When the Krippenstein cable car in Obertraun opens in the winter, yet there is very little snow on the 2000-meter high adventure mountain, we invite you to a small panoramic tour with magnificent views.
Not for the faint-hearted! The 5fingers viewing platform offers an adrenaline rush at the highest level. This is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps and reaches out like a hand over the 400 m drop. Over 5 platforms (the Five Fingers), each in a different design, you can put your head for heights to the test and enjoy unique views down over Hallstatt, the Hallstättersee lake and the inner Salzkammergut region. The 5 different levels, each 4 x 1 m in size, offer spectacular insight and views. One of the platforms is made entirely from glass and another enables visitors to gain their own personal view of the Hallstatt World Heritage site through a large Baroque picture frame. The ‘5fingers’ are illuminated until midnight and can be seen from far and wide, even at night. But it’s not just the viewing platform, it’s also the route there which offers plenty of special features. The Experiences Trail leading from the cable car mountain station to the Pioneer Cross offers yet another viewing platform, in addition to the 5fingers. The World Natural Heritage viewing platform above the Krippenstein Lodge offers perfect views of both the Dachstein glaciers. The walk to the Pioneer Cross can easily be completed in around 20 minutes by (virtually) all visitors.
The Welterbespirale viewing platform is certainly exciting – in addition to the fantastic views from the spectacular aluminium ‘ship’, you will also find a photo point and comfortable relaxing recliners here. Ideal for enjoyment and day-dreaming! The Welterbespirale on the 2,100 m peak of the Krippenstein is just a few minutes away from the Dachstein Krippenstein mountain cable car station. It can be accessed via an easy and well established trail – alongside the spectacular 5fingers viewing platform. At the photo point, you can take a picture of yourself and your fellow walkers at the summit which you can download for free from this website or send the picture via E-Card to your friends, relatives and loved ones at home. Before starting your descent, you should try a spot of sunbathing on one of our popular wooden recliners. Or why not pay a visit to the World Natural Heritage viewing platform and savour the fantastic views of the glacier and surrounding mountain panorama!
Sturdy winter shoes are of course a prerequisite for this "mountain adventure" of a special kind! And if after all your exploring you still fancy a hearty snack, then pop in to the new summit restaurant or rustic Lodge am Krippenstein”.
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.