Hiking in Autumn Program: Sunrise on the Krippenstein

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Location:  Dachstein-Krippenstein-Seilbahn, Winkl 34 4831 Obertraun

Sunrise Excursions in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Take a sunrise cable car trip to the summit of the Krippenstein in Obertraun at the base of the Dachstein, and experience sunrise at an altitude of 2100 m. You will literally be lifted out of darkness. The cable car terminus was built in the 1950s, surrounded by woodland, on a small elevation just outside Obertraun. In the darkness the headlights of the cars shine like bright lights in the woodland as nature lovers assemble in the darkness by the cable car terminus.

The little cabins ...

... of the mountain gondola sway gently as we make our way up to the summit. On the horizon, mountain summit after mountain summit begin to glow red. As we reach 2.100 m above sea level, you might ask yourself where the word „Morgengrauen“ (morning gray) comes from. It is more like a „morning red“ which becomes stronger and brighter as the sun rises like a giant red fire ball. At this moment the sun is so bright you can still see it with your eyes closed. If you turn your back on the sun and look towards the Dachstein, the view is equally as impressive. One by one, the summits of the Dachstein, the glacier, the Dirndln, the Koppenkarstein and many others become visible, bathed in gentle sunlight. A new day has begun, a little cloud hovers gently over the Dachstein massif, and just behind are little shadows.
Mesmerized, ...

... nature lovers stand on the summit of the Krippenstein capturing the moment with their cameras. A perfect addition to this very special occasion is always a morning stroll to the „5fingers“ or the World Heritage Spiral. The day has only just begun, but everyone already feels a true sense of happiness. A relaxed breakfast in the Lodge am Krippenstein with views towards the summit of the Dachstein further enhances that feeling of well-being as you carry on throughout the day.

Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us!

As the colours in the woodland begin to change and temperatures become more comfortable the time is on to go out for a hike! The Obertraun “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level. Tours range from easy, in terms of difficulty, to very challenging. The Dachstein-Krippenstein cable car is a means of conquering 1600 m quickly and effortlessly! Discover more of your beautiful ,natural surroundings and go out and explore the Dachstein- Salzkammergut, either under your own steam, or by joining one of our all-time-popular escorted hiking tours in conjunction with the „Obertrauner Wanderherbst“.

Hiking in Autumn Program 2017

The Obertraun “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October 2017. Autumn time is hiking time! Come and join us in the “Mount Dachstein Hiking World”.

» Obertrauner Wanderherbst – Hiking in Autumn Program

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Rustic! Incomparable! Simply Irresistible!

Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!

Information at a glance

  • Cost: € 46,80 Kids € 35,90 including cable car and breakfast at the Lodge am Krippenstein.

  • Grading of the Hiking Tours:
    ** =for „intermediates“- easy to moderately difficult tours. You do not necessarily need
    to be an experienced hiker.
    *** =longer and more strenuous tours: Suitable only for experienced walkers and
    climbers. Proper safety equipment and high levels of fitness compulsory!
  • Important Information:
    The guided tours are organized and accompanied by a local mountain guide. Please reserve a place, in advance, on all guided tours by contacting Tourist information in Obertraun. Phone: 0043 6131/351
    The hiking tours as well as the Sunrise and Full Moon Trips can only take place when the weather is fine! Individuals must take full responsibility for providing suitable clothing and equipment.
    Neither the Tourist Office Obertraun nor any individual person can accept any liability for any accident or loss of equipment/personal belongings. Please check in advance of all the events for possible changes to the program/itinerary or cancellation due to inclement weather!

  • Tourist Office Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Geschäftstelle Obertraun
    Nr. 180
    4831 Obertraun, Österreich, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
    Fax: +43 (0) 6131 / 34222
    E-Mail: obertraun@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
    Homepage: www.obertraun.net

    Opening times Tourist Office Obertraun
    Janiary & February: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat 9:00 - 13:00 hrs. / Son & Holidays closed
    March to May: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs / Sat, Sun& Holiday closed
    June to September: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Dat 8.=0 13.00 hrs. / Sun & Holidays cloased
    October & November: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays cloased
    December: Mon – Fri 8:00 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat & Son closed / Holiday 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.