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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!

Corona Special
Entry & Testing:
Important things to know before your holiday

A look at the most important things that you need to know before your holiday in Austria and thus also in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

A warm welcome

From gastronomy and accommodation to leisure activities: Austria ended the lockdown in mid-May 2021 and tourist travel is finally possible again! Austria's hosts are looking forward to welcoming you.
For your safety, special protective measures will apply during summer 2021.
FFP2 masks are part of good manners in indoor areas accessible to the public, such as in public transport, museums, in shops or in cable cars. Austria is top for the number of Corona tests carried out. We not only regularly test your hosts, but also make the testing infrastructure available to our guests.

Everything about entering Austria

Since May, the obligation for quarantine for entry from countries classified by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) as green, orange or light red is no longer applicable. For entry from light red countries you need a recent test, a vaccination certificate or proof of a passed corona infection. Details are still being worked out. As soon as they are made available, you will find them on our page with all information about your entry. Please bear in mind that not only the Austrian regulations are relevant, but also the measures of your home country, especially with regard to your return journey.

  • (PCR test) not older than 72 hours
  • (Antigen Rapid Test) not older than 48 hours
  • Vaccination certificate or an antibody test for those who have recovered
  • Entry without a test result: a test must be carried out at the latest 24 hours after entry at your own expense

Online form for entry to Austria and
the World Heritag Region of Hallstatt

Since February 2021, according to the current entry regulation, travellers are required to register online. You can find more information on registration at the following link - there you will also find the form for online registration:

This is how the "entry tests" work

Visit a restaurant, the cinema, the theatre ... All the leisure activities that one would not want to miss out on, even whilst on holiday, are possible again! For your safety, a so-called “entry test” is always necessary wherever many people come together in a confined space. This means: You need proof of a current negative test, vaccination or of a recovery from a corona infection.

 

Test Stations on Holiday

Dear readers, for cable cars and sights around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley, the rules applies: Vaccinated. Tested. Recovered. We have summarised for you below, the most important testing opportunities in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, the Gosau Valley, Obertraun and Bad Ischl. Please register online or by phone.

Test Stations for Bad Goisern and Gosau

  • Gosau Cultural Centre near the swimming pool

    Test times
    Monday and Wednesday
    16:00 - 18:00 hrs.
    By appointment only, by phone or via the homepage of the “Baumhaus” pharmacy in Bad Goisern
  • Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
    Pharmacy in the “Baumhaus”

    on the Salzkammergut B145 main road near the Spar supermarket
    Test times
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 - 12:00 hrs.
    14:00 p.m. - 18:00 hrs.
    Saturday
    8:00 - 12:00 hrs.
    By appointment only, by phone or via the homepage of the “Baumhaus” pharmacy in Bad Goisern


Test Stations for Hallstatt and Obertraun

  • Sonja Gapp
    Doctor’s Practice Hallstatt / Obertraun
    Consultation hours Praxis Hallstatt
    Monday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
    Tuesday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
    Wednesday
    17:00 – 19:00 hrs.
    Friday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
  • Subject to changes

Test Stations in Bad Ischl

Important information about the openings on May 19th

3G applies to all tourism businesses: guests have access if they have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.
In order to avoid waiting times, please come to the catering trade already tested.
(No test requirement in retail and when picking up in restaurants because less than 15 minutes)

Upper Austria Tourism: www.oberoesterreich.at/service/aktuelle-information.html
Opening rules WKO: www.sichere-gastfreundschaft.at/#lp-pom-block-2481

Valid tests:
1. Negative PCR test (valid for 3 days)
2. Negative antigen test from test street, pharmacy, etc. (valid for 2 days)
3. Negative controlled self-test (valid for 2 days)
4. School tests for access also apply to children

5. New from 19.5. Recognition of living room tests using a QR code (valid for 1 day): In addition to the five test kits per person from the pharmacy to date, every household will receive a pack of 20 test kits per month including QR codes from May 18th. Take a picture of the QR code and your negative test result. The confirmation will be sent by email or SMS. This is recognized as an entry test for 24 hours.

