Holidays Obertraun

Holidays at Lake Hallstättersee

Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee is located in the beautiful Salzkammergut region at slightly above 500 m sea level at the foot of the Dachstein mountains. The area around Obertraun, as well as Hallstatt, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and offers with its 3,000 years of cultural history an exciting symbiosis of ancient history and stunning nature. The Dachstein mountains have many giant cave systems that can be easily reached by cable car from Obertraun. They are easily accessible and are among the most well-known natural monuments in Austria. From the shores of Lake Hallstättersee, which is fed and drained by the river Traun, you can admire the unique panorama of the surrounding limestone mountains. Walk on the traces of cave bears and discover the bizarre mountain scenery every day anew.

Summer Holidays at the Dachstein Mountains

As the river Traun runs into Lake Hallstättersee, it doesn’t get any warmer than 16 degrees, also not in summer. The lake belongs to the municipalities Obertraun, Bad Goisern and Hallstatt – all of which are definitely worth a visit. When on winter holidays in Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee you might get deep into the mountains or high up. The Dachstein Ice Cave awaits visitors with its majestic ice formations – simply magic. In August, numerous concerts take place inside the cave right next to the naturally formed ice formations entitled Gralsburg, Parzival and King Arthur Dome. On a guided tour through the Mammoth Cave, which boasts a total of 60 km of galleries, you will get to know interesting facts about the creation and the exploration of the cave. You will also be part of a spectacular light show, which makes the mountain appear even more mystic. And if you want to climb the peak after having examined the inner part of the mountain, then enjoy a walk or the barrier-free access to the 5fingers panorama platform. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Hallstättersee and the Salzkammergut region. Back in Obertraun, finish off your day at the shores of the lake with a fishing rod in your hand. This ensures that you are fit again for further great holidays in Obertraun.
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1 Lake in Obertraun

  • Water
    16 - 18 °C
    Size: 13.5 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Hallstatt Region: Salzkammergut
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
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Information on the region

Free Sports Arena Dachstein - Krippenstein

Winter holidays in Obertraun are special. Due to the rugged rock formations, Krippenstein mountain is considered one of the best free ride areas of its kind. A total of 30 km of off-piste routes and a diverse program of extreme sports events ensure adventurous winter holidays. But there are also easier Alpine ski tours, such as crossing the Dachstein mountains or you can walk around the limestone mountains with show shoes – all this makes Obertraun and its surroundings an unforgettable destination for your winter holidays.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board


Obertraun is idyllically located on the shore of Lake Hallstatt, nestling between the Dachstein and Sarstein mountains.
Obertraun is the perfect base for exploring nature's paradise - the Dachstein massif. Take the Dachstein World Heritage Cable Car up to the fascinating Giant Ice Cave and the impressive Mammoth Cave, or travel even further up the Krippenstein to the Dachstein plateau. The views from the "5 Fingers" viewing platform on the Krippenstein are breath-taking. A little higher up is the "World Heritage Spiral".
Discover the natural forces of water beneath the ground in the Koppenbrüller Caves in the valley. Enjoy gentle strolls and experience the culture and natural beauty of our region. There are so many surprises in store. Take time to relax and unwind when you visit the Koppenwinkel - a place to discover inner harmony.
Obertraun is the perfect location, all year round, for peace and quiet and relaxation.Obertraun offers that perfect combination of culture and nature. Are you one of those people whose idea of a holiday is to breathe in clean, fresh air, bathe in crystal clear water and enjoy unspoilt natural surroundings? Visit Obertraun and explore a region with over 1000 years of cultural history, high mountains, glaciers and mysterious caves.

No other landscape is so rich in natural variety - Obertraun is surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains, making this a perfect holiday destination, for sports enthusiasts too.

We have accommodation to suit all tastes here in Obertraun, ranging from hotels to inns, bed and breakfast to farmhouse accommodation. We look to welcoming you soon!
Photographs on this web-site courtesy of:
* Inner Salzkammergut Tourist Authorities
* Heli Putz
* Dachstein and Ice Caves - Dachstein & eishöhlen GmbH & co KG
WELCOME TO OBERTRAUN! A blanket of pure white snow glistens in the sunlight, and there is lots of snow down in the valley too. Those who love the snow have everything their hearts desire on the Krippenstein. Whether you are a downhill skier, love skiing off-piste or venturing out in your snow shoes, the Krippenstein is the place to be. The warm mountain huts are welcoming places to rest and enjoy refreshments. Beginner or professional skier, the Krippenstein has plenty to offer. Down in the valley there is a beautiful cross country ski trail which begins by the lake and passes through the Koppenwinkel Nature Preservation Area.

Hours of fun skiing on the Krippenstein

Hours of fun for all the family in the Dachstein-Krippenstein Freeride Ski Arena - snow guaranteed! **************************************************
Photographs on this web-site courtesy of:
* Inner Salzkammergut Tourist Authorities
* Outdoor Leadership
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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

From the A1 motorway, take"Regau" exit
From Munich follow Salzburg-Bad Ischl
From the South, take "Golling" exit on motorway or via Bad Aussee- Koppenpass
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There is a railway station in Obertraun itself - Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen
The nearest airport is Salzburg. Flights also available to Linz.
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Geschäftsstelle Obertraun
Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Nr. 180
4831 Obertraun, Austria
Obertraun Upper Austria