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Hiking to the viewing plattform ”5Fingers”

Fantastic views of the Salzkammergut region!

The ascent from the valley is made easy by the largest cable-car in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut - the Dachstein Gable-car with its three stages. It opens for us an imposing lookout peak an the north-east flank of the Dachstein. The ascent in the gondola is overwhelming. Quietly slipping past dwarf-pines and rockfaces we reach the Berghaus Krippenstein within a few minutes. The gondola driver will often point out chamois looking for food an the rockfaces. The Berghaus Krippenstein comprises not only the cable-car, but has a restaurant. In the winter the Krippenstein is besieged by countless ski tourists, because it is in a wonderful ski region served by several Lifts.

A ten-kilometre 'Ski-Autobahn' is among the loveliest runs in the northern Alps. But we wish to Nike to the summit of the Krippenstein. Lovely, safe paths haue been laid. Benches for resting haue been placed everywhere. The summit itself can be reached by everyone within a half-hour. It is about 20 minutes to the The 5fingers viewing platform and the Pionierkreuz (Pioneer Cross) that Stands slightly below the summit, erected next to a marvellous lookout terrace. From here we haue breathtaking views of the Hallstatt Lake region. But the huge massif of the Toten Gebirge

Our tip: When we have enough time, we can ride on the third stage of the cablecar, reaching the Gjaidalm upper terminal in ten minutes - it takes two hours on foot. The Krippenstein summit is a favourite starting point for paragliders and hang gliders.

Mout Krippenstein in Obertraun live!

Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

Impressions from the Dachstein Hiking World and Free Sports Arena Krippenstein: View from the top station to the Dachstein glacier during a vacation in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria.

Webcam Webcam Mount Krippenstein on Lake Hallstatt

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Warning: Closed trails
Better to know before you go

Hiking trails in the Salzkammergut can be closed for various reasons. To help you prepare for your hike, we have set up a page with current road closures in the region. This will help you get to your destination without any detours or stress. Click here to visit the page...

More time to enjoy!

To save you unnecessary searching on various websites, we have summarised all relevant information about this tour for you below: contact details, opening times, travel times of cable cars, links to public transport and much more. In this way, you get all the information at a glance and have more time to enjoy the breathtaking mountains of the Salzkammergut.

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Adventure mountain "Dachstein Krippenstein" in Obertraun - Cave worlds for summiteers

Lodge on Mount Krippenstein

© Rosifka | Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun.

Available accommodation for your hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.