

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
    Download & print now



Rundfahrtschiff fahren!
Lake Hallstatt Shipping Latest
No ferry traffic from mid-September to mid-October 2022
Tours ships will still run!

Dear Guests & Hikers

Please note that between 19th September 2022 and 13th October 2022 there will be work on the rail network of the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB). During this period there is a rail replacement service between the "Goisern Jodschwefelbad" and "Stainach Irdning" train stations.

No train - no ferry!

During this period the ferry service between the landing stages "Hallstatt Bahnhof" and "Hallstatt Markt" is suspended. There will be no ferry service!

Rundfahrtsschiff "Hallstatt" fährt!
Allerdings besteht die Möglichkeit, mit dem Rundfahrtschiff zum Bahnhof bzw. nach Hallstatt zu fahren.

Round trip ship "Hallstatt" is running!

However, it is possible to take the round trip ship to the train station or to Hallstatt.

Departure Times at a Glance
From Hallstatt Market
11:00 - 15:00

From Hallstatt Lahn
11:10 - 15:10

From Hallstatt station to Hallstatt
11:40 – 15:40

Hiking trail is open!

The Ostuferweg (East Shore path) is open for hikers and cyclists during the entire period. Please note that during this period there is only a return option by bus of the rail replacement service or the regular post bus.

Your editors wish you a pleasant holiday

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Summer fun in `22

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.

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.

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. .

Daily tours through the Mammut Cave

The endless expanse of the Dachstein massif from inside – the giant Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground!

Indian Summer

The Salzkammergut in autumn - so colourful, so diverse!

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!

“Ostuferwanderweg“ (East shore hiking trail)

A symphony of mountains and lake. The hiking experience for the whole family. Just the thing for a day trip to Lake Hallstatt. Pleasure hiking at its best.

Heilbronn Circular Hiking Trail

Feel freedom. Leave everything behind. Just let your mind wander. At 2000 meters through the unique karst landscape. Climb into a shark’s jaws and live to tell the tale.

Gosauer Panorama-Weg

Always have the Gosaukamm in front of your eyes. The path firmly in view. And the Gosau valley at your feet. For everyone who wants relaxed hiking. The nature trail for large and small hiking fans.

Event calender & Highlights

"Mountain Moments" Liachtbratln on Mount Krippenstein

One of the nicest and cosiest traditions is the "Liachtbratln" in the Salzkammergut: Authentic customs on the Dachstein plateau. Please book a table in time!

All Events at a glance

What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!

Colourful autumn event

Autumn is the time for hiking. However, numerous other events are very popular with autumn holidaymakers in the Salzkammergut. Here you will find the highlights from September to November.

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.

Best of Mountains - nature experiences with pleasure

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.

Holiday for body and soul

Switch off and recharge the energy of life - this is the goal of many hikers and nature lovers who visit the numerous “Glücksplätze” (Places of happiness) each year in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut - whatever the season or weather!

Guided hikes

Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.

Up to the sunrise on the mountain

Unique holiday experience for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts or photographers. With delicious breakfast at the picturesque Gjaidalm. The Dachstein plateau is waiting for you! Climb aboard and take a ride. See you at the top!

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.

History & 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.

Heritage Museum - A journey through time!

Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!

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.

Service & Information

Salzkammergut Summer Card

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 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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Winter time in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Free Sports Arena Krippenstei Saisonstart - Season start on Christmas Eve (24.12.2022)

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!

“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!

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.

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.

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