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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

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.

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!

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!

© Spitzbart | Fassdauben-Rennen am Krippenstein in Obertraun

Barrel stave race in Obertraun

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.

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.

© 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.

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides

An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!

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.

Discover Obertraun in Spring, Summer and Autumn

© 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 | Naturschauspiel – Hier ist die Landschaft der Star

Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show

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

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.

© Kraft

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!

© 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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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