Panoramic views to die for!
Just a few steps from the mountain station of the Dachstein cable car, in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt, is the ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’ belonging to the Rosifka family. Nestled in the fulminant scenery of the Dachstein hiking world, this modern mountain lodge is a dream for rest and relaxation. During the main hiking season, from May to October, the mountain lodge is an ideal meeting point for nature lovers and an ideal starting point for long hikes on the Dachstein plateau.
Animals on the mountain
A variety of animals spend their summer on Dachstein Krippenstein including pigs, ponies, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and many more. Along with the comfortable area for relaxing, the children’s play area and the large camp fire pit, you will be able to enjoy nature at its finest at the “Lodge’s” petting zoo on the top of Moun Krippenstein.
Sunset on the ‘Welterbespirale‘ (World Heritage spiral)
For those who like it romantic, we recommended an overnight stay at the ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’ in Obertraun: for in the evening you can watch, as the heavens present themselves in a unique play of deep red and orange colours, from the ‘Welterbespirale‘(World Heritage spiral), which is located just a few minutes' walk away from the perfectly equipped mountain lodge. Also early risers can enjoy a colourful natural spectacle asthe majestic Dachstein glacier is immersed at sunrise in a deep, warm light. Moments that you will never forget!
Dachstein Krippenstein cable car out of service
Due to the current situation, the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car is not running. Therefore, sights such as the 5-Fingers, the World Heritage Spiral or the Dachstein Shark are currently not accessible by cable car. The numerous huts on the plateau are also affected. Some are open, but only accessible by foot. Before you go on a hike, please make sure that your hut destination is open. Link to the mountain huts in the World Heritage.
Cave Worlds closed
The cave worlds with the Ice Cave and Mammoth Cave are also affected by the temporary closure of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car.
Sat, Aug. 8, 2020 05:00 — 09:30 Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Obertraun
Fri, Aug. 21, 2020 Lodge am Krippenstein, Obertraun
Mon, Oct. 5, 2020 12:00 Lodge am Krippenstein, Obertraun
Adventure world for cavers and mountaineering fanatics
Whether you take a short trip with the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car to sunbathe on the vast Gjadalm, or visit the "Lodge am Krippenstein" for the unique panoramic view of the impressive Dachstein mountains - unforgettable mountain moments that can simply not be missed during a holiday in the Salzkammergut! Mountaineers of all ages will find a perfectly marked network of trails and unforgettable nature experiences at over 2,000 m: hiking on the Nature Trail via the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt, a tour of discovery through the impressive karst landscape on the Heilbronner circular trail or a hike with overnight stay to the Simonyhütte. Many unforgettable sights, such as the spectacular "5fingers" viewing platform, the ship-shaped World Heritage spiral, fascinating cave worlds, or the iconic prehistoric shark, complete the wide range of excursions in the Dachstein hiking world. The mountains are calling - when will you call back?