The mountain that will leave you wanting more
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.
Fantastic views! 5fingers
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 best views around Lake Hallstatt:
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.
Uncomplicated winter fun in the World Heritage
Do you long for unspoilt landscape, making your own tracks in the fresh powder snow with not a soul in sight? For those looking for a real adventure during their winter holiday in the Salzkammergut, then the special "Easy snowshoeing" on the Krippenstein, in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt is just for you: Simple, straightforward and always the complete adventure! Without obligation, simply browse through the accommodation directory of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and enjoy the anticipation of a wonderful winter holiday.
Information at a glance
- Cable car open from 12.19.2015
·Also open during the Christmas holidays and New Year
- ·Lifts (all 3 sections) operate from 8.30 until 16.30 hrs.
·Tour: about 1 ½ hours from the mountain station to the viewing platform
·Equipment: mountain / winter shoes
·Costs for cable car ride:
·Adults: 29,30 Euro
·Youths: 26,80 Euro
·Children: 16,10 Euro
- All 4 one
The 4 tourism offices of the
UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
on a click
Tourism information Bad Goisern
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
Tourism information Gosau
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
Tourism information Hallstatt
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
Tourism information Obertrau
n Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40