ATTENTION: From the following countries entry into Austria is only allowed with a negative COVID-19 test: travel warningsThroughout Austria, the general obligation to wear masks applies in trade, service area, markets, fairs or religious events, medical field, public transportation, authorities, public offices, in the gastronomy when not sitting on the table.
Obertraun at the foot of the Dachstein Krippenstein is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Nestled between the imposing mountains, on the shores of Lake Hallstatt, this small town is the ideal starting point for many activities. Freeriding, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, winter hiking - Obertraun offers everything a winter's heart desires.
The air is cold, thick snowflakes fall from the sky. Surrounded by the high mountains of the Dachstein massif with the Krippenstein, the houses stand in the valley, along the Traun to Lake Hallstatt. The place conveys a sense of security and enchants with its natural charm.
In the Freesports Arena Dachstein Krippenstein, the snow-hungry will find everything their heart desires. Whether piste skier or freerider, ski tourer, cross-country skier or snowshoe hiker, everyone will find their trail. The lodge on the Krippenstein and the Gjaidalm invite you to stay and relax in their cosy atmosphere.
You can also visit the sights such as the 5fingers viewing platform, the World Heritage Spiral or the Dachstein shark in winter on snowshoes or ski tours on the Dachstein Krippenstein.
In the valley, cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find a trail from the lake to the Koppenwinkl nature reserve with its Place of Happiness. On numerous winter hiking trails you can let nature take effect on you and breathe in the fresh mountain and lake air.
Feel the culture and nature of this region, let it surprise you, find relaxation and action in one place - in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.
You can find more information about Obertraun on the website of the local tourist office: http://obertraun.salzkammergut.at
Experience the beauty of Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt right now on the 360 degree panorama tour of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun
get off at the bus station “Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen"
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen"
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).