New Year celebration in the Koppenbrüller Cave

Date: Tue, Jan. 2, 2018
Time: 17:00 — 20:00
Location:  Koppenbrüllerhöhle, Obertraun
Info: Mystical start to the year in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in Austria. A adventure for the hole family!

Mystical start to the year in Obertraun

Since 1980, the New Year's celebration in the Koppenbrüller Cave in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt has become a fixed feature of the tourist offerings in the World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. It takes place every year on the 2nd January from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There you will be lead through wintry landscapes with torches from the Koppenrast car park to the cave entrance. On arrival, you will be welcomed at the cave entrance by the Obertraun brass band and Bengali flares. Interested parties now have the opportunity to participate in expert guided tours through the Koppenbrüller Cave in the Salzkammergut.

The musical part, which since the last few years has been performed by a group of local didgeridoo players in the "Crocodile Hall", will once again enrich the program this year. The Obertraun hosts also invite you grill potatoes on an open fire or strengthen yourselves with hot drinks, both of which will help lift the spirits in the possible arctic temperatures and shorten the occasional waiting times for your winter holiday in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.

Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.

Information at a glance

  • Adults: 10.- Euro
  • Children and youths (6-14 years old): 6.- Euro
  • Group reductions on request (+43/6131/550)
  • Children under 6 are free (only when accompanied by parents )
  • Groups of more than 10 are kindly requested to book in advance by calling +43/6131/550.

  • 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

    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.