Vaccination: Proof by means of a vaccination certificate, vaccination card or printout. Valid from the 22nd day after the first vaccination.
Recovery: separation notice (up to 6 months after recovery), antibody test (up to 3 months nG)

Tests for domestic and foreign guests

  • Please arrive with a test in your pocket (for foreign guests a corresponding test certificate is required when crossing the border)
  • Rapid antigen tests can be carried out in public test stations (valid for 48 hours; also for foreign guests without an Austrian e-card)
  • Self-test under supervision in the municipalities (valid for 48 hours; also for foreign guests without an Austrian e-card)
  • Self-tests and living room tests with QR code or official registration (valid for 24 hours; attention: this test does not apply to border crossings) - Austrian guests, including those from other federal states, can bring these tests with them from home and also use them on vacation. They apply throughout Austria.
  • Please note: rapid antigen tests in pharmacies are only available for Austrians with an e-card (valid for 48 hours)
  • Point of sale tests are an "emergency solution" for companies to test guests who cannot show a negative COVID-19 test (valid only in this one company)

 6 free test centers

  • Kongresshaus: daily 8:00 -12: 30 & 13:00 16:45.
  • Hospital: Mon-Fri: 6-7: 45 a.m. and 4-7: 45 p.m., Sat. + Sun .: 9:00 – 14:45
  • Rathaus (Pfarrgasse 11, 2nd courtyard): Mon, Wed, Fri from 10:00 to 13:00. and 17:00 to 19:00, registration information will follow.
  • Spa pharmacy , Tel. 0800-220 330
  • Marien-Apotheke , Tel. +43 (0) 6132 26 929
  • Esplanande pharmacy : +43 (0) 06132 234270
  • Registration for free testing at:
    Online https://ooe.oesterreich-testet.at
    Telephone: 0800-220 330 ( 7 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • You will receive the test result after approx. 25-30 minutes.
    Without registration, there may be waiting times.
  • Contact
    Trinkhalle Bad Ischl
    Corona Test Station

    Auböckplatz 5
    4820 Bad Ischl
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 732-7720-0
    Impfhotline: 0800-555 621
  • Trinkhalle Bad IschL
    Corona Test Station
    Test times

    From 08.06.2021
    Monday - Saturday
    08:00 - 17:00 hrs.
    Sunday and Holiday closed.
  • Subject to changes!

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

Your editorial team.

A brief explanation of the green pass

Entry into Austria is only permitted to those who have been vaccinated against Corona, have recovered or have tested negative. They then have access to gastronomy, tourism or sports. A green passport should support this ... This document, which is issued digitally, is a QR code. This is stored on your smartphone phone. The pass is used to store data such as proof of a corona vaccination, evidence of a negative test or whether someone is considered recovered. If you don't have a smartphone, you can also print out the pass. Austria wants to offer and introduce the green pass from June.

What do I need for Cable Cars & Co.?

Proof of being tested, vaccinated or recovered, applies in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut to the following excursion destinations and cable cars, among others:

  • Funicular to the Skywalk in Hallstatt
  • Archaeological excavations Sports shop Janu
  • Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern
  • Hallstatt ossuary
  • Hallstatt World Heritage Museum
  • Gosaukammbahn to the Zwieselalm
  • Hallstatt Salt Mine
  • Cave worlds Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Cable car to the summit and the Five Fingers
    Koppenbrüller cave
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Accommodation booking options

Questions?

If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

Your editorial team.

 

Summer fun in `21

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!

Guided tours through Hallstatt

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt – If not now, then when?‘

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Hallstatt during an hour-long village tour of historical sites along picturesque lanes. No prior reservation necessary!.

Hiking with Betty: "Echerntal Discovery Tour"

Guided hike in Hallstatt for the whole family to the beauties of the Echerntal valley: Waldbachstrub waterfall, glacier garden, painter and literary trail and lots more. Family and senior friendly.

Guided tour of Hallstatt

History and stories from Hallstatt. Every Monday & Saturday afternoon.

Village Tour ‘Hallstatt at Night’


Discover historical Hallstatt during an unusual tour – at night. Immerse yourself in unique stories from long ago.

Move Your Body

Stand-Up-Paddling in the Salzkammergut

The lakes in the Salzkammergut offer the best conditions for this new trend sport. Give it a go. You can find all the required information in this article. Get on board and off you go!

Mountain biking

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

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!

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!

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.

Mountain Masses in the Salzkammergut

In the midst of untouched nature and centuries-old cultural landscapes, people find contemplation and tranquillity at numerous mountain masses and mountain services, and find comfort and gratitude in communal prayer.

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!

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!

Events in the Salzkammergut

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!

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.

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.

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.

Service & Information

Salzkammergut Experience Ticket

Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, ice caves & caverns museums, salt mines and more. Why pay more…?

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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Vacations in the Snow – A Winter Preview

Dachstein West ski region: Gosau

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.

Winter in Austria

Winter conjures our valley into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun

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