News from the Mountain More time for all mountain enthusiasts
Also this summer all "summiteers" have more time for an unforgettable mountain experience. Because from 2nd July to 5th November 2022, the cable cars on the Dachstein Krippenstein run 2 hours longer - so all mountain enthusiasts have 2 hours more time on the mountain to visit the numerous attractions or just to enjoy the unique glacier view. At 19:00 there is the last descent from 2,100 meters back into the valley. The summer season has been extended this year until 6th November 2022. The current travel times and prices can also be found below under "Information at a Glance". We wish you an incomparable experience of nature on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.
Koppental Latest Note for hikers, bikers and cave visitors. No train connection in autumn.
Dear hikers, bikers and visitors of the Koppenbrüllerhöhle in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Please note: From 29th August 2022 no train will stop at the "Obertraun Koppenbrüllerhöhle" railway station.
From 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022, the entire railway line between the stations "Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad - Stainach Irdning" will be closed due to construction and renovation work, no trains will run! A rail replacement service has been set up for passengers during this period.
Buses will then take passengers to, among other places, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.
Bus Instead of Train
During this period, the Koppental and the Koppenbrüller caves will also be reached with a rail replacement service.
Hiking & Biking
Hikers and bikers crossing the Koppental valley between Obertraun and Bad Aussee during this period can also use the rail replacement service.
Special service for travellers Timetable for rail replacement services 09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022 All information in one compact PDF file Download & print now
A fascinating tour at Koppenbrüller Cave
The water-bearing Koppenbrüller Cave is located in the valley and can be accessed via a short walk along a secure trail by the charming Koppentraun river. Admire dripstone features which date back thousands of years and listen to the crashing of the invisible brook inside the mountain. A visit to the Koppenbrüller Cave, the youngest of the 3 Dachstein caves, offers an impressive insight into the underground waterways of the inside of the Dachstein. Pathways secured against flooding mean that guests can visit in safety, even in bad weather!
From the Koppenrast guesthouse at the end of the Obertraun resort, a comfortable footpath leads along the Traun to the cave entrance (approx. 15 mins). The cave entrance is a karst spring which only overflows with any significance following very heavy rainfall or snowmelt.
Note: Warm clothing!
When visiting the caves (only permissible with a trained guide), we recommend that you wear robust shoes and warm clothing. Temperatures in the cave rarely exceed freezing point and in the other caves there is only an average temperature +6 °C (42,8 °F).
Adventure world for cavers and mountaineering fanatics
The endless expanse of the Dachstein massif from inside – the giant Cave is one of the largest karst caves in the world impresses with its size, variety of shapes and spectacular artistic installations – something you would never expect to see beneath the ground!
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